Doctors and Staff

THE DOCTORS

Dr Siva Nathan
MBChB 2000 Edinburgh MRCGP (Merit) DRCOG, DCH, DGM, Warwick Certificate in Diabetes Care, Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Medical Education (Merit) (Male)
I trained at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and have worked in diverse areas of Scotland and London before joining the practice. I enjoy dealing with problems from all medical specialties and have special interests in diabetes, child health and joint injections. My hobbies include hillwalking, chess and badminton. I am also the lead GP trainer for the practice and the Chair of the Southeast Thames Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Kapil Mahna
MBBS 2001 Manipal, MRCGP. (Male)

I qualified in 2001, finishing my medical education in Manipal Academy of Higher Education in India. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, both abroad and in the UK, since then. I have been a General Practitioner since 2011 and have worked in practices in Lewisham and Bexley before joining the practice in October 2014. My areas of special interest include respiratory medicine, IT and medical education.

Dr Tim Atack
BM 2010 Southampton, BSc (hons), MRCGP, DRCOG. (Male)

I joined Redwood Practice in December 2015 and am originally from the Bexley area. I have previously worked in Guildford and my special interests include Medicine of the Elderly, psychiatry and medical education. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, photography and playing the guitar.

Dr Sarah Thurgood
MBBS 2012 University of London, MRCGP, BSc (Psychology). (Female)
I joined the Redwood Practice for 12 months from August 2016 and qualified with MBBS from University of London (GKT) with an intercalated BSc in psychology.

Following my 12 month placement I have now joined the practice on a permanent basis.

I am originally from the local area and have done training at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. My special interests include palliative care and medical education.
In my spare time I enjoy sailing, literature and cooking, especially baking.

Dr Sarah McMorran 
MBChB 2003 Aberdeen, nMRCGP, DCH, DFSRH, DRCOG, LoC SDI, LoC IUT. (Female)
I qualified in 2003 from the University of Aberdeen.  I have since worked in London and diverse areas of Scotland where I completed my General Practice training in 2008 in Perth.

I have been a General Practitioner in the Scottish Borders since 2008 before joining the Redwood Practice in November 2017.

My special interests include Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Diabetes care. 

In my spare time I enjoy swimming, golf and playing the piano.

Dr James Lee
MBBChBAO 2013 University College Dublin. (Male)

I joined the Redwood Practice in August 2018 for 12 months as a GP ST3 doctor.

My special interests include Minor Surgery, Paediatrics and Sports Medicine.

In my spare time I enjoy playing football and gardening.

Dr Alison Hughes
MBBS 2015 Newcastle. (Female)

I joined the Redwood Practice in August 2018 for 4 months as a GP ST1 doctor.

My special interests include Psychiatry.

In my spare time I enjoy DIY and gardening. 

Dr Arpit Patel 

MBChB 2017 University of Leeds, BSc (Hons) Clinical Anatomy. (Male)

I joined the Redwood Practice in August 2018 for 4 months as a GP FY2 doctor.

My special interests include orthopaedics. 

In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis and saxophone. I can also speak Gujarati and Swahili. 

 

PRACTICE STAFF

Our practice is far more than just doctors and receptionists - we are a large team working together for our patients.

Practice Manager - Mrs Christine Bright
The role of the practice manager is to co-ordinate and organise the practice to best effect. She will help you with any administrative problems and will be pleased to receive any suggestions you may have about improving the services available.

Receptionists
The receptionist's job is to help you arrange consultations, home visits as necessary and answer telephone queries about the practice. Our receptionists cannot give medical advice.

Secretaries
They type letters of referral to hospitals and help with the administration of the practice.

Community Nurses
They provide nursing care and advice to the housebound and those recently discharged from hospital. Telephone 0300 1234 449.

Health Visitors
They visit all families of children under five. They may also provide support and advice to all age groups, particularly at times of physical or emotional stress.

Counsellors
To help our patients with their emotional problems, we have a team of skilled and sympathetic counsellors. If you would like to see a counsellor, make an appointment with your doctor.

NURSES

Mrs Sharon Clark RGN, Warwick Certificate in Diabetes Care, BACP Accredited Counsellor.
Nurse Sharon Clark is our Lead Practice Nurse and has special interests in diabetes, respiratory health, anticoagulation and mental health.

Mrs Tina Harris RNA.
Nurse Tina Harris is the practice lead for wound care, palliative care and respiratory health. She previously worked as a District Nurse in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley where she was awarded a patient care accolade (voted by patients).

Mrs Maria Watkins NVQ3.
Maria Watkins is our Healthcare Assistant. She has special interests and additional training in wound care and infection control.

Mrs Nicola Field RGN

Nurse Nicola Field has special interests including diabetes, chronic disease management and cardiovascular disease

Our nurses are available directly by appointment - 01322 223600. They can deal with minor injuries, ear syringing, contraceptive pill checks, dressings, immunisations and removal of stitches. They also perform cervical smears and carry out health checks, smoking cessation and can advise on many problems.

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Dartford West Health Centre, Tower Road, Dartford, DA1 2HA
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