Meet the Team

Get to know the medical and administration team at The Bromley Common Practice.

Our mission is to provide an excellent, high quality health experience for all our patients. Our team are fully trained and compliant with NHS confidentiality policies and all mandatory training.

We regularly run in-house team based training to improve our service to our patient population.

Our Doctors

Dr Chandima Sriwardhana (f)

Senior Partner

Dr Chandima Sriwardhana joined the practice in 2004. Her family are from Sri Lanka, and she grew up all over the UK including Airdrie and Bangor, North Wales.

Her special interests include:
-Dermatology
– Family Planning
– Minor Surgery

Dr Savi Wijayatilake (f)

GP Partner

Dr Savi Wijayatilake grew up in Sri Lanka, and graduated from University College London in 2000. She started working for the NHS as a hospital doctor in London and Bath before deciding to go into General Practice. She did her GP training in Bournemouth and joined the practice in 2013.

Her special interests include:
-Diabetes
-Baby/Child health checks

Dr Priyanka Kulkarni (f)

GP Partner

MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DPD(Cardiff)

Dr Priyanka Kulkarni started her GP training in 2006 in Bromley and has been working locally since.

Dr Kulkarni’s special interest is dermatology though she enjoys the diversity that comes with general practice.

Dr Vinyas Singh (f)

GP Partner

MBBS (MD Medicine) MRCP, MRCGP

Dr Vinyas Singh graduated from medical school in Delhi, India in 1994 followed by a MD Medicine degree. Dr Singh completed a MRCGP in 2010 and has been subsequently working in South London.

Her special interests include:
-Diabetes and Endocrinology
-Stroke and Cardiovascular disorders

Dr Singh enjoys reading historical novels, badminton and movies

Dr Dilesh Patel (m)

Salaried GP

MBBS MRCGP

Dr Abdul Kutty (m)

GP Registrar

Nursing Team

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses.

-Family Planning Advice
-Healthy Living Advice
-Blood Pressure Checks
-Dressings
-ECG’s
-Baby/Child Immunisations
-Travel Advice and Immunisations
-Ear Irrigation Advice
-NHS Health Checks

Practice Nurse

Anne Said (f)

RGN

Rosie Yerlett (f)

RGN

Kimberly Townsend (f)

RGN


Health Care Assistants

Our Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) work under the supervision of our Practice Nurses to provide care to patients needing a variety of physical tests and other aspects of care to support the management on long-term conditions.

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as:

  • Phlebotomy (drawing blood)
  • Blood Pressure Measurements
  • New Patient Checks

Debbie Salter (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Clinical Pharmacists

Yuen (f)

Clinical Pharmacist

Hi, my name is Yuen and one of the Clinical Pharmacist at Five Elms PCN.

I qualified as a pharmacist in 2017.

Ingrid (f)

Clinical Pharmacist

Mandeep (m)

Clinical Pharmacist

Provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries

Provide information to patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines

Undertake structured medication reviews, support and manage patients with long-term conditions and polypharmacy, review the on-going needs for each medicine and monitoring needs.

Make appropriate recommendations for medicine improvement

Review, maintain and update clinical records as required

Set up repeat dispensing service for patients who have regular medicines

High risk drug monitoring to ensure patient safety

Reconcile and review medicines following discharge from hospitals

Practice Team

Practice Management

Karen Tobin (f)

Operations Manager

The operations manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology.

The operations manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Marion Henderson (f)

Office Manager

Marion is the office manager and is available to help with patient queries.


Secretarial Team

Michelle McClafferty (f)

Secretary

Administration Team

Administrators

Debra Stevens (f)

Administrator

 Harriet Robinson (f)

Administrator


Prescriptions

Ashley Fitzgerald  (f)

Prescriptions Admin

Ann Baker (f)

Prescriptions Admin

Ashley and Ann deal with the repeat prescription requests, which we have to receive in writing, either by completing a request at the reception or dropping us a line in the post.

Reception Team

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries.

They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query.

Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses.

They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Karen Cope (f)

Ashley Fitzgerald (f)

Hazel Howard (f)

Gloria Knight (f)

Christine Yeomans (f)

Lisa Thorley (f)

Barbara Drury (f)

Ann Baker (f)

Zoe Walters (f)

Our Team has Grown

Your GP practice is open and here for you and your family.

In order to provide the right care at the right time, all GP practices are changing how they work.

In a GP practice you will now find a wider team of specialists and professionals working together to help and care for you.

The larger practice team is designed to best manage the very busy workload and the range of health needs that people have. 

You may get referred to the most appropriate member of the team to provide the support you need.

Care Coordinators

The PCN has 2 Care Coordinators and they can help patients with the following referrals:

  • Chase Hospital appointments and navigate
  • Carer’s leaflets and directory with all services within Bromley.
  • Falls clinic referrals

Occupational Therapy referrals, wheelchair referrals, falls clinic referrals community services DN Referrals, Podiatry referrals.

  • Task DR, DN, Social prescriber, clinical pharmacist paramedic
  • Arrange appointments and follow ups
  • Liaison with reception and secretaries
  • Chase referrals
  • Home visits, for housebound patients, temporary house bound pre admissions and discharge from hospital
  • Telephone calls to patients
  • Support and needs for patient and carers

Social Prescriber

Social Prescribing supports patients who visit their GPs but do not necessarily immediately require clinical treatment. It is estimated that around 20% of people visit their GPs for non-clinical reasons – from financial worries to social isolation.

Social prescribing aims to address the wider determinants of health by supporting patients to access community groups and voluntary organisations running a wide range of activities from benefits advice and housing help to bereavement support, singing and cooking classes and sports clubs.

What Does Your Link Worker do?

Social prescribing supports people who lack the confidence, knowledge or motivation to approach other agencies or get involved in community groups on their own. Link workers build relationships with the providers of voluntary, local and community services and maintain their knowledge of the various programmes offered by these organisations in their local area.

This helps them co-produce a support plan with patients tailored to the individual’s needs and goals and in line with services and programmes available locally. The link worker will then help the patient to access the agreed support.

Which Patients Might Benefit From Social Prescribing?

Examples of issues for which your link worker can provide support include:

  • Loneliness
  • Debt
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Bereavement
  • Health Conditions
  • Family / Friends
  • Employment
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Housing
  • Lifestyle