Dr Victoria Muir BSc (Hons) MRCP MRCGP
The senior doctor at the practice, Dr Muir has been at the Belgrave Medical Centre for 30 years as a family GP and has seen many patients grow up to have children of their own.
Dr Muir came to the practice from hospital posts in Oxford and London, including oncology, renal medicine and neurology. During her time at the Belgrave Medical Centre, Dr Muir has also worked as a Clinical Assistant in adult psychiatry, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in the Early Diagnosis Unit for breast cancer, and as an Honorary Research Fellow in Childhood Development.
Dr Muir is an Appraisor for revalidation of her fellow GPs.
Dr Maria Lazari MBBS MRCGP DCH
Dr Lazari has recently returned from maternity leave. She is especially interested in dermatology and children's health, and runs our Baby Clinic.
Dr Akbany MBBS DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Akbany has worked as a GP in the Westminster area for over 10 years, and is very familiar with our local services. He has a special interest in women's health and wellbeing. Dr Akbany plays cricket for Chelsea Arts Club and is keen to promote fitness and preventative medicine.
Dr Francesca Oley BSc(Hons), MBChB, MRCGP, DSRH
Dr Oley has joined us while Dr Lazari was on maternity leave and we are delilghted that she will be staying with us beyond this period. Dr Oley received a First in Pharmacology and is the Practice Prescribing Lead.
Mrs Vimi Deakin RGN
Vimi is very experienced. She came to this practice from community nursing, and has qualifications in wound care, travel medicine, child immunisation and safeguarding and chronic disease management. Vimi offers a holistic approach to patient care and is especially interested in elderly care assessment. Vimi is the practice lead for diabetes, in which she has a Diploma.
Ms Lucy Giles & Ms Minara Begum
Lucy & Minara are trained phlebotomists and healthcare assistants. Lucy delivers NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40 - 74 without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease on Wednesdays and Minara does the Saturday clinic. They also run flu clinics on various days during the flu vaccination season.
Mrs Karen Easton MBACP – Karen is an experienced counsellor. She can offer a set number of sessions free of charge on Tuesdays at the surgery, after referral by the doctors. She will also accept private patients. Karen's sessions are completely confidential and nothing can be disclosed under BAC rules.
Dr Sarah Healy is an experienced cognitive behavioural therapist who works for the Westminster Talking Therapies Service. She sees people with mild to moderate depression or anxiety. She has worked with the practice for 3 years.
Ms Khristle Absalud Practice Manager
Ms Sarah Harcher Co-Practice Manager
Ms Lucy Giles Administrator/Reception
Ms Susan O'Regan Secretarial/Reception
Ms Minara Begum Administrator/Reception
Ms Sue Peuble Administrator/Reception
Ms Maureen Hyde Administrator/Reception
These front–line staff work in a busy environment and frequently have to deal with difficult and distressing situations. They are trained to help you and, in order to do so quickly and appropriately, they may have to ask for information about your condition or other personal details. They organise registrations, appointments, prescription requests, and various other matters such as passport signing. You can get your laboratory and x–ray results from them, in most cases, once the clinical staff have decided on what action , if any, is needed. You should let them know, in confidence, if your problem is urgent, so they can make sure you are seen quickly.
Lils Rock is a specialist stop smoking advisor who has recently joined us. She provides support to patients who want to give up smoking on Wednesdays from 5pm.
Bibi Bheekhoo is Head of the District Nurse Team who visit housebound patients in their own homes, helping them to maintain their independence and recover from hospital admission. Patients with multiple problems may also be supported by a community matron.
Ms Margaret O'Neill looks after children under 5 years old. She visits after new births and performs regular developmental checks, as well as giving helpful advice on children's health and welfare. She can be contacted on 020 7641 7531.
Anne Diamond comes to us on Fridays from the local mental health team. We refer patients to her for a full assessment of more serious mental health problems that may need Consultant Psychiatrist review.
All staff are bound by the same rules of patient confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.