Meet the Team

Our 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 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 Arber Vala  (Male)
MBBS, MRCGP

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 Abirami Ratnakumar (Female)
MBBS, MRCGP

Our Medical Associates

Amado Beccera  (Male)
Physician Associate

PAMVR, MSc, BSc (Hons)


Our Practice Nurses

Mrs Rowena Fernandez
DNS RGN

Ms Ruth Cudjoe
RGN BSc (Hons)

The practice nurses are available by appointment. Their numerous tasks include:

• Taking blood for testing
• Infant and adult immunisations
• Cervical smears (Rowena only)
• Travel vaccinations
• Dressings and removal of stitches/staples
• Blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, COPD etc check-ups
• Spirometry
• Sexual Health Advice

*WE DO NOT PROVIDE EAR SYRINGING*

Appointments may be made through our online form or by calling the surgery.

Additional Healthcare Staff

Deborah Jehu-Appiah
Healthcare Assistant

Mary James
Pharmacist

Kelly Downes
Social Prescriber

Simran Kaur
Physiotherapist

Michael Adewoye
Primary Care Plus Clinician


Our Practice Team

Prash Thurairatnam
Managing Partner

Crystal Short
Practice Manager

Ms Crystal Short is the practice manager and she is responsible for the administration of the practice. She would be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the service offered by the practice.

Reception & Administrative Team

Mrs Yushani Ossman (Reception Supervisor)
Miss Hania Ahmad (Reception Supervisor/Care Coordinator)
Mr Sarwar Alam (Care Coordinator)
Ms Hania Ahmad (Care Coordinator)
Mr Nathan Jackson
Ms Hayley Luke
Mr Momen Saboor
Ms Marta Rodriguez De La Cruz
Ms Mariam Alhashmi
Ms Ashantian McDowell

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.