Doctors & Staff

Doctors

Dr Susan Dickie (Partner)

Job Title
General Practitioner
GMC Number
359238
Additional Notes
MBBS London 1991 MRCGP MRCP DRCOG DCH DFFP
Sue Dickie qualified as a doctor at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in 1991. She qualified as a GP in 1995. She has Diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Child Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health (and fits contraceptive coils and implants). She is a GP trainer and a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. She has been a partner at Highgate Group Practice since 1996. She is also Chair of the local Haringey LMC

Dr Will Zermansky (Partner)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBChB MRCGP DCH
GMC Number
4502135
Special Interests
Minor surgery
Respiratory Medicine
Additional Notes
MBChB Birmingham 1998 MRCGP DCH
Dr Will Zermansky qualified at Birmingham university in 1998 and then moved to London.  He initially trained in Paediatrics & Neonatology before starting a career in General Practice in 2003.  For his first 4 years in general practice he became a Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL medical school and developed and lectured parts of the medical school syllabus.  He became a partner at Highgate in 2007.  He is a foundation doctor trainer.  He is the medical director of the Haringey Federation representing 37 practices and providing services across Haringey to transform innovate and improve general practice.

Dr Waveney McIntyre (Partner)

Job Title
General Practitioner
GMC Number
4101431
Additional Notes
MA MBBS London 1994 MRCGP DRCOG DCH DGM DFFP
Dr Waveney McIntyre qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1994, having first done a degree in Engineering Science. Her diplomas include child health, obstetrics and gynaecology and geriatric medicine. She joined the practice as a partner in 1999. She currently works in the practice every day but Wednesday.

Dr Richard Taylor (Partner)

Job Title
General Practitioner
GMC Number
4110121
Additional Notes
MBBS London 1994 MRCGP DCH
Dr Richard Taylor Qualified from University College Hospital Medical School in 1994.
He passed the membership exam of The Royal College of GP’s in 1998.
He has a post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Diploma in Child Health.
He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from The University of London, and a Bsc in The History of Medicine.
He has significant experience in teaching, having tutored medical undergraduates at The Royal Free and University College Hospital Medical School, and is currently a Post Graduate Trainer of GP trainees.

Dr Rupert Chappell (Partner)

Job Title
General Practitioner
GMC Number
4725073
Special Interests
His interests within the practice include dermatology and minor surgery as well as teaching and training student Doctors.
Additional Notes
MBBS Bsc MRCGP DCH DRCOG DClinDerm
Dr Rupert Chappell also has a BSc in psychology and postgraduate diplomas in obstetrics & gynaecology, child health and clinical dermatology.
He has worked with the practice since 2004.
During a sabbatical from the practice Dr Chappell went to work in Emergency Medicine in Sydney Australia.

Dr Amish Gandhi (Partner)

Job Title
General Practitioner
GMC Number
6135494
Special Interests
Men’s Health
Teaching
Additional Notes
BMedSci(Neuroscience) MBChB MRCGP DFSRH
Dr Amish Gandhi graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2006, and joined the practice as a partner in 2014.  Dr Gandhi has a degree in Neuroscience and has a postgraduate diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health.
He completed his general practice training in the East Birmingham and Solihull Vocational Training Scheme in 2011, and since qualifying as a general practitioner has practiced in North London.
He has trained in various specialities during his post graduate training including general medicine, urology, paediatrics and emergency medicine.

Dr Elizabeth Rudd (Salaried GP)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Additional Notes
MBBS London 2005 MRCGP MSc BSc

Dr Samantha Joseph (Salaried GP)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Additional Notes
BMedSci MBChB Birmingham 2010 MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Sarmistha Feeney (Salaried GP)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Additional Notes
MBChB Birmingham 2002, MRCGP, DFFP

Registrars Two GP Registrars (on a one year engagement), Two FY2 doctors (on a four month engagement)

Nursing Team

 Angelique Miller

Job Title
Practice Nurse
Special Interests
Asthma, COPD, Long Term Conditions, gynaecology (early pregnancy) and acute medicine.

Anna Price

Job Title
Practice Nurse
Special Interests
Nursing in hospital, gastroenterology, gynaecology (early pregnancy) and acute medicine.

Karen Coggin

Job Title
Healthcare Assistant
Additional Notes
NVQ Level 2/3 Smoking Cessation Advisor.New Patient Screening, Smoking Cessation, Phlebotomy, Ear syringe and Blood Pressure checks.

Pharmacists

Adam Heffer – Senior prescribing pharmacist

Christiana Osmond – pharmacist

Carry out medication checks and reviews

Staff

Mrs Irene Bard

Job Title
Counsellor
Additional Notes
Irene Bard qualified as a counsellor in 1994 and as a family and systemic psychotherapist in 2000. She is also qualified to supervise the work of other family therapists and is registered with the UK council for psychotherapy. She currently offers appointments here on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and works in the family clinic on alternate Tuesday afternoons.

Administrative

Managing Partner Nicola Davies

Job Title
Practice Manager
Additional Notes
Responsible for the organisation and general administration of the Practice.
Patients can contact Nicola directly If they have any comments or suggestions about our services.

Patient Service Supervisor Clare Robinson

Job Title
Administrator
Additional Notes
Assists the Managing Partner with the organisation and general administration of the Practice.
Patients can contact Clare  directly If they have any comments or suggestions about our services.

Patient Services Team

Job Title
Admin Team
Additional Notes
There are 11 team members in Patient Services, working shifts to cover the hours of the practice. These are the members of staff who you will have the most frequent contact with as they answer your queries both on the phone and in person at reception. They also cover all other admin tasks to assist in the smooth day-to-day running of the practice.

Registrars, Foundation Doctors and Students

Highgate group practice is a teaching and training practice.

Medical students

Medical students from the clinical years (years 4,5 and 6) are taught at the practice. They may be attached to the practice for core general practice, dermatology or cardiovascular disease. They will have tutorials and may sit in clinics with doctors and nurses. They may see patients but patients will then be reviewed by a senior doctor.  Please let patient services staff or the doctor/nurse know if you do not want to see a student.

Foundation doctors (F2)

Foundation doctor (F2s) are trained at the practice.  Foundation doctors have qualified as doctors and have completed one year in hospital medicine.  They will be attached to our practice for a four month period during their second year as a qualified doctor.  During the foundation year they will decide which specialty they want to apply for.  The attachment is important so that the doctor has experience and an understanding of patients’ general practice issues and are clear of the links with the hospital service.  They may sit in clinics or run their own general practice surgeries. They will always be supported by senior doctors.

Registrars (ST1, ST2, ST3 or ST4)

The Vocational Training Scheme or VTS

Doctors who have successfully applied for a career in general practice are enrolled on a vocational training scheme (VTS)  in General practice.  These doctors are called GP registrars.  They will be at least in their third year post qualification.

Highgate group practice currently has five GP partners who train registrars. Registrars will be attached for a minimum of 6 months and up to 18 months. The registrars are closely supervised by their trainer. Training includes tutorials , the trainer sitting in on the registrar’s surgeries, overseeing the registrar’s clinics , completion of a portfolio on-line and some project work.

Registrars will initially sit in on consultations with the doctors at the practice but will then have their own surgeries

Videotaping consultations

As part of the training for foundation doctors and registrars consultations may be videotaped.  The video consultation is a very useful way of looking at the clinical and consultation skills of the registrar or foundation doctor. You will be given prior warning and you can opt out should you prefer.

Patient Services

This is the team of staff whom you will have the most contact with as they answer your queries both on the phone and in person when you visit the surgery. They will be able to assist you with the following;

  • Help you make emergency and routine appointments
  • Help with information about test results
  • Relay telephone messages to doctors and other clinical staff
  • Help with numerous and varied general admin duties
  • Deal with matters relating to medical correspondence
  • Provide contact details for queries regarding hospital appointments
  • Deal with NHS and private referrals
  • Assist with any insurance queries you may have, NHS or private
  • Help to signpost you to other NHS services

It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients’ records is maintained at the highest level by all staff.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

 
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk.
 
If you have a new persistent cough and/or fever and/or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste please DO NOT GO TO THE GP SURGERY . Use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to do next.
 
In light of recent concerns surrounding COVID-19 the practice has made the decision to change all medical appointments to telephone appointments. Only patients who have been contacted by a clinician will be invited in and we request that you bring your own face covering/mask. All other queries will be dealt with by phone or email. This is a necessary precaution to reduce the risk to our patients. We thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.