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Claremont Medical Centre, Glenbuck Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6BS, SWLCCG.CLAREMONT@nhs.net, Tel: 020 8399 2280
MB ChB (Aberdeen 1992) MRCGP FRCS DRCOG
Dr Arun Kochhar has been a partner at Claremont Medical Centre since January 2001. He trained initially at Aberdeen University and then undertook basic training as a surgeon before obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. He then saw the light and retrained in General Practice working in local practices as well as an enjoyable 8 month period in rural Australia. Dr Kochhar does seven clinical sessions per week. He is here all day on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday and a Wednesday morning. He has a special interest in ear, nose and throat ailments and minor surgery. He performs minor operations on both our own registered patients as well as those referred to him from other practices across Kingston. He is also a GP Trainer and spends one session a week doing tutorial work with our GP Registrars.
Bsc. MBBS DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Dr Katie Williams graduated from St. George's Hospital Medical School in Tooting in 2000 and completed her GP training by working in most departments of Kingston Hospital. She has since been working locally in Chessington and Surbiton, and joined Claremont Medical Centre in January 2010, becoming a Partner in July 2014. She has three children and enjoys watersports, gardening and food - cooking it, growing it, eating it and reading about it! Dr Williams does six clinical sessions per week, working all day on a Monday, Thursday and Friday. She has particular interests in women’s medicine, family planning and mental health issues. She loves being a GP and is very enthusiastic about her work. She is a GP trainer and enjoys helping new doctors achieve their aspirations.
MA (Oxon), MBBS (Lond), MRCP, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Frank Hanson trained as a GP Registrar at Claremont in 2010 and stayed on as a salaried doctor, before becoming a partner in 2016. He undertook his preclinical medical training at Oxford University and completed his clinical training at Imperial College London in 2005. Dr Hanson does seven clinical sessions per week, all day on a Monday, Tuesday morning, all day Wednesday and Thursday. He has various clinical interests including diabetes, respiratory medicine and emergency medicine. He is a GP trainer, overseeing trainee GPs during their 6 and 12 month placements at Claremont. Outside of work he is a keen sportsman, enjoying distance running, football, rugby and table tennis. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Wimbledon and Liverpool football clubs.
BSc MB ChB MRCPCH MRCGP
Dr Emily Kelly first came to work at Claremont Medical Centre as a GP Registrar in August 2009. Having taken a degree in psychology before going on to train as a doctor, she joined the team as a Salaried GP here, working 4 sessions a week, Tuesday and Thursday morning and all day on a Friday. Dr Kelly retains a special interest in Paediatrics.
In her spare time she enjoys art, DIY and being a mum to her children.
MBChB DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Ratti qualified as a doctor in Liverpool in 1993. Since then she has worked in a diverse range of areas both in Australia and in the UK, including General Practice, Research and as a GP in Accident & Emergency. She is passionate about General Practice and has a special interest in paediatrics and gynaecology. Dr Ratti works here as a Salaried GP two sessions on a Wednesday and one session on a Thursday.
MBChB MRCGP BSC
Dr Harrington graduated from Bristol in 2008 and after a short stint in London she spent 2 years as a junior doctor in New Zealand. She returned to undertake her GP training and graduated in 2015. She joined the surgery in Jan 2016 as a salaried GP and works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Outside the surgery she enjoys music, running and is kept busy looking after her 2 young children.
MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
Dr Polomcic graduated at the Medical University of Novi Sad in Serbia. She lived in New Zealand for a few years, before moving to the UK where she completed her GP training while raising her children. She’s been at Claremont Medical Centre since 2014.Her special interests include sexual and reproductive health, women’s health, diabetes, and mental health. She is passionate about her GP work and is in practice all day on a Tuesday and Friday, and Thursday afternoons. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends, walking her dogs, travelling and theatre.
Our practice nurses Clare Day (RGN) Jane Fox (RGN) and Suzanne Nail (RGN) see patients for dressings, pill checks, cervical smears, family planning advice, immunisations (routine and travel) and other health matters such as Asthma Reviews.
Michelle Nicholls is our Nurse Associate and supports the registered nurses in their delivery of care and promoting health and preventing ill health.
Diana Jemmett is our Health Care Assistant who undertakes a variety of clinical tasks including taking blood samples, doing blood pressure checks, ear syringing, and giving flu jabs.
Sarah Stewart is our Phlebotomist.
If you are not sure which member of the nursing team to see, please ask the receptionists and they will make sure that you are booked in with the right person.
Practice Nurse RGN
Jane trained at St. Thomas' Hospital, qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1983. She moved to community nursing in 1985 and then did her District Nursing certificate in 1987. Jane started Practice Nursing in 2006, joining Claremont in 2007. Her special clinical interest is Respiratory medicine and she is currently furthering her knowledge in Diabetes care. Jane is here all day on a Wednesday.
Practice Nurse RGN
Clare joined Claremont Medical Centre in June 2014. She is an experienced Nurse with a broad skill set covering the full range of Practice Nursing. She undertook her training at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and has worked in Community and General Hospitals as well as General Practice. Clare works on a Tuesday. She has a particular interest in Children's Immunisations, Women’s Health and Family Planning/Sexual Health Services.
Suzanne joined Claremont Medical Centre in September 2020 Having trained to be a nurse rather later in life.... she graduated with a degree in nursing from Kingston University in 2014. She spent some time as a community Staff Nurse, but has been a Practice Nurse for the last five years, joining Claremont in September 2020. She loves all aspects of the job but particularly wound care!
Michelle joined Claremont Medical Centre in 2009. She started as a receptionist and quickly developed an interest in the clinical aspect of patient care and became a Health Care Assistant. This role inspired Michelle to further her knowledge, so she undertook a foundation degree in healthcare and is now a Nurse Associate enabling her to take on more responsibilities and support the nursing staff and GPs at the surgery.
Michelle has a husband and two children; she also runs a Brownie unit in the area and is the County Residential Advisor. She enjoys learning, helping others, reading and socialising.
Diana joined Claremont Medical Centre in 2005 and originally worked as part of the front of house team. She undertook her training to become a phlebotomist in 2006 and has been taking bloods from patients ever since. In the last few years she has increased her clinical skill base and now performs ECGs, fits 24hr Blood Pressure Monitors, does NHS Health Checks, gives B12, flu and pneumococcal vaccinations, does Ear Syringing and facilitates the running of the diabetes clinics. Diana thoroughly enjoys patient interaction and finds it a far cry from her days trading the stock markets in the City!
After working in the computer industry for many years, Sarah decided on a career change when she returned to work after taking time off to raise her two daughters . She joined the Claremont team in 2012 as a receptionist and is now our Reception Manager. Realising she enjoyed the face to face interaction with patients, Sarah has since trained as a Phlebotomist and runs a blood clinic once a week. She enjoys spending time with her family and her rescue dog Dolly.
The receptionists will help you with appointments, prescriptions, test results and visits, and try to assist with any other problems you may have.