To be a practice that performs outstanding primary care in line with our patients needs and at the highest level of customer satisfaction. As a practice we’d like to attract, reward and retain highly skilled staff and help them grow in their careers to the best of our ability.
Abbotswood Medical Centre strives to maintain an environment which is welcoming, caring and accessible to all our patients. We aim to treat all our patients fairly and equally, with dignity and respect.
By working in partnership with our patients we strive to provide an outstanding standard of holistic primary medical care that is highly effective, efficient and safe for all our patients. We take pride in our work and have a no blame but supportive policy to create a friendly working environment.
We are committed as primary healthcare professionals to help our patients resume their lifelong pursuit of both physical/mental health and well-being.
Patient Centred Care
We aspire to provide a holistic approach to care, empowering our patients during consultations to actively be involved in decision making.
We aim to deliver effective and efficient healthcare in line with the CQC and by embracing new technologies.
We aim to maintain a supportive, fulfilling and rewarding working environment for all our staff. We encourage personal development and value their feedback and contributions.
Dr Saira Awan (f)MB ChB, Lead GP
Dr Saiqah Azad (f)MB BS
Practice Nurses treat and advise patients on self-care for the management of short term and long term conditions. Amongst a wide range of services, Practice Nurses give vaccinations / immunisations, carry out smear tests and annual reviews. Our Practice Nurse is also trained in minor illness and holds a daily minor illness clinic for suitable conditions.
Jennifer Horgan-Watt (f)
Our practice nurses are highly qualified and experienced members of our team who hold their own clinics and can advise on healthy lifestyle and a wide variety of problems. Advice and information can be provided about traveller’s health along with a wide range of immunisations for foreign travel.
Raina Khan (f)
Great news, we are now hiring and looking for a range of new positions to be filled.
If you're a healthcare professional and looking to take your career to the next level, or are looking to start your career in the healthcare sector, take a look at all our jobs available via the link below.
We’re always looking for candidates who are ready to bring their expertise to our team and strive to provide the very best service to our patients.
With a range of benefits, friendly working environment and opportunity to grow within the team, your new career may be around the corner!
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Varsha Keshkamat (f)
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.
Emma ScottPractice Management
Radhika Lakhani (f)
Local midwifery services are now run on a team basis and clinics are run at the surgery weekly on Thursday mornings. You can complete a self referral to the community midwifery team by following this link:
The nurses provide care to patients in their homes when they are not able to attend the surgery. They can be contacted by telephoning the surgery and asking for a referral to be sent.
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. Health visiting services in our area are provided by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT). Their website contains a wealth of information: https://www.hct.nhs.uk/children-and-families/. HCT also runs a Health Visitor Advice Line where you can speak to a health visitor, they can be reached on 0300 123 7572.