Battersea Fields Practice

3 Austin Road, Battersea, London SW11 5JP

The practice team

Battersea Fields Practice has a team of clinical and support staff working together to provide Primary Health Care Services to our patients.  We work closely with other community teams such as District Nurses, Health Visitors, Trinity Hospice, Substance Misuse Nurses and the Community Ward Team.  We also work with local charities such as STORM, CHEER, Family Action and FAST.

We a training practice for qualified doctors who are training to become GPs.  Trainees spend 6-12 months seeing patients, doing home visits and running emergency clinics, supervised by a GP trainer at the practice.  The practice is also involved with teaching medical students.  Medical students are taught in groups, and may also sit in with a GP during a clinic, with patient consent.

GP Partners

2000832409Dr Jonathan Grannell(BSc MBBS DRCOG)

Dr  Grannell has worked at the practice since it began in 1988 and currently works 5 clinical sessions per week. He is a GP tutor for St George’s Hospital University of London Medical School and is a college examiner.

2000832407Dr David Finch (MRCGP DRCOG MPHil) (Health Management)

Dr Finch has worked at the practice since it was first set up in 1988 and currently works 2 clinical sessions per week.  He is also NW London Area Medical Director (London Region) NHS England.  He is chair of The Friends of Asha Great Britain, a charity providing education and primary care in the slums of Dehli.


Dr Jonathan Chappell (MBChB Edin MSc MRCGP)

Dr Chappell has worked at the practice since 2002 initially as a salaried GP, and as a partner since 2004. He works 4 clinical sessions at the practice and also works for Wandsworth CCG as Joint Clinical lead for Battersea. He a Wandsworth CCG Board member, and Secondary Care Lead for Battersea. He is also a GP trainer.

Dr Jenni Ellingham (MRCGP MRCP DRCOG MBChB)

Dr Ellingham joined the practice in 2013, and became a partner in 2014. She previously worked at the practice between 1997 and 2002, and then took a career break. Dr Ellingham works 3 clinical sessions per week, working at both Austin Road and Thessaly Road practices. She is interested in Rheumatology and provides joint injections. She is also a GP trainer.


Dr Maggie Rickford (BA  MBBS MRCP MRCGP DPPF)

Dr Rickford has worked at the practice since 2012, initially as a salaried GP, and more recently as a partner. She is interested in Respiratory and general medicine and is a GP trainer.


Dr Laura Peck (MBBS MRCGP)

Dr Peck has worked at the practice since 2014 and became a GP partner in 2015. She works full time and does 7 clinical sessions a week.  In her spare time she enjoys rowing and cycling.

Sara MDr Sarah Morgenstern (MBBS BSc MRCGP MRCP PGcertHBE)

Dr Morgenstern has been a salaried GP at the practice for 2 years. She has an interest in teaching medical students and in children’s health. Outside of work she enjoys cycling, running and charity work with older people. She is fluent in German.

Salaried GPs


Dr Juliet McCredie  (BMBS BMedSci  MRCGP)

Dr McCredie joined the practice in August 2016 having successfully completed her GP training at the practice.  She has an interest in child health. Outside of work she enjoys a number of sporting activities.

Dr Freda Mangan (MRCGP BA MB BCh BAO)

Dr Mangan joined the practice in September 2018 shortly after completing her GP training.

Dr Suresha De Almeida  (MBBS DRCOG DFFP MRCGP)

Dr De Almeida joined the practice in October 2018 and has extensive previous experience both as a salaried GP and a GP partner.  She has a special interest in Child Safeguarding and mental health issues, and is training to be a Champion in perinatal mental health.

Dr Caroline McKenzie-Hill.  Dr McKenzie-Hill has been at the practice completing her GP training.  She has now qualified as a GP and will be joining us a salaried GP from March 2019.

GPs in Training

Dr John Brooks

Dr Miriam Brandon



Frances Parry (RGN)

Frances joined the practice in 2009. Since then she has gained qualifications in Asthma and COPD and runs specialist clinics for patients with these problems, as well as routine Practice Nurse clinics.


Alison Ross (RGN BA hons)

Alison has worked at the practice since 2006.  She has gained a diploma in Diabetes care, and runs a clinic for diabetic patients, as well as routine Practice Nurse clinics.


Marsha Thomas (RGN)

Marsha joined the practice in 2015 and is able to offer routine Practice Nurse appointments.

Louise Greig (RGN)

Louise joined the practice in December 2018.  An experienced registered nurse, she is currently training to be able to offer all routine practice nurse appointments.

Health Care Assistants


Ms Deborah Jehu-Appiah

Mrs Maud Tawiah

Administration Staff

Managing Partner – Sarah Hurt (BSc RGN)

Sarah has worked as the practice since 1995.  She initially worked as a Practice Nurse, and gained qualifications in Nurse Prescribing, Family Planning, Asthma and COPD.  She has always had an interest in management, and became Practice Manager in 2014.  She joined the partnership as Managing Partner in 2015 and continues to work as a Practice Nurse for 1 session per week.  Sarah is also a trustee for the Shaftesbury Christian Centre, Battersea.


Deputy Practice Manager – Hassan Miah

Hassan works alongside Sarah and the GP partners wtih the day to day management of the practice and staff.  He also manages IT, liaising with the CCG and NHSE IT support.


Patient Pathway Co-ordinator / Phlebotomist – Ms Elaine Hird

Elaine has worked at the practice for over 20 years in a number of roles.  As Patient Pathway Co-ordinator, Elaine helps patient with long-term conditions, and those who need a bit of extra support to access appointments at the practice and the hospital. She also deals with all the repeat prescription requests, and is in regular contact with the local pharmacies.  Elaine also helps local carers, and arranges regular carers support meetings at the practice.

Patient Pathway Co-ordinatorMs Shawna Millwood

Shawna started work for the practice as an apprentice, and has held a number of roles in the practice team, including Reception Supervisor. In September 2018 she became a Patient Pathway Co-ordinator, with specific responsibility for support the clinical team working at Meadbank Nursing Home.


Medical Administrator –  Ms Chantell McDonald

Chantell works with Catherine dealing with all medical reports, and helps patients who wish to access their medical records


Sr Reception/Administrator – Catherine Gomes

Catherine also deals with Medical reports and access to records.

Reception Supervisor – Samruddhi Joshi

Reception supervisor  – Mira Patel

Reception/Administrator – Billie Walker

Receptionist/Administrator – Emmy Chowdhurry

Receptionist/Administrator – Daniella Fayard

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Reception/Administrator- Tamar Swire

Receptionist/Administrator – Darija Dragsic

Receptionist/Administrator – Sehrima Ullah


Finance Administrator – Tony Hurt

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