Our Staff

Doctors

DR GILLIAN DALE

MBChB DA DFFP MRCGP (Glasgow 1987)

Dr Dale became a GP in 1993 and a partner at Harefield surgery in 1995. She has a particular interest in women’s health and contraception, but enjoys all aspects of medicine. “I love working at The Harefield Practice because we have a great staff team, working together to provide the best care we can for our patients. Now my children are getting older I hope to be able to have more energy to improve the services we offer at Harefield in a time of enormous change in the Health service.”

DR ADRIS LEMAR

MBBS (1996) MRCGP (2013)

Dr Adris Lemar is a GP Partner and GP trainer (teaches trainee doctors on their way to becoming GPs). His special interests include Cardiovascular Health, Men’s health, Musculoskeletal problems, Joint injection, Diabetes and Elderly Care. He also closely works with the NorthConnect PCN and Hillingdon Confederation to improve services for our patients.

DR SHEETAL PATEL

MBBS DRCOG MRCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners, UK 2014)

Dr Patel joined the practice in November 2014 and is an important member of our team, working across four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

DR SHIN KANG

MBBS BSc MRCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners, UK 2016)

Dr Kang is currently on maternity leave and Dr Reina Popat is covering for her. Dr Kang joined us in November 2016 and is a real support to the practice team and for our patients. Dr Kang works, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

DR SAIMA NASSER-SHEIKH

MBChB DRCOG MRCGP AFMCP

I qualified from University of Birmingham in 1999 and completed General Practice training in London as part of the Northwick Park VTS. I have been a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners since 2003. I have worked in General Practice in Harrow and Hillingdon as well as working abroad as a Family Medicine Specialist for a period of time. I have an interest in Lifestyle medicine and offer a holistic approach to disease prevention and management. Additionally, I am trained in medical acupuncture. I enjoy cycling and swimming as well as spending time with friends and family.

MANRAJ KOONER

Dr Kooner will be working at the Practice from February 2021 under the supervision of Dr Adris Lemar, GP Trainer.

DR SARA MILLS

Dr Mills will be working at the Practice from November 2020 under the supervision of Dr Gillian Dale, GP Trainer.

Practice Nurses

Our practice nurses are available by appointment for advice about any health matter, immunisations, family planning, dressings and ear syringing. They carry out blood pressure checks, cervical smears, and medication reviews for patients with chronic diseases, e.g., asthma, COPD, diabetes or high blood pressure.

ALISON HAWTHORN

Alison joined the practice in 2018. She is our practice nurse and will see patients for diabetes, COPD, asthma, vaccinations, baby immuisations, wound care, smear tests, contraception and blood pressure.

ANDREA BLAS FERNANDEZ

Andrea is one of our practice nurses. She sees patients for smear tests, wound care, children's asthma, baby immunisations and vaccinations.

Healthcare Assistants

GEMMA CULVERHOUSE

Gemma is our healthcare assistant. She sees patients for health checks, wound care, shingles, Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations, blood pressure and diabetic foot checks.

Pharmacists

DIPAK PATEL

Dipak has recently joined the team and will be working with the doctors to assist with providing a safe and effective service to patients on medication issues.

Practice Management

SONAL .

Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager is Sonal Somaiya.

Operational Lead

CAROLINA BILLINGS

Finance

HELEN .

Helen joined the practice in 2003. She is our finance lead.

Receptionists

Our reception team book appointments with the doctors and practice nurses and will do their best to answer any queries that you may have. Sometimes they may have to ask you for further details in order to assess how best to help you. Please help them by being as concise as you can about your requirements. All our surgery staff will respect your privacy and are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.

MELANIE .

Mel joined the surgery in 2007. She is one of our receptionists and prescribing clerks.

PAGAN .

Pagan joined the surgery in 2016. She is one of our receptionists.

LINDA .

Linda joined the practice in 1990. She is our prescribing clerk and covers early morning reception.

ANNA .

Anna joined the surgery in 2018. She is one of our receptionists.

GILLIAN .

Gillian joined the surgery in 2014. She is one of our receptionists.

TRACY .

Tracy joined the practice in 2019. She is one of our receptionists.

PAM .

Pam joined the surgery in 2014. She is one of our receptionists.

JULIE .

Julie joined the surgery in 2016. She is one of our receptionists.

BECKY .

Becky joined the surgery in 2014. She is one of our receptionists.

Medical Secretaries

Our secretaries provide secretarial back-up for the doctors. Our secretaries are happy to speak to you if you have a query on a hospital referral. We advise patients to contact us if they have been referred to hospital and have not heard from the hospital three weeks after seeing the GP.

JANET .

Janet joined the surgery in 2006. She is one of our medical secretaries.

ANITA .

Anita joined the surgery in 2018. She is one of our medical secretaries

SUZANNE .

Suzanne joined the practice in 2019. She is one of our medical secretaries.

Community Nurses

Our District Nurses and Community Nurses are branches of the nursing profession offering healthcare services to housebound patients who cannot attend the surgery but need nursing care and for whom admission to hospital is not necessary or desirable. Contact with the District Nurses is via the GP or Practice Nurse.

Health Visitors

Our health visitors are fully qualified nurses with special training in family health. They offer advice, a home visiting service and hold a weekly baby clinic on a Wednesday morning. Health visitors may be contacted on 01895 823956.

Community Midwife

Our community midwife provides full maternity care for our patients in conjunction with the doctors. She also runs antenatal clinics. She may be contacted via the Hillingdon Hospital switchboard on 01895 238282.