Dr Rebecca Brown returned from maternity leave at the end of February and Dr Senduran left at the end of June. Dr Bhavisha Patel is due to return from maternity and annual leave in November. During this period we have engaged a regular locum, Dr Clare Grocock and we are delighted to inform you that she has now joined as a permanent doctor. Dr Grocock will continue to look after Dr Patel’s patients until she returns and will then share some of Dr Patel’s list of patients.
We are also very pleased to advise that Dr Katie Trathen will be joining our team at the end of September as a permanent doctor. She replaces Dr Namrata Rastogi who left us at the end of August to take up a new and exciting challenge as partner and we wish her all the very best in her new role and responsibilities.
Maternity leave and annual holiday has been covered by engaging regular locum doctors to ensure we maintain a suitable number of appointments and availability via our duty doctor system.
Sister Mary Braddock retires at the end of September. She has been an excellent and valued colleague and clinician. She has a wealth of exceptional experience specialising in diabetes both for our patients but also supporting the wider picture in the North West Surrey area working with our Clinical Commissioning Group.
We are very fortunate to have joining us – Sister Louise Gebhard – also specialising in diabetes and has worked out in the community and is an experienced practice nurse.
So we say a fond farewell to Sister Braddock and Dr Rastogi and offer a very big welcome to Sister Gebhard and Dr’s Grocock and Dr Trathen.
Patients are registered with the practice but all patients have a named (or usual) GP to assist with the administration and to provide continuity of care where possible. Doctors work on different days and at different times so patients can ask to see any available doctor. Dr’s Grocock and Trathen are both accepting new patients.