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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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GP Registrars will have their own appointment lists and are currently supervised by Dr Sherman at Anchor Field Surgery.
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.
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.
RCN Chrissie has been with the Practice since 2005. She is the Diabetes Nurse-lead for River Lodge Diabetic Clinics, working alongside Dr Grigore. Chrissie is based at both sites.
RCN Celine has been with the Practice since May 2011. She has a special interest in family planning. Celine is available at Ringmer Surgery.
RCN Caroline previously worked in a surgical ward before joining our team in January 2018. She is the Infection Prevention and Control lead and has a special interest in wound care management, Asthma and COPD. Caroline is available at both sites.
Julie is a new member of our team and works across both sites of River Lodge and Anchor Field.
Susan is new to our practice only joining in May this year and is based at River Lodge, Anchor Field and St Andrews Surgeries.
Shelley Christou, the Practice 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 Practice Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Dementia and Frailty Co-ordinator
We have a new member of staff, Julie Barnett, who co-ordinates the administration of our dementia services but more importantly provides a constant support network for those with memory concerns and their families and carers.
The Receptionists and Secretaries 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 direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. The Receptionists and Secretaries 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, registering of patients, scanning patient documents on their medical records, typing referral letters, carrying out practice audits and many other administration tasks.
The Receptionists and Secretaries have also been trained as chaperones for patients during a consultation with the GP / Nurse, if it is requested.