We are a group of seven General Practitioners in a non-limited partnership.
Dr Nicole Averill
MB BS (London 2000) DRCOG DFFP MRCGP LOCIUT MRGCP
Dr Nicole Averill qualified from Guy's and St Thomas’ Medical School, London in 2000 and joined the practice in 2010. She has a special interest in Family Planning & Women’s Health and Palliative Medicine. She offers a full range of contraceptive services, including coil and Implanon fitting. When not at work, she is busy as mum to her three boys.
Dr Sian Thomas
MB BCh DFFP MRCGP
Dr Sian Thomas qualified at Cardiff University in 1989. She has been working locally since 2001, and has been with the practice since June 2010. When not at work, she enjoys walking, riding and cycling with her family.
MB BS BSc MRCGP
Dr Stephen Kirk-Smith completed his GP training in Tonbridge, having qualified from Guy's & St Thomas’ in 2003. He joined the practice in July 2010. He has a keen interest in minor surgery. Interests outside of medicine include football and golf, and spending time with his family.
Dr Martin Jones
MB ChB MRCGP (1998 DCH)
Dr Martin Jones studied Medicine at Bristol University and completed his training as a General Practitioner in 1999. He has lived and worked as a GP in West Kent for over ten years, and joined Clanricarde Medical Centre in October 2010. In addition to general medicine, his special interests include child health, musculoskeletal medicine and complementary therapies. He has extensive training and experience in acupuncture and is also a fully trained homeopathic physician. Before taking up Medicine, he studied Chinese and speaks Mandarin. He is married with two children.
Dr Katherine Morris
MB ChB (Edinburgh 2002) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Dr Katherine Morris qualified from The University of Edinburgh in 2002 and joined the practice in 2012. Her special interest is in Family Planning. She also has basic knowledge of British Sign Language. She was brought up in Tunbridge Wells and is enjoying raising her family here. She loves travel, yoga and camping with the kids.
Dr Helen Creed
MB BChir BA MRCGP DCH
Dr Helen Creed qualified at Cambridge University in 1996 and completed her GP training in London. She has worked in Tunbridge Wells since 2003 and joined Clanricarde Medical Centre in 2012. Her special interests are child health and palliative care. Outside work she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Dr Vijay Koshal
MB BS (London 2001) BSc MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Vijay Koshal qualified from University College London (UCL) in 2001 and trained locally to be a General Practitioner. He worked as a GP partner for five years in a practice in Sevenoaks before joining us in 2013. His special interests include General Medicine and minor surgery. Outside of work he enjoys music, football (Liverpool FC) and spending time with his wife and two young children.
All of the doctors are subject to an annual appraisal which they must successfully pass in order to carry on practising.
David joined the practice in Jan 2015, making the short move over from the Kidney Centre located next door, he has also worked at the Whittington Hospital, Islington PCT and Pembury Hospital. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, serving at All Saints Church in Crowborough, watching football and playing the guitar.
Primary Health Care Team
Mrs Laura-Lee Leir RGN
Senior Practice Nurse
Mrs Sandra Arnold RGN
Mrs Lesley-Anne Hayden RGN
Mrs Judith Mayho RGN
Mrs Helena Carden RGN
Mrs Jane Reed
We employ seven part-time reception staff to handle the booking of appointments, to take and relay messages between yourself and your doctor, and to assist with any enquiries about the practice.
We employ one full time Office Manager, and eight part-time members of staff to deal with correspondence, repeat prescriptions, and maintain the practice link with the local Care Commissioning Group (CCG).
The surgery is participating in the national programme of post-graduate training for doctors by offering a placement in a GP practice to doctors who have graduated and completed at least one year as a hospital house officer. The aim of the placement is to enable these doctors to continue their development in understanding the management of unwell patients and to appreciate the way we look after our patients in the community. The doctor in training is supervised by either Dr Sian Thomas or Dr Steve Kirk-Smith both of whom have received specific training for this role.
The surgery is accredited on an annual basis; for more information, please contact KSS Deanery.
Employed by Kent Community Health and based at Birchlands Business Centre.
Tel: 03007 900243
This is covered by the Community Midwifery team.
Messages can be left with the Midwife Liason Office on 01892 633488.
Employed by Kent Community Health and working from Clanricarde Medical Centre.
Contact via surgery on 01892 526362 or out-of-hours on 111.
Psychology And Counselling
Referrals are made through your doctor.
Community Psychiatric Nurse
Contact is via your doctor.
Incontinence Advisory Nurse
Contact is via your doctor.
Diabetic Liaison Nurse
Contact 01892 823535 (Ext 3330).
Breast Care Nurse
Contact 01892 632299.
Advises the over 65s, assessing their needs and requirements.
Contact is via Social Services on 01892 515045.
We have close links with Hospice in the Weald. Contact 01892 820515.
Mrs Tracey Potter (BA Hons Podiatry) holds a clinic on alternate Monday afternoons between 2.00 - 6.00pm. Cost £25. Please contact reception to make an appointment, or for more details.
Emma Hayes and Andy Pimm both work from the practice.
Andy works on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and Emma works Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
For further information please call Emma on 01892 537847 (or see Emma's website www.thechiropracticroom.co.uk) or Andy on 01892 549714.
Free spine checks are available.