Staff

Doctors

Dr Charlie Allen (m)
BSc (Hons) MBBS DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP

Dr Elaine Leong (f)
MB BChir MRCGP

Nurses

Ms Fatima Adio (f)
BA (Hons) Legal Studies
Adult Nursing PGDIP
Primary Care Nursing PGDIP

BSc NursingPractice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Aishath Nizama (f)
BSc

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Pharmacist

Ms Priyal Gudka

Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks.

Wellbeing Practitioner

Mr Jack Langley

Wellbeing Practitioners work within the ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) service, providing high volume, low intensity interventions for clients with mild to moderate depression, based on a cognitive behavioural model.

Triage Paramedic

Ms Lisa Aumann
Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedicine)

Practice Management

Mr Sunil Gupta
FCA

Mr Karan Kalucha
Practice Manager

Reception

The receptionists are available during opening hours 08:00 – 18:30 weekdays and 09:00 – 12:00 Saturdays (phone lines are OFF on Saturdays).

The role of our receptionists includes booking appointments, answering the telephone, checking in patients, assisting the doctor/nurses with general administrative queries, and dealing with any queries with patients. You also can contact reception desk via email:  SOUCCG.penrosesurgery@nhs.net

Community Nurses

NHS Southwark’s team of district nurses are attached to the practice and look after housebound patients and those who have recently been discharged from the hospital. They can be contacted on 020 3049 8777 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday You can also contact the surgery and leave a message at the reception desk.

Help and more information on local services can be found by contacting NHS Southwark

NHS Southwark
160 Tooley Street
London SE1 2TZ

Tel: 020 7525 0400

http://www.southwarkccg.nhs.uk

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.