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Doctors and Staff



Dr Vijay Purwar (Male)
Qualified in 1985 from University of Bristol.

Dr Tania Venison (Female)
Qualified in 1996 from Royal London Hospital Medical College.

Dr Arabella S C Staniforth (Female)
Qualified in 1994 from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London.

Dr Colette Boateng (Female)
Qualified in 2003 from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
(Part time)

Dr Ivy Teoh (Female)
Qualified in 2000 from Guy's, King's and St Thomas’ Medical School, London.
(Part time)

Dr Kevin Yee (Male)
MRCGP MBBS BSc (Pharm) 2001, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School, London 2004 & MRCGP 2009

Your Registered Doctor

Patients are registered with the practice, and are allocated a named GP. You can express a preference for a particular doctor for either all of your medical needs or on a case-by-case basis. This preference will be recorded in your medical notes and we will do our best to respect your choice. However, not all doctors provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.

Medical Students

We hope that you will co-operate with us and help our students learn about general practice. You will be informed of their presence and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation your wishes will be respected. This will not affect your treatment in any way.


Chaperones may be requested by the patient or the doctor. If you think you will need an intimate examination please inform us when booking your appointment.


An interpreter can be arranged. However, if you are able to attend your appointment with a responsible adult, relative or friend who is able to translate, this would save time.

Practice Staff

Our reception staff are trained to help you with making appointments, dealing with requests for repeat prescriptions, giving results and answering other queries. Their job is a difficult one. They may on occasions need to ask questions in order to help them to help you.

They are not meant to be a barrier between you and the doctors!

Nursing Staff


Nurse Practitioner

Bernadette Strange - RGN, BSc(Hons), Asthma Diploma, CHD Diploma, Diabetes Diploma (Part time)

Her duties include running a coronary heart disease clinic by appointment, and acute care.

Gillian Branigan - RGN, BSc (Hons), Diabetes Diploma (Part time)

Her duties are Diabetes Clinics by appointment.

Practice Nurses


Mary Gross - RGN (Part time)

Faith Bayley-Dainton - RGN (Part time)

These experienced practice nurses are able to complement the work of the general practitioners. Their duties include childhood immunisation, holiday vaccinations, dressings, family planning advice, removing stitches, ear syringing and cervical smears. Faith also runs asthma, diabetic and COPD clinics.

An appointment is needed to see the practice nurse. They have clinics in the morning and afternoon. The nurses can be contacted on the main surgery line on 020 8777 8245.

Health Care Assistants

Nicola Purslow 

The HCA's see patients for blood pressure checks, smoking cessation advice and the monitoring of medical conditions at the remit of a GP or practice nurse. An appointment is needed. They also do NHS health checks for patients in the age group 40-74 years, who have no history of heart disease, heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease and are not taking any heart medication. If you fall into any of these categories and wish to have a health check, please request an appointment.

Practice Manager

Julia Mullen

Attached Staff

We also have district nurses, midwives, a stoma nurse and a counsellor who are employed by Bromley Healthcare but are attached to our practice. They work closely with the doctors to help us with patient care. Counselling is also available at Bromley Community Counselling Service and Bromley Y. It is possible to self-refer to these places without a letter from your doctor.

The direct contact numbers for these nurses are:

District Nurses 020 8462 9696
Midwives 01689 864818
Health Visitors 020 8315 8766
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