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We have a team of experienced doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.  They are committed to providing you with the highest standard of care and treatment.

Our reception and administration staff are here to help you with general enquiries.  You can speak to them about booking or cancelling an appointment and processing repeat prescription requests.

Continuity of care is paramount to us and we are working to recruit permanent GPs to the surgery. In the interim we’re using locum doctors with long term agreements.


Service Manager – Yvonne Wright

Our service manager has a great deal of experience and her key focus is patient care.  She works with appropriate health and social care teams to ensure that patients, carers and their families receive a high standard of care from our service.

Assistant Service Manager – Stuart Tourle

Patient Experience Manager – Harvey Fenn-Lowe



Dr Shahtab Chowdhury (M) – Works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Clinical Lead

Dr Antonio Rivera Dezea (M) – Works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Soumya Lanka (F) – Works Wednesdays

Dr Naheed Malik (F) – Works Monday, Wednesday am and Friday am

Dr Luca Lanza (M) – Works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr William (M) – Works Thursday and Friday.  Long term locum doctor

Our team of GPs is supported in providing you with the best possible care by our Regional GP Lead, Dr Mohammed Munshi.


Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Phathisani Siziba – long term agency ANP



Joanne Waters-Owen 


Nursing Team

Trish Marriage – Lead nurse

Justine Gurnett

Benedict Dubois – HCA


Reception staff

Carley Njie

Natasha Calver

Wajihah Khan

O’Jei Dela Cruz

Thea Nattrass 



Ellie Layley 

Rosalie Cole

Jo Revill



Elizabeth Martins – Medical Secretary

Carol Irwin

Debbie Basaras


Primary Care Network (‘PCN’) Staff

Sutherland Lodge is part of the Chelmer Primary Care Network.  The following staff, from the PCN, work with us:

Physiotherapist – Sarah Tella

Paramedic – Lucy Whybrow

Pharmacist – Krystyna Dreilich

Pharmacy Technician – Yatin Patel