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Porters Avenue Health Centre General Practice
About us

About us

Welcome to the Porters Avenue Doctors Surgery

We hope you find the care we provide to be helpful and convenient. Our doctors and nurses are committed to providing a service that is for everybody. We provide clinical care from 8.00am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturday 9.00am until 12.00 noon. We are very keen to work with you - our patients - to develop the doctor’s surgery in a way that suits you most. We have established a regular Patient Participation Group for registered patients to hear your views. Together, we want to address needs within the community to make the service as flexible as possible for everyone.

We look forward to providing you with the health care you deserve.

Meet the team

Dr Richard Sharma, General Practitioner, Director of Medical Services
Babar Baig, Business Manager
Dipal Sharma, Assistant Practice Manager ( Interim )
Dr Afzal Ahmed, General Practitioner

Barbara Jabbar, Practice Nurse
Oluremi Adenaike, Practice Nurse
Ernestina Gbeddy, Practice Nurse

Kausar Chaudhry, Senior Customer Services Officer
Shuhena Begum, Customer Services Administrator
Shannon Mcauley, Apprentice
Sylvia Opoku-Agyemang, Customer Services Officer
Sabrina Ali, Customer Services Officer
Dawn Endean, Customer Service Officer
Sarah Mcwilliams, Customer Service Officer
Zulfukar Zia Ud Din, HCA

Our practice manager has overall day-to-day responsibility for the surgery. They ensure that the service is running smoothly and manages the team of clinicians and administrators. The reception team is your main point of contact when you use our services. All our staff are there to help you and are pleased to do so. They may need to ask you medical details in order to work effectively and at all times are working under the instructions of the doctors. All information given to them is treated in confidence. The more information you are able to give the receptionists the better they will be able to assist you. We all strive to provide you with the best possible care. Please do bear with us during busy times.

Accountable GP

The Porters Avenue Doctors Surgery can confirm that every patient of the practice has been allocated a named accountable GP.

The practice can confirm that patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.

GPs average earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in this practice in the last financial year was £63,425 before tax and NI. This is for 3 full time GPs and 1 Locum GP who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

It should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to make judgement about GP earnings or to make a comparison with any other practice.