Doctors & Staff

The General Practitioners

Dr Patrick Hutt MBBS MRCGP MA Partner Available on Tuesdays pm, Thursdays and Fridays all day 
Dr Kaindon Kugathas MRCGP  Partner Available on Tuesdays all day, Wednesdays am, Thursdays pm, Fridays all day 
Dr Gemma Kelvin MBBS Partner Available on Mondays and Wednesdays all day and Fridays am
Dr Samantha Perera MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCGP DTM&H Partner Available on Mondays am, Wednesdays all day, Thursdays am 
Dr Emily Woolridge MBBS BSc  MCEM  DCH  MRCGP Partner Available on Mondays pm, Tuesdays am, Thursdays all day 
Dr Katharine McClenaghan BMBs BMedSci DRCOG MRCGP Salaried GP Available on Mondays am, Wednesdays am and Thursdays am 
Dr Rebecca Gidley   MRCGP Salaried GP Available on Mondays am, Tuesdays all day, Thursdays pm
Dr Satish Yaganti MBCHB MSc MRCGP Salaried GP Available on Tuesdays pm, Wednesdays all day, Thursdays am and Fridays all day 
Dr Lorna Powell    Salaried GP Available on Mondays all day and Wednesdays am

If you specifically wish to see the doctor of your choice, reception staff will be happy to discuss availability and appointment times with you.

We also occasionally have locum doctors. These are doctors who cover for us whilst our permanent doctors are away on leave. They are fully qualified and experienced doctors, who are registered on the supplementary list with The Primary Care Trust. We also have GP Registrars, GPs in training and Foundation Doctors working at this practice; a GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor who is training to be a GP. A Foundation Doctor is also fully qualified in the earlier stage of their training. A partner always supervises their work.We are a training practice and will, from time to time, have doctors, nurses and medical students learning, by sitting in on consultations, seeing our patients, or videoing consultations. Your permission will always be sought prior to the consultation. If you do not wish to have a student present during your consultation or to be videoed, please inform a member of the reception team. This will not affect your treatment in any way whatsoever.

Practice Manager

 Khristle Absalud

Clinical Co-Ordinator

Safina Faiz

Reception Manager

Sharon Rigg

Receptionist / Administrators

Asma Begum, Betty Murphy, Claire Stopes, Anna Horn, Kaysha Boyce and Alice Fennell.The role of medical receptionist is very responsible, sometimes difficult, often upsetting, but very rewarding. If you see staff are already dealing with a telephone call, or are busy with another patient, please be patient. We do not expect our staff to be rude to patients and will not tolerate patients being rude to members of staff

Average earnings

All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in the practice of Queensbridge Group Practice in the last financial year was £62,439 before tax and National Insurance.

This is for 4 full time GPs and 3 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months

Nursing and Attached Staff

Practice Nurses

Elizabeth Hennessy and Elizabeth Annobi provide a range of nursing and screening services. In addition they run the anti-coagulation clinic and provide travel consultations.

Health Care Assistant

Michael Quilter is our HCA and performs blood tests, NHS Health Checks, flu jabs, and health checks for patients at risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Health Visitor

A health visitor is available during baby clinics for developmental concerns, support and advice. The practice provides child health surveillance services, immunisations, contraceptive services, antenatal and postnatal care as well as minor surgery.

District Nurses

District nurses have specialist training in caring for people at home. Referrals are arranged by the doctor or practice nurse.


Midwives from the Homerton Hospital run the antenatal clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.


Dr Price can see patients who have been referred by the doctors. He attends once a month at the practice.


We have a Turkish health advocate available here on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon working with the doctors.

We also can arrange for other advocates, including Bengali, Chinese, Spanish etc, by appointment.

Family Action - Hackney Well Family Service

They provide both emotional and practical support by giving one-to-one advice on benefits, housing, debt and financial difficulties. This is a self-referral service.

See reception for a referral form.

Social Prescribing

The aim of social prescribing is to improve health and quality of life by linking patients with nonmedical
sources of support within the community.

These might include opportunities for arts and creativity, physical activity, learning new skills,
volunteering, mutual aid, befriending and self-help, as well as support with, for example,
employment, benefits, housing, debt, legal advice, or parenting problems.

Please ask your GP to refer you.

Self-Help Facilitators

They offer one-to-one counselling and offer self-help solutions. They are here on Thursday mornings and on Friday afternoons.

You need to see the doctor to be referred.

First Steps - Child Psychologist

They provide early intervention into behavioural problems, crying, toileting, parenting and other family issues. This is a self-referral and doctor initiative service.

See reception for a referral form.


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