Dr Kumar and Dr Sinha are a husband and wife team. Both provide a complete range of medical services and are assisted in doing so by Dr V Majul (M) Dr U Raza (F) Dr K Chaturvedi (M), Dr V George (M) and Dr G Verghese (F) Dr M Sharzad (F) Lydie Edimo (F) ACP
DR NAVIN KUMAR
LRCP LRCS (Edinburgh) LRCPS (Glasgow) Full registration 1983
Special interest in cardiology, medicine for the elderly, respiratory medicine.
DR ASHA SINHA
MB BS DGO MS MRCOG (London) MRCGP (UK) Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Teaching (Oxf) Full registration 1995
Dr Sinha is also a gynaecologist and obstetrician. She specialises in pre-pregnancy counselling, teenage health, pregnancy, contraceptive procedures including IUCD (coil fitting), HRT and HRT implants and female ailments and holds a special Women’s Clinic by appointment only.
We have qualified minor illness diagnostic nurses who operate triage clinics for the GP.
Services provided by our practice nurses include dressings, ear syringing, removal of sutures, cervical smear tests, blood pressure checks, dietary advice and a full range of immunisations and travel vaccinations. Nursing clinics include asthma, diabetes, family planning and health screening.
The reception staff will assist you in making appropriate appointments with the clinical team, undertake repeat prescriptions, arrange home visits and transport to hospital when necessary. The receptionists are fully trained care navigators and have a difficult job to do. Please remember that if you are kept waiting or are asked some apparently irritating questions, it is because our policy is aimed at the smooth and safe running of the practice. We need to ascertain the urgency of particular requests and sometimes spend longer with patients than we have allowed.
Practice Management and Administration
Lin Spence and Justine Jobson are the Practice Managers, who are supported in their role by Elaine Bell the practice administrator and Louisa Reynolds the practice referral secretary.
The CCG employs district nurses, health visitors and midwives who provide services for our patients. Details as follows:
Community District Nurses
We have a close liaison with the district nurses and other professionals who provide medical care in the community. You may be referred to these specialist personnel when appropriate.
Health visitors visit all families with children under five years. They provide information, advice and support to families, particularly in times of physical and emotional stress.
Students are sometimes attached to the practice as part of their training. If a medical student or nurse is 'sitting in' with a doctor during surgery you will be asked whether or not you wish the student to be present during your consultation.