Our multi-disciplinary team
Over the past two years our team has been enriched by more professionals joining us and adding to the skill mix.
Some of them work across several practices in the Primary Care Network. (We are part of Haringey's North Central PCN.)
You may not be familiar with some of the new roles. Over the next few weeks, we shall ask them to introduce themselves here.
Physician Associate - Brian Bennett (m)
Physician associates | NHS Employers
Physician associates (PAs) are healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education who work alongside doctors and surgeons providing medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. PAs work under the supervision of a doctor but can work autonomously with appropriate support.
PAs are trained to work within a defined scope of practice and limits of competence to perform the following duties:
- taking medical histories from patients
- carrying out physical examinations
- seeing patients with undifferentiated diagnoses
- seeing patients with long-term chronic conditions
- formulating differential diagnoses and management plans
- carrying out diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- developing and delivering appropriate treatment and management plans
- requesting and interpreting diagnostic studies
- providing health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients.
You can also watch NHS Employers' new film on PAs below.
Practice Nurse - Dhurata Halili (f)
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Ade Foster (f)
Health Care Assistants
Clinical Pharmacists - Ali Shaaban (m), Raiesa Ahmed (f)
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly.
This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks.
Social Prescriber - Fardowsa Sharif (f)
Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
Link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.
Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:
- with one or more long-term conditions
- who need support with their mental health
- who are lonely or isolated
- who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
NHS England and NHS Improvement video:
Health and Wellbeing Coach - Mine Oguz (f)
To summarise the role of HWBC, I refer to this quote "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
At this surgery, I look forward to supporting patients to take this single step in your long journey and, along the way, visit your GPs very infrequently.
I work with patients from 1 to 6 sessions, each for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
I start the sessions by building a professional rapport. I ask open questions to understand what is really important to you. Your answers increase your awareness to identify your personalised health goals and what triggers the resistance to change.
I aim to support and motivate patients to work on your plans and challenge yourselves to stretch further or aim higher.
My final goal is patients' empowerment, where patients feel more confident and skilled to improve their health and only require GP appointments when it is necessary.
I work at this surgery on Mondays from 9:30am to 5:30am.
Clinical Manager - (Dr) Chenthuran Umapathee (m)
Clinic Attaché - (Dr) Stephen Hiew (m)
Practice Manager - Abhi Sivananthan (f)
Referrals Coordinator - Allison Mole (f)