Our Staff

Doctors

Nigel Mohabir

MB, ChB, DRCOG, Dip Derm Qualified 1989. GMC 3327900

Dr Mohabir is Senior Partner in the Practice and has over 20 years’ experience in General Practice. He has worked in the Australian Outback and also in New Zealand for 2 years before joining the Practice as a full time partner in 1997. He has a special interest in Dermatology and has worked in dermatology for over 15 years. He is now an accredited 'GP with Special Interest' in Dermatology (GPwSI), undertaking weekly clinics in Crawley as part of 'Sussex Community Dermatology Service'. He also offers a monthly Cryotherapy Service at the Surgery, freezing small skin lesions. He has a keen interest in Diabetes, and had developed our diabetic service to initiate and maintain insulin treatment in patients who require it, thereby reducing hospital appointments and follow-up. He is Bridge Medical's Lead Clinician for Clinical Governance, Infection Control and Health and Safety and shares the Lead for Learning Disabilities.

Dr Bronwin Bartman

MB, ChB, DRCOG, DFFP, Qualified 1989. GMC 3410260

Dr Bartman spent many years training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is our Women's Health and Family Planning lead. She has a weekly family planning clinic during which she also fit coils and manages patients with infertility who are eligible for NHS treatment. She runs one minor procedures clinic per week, removing small lesions requiring a local anaesthetic and does joint injections. Dr Bartman is our Palliative Care lead, regularly meeting with the District Nursing and Hospice team Nurses so that the Practice can provide a co-ordinated palliative care service for our patients receiving palliative care.

Dr Jhansi Kamalakannan

MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH, Diploma in Ophthalmology (India). Qualified in 1998. GMC 5207731

Dr Kamalakannan is known as Dr Jhansi and joined the Practice in February 2011 and has been a Partner since June 2013. She usually works 3 days a week. Dr Jhansi is our lead for Learning Disabilities, Chronic obstructive airways disease, Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She is the lead clinician for Medicines Management and prescribing. Her specialist interest is ophthalmology. She is also our Frailty lead meeting regularly with a multi-disciplinary team to discuss patients in order to co-ordinate and plan their care and treatment with a view to avoiding hospital admission.

Babu Hussain

MRCGP, MRCPsych, MBBS. Qualified 1997. GMC 5205571

Dr Hussain joined Bridge Medical Centre as a GP Partner in October 2016. Dr Hussain has worked at Bridge Medical Centre as a locum since early 2013. Dr Hussain has specialised in psychiatry and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, as well as being a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He has an interest in general adult and old age psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is the named visiting doctor for Ferndale Nursing Home, an EMI nursing home for patients with dementia. He visits the home every Thursday morning. He is also our Mental Health and Dementia lead, regularly reviewing our patients with dementia, developing their care plan and providing care and advice for their carers.

Shajeena Rahiman

MBBS, MRCGP Qualified 1998. GMC 6030280

Dr Rahiman has worked locally for many years, both as a locum and as a salaried doctor. Many patients will remember her from working previously in the Practice, covering maternity locum. She will be consulting 4 days a week and is involved in the 6-8 week checks for new born babies.

Practice Management

Our management team is responsible for the overall management of our team. They are responsible for Health and safety, HR and complaints.

Jackie Morris

Practice Business Manager

Sharon Harrison

Finance Manager

Nurses

Our practice Nurses are available by appointments for general advice, chronic disease management, minor illnesses and routine procedures. They offer appointment for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, chronic heart disease and chronic obstructive airways monitoring and management. They also do immunisation clinics, travel vaccinations and injections. In addition they see women for contraception advice and cervical screening.

Mel Civale

Practice Nurse Manager

Mel is our Practice Nurse Manager. She heads the team of 3 Nurses; 2 HealthCare Assistant and 1 Phlebotomist.

Lesley Macconnell

Practice Nurse, full time

Anita Woolsey

Practice Nurse, full time

Healthcare Assistants

Our healthcare assistants are available by appointment for blood tests, blood pressure checks, ECGs, smoking cessation and NHS Health checks.

Susan Wright

Nisha Wanand

Phlebotomists

Lynda Bennett

Paramedic Practitioner

Mary Chipling

Mary is our Paramedic Practitioner. Mary will be consulting with patients' for minor ailments, including ENT complaints, coughs, respiratory issues, backache and UTI's. Mary will also be carrying out home visits.

Administration

Our friendly, efficient and busy admin staff are here to help you register with the practice, help you make your appointments, receive your prescriptions and inform you of your results . They will try to help you with any other queries you may have. If they cannot help you they will endeavour to redirect you to someone who can.

Julie Smith

Clerical Administration Reception Manager

Karen Berry

Pauline Webb

Elaine Butler

Smita Derodra

Deborah Wickenden

Shital Thakker

Susan Robertson

Sadika Terry

Carmela Morgera

Shabana Zafar

Karen Barnard-Rance

IT and Practice Administration

Marisol Goncalves

IT & Practice Administrator

Clinical Administration Department

Claire Payne

Clinical Administration Manager

Jo George

Tracey Bevan

Jenny Velasco

Teresa Caldeira

Pharmacists

The role of our Clinical Pharmacists is to help patients to manage chronic disease, and to undertake clinical medication reviews to manage those with complex multiple medications, particularly the elderly and those with multiple co-morbidities.

Wegdan Mohamed

Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Social Prescriber

The role of our Social Prescriber is to assist patients with non-medical needs such as social isolation and loneliness. This non-medical support, works alongside existing treatments to help patients improve their physical and mental wellbeing and put them in touch with support and activities within their local community.

Tracy Olckers

Care Coordinator

The role of our care co-ordinator, Jane Holden, is to coordinate care and access to other appropriate services for our patients. Jane will be phoning some patients, where necessary, who have recently been discharged from hospital or who are frail, to help and support them with their clinical needs and refer them to the different services available to them. Jane will be working in Bridge every Tuesday and Thursday.

Jane Holden

District Nurses

01293 600300 Ext 3705 or 3707 & leave a message.

Health Visitors

01293 651733

Midwifery Team

01293 600300 Ext 3631 AnteNatal Dept.

Physiotherapist

Debbie Corfield