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Doctors and Staff

The Doctors

Dr Arul Thurairatnam (Male) MBBS (1979 Sri Lanka) MRCPI LRCP LRCS LRCP&S
MRCGP Dip Addictive Behaviour Dip Geriatric Medicine Dip Clinical Dermatology
Arul has been in the practice since its inception in 1992. He offers a full range of general practice care to his patients. He has developed a specialist interest in diabetic conditions, asthma, hypertension, heart disease, care of the elderly, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction and chronic illness.

Dr Pushpa Selvapatt (Female) MBBS (Sri Lanka)
Pushpa has been with the practice since 2003 and has been a practising GP for many years. As well as providing a full general practice service, she has a special interest in women's health and supports the antenatal and children's clinics based at the practice.

Dr Kirrija Prabaharan (Female) MD (USSR)
Kirrija joined the practice in October 2006. She holds a diploma in sexual and reproductive healthcare, and is fully competent in long acting reversible contraception techniques. She is also fluent in Russian, Tamil and Sinhalese.

Dr Tabassum Khandker (Female) MBBS MRCGP DFSRH (UK 2009)
Tabassum joined the practice in December 2014. She holds a diploma in sexual health, specialises in implant and coil insertion and has a keen interest in Commissioning locally. She is also fluent in Bengali, Hindi (some Urdu).

Dr Vasugi Vijayaratna (Female) BM, MRCGP, DFSRH (UK 2010)
Vasugi joined the practice in June 2015 and also carries a special interest in sexual health. She works on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Dr Smitha Thurairatnam

Practice Nurses

Mrs Rowena Fernandez DNS RGN
Miss Natasha Frederick RGN BSc (Hons) NMP
Ms Dorothea Robinson

The practice nurses are available by appointment. Their numerous tasks include:

• Taking blood for tests
• Infant and adult immunisations
• Cervical smears
• Travel vaccinations
• Dressings and removal of stitches
• Ear syringing
• Blood pressure, asthma and diabetes check-ups
• Spirometry
• Sexual Health Advice

They also assist the doctors in minor surgery and are always available to offer professional advice. Appointments may be made by telephoning the surgery.

Additional Healthcare Staff

Miss Jane Murphy Health Visitor
Mrs Marie Joseph Health Care Assistant

The Manager

Prash Thurairatnam is the practice manager and he is responsible for the administration of the practice. He would be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the service offered by the practice.

Practice Staff

Mr Prash Thurairatnam Managing Partner
Miss Dorine Senior Receptionist
Mrs Marie Joseph Receptionist
Mrs Yushani Ossman Receptionist
Mrs Parveen Islam Receptionist
Miss Elicia Davis Receptionist
Mrs Gifty Daley Receptionist
Ms Yvonne Dufton Receptionist
Mr Errol Rose Security Officer

Reception Staff

The staff behind the reception desk will assist you in making routine and emergency appointments to see the doctor or nurse, undertake repeat prescriptions, answer numerous and varied questions and offer help and assistance at all times. It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients’ records is maintained at the highest level by all staff.

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