Claremont Medical Centre, Glenbuck Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6BS, KINCCG.CLAREMONT@nhs.net, Tel: 020 8399 2280
MB BS (London 1974) MRCP MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Wolfson has been a GP in Surbiton for over 30 years. He graduated from Westminster Hospital in 1974. His father was a GP and his son Paul is now a junior hospital doctor, following in the family footsteps. Dr Wolfson took over the practice from Dr Hirsch in 1987 and has seen it grow from a single doctor surgery with 1,500 patients to an eight doctor practice with over 10,000 patients. His particular clincial interests are Diabetes, Heart Disease, Dermatology and serious Mental Health problems. Despite being a doctor for more 40 years, he still loves his work!
Dr Wolfson was a keen runner and ran the London Marathon three times. Injury has curtailed his running career but he is still a keen cyclist. You may well see him on his bike around Kingston and Surbiton.
MB ChB (Aberdeen 1992) MRCGP FRCS DRCOG
Dr Arun Kochhar has been a partner at Claremont Medical Centre since January 2001. He trained initially at Aberdeen University and then undertook basic training as a surgeon before obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. He then saw the light and retrained in General Practice working in local practices as well as an enjoyable 8 month period in rural Australia. He has a special interest in ear, nose and throat ailments and minor surgery. He is also a GP Trainer.
Bsc. MBBS DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Dr Williams graduated from St. George's Hospital Medical School in Tooting in 2000 and completed GP training by working in most departments of Kingston Hospital. She has since been working locally as a GP since completing her training and joined Claremont Medical Centre in January 2010, becoming a partner in July 2014. Particular interests include womens medicine, family planning and mental health issues. She loves being a GP and is very enthusiastic. She has 3 young children who take up most of her time but she also enjoys sailing and food - cooking it, eating it and reading about it!
MA (Oxon), MBBS (Lond), MRCP, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Frank Hanson trained as a GP Registrar here at Claremont, and joined us as a Salaried Doctor following a long term locum contract in order to cover Dr William's maternity leave. He undertook his preclinical medical training at Oxford University and then completed his clinical training at Imperial College London in 2005. He has worked at Kingston, Northwick Park and St Helier Hospitals, and several GP surgeries across London. He has been based at Claremont since August 2010 and became a partner in July 2016. Frank has particular interests in respiratory medicine and emergency medicine. Outside of work he is a keen sportsman, enjoying distance running and regularly playing football, rugby and table tennis. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Wimbledon and Liverpool football clubs.
BSc MB ChB MRCPCH MRCGP
Dr Emily Kelly took a degree in psychology before going on to train as a doctor, graduating from Sheffield in 2002. She initially trained in Paediatrics, gaining membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, but after taking a year out to travel she realised that her heart belonged to General practice. On completing her GP training as a registrar here at Claremont, Emily was overjoyed to join the team as a GP retainer, working 3 sessions a week over Thursday and Fridays. Emily still has a special interest in Paediatrics. In her spare time she enjoys art, DIY and being a mum to four small children. In February 2018 Emily became a salaried GP here at Claremont working all day on a Friday.
MBChB DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Ratti qualified as a doctor in Liverpool in 1993. Since then she has worked in a diverse range of areas both in Australia and in the UK, including General Practice, Research and as a GP in Accident & Emergency. She has particular interests in Child Health, Womens Health and Psychological support. Dr Ratti works here as a Salaried GP doing two sessions a week on a Wednesday. She also provides adhoc sessional cover for other doctors when they are on leave.
In addition to working at Claremont, Dr Ratti is also the GP Clinical Lead for A&E at Kingston Hospital and undertakes medical aesthetic work privately.
Dr Harrington graduated from Bristol in 2008 and after a short stint in London she spent 2 years as a junior doctor in New Zealand. She returned to undertake her GP training and graduated in 2015. She joined the surgery in Jan 2016 as a salaried GP and works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Outside of the surgery she enjoys music, travel and is kept busy looking after her 2 young children.
MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
Dr Polomcic graduated at the Medical University of Novi Sad in Serbia. She then moved to New Zealand and lived there for a few years before moving to the UK where she completed her GP training while raising her young children. She was a GP registrar at Claremont Medical Centre. She then went on to work at Barnes Surgery before returning to Claremont. Her medical interests include mental health and family planning. She is passionate about her GP work and works all day on a Tuesday and Friday.
She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog, travelling and the theatre.
Our practice nurses Clare Day (RGN) Jane Fox (RGN) and Helen Grainger (RGN) see patients for dressings, pill checks, cervical smears, family planning advice, immunisations (routine and travel) and other health matters such as Asthma Reviews.
Diana Jemmett and Michelle Nicholls are our Health Care Assistants. They undertake a variety of clinical tasks including taking blood samples, doing blood pressure checks, ear syringing, and giving flu jabs. Sarah Stewart and Magdalena Jozwiak are our Phlebotomists.
If you are not sure which member of the nursing team to see, please ask the receptionists and they will make sure that you are booked in with the right person.
Practice Nurse RGN
Jane trained at St. Thomas' Hospital, qualifying as a Registered General nurse in 1983. She moved to community nursing in 1985 and then did her District nursing certificate in 1987. Jane started practice Nursing in 2006, joining Claremont in 2007. Her special clinical interest is Respiratory medicine and she is currently furthering her knowledge in Diabetes care.
Practicec Nurse RGN
Clare joined Claremont Medical Centre in June 2014. She is an experienced Nurse with a broad skill set covering the full range of Practice Nursing. She undertook her training at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and has worked in both Community and General Hospitals as well as General Practice.
Clare works here on a Tuesday and Thursday. She has a particular interest in Womens Health and Family Planning/Sexual Health Services.
Helen qualified in 1997 at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. She started her career in surgical nursing in Colchester, and progressed to Senior Staff Nurse, Junior Sister and Ward Sister. Helen has enjoyed travelling and nursing in Australia, where she continued to nurse on remote islands, community and Prison systems. On her return to the UK she took on an implementation role supporting early discharge for patients from the hospital back to their own homes. She then progressed to become the Clinical Nurse Manager for healthcare at home covering London, Surrey and Essex. Helen then went onto have two children and started with Claremont Medical Centre in June 2019. Helen is passionate about patient care and particularly enjoys supporting the childhood immunisation programmes.
Diana joined Claremont Medical Centre in 2005 and originally worked as part of the front of house team. She undertook her training to become a phlebotomist in 2006 and has been taking bloods from patients ever since. In the last few years she has increased her clinical skill base and now performs ECGs, fits 24hr Blood Pressure Monitors, does NHS Health Checks, gives flu and pneumococcal vaccinations, does Ear Syringing and facilitates the running of the diabetes clinics. Diana thoroughly enjoys patient interaction and finds it a far cry from her days trading the stock markets in the City!
Michelle joined Claremont Medical Centre in 2009. She started as a receptionist and then developed her role to include more admin duties and became one of the prescriptions clerks. From this she developed an interest in the clinical aspect of patient care. She has since retrained to become a Health Care Assistant gaining her HCA Skills and Knowledge qualification and now is able to take bloods, perform ECG’s, undertakes NHS Health Checks and advises of the results, administers Flu, Pneumococcal and B12 injections and fits 24hr Blood Pressure Monitors.
Michelle has two children who take up a lot of her spare time, but she also runs a Brownie unit and looks after 4 others in her district. She enjoys swimming, Zumba, line dancing and socialising.
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