Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Qualified nurses with extra training in community health care are available for advice and support. They are based at Elm Park Clinic and can be contacted on 01708 796066.

School nurses are also available for advice regarding school aged children. They are based at South Hornchurch Clinic and can be contacted on 01708 796500.

Dr Nikhil Rao (m)


GMC No: 3189898

Certificate for Teachers in Primary Care (University of Westminster) – Registered 1987

Special interests are Diabetes (Certificate of Diabetes care from the University of Warwick) and teaching undergraduates and post graduates.

Dr Rao is the Clinical Director of South Havering Primary Care Network.

Dr Atul Aggarwal (m)


GMC No: 3293744

Registered 1988

Special Interest is joint injections (shoulders and knees)

Accredited for Minor Operations

Dr Hannah Williams (f)


GMC No: 7043327

Special interests are teaching undergraduates and post graduates.

Dr Olu Esan (m)

MB BS MRCGP – Registered 1996

GMC No: 4298977

Dr Antonia Osammor (f)

MB BS 2009 University of London

GMC No: 7041071

Dr Annie Applebee (f)

MB BS 2013 Imperial College London

GMC No: 7293950

Dr Sudeshna Sarkar (f)

MB BS 2001 University of London

GMC No: 6031310

Our Nursing Team

Hanorah Rao (f)

Advance Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

NMC No: 84y0940e

Monika Pocock (f)

Practice Nurse

NMC No: 81d0016o

Monika assists the doctors and advises on a variety of health problems as well as running clinics for COPD, diabetes, dressings, immunisations, travel advice and health promotion.

Rebecca Smith (f)

Practice Nurse

NMC No: 10i3543e

Waseem Sadiq (m)

Practice Nurse

NMC No: 19b1019e

Jayne French

Healthcare Assistant

Jayne can help you if you need to stop smoking or have an over 40s health check as well as Blood Pressure recordings, dressings and many other services.

Please ask at reception.

Our Practice Team

Sonia Stykova (f)

Practice Manager

The Practice Manager ensures that the highest level of care is in place for the patients and ensures the smooth running of the practice which includes patient safety. She is also the first port of call for patient complaints.

Urooj Siddiqui (MAAT) (m)

Performance & Operations Manager

The Performance & Operations Manager ensures that the highest level of systems for care are in place for the patients & Staff and ensures the smooth running of the practice which includes finance, IT, maintenance for patient safety.

Lorraine Smith

Senior Receptionist (morning)

Julie Hopkirk

Senior Receptionist (afternoon)

Lorraine and Julie are the senior receptionists and ensure the smooth running of the reception team. They work closely with the management team. The reception team will do their best to answer your queries but please remember they are not clinically trained.

We have 10 part time receptionists who are the first members of the practice team that you will meet. They are usually the busiest members of the practice and work under extreme pressure. Their function is to guide you through the practice and to arrange appointments. They often have a difficult job to do and may sometimes need to ask questions about the nature of your illness to assist the doctor in the smooth running of the surgery.

Please treat them with respect.

Our Attached Team

Mrs Deepali Sanganee


GPhC: 2045780

Community Midwives

Antenatal clinics are held on Thursday mornings. Postnatal care is provided for mother and baby at the surgery and at home in cooperation with the doctors.

Community Nurses

We have a team of experienced community nurses, comprised of District Sister, Staff Nurse, Enrolled Nurse and Nursing Auxiliary. The team are available seven days a week from 8.30am to 5pm. They will provide care in your home or at Elm Park Clinic following a comprehensive assessment.

Their services include advice and nursing care to the acute and chronically sick and the terminally ill, specialist leg ulcer treatment, dressings, injections, immunisations, blood pressure checks, taking blood samples, ear syringing, post-operative care, removal of sutures/clips.