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Doctors and Staff

Mark Penwill

MB BS London (1987), MRCGP

Rosemary Davis

MB BS London (1987), DCH (1992)

Radu Burtan

Doctor-Medic Bucharest (1986), DFSRH

Sian Stanley

MB MS London (1997), MRCGP

Usman Lashari

MB MS Punjab (2002), MRCGP

Zohra Qureshi

MB BS London (2009), MRCGP

Aminah Anjum

MB BS London (2009), MRCGP

Sara Thompson

BSc (Med Sci), MB ChB

The GPs provide general medical, postnatal, child health and minor surgery services. In addition, Dr Davis has special expertise in the management of skin conditions and Dr Penwill in diabetes.

“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 practice in the last financial year was £59,434 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 10 part time GPs who worked at the practice for more than six months”.

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 Alex Gough, 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. They are responsible for new patient health assessments and are able to answer any questions arising. For those able to travel to the surgery, they hold clinics for dressings, ear syringing, suture removal and the treatment of minor illnesses.

A nurse is available at Haymeads Health Centre Open Access surgery each weekday morning to treat patients suffering with minor ailments, such as:

Flu-like symptoms, sore throats, sinus and headaches, earache, sticky eyes, skin rashes, cystitis, thrush and vaginal discharges and contraceptive problems.

Simply arrive at Haymeads Health Centre between 8.30am - 10.00am and ask to see the nurse. Please note that to be seen that day, you must book in by 10.00am.

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 Thorley Health Centre (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.

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