Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Sachin Gupta

MBBS (2001) MRCGP

Dr Gupta has interests in cardiology and teaching medical students. He is also a GP appraiser.

Dr Tina Archdeacon

MBBS BSc (Hons) DFSRH DRCOG nMRCGP

Dr Archeadcon is particularly interested in psychiatry. Other special interests include women's health and family planning. She also inserts contraceptive implants.

Dr Nada Nury

MBChB MRCGP DFSRH

Dr Nury runs a coil clinic and specialises in women's health and family planning as well as ophthalmology.

Dr Jenny Hopwood

MB BChir (Distinction), BA (Hons), MA (Cantab), DRCOG, DCH, PGDip Medical Education ​

Dr ​Hopwood trained at the University of Cambridge and at University College London. She has a special interest in child health. She also has a keen interest in teaching medical students and trainee doctors.

Dr Meera Shah

MBBS BSc MRCGP (2013) DSFRH

Dr Meera Shah trained at Guys King's and St Thomas' Medical School. She has special interests in women's health, neurology and elderly care medicine.

Dr Rahul Shah

MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP (2007) DFSRH AFHEA

Dr Shah has a keen interest in diabetes dermatology. Dr Shah is also involved with medical student training.

Physician Associate

Physician associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. They support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

Darshika Relwani

Darshika joined us in March 2021. She has been fully trained and has 2 years working experience in a GP surgery already. She is able to: take medical histories from patients, perform physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, see patients with long-term chronic conditions, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, analyse test results, develop management plans, provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients

GP Regsitrar

We are a training practice and we have fully qualified doctors completing their training in general practice.

Dr Adejumoke Akolawale

Nurse Practitioners

Jane Hickling

Jane is a Nurse Practitioner and is able to deal with minor illnesses and prescribe medications and so if often an appropriate alternative to seeing a GP. She runs a minor illness clinic, diabetic clinic and COPD clinic.

Karen Venables

Karen is a Nurse Practitioner and is able to deal with minor illnesses and prescribe medications and so is often an alternative to seeing a GP. She has an interest in respiratory conditions.

Nurses

Mary Warner

Mary is heavily involved in general nursing duties such as cervical smears, immunisations (children, adults and travel), dressings, injections and ECG/BP measurements.

Wendy Ross

Wendy runs a very popular smoking cessation clinic. She also carries out new patient medicals, weight management, spirometry, dressings, ear irrigation, blood pressure measurements, vitamin B12 injections, flu and pneumonia vaccinations.

Healthcare Assistants

Katie Moule

Hannah Robinson

Pharmacists

Gerri Douglas

Gerri graduated from University of London School of Pharmacy in 2005 and qualified as a pharmacist in 2006. She has worked in both hospital and community pharmacy and has been actively involved in training pre-registration pharmacists throughout her career.

Physiotherapist

Razvan Mirea

Razvan is providing physiotherapy advice, exercises and is able to refer for further investigation for musculoskeletal pain

Social prescribers

Angela Smith

Our social prescribers can help with accessing support in many different social areas including: Mental Health, benefits, debt, housing, isolation, carer assessment, social care assessments, equipment, employment, food banks. They can also also offer practical support with form filling, paperwork, accessing community activities and motivation.

Louise Casey

Practice Management

Natalie Cox

Deputy Practice Manager Natalie is involved in managing the operational aspects of the practice. She is focussed on making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care. She manages the practice team. She works closely with the GPs and other clinical staff delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Sandie Ince

Sandie joined Garden City Practice in February 2021 as Practice Manager. She brings with her a wealth of Practice Management Experience

Reception

Receptionists 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 results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists 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 repeat prescriptions and prescription queries.

Counsellor

Your doctor may refer you to the counselling service. Alternatively you can self-refer by calling 0300 777 0707. More information can be found on the As One Hertfordshire Partnership website https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/contact-us/

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.