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Doctors, Staff and Services

Dr Radu Burtan

Doctor-Medic Bucharest (1986), DFSRH

Dr Sian Stanley

MB MS London (1997), MRCGP

Dr Sara Thompson

BSc (Med Sci) St Andrews (1995), MB ChB Manchester, MRCGP (Merit), (1998)

Dr Zohra Qureshi

MB BS London (2009), MRCGP

Dr Aminah Anjum

MB BS London (2009), MRCGP

Dr Afroze Sulthana

MB BS Chennai (2000), MRCGP

Dr Neema Jabbar

MB BS London (2003), MRCP MRCGP

Dr Yasanthi Hunukumbure

MB BS (1996) University of Ruhuna, DDMPC, DFFP, MRCGP

Dr Henry Grundy-Wheeler

MB BS MRCGP London (2006)

Dr Ursula Montgomery 

MB ChB (1996) University of Leicester

The GPs provide general medical, postnatal, child health and minor surgery services.


Publication of Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in the Church Street Partnership in the last financial year was £28,839 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP, and 8 part time GP's and 4 locum GP's who worked at the practice for more than six months.


Named GP's

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Practice Manager

Debbie Ryan, Practice Manager

Sarah Carter, Deputy Practice Manager 

The practice manager along with the staff of secretaries, receptionists and administrators to ensure the smooth running of the practice.


Clinical Pharmacist

Scott Downham (MPharm, MRes, PGDipGPP, IP) works to support the GPs with safe prescribing. Scott can see patients for medication reviews and some long-term condition reviews.


Practice Nurses And Healthcare Assistants

Nurses Zoe Anderson, Caroline Cowler, Bonny Hall, Janet Graves, Cathy Smith and Michelle Shanahan are assisted by healthcare assistant Julia Fry. Their work includes family planning, smears, immunisations, the monitoring of asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as NHS health checks for men and women and the treatment of minor illnesses.

Routine appointments with practice nurses are also available at all three sites. ECGs can only be performed at Church Street or Hyameads Health Centre.

We also have blood pressure machines for use by patients in the waiting areas at Church Street and Thorley Health Centre.


A dietician attached to the practice provides professional advice to those with specific medical problems and to those who simply wish to lose weight safely. Patients must be referred by a GP or nurse to access the dietician.


Health Visitors

Health visitors attached to the practice are based at the Herts and Essex Community Hospital. The health visiting service provides help and advice for mothers and children, including the monitoring of normal growth and development. The service works closely with the GPs and community paediatric services and may be contacted via the Community Hospital (tel: 01279 444455).


District Nurses

District nurses attached to the practice are based at the Herts and Essex Community Hospital. The district nursing service provides nursing care at home including wound management, palliative care and advice to carers. The service works closely with the GPs and specialist nurses and may be contacted via the surgery.



Community midwives attached to the practice provide antenatal clinics at Church Street Surgery (Tuesday) and South Street Surgery (Thursday morning) and visit mothers and babies at home. The midwifery service works closely with the GPs as well as the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and Rosie Maternity Hospital in Cambridge and may be contacted via the surgery.To initiate their antenatal care the expectant mother should speak to one of our reception team. The receptionist will ask if you intend to have your baby at PAH or the Rosie (the booking procedures vary for each hospital) and then refer you to the community midwife. You do not need to have your pregnancy confirmed by a GP: pregnancy testing kits, available from pharmacies, are reliable if used correctly.

For more information, please visit the community midwife webpage;


Community Psychiatric Nurses

CPNs attached to the practice provide support for patients with mental health problems and work closely with the consultant services. Contact your CPN via the surgery.

Your Local Clinical Commissioning Group

East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for Commissioning (planning, designing and paying for) our NHS services. The CCG is made up of local GPs and health professionals, working together with other clinicians and patients, to decide how the local NHS budget of £611m should be spent.

The CCG serves over half a million people (552,900) registered at 60 GP Practices across east and north Hertfordshire. The GPs understand the health needs of their patients, and they believe this local approach to Commissioning helps ensure good quality services that meet the needs of the population.

The CCG’s mission is:

  • To reduce health inequality and achieve a stable and sustainable health economy by working together, sharing best practice and improving expertise and clinical outcomes.
  • To work with patients, manager and clinical colleagues from all sectors to commission the best possible healthcare for our patients within available resources.

The CCG are one of six localities; Lower Lea Valley, North Herts, Stevenage Group; Upper Lea Valley, Welwyn Hatfield and Stort Valley and Villages.

There are six practices in the Stort Valley and Villages locality, covering the areas of Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford and Much Hadham; providing care for a population of 58,000.

Most of the health budget is spent on acute hospital care which includes emergency treatment, planned operations, tests and investigations.


The locality budget for 2012/13 is £58.4m which is used to fund the following services for our patients:

  • £34.6m on acute hospital care
  • £7.6m for mental health service
  • £8.6m for drugs prescribed by GPs and dispensing
  • £4.9m for community nursing / therapy services
  • £2.6 other

Key Health Priorities

  • Improvement in patient experience of their access to primary care
  • Supporting our patients with long term conditions and end of life care, using personal health planning and advanced care planning
  • Review of cancer management to support early diagnosis with effective review of 2 week wait referrals

Visit them at or find out more about the locality groups they represent.


East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Charter House
Welwyn Garden City
Tel: 01707 390855

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