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Doctors

Dr Laith Butti (m)

MB ChB 1988 (Baghdad, Iraq), MRCGP 2001 (London). Dr Butti is the Executive Partner at the Practice. He has a special interest in ENT and also performs minor surgery for Practice patients.  Since 2013, Dr Butti now also supervises Medical Student placements at the Practice.  He is based at Ringmer Surgery.

Dr Frauke Dingelstad (f)

DRCOG MRCGP DFFP, Medical State Exam 1989 (Germany) Dr Dingelstad offers a full range of general practice care including family planning services such as coil and implant fittings. She also supervises the placement Medical Students at the Practice, as well as being a Supervisor for FY2 Doctors based in Lewes. She is based at River Lodge Surgery.

Dr Simon Sherman (m)

BMBS MRCPCH MRCGP Dr Sherman has a special interest in Paediatrics and is also a Clinical Supervisor for the placement GP Registrars at the Ringmer Surgery.  Dr Sherman is based at Anchor Field Surgery.

Dr Adrian Grigore (m)

MBBS, MRCGP. Dr Grigore, partner, has an interest in mental health and diabetes. He runs the diabetic clinis at both River Lodge and Anchor Field Surgeries. He also has a special interest in mental health and drug misuse management.  He is mainly based at River Lodge Surgery.

Dr Alexandra Andrews (f)

MBChB (2004 Sheffield) , MRCGP, (2012 Tunbridge Wells), DFSRH

Alex joined the practice as a part time salaried GP in August 2016 and works 2.5 days at Ringmer surgery. She has a diploma in family planning and a general interest in woman's health. She is trained in coil insertions which can now be done at Ringmer surgery.

Dr Nabila Fazal (f)

MBBCh BSc MRCGP

Dr Fazal joined the practice as a part-time salaried GP in January 2019 after spending a year with us as a GP Registrar. She is based at River Lodge Surgery.

Specialist GP Training Doctors

This practice has been accredited as being suitable for the training of those doctors intending to become general practitioners.


This means that the practice and doctors have had to achieve a number of standards which have been assessed by the GP Deanery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, acting on behalf of the national organisation (the Postgraduate Medical Education Board)


These are some points for your information: -



  1. Those doctors training to become GPs are called GP registrars. They are employed by one of the doctors here, who will be their trainer.

  2. The GP registrar is a fully qualified doctor who is likely to have a lot of experience of hospital medicine.

  3. Sometimes other doctors are also trained and supported in the practice.

  4. If you are seeing this doctor you can expect to receive the quality of service you would from your own GP. If you have any concerns please mention this to a member of staff.

  5. In order for the GP registrars to successfully complete their training they need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrar’s consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only. Further information about this process and the confidentiality of it, can be obtained from the reception staff.


GP Registrars will have their own appointment lists and are currently supervised by Dr Sherman at Anchor Field Surgery.


 

Foundation Year 2 Doctors

Both River Lodge Surgery hosts Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Doctors throughout the year.  These doctors are qualified doctors and will have experience in several hospital specialities.  The FY2 Doctors are based at the Practice for a four month period where they hold limited appointments for patients to book.  They will only deal with acute problems, not complex issues.  During these sessions, they are primarily supervised by Dr Brickley and Dr Dingelstad.


As part of their placement at the Practice, the FY2 Doctors need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrar’s consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only.

Medical Students

River Lodge & Ringmer Surgeries hosts Year 4 and 5 Medical Students throughout the year.  The students shadow doctors in their clinics which are specifically set up with Medical Students in mind.  Medical Students are supervised by Dr Butti at Anchor Field Surgery and Dr Dingelstad at River Lodge Surgery.  Patients will be made aware at the time of booking their appointment that there will be a student present during their consultation.

As part of their training, medical students need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the student's consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only.

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