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Dr Akber Mohamedali

(Senior Partner)

Additional languages spoken: Gujarati, Urdu

Qualifications: MbChB, MRCP, Msc

Interests: Leadership development, Change Management, Innovation

Usual Clinic Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

I was born in East Africa and have lived in the UK since the 1960’s. I completed my medical degree in Manchester in 1976, followed by gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1979. I completed a Master’s degree in Primary Care in 1994. I joined Grove Medical centre in 1980 and have spent many years working hard developing the practice, including introducing computerised records and overseeing the move to it’s current site, among other achievements. I have contributed to the development of primary care at a Regional and National level during the 1990’s and 2000’s, including holding the post of Chair of the Professional Executive Committee for Lewisham. I have been a GP Trainer for 25 years,, training Junior Doctors who wish to become fully qualified GP’s. Outside of work I have two daughters and five Grandchildren who keep me busy!

Dr Rachel Forgan


Qualifications: BMedSci; BMBS Nottingham; FRCGP (dist); DFFP; PGCE in Primary care Westminster University

Interests : Womens’ Health, Psychiatry, Complex presentations. Teaching and Training, Medical Leadership

Usual Clinic Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

I studied at Nottingham University gaining a BMedSci with an interest in Public Health and my GMC registration. I then completed my GP Training in the UK before doing psychiatry in New Zealand and then returning to UK in 1999 when I joined the Grove Medical Centre. I enjoy working with patients to improve their health and wellbeing. I also take pride in the leadership role I have in the Practice, and the New Cross & Deptford area as the Clinical Director for North Lewisham Primary care Network in addition to my role in teaching and training the next generation of GPs. I split my time between these roles. In recognition of my contribution to General Practice I have been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Syed Ishaq Husain 

(Salaried GP)

Additional Languages spoken: Urdu

Qualifications: BSc, MBCHB, MRCP, MRCGP, PG Cert (Med. Ed.)

Interests: Medical Education, Diabetes, Cardiology, Information Technology

Usual Clinic Days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

I completed my pre clinical studies at the University of St. Andrews, for which I was awarded a BSc, and then obtained my Medical Degree from the University of Manchester. Junior Doctor posts in the Midlands, Cambridge, Papworth and at University College London Hospital followed, gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians during this time. I then worked as a Cardiology Registrar at Newham University hospital. Following this I completed a 3 year GP training rotation in North East London and have been at Grove Medical Centre since 2016. I act as the Caldicott Guardian for Grove Medical Centre. I am a GP and FY2 Trainer-supporting Junior Doctors training in General Practice.

Dr Helen Barton

(Salaried GP)
Qualifications: MBBS AKC DCH MRCGP

Interests: Paediatrics, teaching medical students, Public health

Usual clinic days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Friday all day

I qualified at King’s (GKT) Medical School and then I trained in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. I spent several years working in the out-of-hours setting and numerous very varied practices then in 2013, I returned to London.  My interests include adult learning with a position on City Lit’s student panel, working as a GP tutor for medical students at the surgery and this year, I start the course to become a GP trainer. I find working with children really joyful and I am committed to the ensuring the wellbeing of all families. I am Safeguarding Lead for adults and children at the practice. As we are a Parkrun Practice I am keen to bring my enthusiasm as a Parkrun volunteer and runner to help develop the surgery as an Active Practice through the RCGP’s Active Practice Charter.

Dr Emma Nixon

(Salaried GP)


Interests: Elderly care, end of life care

Usual Clinic Days: Tuesday & Friday

I completed my training as a GP in Lewisham in 2020, following junior doctor posts in London and the South East including paediatrics, palliative care, care of the elderly, breast surgery, urology, and obstetrics and gynaecology. I have worked at the Grove at different stages in my GP training since 2015. I studied medicine as a graduate at St George’s, University of London following a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. I hold postgraduate diplomas in Geriatric Medicine, Child Health, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I enjoy caring for people at all stage of life but have a particular interest in care of the elderly and palliative care at the end of life.
Dr Ana Duboc-Rochadel

Usual clinic days: Monday – Friday

Additional Languages spoken: Portuguese
Interests: Palliative care, vulnerable population health

I was born and raised in Brazil. I completed my medical studies (gained my medical degree) at University of Brasilia (Universidade de Brasilia – UnB),​ qualifying as a Doctor. I worked ​in ​General Practice (Primary Care) in Brazil for 5 years in various places both urban and rural, before working for 3 years in Prison Healthcare.

Between 2018 and 2019 I did my medical revalidation in the UK by taking the PLAB exam, ​​demonstrating knowledge and skills to allow me to work as a Doctor in the UK.  ​.

I moved to the UK mid-2019 and I have been working as a Junior Doctor in the NHS since then. I have worked in Elderly Care, Old Age Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, Palliative Care and A&E. Now I have joined Grove Medical Centre as a GP registrar for the last year of my GP training



Dr Kim O’Hare

Qualifications: BMBS, DFSRH, MRCGP

Usual clinic days: Locum GP

I grew up in Northern Ireland and went on to complete my medical studies at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I have trained in a variety of specialties including emergency medicine, psychiatry, urology, general surgery and general medicine. I am driven by being able to support patients to make behavioral changes to prevent disease and lead a healthy and well life, which is encompassed in my interest of Lifestyle Medicine. I have a growing interest in digital health and health technology, an expanding field of healthcare which I hope to be more involved in in the near future. In addition to this I have an interest in Women’s health, particularly contraception and the menopause and have a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Dr Charles Godavitarne

Usual clinic days: Monday-Friday

I grew up in West Yorkshire and went on to complete my medical training at Kings College London in 2012 qualifying with a MBBS as well as a BSc in Anatomy and Human Sciences. I have gained experience in a number of specialities including General Acute Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and HIV Medicine.  My early years of training focused on surgery which led me to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons before working as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. I have a postgraduate certificate in education and regularly teach on national training courses in Trauma Support.

I enjoy working with patients and supporting them using a number of different methods. I believe that through open discussion and education I can empower my patients to take greater control over their health which can be very rewarding to those involved

 Dr Benjamin Bell

Qualifications: BMBS, BSc Hons, BMedSci, DFSRH
Usual clinic days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
I studied at Southampton Medical School and trained across South East London and Kent before undertaking General Practice specialty training in Lewisham. My previous roles have been in psychiatry, sexual & reproductive health, emergency medicine, acute hospital medicine and genomics – I have a keen interest in these fields and enjoy helping patients lead healthier, happier lives. Outside of work, I enjoy watching and playing a range of sports with a focus on racing in triathlon.
 Dr Sarah Mannan

Usual clinic days: Monday – Friday

Interests: Psychiatry

I’m a local to South East London and grew up not too far from the practice! I have trained in a variety of medical and surgical specialities prior to joining GP, this includes Urology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Respiratory Medicine, Internal/Acute Medicine and Sexual and Reproductive Health. I have a particular interest in Psychiatry and I’m working with the GP practice this year to help improve access to mental health resources. Outside my profession as a doctor, I enjoy exploring London’s diverse culture through art as well as volunteering in charities that support a number of vulnerable groups.

 Dr Edwin Liang

Qualifications: MBBS, BSc

Interests : Expedition and personalized medicine, Medical Education, Public Health

Usual clinic days: Mon – Wed

Born and raised in Singapore, I completed my undergraduate studies in Biology and Psychology at Newcastle University and my medical studies at the graduate entry program at St. George’s, University of London, with a gap year in Australia in between. I have since trained in different specialties in Birmingham, such as Endocrinology, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, and Intensive Care Medicine. I am currently a GP registrar at Grove Medical Centre, where I am completing my specialty training. I am also on the committee for the Greenwich Vocational Training Scheme for GPs, representing my fellow registrars. Half of my week is spent on public health projects in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, where I address issues such as health screenings, substance abuse cessation, reproductive sexual health, teenage pregnancy, and infections. I also volunteer at the local food bank and tutor medical students at UCL. My love of nature and new experiences, as well as my desire to achieve the best patient outcomes, overlap with the emerging fields of expedition and personalized medicine and I hope to do more work in these areas in the future.