GPs with Extended Role (GPwER)
Kingston GP Chambers work with a number of GPs with extended roles (referred to as GPwERs) in order to provide a range of Community Services to the resident population of the Royal Borough of Kingston. These GPwERs have specialist knowledge and training in their dedicated field of expertise. This means that they are able to provide care and treatment over and above that which is normally receive from your registered GP. In providing these services it enables Kingston GP Chambers to deliver care to patients in a community setting that is closer to home. We also aim to see patients more quickly and ensure the seamless transfer of information about your appointment and the treatment that you have received directly into your GP held clinical record.
Dr Mary Lourdusamy - GP with Extended Role (GPwER) in Diabetes and Dementia
MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP, DGM, DFFP
Dr Mary Lourdusamy is a dedicated GP with more than 24 years experience in Primary Care and 10 years in hospital medicine, providing high quality patient focussed healthcare in community and hospital settings.
She is a GPwER (GP Extended Role) in Diabetes, Neurology and Dementia. She has undertaken extensive research and audit work in Diabetes and General Practice. As well as General Medicine she is also qualified in Care of the Elderly and has broad experience in dealing with patients suffering from multiple illnesses. She is committed to enhancing the quality of life for patients.
She is passionate about providing holistic cutting edge, high quality medicine and is a GP Trainer and a Medical Educator.
Dr Cath Ramsey - GP with Extended Role (GPwER) in Diabetes
MBBS ( Distinction, Newcastle upon Tyne), 2002
MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH
Certificate in Diabetes Care ( Warwick University)
Dr Ramsey has been working in the NHS for over 15 years, first working in hospital medicine and obtaining her MRCP, then working in general practice since 2006. Having a keen interest in Diabetes Care within General Practice she obtained her Certificate in Diabetic Care from Warwick University in 2011. She thoroughly enjoys working within the team, with consultant Dr Spring and an excellent team of Diabetes specialist nurses and Dieticians to provide holistic, high quality care for our patients.
Isabelle Fry - Diabetes Dietitian
Since graduating with an Honours Degree in Dietetics, Isabelle has worked as a Dietitian at Guys and St Thomas' Foundation Trust as well as at Lewisham Hospital, Kingston Primary Care Trust and Your Healthcare. She have been involved in Diabetes, Weight Management, Cardiac Health, Malnutrition, IBS, as well as many other clinical fields.
Isabelle runs a monthly clinic within the Community Diabetic Service on a Thursday morning from Merritt Medical Centre in Chessington.
Dr Nerida Burnie - GP with Extended Role (GPwER) in Dementia
Dr Nerida Burnie has been a General Practitioner (GP) in Kingston upon Thames since 2005.
Dr Burnie has a special interest in Dementia and enjoys working with people with Dementia and their families and carers. She obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia Studies for Practitioners with a Special Interest from the University of Bradford in 2015. She works with the London Dementia Strategic Clinical Network at NHS England as GP lead. She works as a salaried GP 3 days’ a week at Central Surgery. She is a GP trainer and supports GP trainees as well and Physician Associate students in her practice.
Dr Jane McCahy - GP with Extended Role (GPwER) in Dermatology
Dr Jane McCahy was instrumental in the development of the Kingston GPwER clinic with Dr Misch from Kingston Hospital back in 2004. Prior to that she worked as a clinical assistant at Kingston with him. Dr McCahy works in the Dermatology service all day on a Tuesday and also triages referrals to dermatology from other local GPs as part of her role. She enjoys teaching and often has GPs, registrars and nursing students sitting in the clinics.
In addition to the Kingston service, Dr McCahy is also a GPwER for Thorkhill dermatology service, under East Surrey CCG and has a further role working for St Peter's Hospital Dermatology department in Chertsey.
Dr McCahy's qualifications include a Practical Dermatology Diploma from Cardiff University and more recently a diploma in Dermoscopy. Outside clinical sessions she is a member of the Government Melanoma Taskforce which aims to raise awareness of melanoma and what can be done to reduce its incidence through government debate and policy. Until June 2016 she was the GP member of London Cancer Alliance.
Dr James Benton - GP with Extended Role (GPwER) in Dermatology
Dr James Benton is a GP Partner at Canbury Medical Centre in Kingston and works as a doctor at both Canbury and Berrylands Surgery, their sister site in Surbiton.
He has a extended interest in Dermatology and has been providing a weekly community clinic at Surbiton Health Centre on a Friday morning since 2005.
Dr Benton completed his Diploma in Practical Dermatology at the University of Cardiff in 2004.
Dr Adel Kartas - GP with Extended Role (GPwER) in Dermatology
Dr Kartas is a GP at Churchill Medical Centre in Kingston.
He has a extended interest in Dermatology and provides weekly community clinics at Surbiton Health Centre on a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon.
Dr Prasun Kumar - GP with Extended Role (GPwER) in Urology
Dr Kumar is a GP Partner at Chessington Park Surgery. He has a extended interest in Urology, having gained his Post Graduate Diploma in 2005. He runs weekly Community Urology clinics from Surbiton Health Centre and also performs Vasectomies on a Thursday.
When patients are seen in these services, the doctor that sees them has full access to their medical record, as held by their GP. This is on the basis that the patient gives their consent to access. This will allow the doctor to see any past history or current medications that may be affecting the condition being reviewed and also supports the seamless transfer of information between the community Clinics and the patients own registered GP.