Dr Ciaran Kilduff MB, BCh, BAO, MRCP (UK), MRCGP, DRCOG
Qualified in Dublin in 1987. Diploma in Practical Dermatology
Dr Kilduff is a male doctor who's particular interests are in the prevention and management of adult medical diseases, skin problems and stress-related disorders. He is also an approved GP trainer and supervises GP registrars working in the practice.
Dr Seok Mee Chua MB BS, BSc, DCH, MRCGP
Qualified in London in 1991.
Dr Chua is a female doctor with interests in paediatrics and women’s health. She is involved with work on children’s services including safeguarding issues and works with the health visitor at our well baby clinic on Wednesday afternoons.
Dr Adrian Raby MA, MB BS, BSc, MRCGP
Qualified in London in 1993.
Dr Raby is a male doctor whose interests include mental health and substance misuse. He is also interested in Medical Law and ethics. He is actively involved with medical student teaching at Imperial College as well as being an approved trainer of GP registrars in the practice.
Dr Frances Jacks BM, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Qualified in Southampton in 2009.
Dr Jacks is a female doctor who is currently on maternity leave. Her patients are currently being managed by two female doctors, Dr Siobhan MacTavish and Dr Hajra Siraj. Dr Jacks completed her training at Chelsea and Westminster and was a registrar with us before joining the GP team. She is interested in women's health and family planning.
Dr Dharshika Srikantharajah has now replaced Dr Corbett
Dr Sophie Redlin and Dr Maham Stanyon are two female doctors who will be with us till September 2018.
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Teaching and Training
The practice is committed to training and education. We are a fully approved training practice for GPs completing their training - the GP registrars who will spend a year working with us are fully trained doctors who have already worked for at least three years in hospitals before entering general practice. We also teach medical students from Imperial College Medical School. We do ask for your help and co-operation in this area, but if you feel you would prefer not to have a medical student sitting in during your consultation, your request to see the doctor alone will be accepted without question. Occasionally we video-record consultations for teaching purposes and to provide us with feedback on our consultation skills. However, this would only be done with your prior knowledge and consent.
Our Reception Team
The reception manager is there to ensure that the practice runs smoothly and all our patients get timely and appropriate access to a health care professional most appropriate to their needs. She is supported by a fully trained reception team - they are there to help you and are acting on instructions from their manager and the partners in the practice. Please help them by understanding the problems they sometimes face when trying to please everybody. Please be assured that any information discussed with them is strictly confidential.
The Practice Nurses
Our practice nurses are fully qualified in all the traditional nursing skills including dressings, stitch removal, injections, travel vaccinations, cervical smear tests and ear syringing.
They are also specially trained in the care of problems such as diabetes, asthma, blood pressure, wound management, ulcers and contraception. The nurses are supported by a trained health care assistant and phlebotomist (person who takes blood samples).
The District Nurses
The district nursing team is managed by a senior nurse who is supported by a team of 3-4 fully trained community nurses. The team provides high quality nursing care for housebound people.
Important roles they fulfil include:
• Caring for the dying patient at home
• Promotion of continence
• Management of patients with leg ulcers and wound care
• Management of medication
• Carer support
• Pre- and post-operative management
• Rehabilitation after hospital admission
• Management of housebound patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and lung diseases
You can contact the district nursing team directly on Telephone: 020 7795 8423 (Voicemail) or 020 7795 8424. Please leave a message and they will call you back.
The Health Visitor
The practice has an attached health visitor with her own office in the surgery. She has expertise in all aspects of the care and development of babies, in particular with feeding problems, and children up to the age of five years. The baby clinic (Wednesday afternoons) is run by the health visitor in conjunction with Dr Chua. The health visitor can visit families at home if necessary.
The direct contact telephone number for the health visitor is 020 7795 8400.
The practice is able to offer appointments with a highly trained dietician here in the surgery. There are set guidelines on who they feel they can help most so please make an appointment with your usual doctor or the practice nurse if you feel referral might be helpful. (The dietetics service may feel you would benefit more from joining one of their groups and will advise you accordingly.)
Alternatively, your doctor or nurse may suggest to you the benefit of seeing the dietician.
The practice offers a number of options including the services of an experienced counsellor (Monica Bard) who is available to see patients for short-term counselling. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is also available. The therapist can arrange longer-term counselling or psychotherapy outside the practice if necessary. Patients who wish to see a counsellor should discuss the matter with their usual GP in the first instance.
Social Services/Social Workers
Self-referral directly to Kensington & Chelsea Social Services Department is the usual way to discuss a problem with a social worker. The telephone number is: 020 7361 3013. However, if in doubt discuss the matter with the district nursing team or your usual doctor.