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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 Dip Diabetes
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 Kirrija Prabaharan (Female) MD (USSR) MRCGP DFSRH
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 (UK 2009) MRCGP DFSRH MA DCH
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 Smitha Thurairatnam (Female)MUDr MRCGP
Dr Smitha joined the practice in 2017. She works every day and is actively involved with the running of the practice. She holds a particular interest in the management and care of the elderly and frail, as well as with children.

Dr Felicia Wong

Dr Naa Addo

Dr Rakin Anwar

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 testing
• Infant and adult immunisations
• Cervical smears
• Travel vaccinations
• Dressings and removal of stitches
• Ear syringing
• Blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, COPD etc 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.

Deputy Practice Manager

Mr Ahmed Al-Allaf

Practice Staff

Mr Prash Thurairatnam Managing Partner
Miss Dorine Senior Receptionist
Mrs Marie Joseph Receptionist
Mrs Yushani Ossman Receptionist
Mrs Parveen Islam Receptionist
Mrs Gifty Daley Receptionist
Ms Yvonne Dufton Receptionist
Ms Justyna Janiak 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 a clinician, undertake repeat prescriptions for housebound patients, 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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