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Lead Clinicians


Queen Mary’s Hospital Urgent Care Centre and Out of Hours Service

Sarah Connelly  – Lead GP

Sarah studied medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ before completing her GP training on the Chelsea and Westminster VTS. She has worked predominantly in Urgent Care for the past five years with an interest in Paediatrics and Women’s Health.  Away from work Sarah is normally busy with her two young children but when she finds the time enjoys cooking and travelling.

City & Hackney

Allerton Road Medical Centre

Ruth Hallgarten – Joint Lead GP

Ruth qualified from Sheffield Medical School in 1992 and has special interests in paediatrics and psychiatry.

Leela Jayapal – Joint Lead GP

Leela qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London in 2005. She went on to complete her General Practice training in Brighton and Eastbourne, before returning to London. Outside of medicine Leela’s interests include oil/acrylic painting, reading and enjoying time being a new mum.


Kings Park Surgery 

Gurbaksh Badial- Lead GP 

Gurbaksh qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2006. He originally trained in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology before turning to General Practice. Having attained membership to both Royal Colleges, he recently completed a Darzi Fellowship looking at Quality Improvement within the NHS. He is both the Lead GP forKings Park Surgery AND the new Hurley Group Online Consulting Hub (the eHub). His interests lie in technology in healthcare and women’s health. In his spare time he enjoys the piano and his gym classes.


Hurley Clinic

Satinder Kumar –   Joint Lead GP

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. 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.

Angharad Kouroumali –   Joint Lead GP

Angharad is a long way from her idyllic beginnings in rural Australia. She trained at the University of Melbourne and undertook a research year with the Centre of Remote Health in Alice Springs to obtain a B.Med.Sci.She completed her GP training partly in Australia and the UK and has been based with the Hurley Group since 2010. Angharad juggles her role with a busy young family and any spare time should usually be for sleep but sometimes she gets out to enjoys the London live music scene. Holidays are spent in beautiful Greece or Australia.

Kings College Hospital Urgent Care Centre

Karen Goodfellow – Lead GP

Karen completed her medical degree at King’s College, London and went to Sussex for her General Practice training.  Karen works in urgent care and also in local practices. She is interested in teaching and training and works as a GP appraiser. When not at work Karen is chasing her toddler and enjoys the cinema and travelling.


New Cross Health Centre 

Jessica Parsons- Lead GP 

Jessica studied at Bristol University before completing her training in Reading and has a special interest in paediatrics . Outside of work Jessica enjoys marathon running, singing in a choir , travelling, learning languages, playing football and is active in local politics.


Hurley at Lister 

Nwakuru Nwaogwugwu –  Lead GP

Kuru studied at Bart’s and the London Medical School. She has a special interest in elderly care in nursing home settings and is the Lead GP for nursing homes managed by the Hurley Group in Southwark. Away from work she loves any genre of theatre. 

Tower Hamlets

Docklands Medical Centre

Ben Shankland – Lead GP
Ben qualified from Liverpool Medical School  with a distinction in Orthopaedics.. He is skilled at joint injection/aspiration and minor surgery. He also has a postgraduate diploma in primary care education maintaining an interest in the education and training of GP’s and other health professionals. In his spare time, Ben enjoys rugby, hill walking, cycling and gardening. 

Rachael Conley – Lead Nurse

Rachael completed her nurse training in Newcastle in 1991. She spent the next 12 years working in Renal Medicine in Newcastle and Oxford. After moving to London in 2004 Rachael started working as a Practice Nurse, completing the family planning course in 2005. In 2012 she graduated from South Bank University with an MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner qualification. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and holidays in Devon.

Island Medical Centre

Thein Win –  Lead GP 

Thein qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. He trained as an ophthalmologist for several years before embarking on a career in general practice. He works as joint Lead GP at Island Medical Centre as well as a GP with Specialist Interest in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. In his spare time, he maintains a regular Ashtanga yoga and meditation practice and also enjoys skiing and swimming.