Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr Thiyagarajah Periyasamy 

MBBS (Hons) DFM DGM Msc DMSMed
Child Health, Cardiology, Diabetes, Asthma, Muscular Skeletal Disorders, Acupuncture, Care of the Elderly, General Medicine. In his free time, Dr. Peri he enjoys walks and charity work.
Additional Languages includes: Tamil, Sinhalese

Dr Puvana Rajakulendran 

MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCGP (Merit) DGM DRCOG MSC
Family Planning, General Medicine, Care of the Elderly, Ante and Post Natal sessions.
Dr Puvana Rajakulendran joined Earls Court Medical Centre in 2009. She studied Medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine, London in 1997 and did an intercalated BSc in Healthcare Management also at Imperial College London. Having completed her vocational training across London she joined us as a GP Principal. She specialises in Women’s Health and Medicine for the Older Patient. She enjoys her role as an educator and has been teaching medical students from University College for many years. She is a GP trainer. She is also a clinical lead with West London Clinical Commissioning Group.
Additional Languages includes: Tamil

Dr Fiona Duff

MBBS MA (Cantab) MRCGP DFSRH PGCert (Healthcare Practice) – (GMC – 7525986)
Dr Duff attended Cambridge university for preclinical medicine and UCL university for clinical school. She completed her foundation training in east London, before coming to west London (Riverside scheme) for GP training. Dr Duff joined ECMC in 2020 as a GP registrar, and staying on post qualification. She will also be taking part in the GP SPIN fellowship this year, and working in sexual health clinic to continue to develop special interest in sexual health and contraception.

Dr Theodora Mantzourani

MBBS, MRCGP, MRCP

Dr Thea Mathias

Dr Mathias studied medicine at Bristol University. She completed her Foundation training in Somerset and moved to London for GP training in West London where she worked at ECMC as a registrar in 2022. As well as returning to ECMC as a salaried GP, Dr Mathias also works in a secondary care acute diagnostic oncology clinic and is studying for a PgCert in Healthcare Practice.

Dr Daniel Goodwin

GP Registrar, ST3

Dr Akhil Patel

Foundation Dr Y2
Medical Degree – BMBS, BM, MBChB.
These are all equivalent medical degrees. All doctors study at university for 5 or 6 years to obtain a medical degree, the exact name of this depends on the university.

Additional Science degrees – BmedSci.
This is a university degree awarded after 1-3 years of further study.

Postgraduate Qualifications – DRCOG, DFFP, DRSH, CME.
Diplomas awarded for studies in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Planning, sexual Health and Medical Education respectively.

Membership of Royal College of General Practice – MRCGP/nMRCP.
MRCGP is awarded for passing the membership exam of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and is the qualification allowing a doctor to practice as a GP.

MSc Sports medicine.
This is a postgraduate Masters Science degree in Sport Medicine.

Practice Management

Mrs J Patel
Practice Business Manager

Our practice manager oversees administrative tasks, such as appointment scheduling, patient records management, and financial operations. They handle staff management, ensuring a positive work environment and efficient teamwork. Additionally, they focus on regulatory compliance, patient satisfaction, and continuous improvement to enhance the overall healthcare experience.

Nurses

Raquel Baranano
Practice Nurse

I am Raquel, the Practice Nurse at your GP surgery. With a focus on preventive care, I conduct cervical screenings, administer baby and adult immunisations, offer sexual health advice, and manage chronic conditions. I am committed to fostering open communication and ensuring comprehensive healthcare to our diverse community.
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Our nurses perform tasks such as administering medications, monitoring vital signs, and conducting medical procedures. They collaborate with healthcare teams, educate patients on managing health conditions, and offer emotional support. Nurses maintain a safe environment and provide compassionate, high-quality patient care.

Health Care Assistants

Gigi Venus
HCA

Molly Casey
HCA

Our  Healthcare Assistant  provide essential support to healthcare professionals, assisting with patient care and daily tasks. They may help with personal care, vital sign monitoring, and mobility assistance. Additionally, they assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients, ensuring their comfort and well-being.

Asthma Review
Diabetic Review/high risk of diabetic check
New patient Health Check
NHS health check
ECG adult
Wound Care
Shingles Vaccination adult
Pneumococcal Vaccination adult
Influenza Vaccination both child and adult
Phlebotomy adult
Blood pressure check
b12 injections

Pharmacists

Aasim Gala
Lead Clinical Pharmacist

Parisa Tarfreshi
Clinical Pharmacist

I studied Masters in Pharmacy (MPharm) at King’s College London and qualified in 2008. I then practiced as a community pharmacist for 14 years. In 2022 I applied to University College London, School of Pharmacy to study the clinically enhanced pharmacist independent prescribing course which enabled me to focus on a more clinical role. I now work as a clinical pharmacist across 4 GP surgeries in the primary care network.

Languages spoken: English and Farsi.

Michelle Chai Yew Quin
Clinical Pharmacist

First Contact Physio (FCP)

Neha Chhabra
First Contact Physiotherapist

Urvashi Parche
First Contact Physiotherapist

BPT: Bachelors of Physiotherapy,
MPT: Masters of Physiotherapy (ortho), MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine (Leeds Beckett University),

Special interest: Ankle, Foot and Orthopaedics.

Experience:  MSK Occupational Health, Post traumatic Ortho Conditions, Ankle & Foot. 

Believes in comforting the Patient with kindness, planning goal-oriented treatment plan and in motivating them by also seeking a Psychosocial approach.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Marathi. 

MCMW- MyCareMyWay

Kate Yellowlees

Florence Ukpabi

Practice Team

Aya Kazmouz
Senior Receptionist

Reiki Patel
Medical Receptionist

Our receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

The receptionists are here to help you. They are trained to do a difficult job well. If you are kept waiting or seem to be asked one or two irritating questions, remember that they are only carrying out our policy which is aimed at helping the practice to run smoothly. They have to judge the urgency of requests, so please try to give the information they require. They have been asked to do this and are bound by the same rules of confidentiality.


Abhi Easparanathan
System administrator

Our System administrator is responsible for managing and maintaining the healthcare facility’s computer systems and networks. They complete tasks such as installing and updating software, troubleshooting technical issues, and ensuring data security and privacy. They also provide technical support to staff, enabling efficient use of technology to enhance patient care and administrative functions.

Affiliated services

District Nurses

They provide expert nursing in your home, assessment of health needs, and continuing care after discharge from hospital.

Hammersmith & Fulham

Day service: 8am to 4:30pm (central locality), 9am to 5pm

Late shift: 12 noon to 8:30pm

Night service (out of hours): 8pm to 8am

Email: clcht.spa@nhs.net

Out of hours: 020 8969 7777

Queries only: 0300 033 0333

Kensington and Chelsea

Day service: 8am to 4:30pm

Late shift: 5pm to 8:30pm

Night service (out of hours): 8pm to 8am

Email: clcht.spa@nhs.net

Out of hours: 020 8969 7777

Queries only: 0300 033 0333

Health Visitors

The health visitor provides an open clinic at this practice from 2.30 – 5.00 p.m. on Tuesdays for children under the age of five.

Kensington and Chelsea Health Visiting Single point of access

Phone (select option 2): 0208 200 2500

Email: CLCHT.ChildHealthInformationHubkcwf@nhs.net

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

Palliative care

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital:
T: 020 3315 8499/8268

Charing Cross Hospital:
Phone: 020 3311 1402

Hammersmith Hospital:
Phone: 020 3313 1531

St Mary’s Hospital:
Phone: 020 3312 6011

Royal Trinity Hospice:
30 Clapham Common North Side
London
SW4 0RN

Telephone: 020 7787 1000
Email: enquiries@royaltrinityhospice.london

Local Hospitals

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital:
Address: 369 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NH

Phone: 020 3315 8000

The Royal Marsden Hospital:
Address: Fulham Road, London, SW3 6JJ

Phone: 020 7352 8171

Healthshare MSK Service

Healthshare London

Phone: 0203 752 6060

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

Email: enquiry@healthsharelondon.org.uk

Community living Well

Kensington and Chelsea Talking Therapies Service (Community Living Well)
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ

Violet Melchett Centre
30 Flood Walk, London, SW3 5RR

15 Gertrude Street, London, SW10 0JN

Telephone: 020 3317 4200 (lines open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am to 5pm on Friday)

Email: cnw-tr.clw@nhs.net

Healthy Hearts

Healthy Hearts is the new Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Service for the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster with a major goal to reduce local residents’ CVD risk by assisting them to lose 5% body fat, by engaging them in a variety of intervention such as 10 week lose weight with Health Hearts, 6 weeks cook ad eat course, 6 week physical activity classes ( begin to swim, begin to gym, aquarobics and more), plus  smoking cessation with Kick-It and Psychology input if required.

The service is for residents who meet the following criteria:

  1. Assessed in a Health Check as having a risk of cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years
  2. Diabetic or another long term condition that increases the risk of CVD
  3. Obesity (BMI over 30)

Clients are assessed and then they discuss with a Health Hearts Care Planner to advise what the best intervention would be suitable for them.

ONE YOU Kensington & Chelsea

Phone:

020 3434 2500

Email:

hello@oneyoukensingtonandchelsea.org.uk

hello@oneyou-westminster.org.uk

Address:

One You RBKC and One You Westminster

196 Freston Road

Sobus Hub

London

W10 6TT

Smoking Cessation

The best treatment for you will depend on your personal preference, your age, whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and any medical conditions you have. Speak to your GP or an NHS stop smoking adviser for advice.

Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor Kensington & Chelsea  please call   Mutiat Oladejo 07860750705

MCMW (My Care my way)

Your local NHS is working with local health, social care and voluntary organisations and introducing a new service to support the health and well-being of people aged 65 and over in this area.

The new service is a commitment from all health and social care agencies to collaborate with patients and carers to avoid hospital stays and help older adults to remain independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible.

It is putting patients, service users and carers at the centre of the decision-making process about the care or support that is needed and is bringing patients together as equal partners with their GPs and other health and social care professionals.

What is proactive and personalized care and why do I need it?

GP teams and patients are collaborating to agree personalised and proactive care plans for older adults aged 65 and over to manage any changes that person’s health or social needs. The new service means that the provision of care for older adults is focusing on:

  • Self care – exploring all the options available to patients from other organisations that fits with their care plan to maintain their health and well being
  • Awareness ­– Regular assessing of the patient’s current physical, emotional and environmental needs by a coordinated team of health and social care professionals
  • Monitoring – At point of care anticipating and actively preparing for any changes in an older adult’s needs, actively supporting them to avoid hospital stays as well as implementing strategies for a better recovery

 How can I access the new service?

You can access the service via your participating GP practice. As of 1 April 2016, 25 GP practices have signed up to offer this pioneering service.

A Counsellor is available on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday by appointment for assessment. Access is by GP referral only.

Phlebotomist

The Phlebotomist is available everyday by appointment for In House blood testing in the mornings

Physiotherapy – First Contact Physiotherapy service

The First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) service allows patients to book in directly to speak to a Practice based Physiotherapist. If you have a problem, such as muscle, joint or back pain, the FCP can provide a specialist assessment without seeing the GP first.

The majority of aches and pains recover well with the right advice, the FCP will be able to advise you how best to manage your injury or pain, which exercises might be best and how to manage work and your activities. If there is need to refer you on for a GP opinion or for blood tests or X-rays, the FCP can organise this too.

In order to book an appointment just contact the practice in the usual way and ask to book with the Physiotherapist.

If you are 16 or over and have registered with this GP practice and have muscle or joint pains including strains/sprains/neck or back pain, you can refer yourself to see a physiotherapist without needing a referral from your GP.

Please read this before booking with the Physiotherapist:

Please consult your GP or NHS 111 urgently if you have recently or suddenly developed-
Difficulty passing urine or controlling bladder/bowels
Numbness or tingling around the back passage or genitals
Numbness, pins and needles or weakness in both legs.

Please discuss with your GP before submitting this referral if you:
Are feeling generally unwell/fever
Have any unexplained weight loss
Have a history of cancer
Have recently become unsteady on your feet.

This service is for patients registered with our GP aged over 16 years.