Meet the Team

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Your GP practice is open and here for you and your family.

In order to provide the right care at the right time, all GP practices are changing how they work. In a GP practice you will now find a wider team of specialists and professionals working together to help and care for you. The larger practice team is designed to best manage the very busy workload and the range of health needs that people have. You may get referred to the most appropriate member of the team to provide the support you need.

Our Clinical Team – a guide to new roles within our team

At Elm House Surgery, there has always been an ethos of learning and development for our staff. We have continued to achieve this over the years by welcoming GP trainees into the practice for their vocational training as well as employing staff across the Primary Care spectrum called Allied Health Professionals.

As part of the NHS Long-Term Plan, there has been a drive to increase the number of Allied Health Professionals within Primary Care. This is due to the ever-increasing demands on GPs and the need to ensure the right workforce, with the right skills, is in the right place to deliver high-quality care. As a patient, you may get seen by any one of these Allied Health Professionals when you have an appointment. We understand that some of the titles may be confusing.

So we have outlined the different Allied health professionals we employ at Elm House Surgery and their roles within the practice:

Our Clinical Pharmacists play a crucial role in medication management. They work closely with our doctors to optimise drug therapy, prevent medication-related issues, and educate patients about their medications. This collaboration ensures safe and effective treatment plans.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) are experienced nurses with specialised training, allowing them to diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions. They provide high-quality primary care, perform physical exams, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medications, all while emphasising a holistic and patient[1]focused approach.

Physician Associates (PAs) are highly skilled healthcare professionals who work independently, and can diagnose, investigate and provide treatment plans for patients. They can approach our GPs for advice if required. Prescribing is not within their scope of practice. As such, any prescriptions will be signed off by a Clinical Pharmacist or a GP. PAs are integral members of our team, ensuring timely and efficient patient care.

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are qualified autonomous clinical practitioners who can assess, diagnose, investigate, treat and discharge a patient with any musculoskeletal complaint without a medical referral – where appropriate. They can also refer onwards for further intervention to the specialised Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (MCATS) or to the Orthopaedic Team.

Mental Health Practitioners (MHPs) are experienced professionals who can support patients with either a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health concern. This could be one or a number of mental health symptoms such as anxiety, low mood, loneliness, grief, hallucinations or stress.

As a training practice, our GP Trainees work as part of the clinical team. A GP Trainee is a qualified doctor who already has hospital experience and who is now undertaking specialty training for General Practice. Whilst they are with us, they are always working under the supervision of a fully trained GP. They will usually see you by themselves but will seek further advice from the supervising GP where needed.


Doctors

Dr Prema Reddy (f)

GP Partner

MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH LLB

I trained at Guys Hospital Medical School in London and completed in 1989. For my House Officer jobs I did General Medicine at Guys Hospital and Surgery at Greenwich District Hospital.

I completed my General Practice medical rotation with St Bartholomews Hospital Training Scheme in 1993. My Senior House Officer jobs were in Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Accident and Emergency and Psychiatry. My General Practice training was in Islington and Hackney.

I did multiple locums in the Bromley and Bexley areas before joining the Elm House Surgery. I started at the Elm House surgery in May 1995. 

I enjoy all aspects of General Practice. I do weekly Child Health Surveillance clinics and offer all aspects of Women’s health.

I am able to offer a full Family Planning service including implant and coil fittings.

Dr Andreas Linsenmaier (m)

GP Partner

MD, DRCOG, DFFP, PgD Urology, PgC

I qualified from University Goettingen, Germany,

in 1991 and completed my Vocational Training for General Practice in 2001. I joined Elm House Surgery as a Salaried GP in 2002 and became a Partner in 2005. In 2009 I became a Clinical Director of Cator Medical Centre. My main interests are: minor surgery, dermatology, urology and ultrasound scanning. I have extra clinics for minor surgery, I perform joint injections and ultrasound scanning in my usual clinical sessions.

Dr Haroon Yazdani (m)

GP Partner & GP Trainer

MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCGP

I qualified from King’s College London in 2010 and did my GP training in Medway after which I joined Elm House Surgery in September 2015. I love the variety

and challenges that all aspects of General Practice

bring but in particular my areas of interests are Dermatology, Acute Medicine and Mental Health.

Being a GP trainer, I am passionate about teaching and promoting an environment for learning and development of staff and patients alike.

Dr Zia Buckhoree (m)

GP Partner & GP Trainer

MBBS, MRCGP

I qualified as an MBBS in 2011 from St Bartholomews and The Royal London School of Medicine. I qualified as an MRCGP in August 2018.

I joined Elm House Surgery in September 2019.

Dr Thu Tran (f)

Salaried GP

I qualified from Bart’s and The London School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010 and completed my GP training locally in Bromley. I joined Elm House Surgery in August 2015. I enjoy all facets of general practice and I run the mother and baby post-natal clinics on a weekly basis.​

Dr Emma Middleton (f)

Salaried GP

MBChB, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP

I qualified from the University of Sheffield in 1997. I joined Elm House Surgery in January 2014.  My main area of interest is Women’s Health. I get involved in medical student training and mentoring clinicians e.g. ENP, Pharmacist.

Dr Charmaine Ribeiro (f)

Salaried GP

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG, PGDipDerm

I qualified from King’s College London in 2013. I completed my foundation training in Oxfordshire followed by GP training back in South London.

I started at Cator Medical Centre in January 2020. I am interested in all areas of General Practice but particularly Dermatology and Medical Education.

Dr Brinta Rabindra (f)

Salaried GP & GP Trainer

MBBS BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG

I qualified from King’s College London in 2012 and as part of my training I also completed a BSc in Medical Law and Ethics.​ I trained as a GP in Bromley and I undertook a variety of hospital posts including Emergency Medicine, Women’s health, Oncology and Paediatrics. I joined Elm House Surgery in 2017.

I enjoy all areas of General Practice and the variety it offers but I have particular interest in Care of the Elderly medicine and chronic disease management.

I am interested in medical education and am currently a GP trainer supervising GP registrars, F2 doctors and medical students.

Dr Margarida Gomes (f)

Salaried GP

On Maternity Leave

I qualified from the University of Lisbon in 2014 and I have held a variety of posts including a Postgraduate Internship and a Psychiatry training post in Portugal.  I completed my GP training in Crawley and East Surrey Training Scheme in 2021 and joined Elm House Surgery in March 2022.

Dr Kathryn Matu (f)

Salaried GP

I qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2014. I completed my GP training in Greenwich which involved a variety of specialties including Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine.  I joined Elm House Surgery in January 2020.

Dr Nicola Mody (f)

Salaried GP

MRCGP MBChB BA

I studied for my medical degree at Leeds Medical School and graduated in 2009. I also did an Intercalated degree in Biomedical Ethics in 2007.

I undertook my GP training with the Bromley GP Vocational Training Scheme and completed that in 2018.

I joined Elm House Surgery in 2023 as a salaried GP.

When I was a little girl, my ambition was to be an author. Maybe one day I will write a children’s book with a doctor as the main character…

DR Gabriela Curry

Dr Gabriela Curry (f)

Salaried GP

MSc, MBBS, MRCGP

I trained at UCL Medical School and completed my foundation training in East London.

I underwent GP training locally in Bromley, including placements in women’s health, paediatrics & stroke/general medicine.

I have a Master’s degree in Biology (also from UCL) which I completed before attending medical school.

I enjoy all aspects of general practice and joined Elm House Surgery as a salaried GP in 2024.
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Dr Carla Stephan (f)

Salaried GP

BSc, MSc, MD, MSc, MRCGP American University of Beirut, 2012


I did my foundation in Greenwich and my GP training in Bromley.  I have 2 Masters degrees including one in tropical medicine and the other in international health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  I have worked in public health and I am interested in health justice, trans and sexual health.  I joined Elm House Surgery as a salaried GP in 2024.

Nursing Team

Specialist Nurses

Nurse Helen Andrews (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

I qualified with a BSc (hons) in Nursing Studies in 1998 at South Bank University. My background is in Accident and Emergency where I have worked for most of my career, predominantly at Lewisham Hospital, initially as a staff nurse but progressing to the position Sister.

In 2009 I trained to become an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, continuing to work in the Accident and Emergency Department, and then the Urgent Care Centre; subsequently passing my Independent Nurse Prescribing course in 2011.

I have worked at Elm House and Cator Medical centre since 2016. My background in Emergency Care gives me invaluable experience and knowledge for the Urgent Clinics I run across both GP Surgeries.

Martins Yusuffu (m)

Physician Associate

I’m a qualified Physician Associate (PA). I trained at Bradford University and completed my course in 2019. I have worked in mental health and now work in General Practice.

My goal is to continue to promote the role of the Physician Associate as it is a new role, designed to support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

Physician Associates (PAs) are highly skilled healthcare professionals who work independently, and can diagnose, investigate and provide treatment plans for patients. They can approach our GPs for advice if required. Prescribing is not within their scope of practice. As such, any prescriptions will be signed off by a Clinical Pharmacist or a GP. PAs are integral members of our team, ensuring timely and efficient patient care.


Our Practice Nurses

Zoe Leroy (f)

Practice Lead Nurse

I qualified in 2012 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing from King’s College London and went straight to work on a busy surgical ward looking after Colorectal and Urology patients at King’s Denmark Hill.

I’ve worked at Elm House and Cator Medical Centre since 2021 and love to support patients with chronic respiratory conditions and diabetes.

I took on the role of Lead Nurse at the practices as well as becoming Nurse Facilitator for the PCN where I support Nursing education and development.

Michele Fox (f)

Practice Nurse

RGN, BSc, Dip Asthma / COPD

After primarily qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1988, I went on to do my Midwifery training and, following working on a maternity unit, I worked on a children’s ward.

I have worked in both NHS and private sectors gaining experience in medical and surgical areas. I have also worked in the community for many years as a Public Health Nurse and completed my BSc in 2009 as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse for 5-19 years. I continue to enjoy and embrace working with children, and I also have a keen interest in respiratory conditions, in which I have enjoyed running specialist asthma and COPD clinics. It is a privilege to be leading an enthusiastic team of nurses who are dynamic and forward thinking with patients’ best interests at heart.

Nurse Sally Binge (f)

Practice Nurse

DipHE Adult Nursing

After qualifying as a Registered Nurse at Kingston University in 2004, I commenced my career with the ward nursing team at the Princess Royal University Hospital – working on Medical, Orthopaedic and Gynaecology wards, before taking a career break to raise my family.

Following successful completion of the Return to Practice Course at Greenwich University, I joined the nursing team at Elm House Surgery and Cator Medical Centre in September 2015 and feel privileged to work with such a great bunch.

I volunteer for a local charity in my spare time, belong to a craft group and keep myself fit cycling & swimming. I’m never happier than when planning my next holiday!

Nurse Janet Weaver (f)

Practice Nurse

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Nurse Elizabeth Eastham (f)

Practice Nurse

I completed my Masters Degree in Nursing in 2003, and spent the first ten years of my nursing career working in hospitals in both England and Australia. My main speciality was Intensive Care, and I worked in the Critical Care Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital for six years as a Senior Staff Nurse, Research Nurse and Practice Educator. In 2013 I moved into primary care, and have completed a Diploma in Contraception and an Independent Prescribing qualification. I am very pleased to be joining the nursing team at Elm House Surgery & Cator Medical Centre.

Sarah Jack (f)

Practice Nurse

Info coming soon..

Amelia Reich (f)

Practice Nurse

info coming soon..


Our Health Care Assistants

Our Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) work under the supervision of our Practice Nurses to provide care to patients needing a variety of physical tests and other aspects of care to support the management on long-term conditions.

Joint with Cator Medical Centre

Leanne Smyk

Health Care Assistant

Fatima Balolong

Health Care Assistant

Ellie Fairfax

Health Care Assistant

Allied Health Professionals – Primary Care Network (PCN)

Dionne Martindale (f)

PCN Social Prescriber

Irene Arjona (f)

PCN Podiatrist

Chris Collins (m)

PCN First Contact Physiotherapist

April Burrell (f)

PCN First Contact Physiotherapist

Vacant

PCN Mental Health Practitioner

Lucinda Rothwell (f)

PCN Dietitian

Chloe Smith (f)

PCN Pharmacy Technician

Jade Little (f)

PCN Pharmacy Technician

PCN Pharmacists

Anne-Marie Kitchen-Wheeler (f)

PCN Pharmacist

I obtained my Pharmacy degree at School of Pharmacy, University of London (now UCL) in 1986, and then worked across central and south London as community pharmacist/manager for Boots. I worked as a locum pharmacist in Kent, Surrey and Sussex for various chains and independent pharmacies and then worked in the Medicines Management team at Bromley CCG.

I completed a Pharmacy Practice Diploma including Independent Prescriber at Kings College London in 2018.

Linda Edemefaka (f)

PCN Pharmacist

Arti Jethwa (f)

PCN Pharmacist

Practice Management

Practice Management

Natalie Phillips

Managing Partner

After gaining a BSc in Biomedical Science at The University of Sheffield, followed by a brief stint supporting children with learning difficulties, I entered the world of healthcare, initially in dental practice management and later in primary care management.

I joined the Elm House & Cator team in 2013 as Assistant Practice Manager where I was taught by our former Business Manager, Jonathan Harrison (locally known as ‘Jonty’).

In 2017 I was promoted to Managing Partner and am fortunate to have a loyal, hardworking and much cherished team behind me.

I am passionate about patients receiving the best care possible, and do my utmost to ensure that we strive to deliver exacting standards, despite the current challenges faced by the NHS.

Outside of work you’ll probably find me being pulled along in the park by my yellow lab, or acting as quality control for my partner’s cookery hobby (luckily for me he’s a bit of a foodie).

Yvonn Knetsch

Financial Controller

Linda Whitehead

Assistant Practice Manager & Complaints Manager


Reception

Sharon Crawford (f)

Reception Manager

Shahn Slater (f)

Reception Supervisor


Administration

Hazel Atherley (f)

Administration Manager

Lynn Gillard (f)

Appointments Coordinator

Geoff Cook (m)

Patient Liaison Officer

Anita Allen (f)

Senior Quality & Outcomes Framework Officer


Our team has grown!

Your GP practice is open and here for you and your family.

In order to provide the right care at the right time, all GP practices are changing how they work. In a GP practice you will now find a wider team of specialists and professionals working together to help and care for you. The larger practice team is designed to best manage the very busy workload and the range of health needs that people have.  You may get referred to the most appropriate member of the team to provide the support you need.