Lead Clinicians, Deputy Medical Directors and GP Trainers


Erith Community Hospital UTC and Queen Mary’s Hospital UTC and Out of Hours Service
Sarah Connelly  – Deputy Medical Director

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.  

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- Deputy Medical Directot and Joint 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 the Lead GP forKings Park Surgery AND the new Hurley Group Online Consulting Hub (the eHub).


Hurley and Riverside Practices (HARP)
Satinder Kumar –   GP Partner and 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. 

Tony Bannerjee
Sally Godward
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. 



New Cross Health Centre 
Gavin McColl - GP Partner and Joint Lead GP
Nkoyo Isinenwi - Joint Lead GP


Liberty Bridge Road 
Ross Dyer-Smith - GP Partner and Lead GP


Sternhall Lane Surgery
Gavin McColl - GP Partner and Lead GP

Tower Hamlets

Docklands Medical Centre
Ben Shankland – GP Partner, Lead GP and GP Trainer

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. 

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. 

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. 

Waltham Forest

SMA Practice
Ben Shankland - GP Partner and Lead GP

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