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GP Partners and Medical Directors

Clare Gerada, MBE, FRCP, FRCGP GP Partner

Clare has been a GP since 1992 and is a registered Medical Practitioner with an understanding of and experience in the provision of general practice, mental health and addiction services. She is currently Medical Director for the Practitioner Health Programme (PHP), a service which provides help to sick doctors and dentists. She has held a number of national roles, including, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Health Drugs and Alcohol; Director of RCGP Substance Misuse Use Unit & was Chair of RCGP National Expert Group on Substance Misuse. In both of these roles, Dr Gerada provided national leadership in substance misuse, developing the RCGP Certificate in Substance Misuse and supporting the creation of shared care working across England. She was named one of Britain’s top 100 most influential women by BBC Radio Four’s Women’s Hour.

Ross Dyer-Smith, MBChB MRCS MRCGP GP Partner

Ross qualified from the University of Sheffield Medical School and trained in surgical specialities in Hull until 2010 before embarking on GP training. He did his GP training in Derbyshire and was the lead GP at Riverside Medical Centre before becoming a partner. He is a former Darzi Fellow and has been involved in leadership programmes ever since including supervising his own Darzi Fellow. He has been a director of one of the new Lambeth GP federations and has been the IT lead for the Prime Ministers  Challenge Fund in Lambeth. His main interests are in minor surgery and online services for patients.

Outside of work he distracts himself by fly fishing for trout.

Murray Ellender, MBBS, MCEM, MRCGP GP Partner

Murray qualified from the University of London in 1999 and trained as an A&E doctor before starting his career in general practice. In 2006, he joined the Hurley Clinic and has worked at most of our sites. Murray leads on both urgent care and operational issues for the Group. He also sits on various urgent care Boards, including the Clinical Leadership Group for Urgent & Emergency Care, NHSE (London). Murray stays fit by running marathons and helping look after his four children

Satinder Kumar, MB ChB, MRCGP, PhD GP Partner

Satinder qualified in Liverpool in 1987 and has a strong interest in clinical research. He completed his PhD in 2002 and worked as a senior researcher/lecturer in general practice for over 10 years.  He is a member of the House of Lords  All Party Political Group on Continence which has written national guidelines on the subject for NHS England.His clinical interests are cancer detection and prevention, health inequalities, mental health and continence management. Outside of medicine he is a very keen tennis player, gardener, and a writer (academic and fiction) and all arts and crafts.

Arvind Madan, MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG GP Partner

Arvind qualified from Leicester University Medical School in 1991 and completed his GP training at St Thomas’ Hospital. After working as a Registrar at the Hurley Clinic for a year, he became a Partner in 1995. He was involved in early GP Commissioning work in Lambeth, the creation of GP Provider Groups in Tower Hamlets and continues to serve on various NHS committees and advisory boards for the Kings Fund and care.data. Clinical interests include substance misuse and improving health care in deprived communities.  Away from work he enjoys playing cricket and tennis.

Gavin McColl BSc, MBChB, MRCGP, FHEA GP Partner

Gavin qualified as a GP in 2007 in Glasgow and has worked as a GP serving diverse populations in a variety of settings including general practice surgeries, accident and emergency departments, urgent care centres, community hospitals, telephone advice services , walk-in clinics and home visiting services.  In 2010 he established the charity “On Call Africa” with three colleagues and has developed a replicable model that addresses remote health care delivery in Zambia which works to strengthen and augment, rather than replace, the capacity of the existing health services there.

Outside of medicine he is a lover of the outdoors and sports including walking, climbing, kayaking, tennis and football. He enjoys travel and experiencing different cultures.

Nishma Shah, MBBS, MRCPCH, MRCGP, MSc, DRCOG Organisation Medical Director

Organisation Medical Director

Nishma Shah qualified from King’s College, University of London in 1997. She pursued a career is General Paediatrics for 8 years before coming into General Practice in 2008. She the Medical Director for The Hurley Group leading on Clinical Governance for the organisation. She is Locality Chair for the South East Locality in Tower Hamlets and also sits on the CCG Locality Board in Tower Hamlets. Her interests include Tropical and Infectious Disease, Expedition Medicine, Public Health and Education. She has done voluntary work in Nepal, India and Africa.

Interests outside work she include running, cycling, the great outdoors, travel and  photography.

Ben Shankland, MB ChB, MRCGP, PGCE GP Partner

Ben qualified from Liverpool Medical School before training in orthopaedics. He became a GP in 2007 and started working at the Hurley Clinic shortly after, he has worked as a lead GP across several of the Hurley Group sites before becoming a partner in 2016. He is a GP trainer training GP’s in Tower Hamlets, and has trained Nurses, Pharmacists and Physician Associates. Clinical interests include joint injection/aspiration, minor surgery and substance misuse. He is currently also Chair of Healthy Island Partnership. In his spare time, Ben enjoys rugby, coaching the local youth team and keeps fit by cycling.