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About the Practice
The practice started as branch surgery of an old established practice in Peterborough in a Porta-cabin in February 1986 to the serve the then new development in the Northern part of Werrington. It was located across the road from The Dragon Pub, where the current Ash Park estate is. In July 1986 it was decided that Dr.Vijay Iyer run the practice as an independent single handed practice serving the local population. At the time just over one hundred patients were registered at the practice.

The current surgery was planned and built as a purpose built surgery in about eighteen months.The practice moved to the premises in the Easter of 1989. The surgery was officially opened by Sir John Major, then Member of Parliament, on 26th May 1989. At the time the practice’s registered population was just over one thousand. At that time, the staff employed by the practice were a part time Practice Manager and two part-time receptionists.

Dr Parvati Iyer joined the practice as a partner in 1994, by which time the practice had just over two thousand patients. The Practice has been gradually expanding and currently in April 2016 the practice looks after four thousand patients. The practice employs four part receptionists, a practice secretary, a practice manager, 2 Health Care Assistants and 2 Practice Nurses. There are three partners - an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and 2 GPs. In addition a number of other health care professionals employed by different NHS organisations work as a part of the primary care team looking after patients, including District Nurse team, Midwife, Health Visitor, McMillan Nurse, Counsellor, Diabetic Nurses and a Community Psychiatric Nurse.

Dr Parvati Iyer retired from General Practice in July 2012. Mrs Anna Bunten became a partner at the practice in April 2013 & Dr G Owusu-Ansah has joined the practice as a partner in July 2015.
The Practice Team
Dr Vijay Iyer - General Practitioner
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Dr Vijay Iyer qualified from Calcutta University, India in 1977. He passed his Scottish Triple Examination in 1983 and obtained his FRCS from Edinburgh in 1983. He did his General Practice Vocational Training in Peterborough completing this in 1985. Dr Iyer has been a General Practitioner since 1985. He has a special interest in Orthopaedics.
Dr Parvati Iyer - General Practitioner
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Dr Parvati Iyer, qualified from Calcutta University ,India in 1977 & joined the practice in 1994 and worked as a full time GP and partner in the practice till her retirement in July 2012. She is a qualified acupuncturist and has been practicing acupuncture for 14 years.She will continue to have her acupuncture clinics at the practice offering this as a service provided to the patients registered at the practice. She also treats patients who are not registered at the practice, privately. She is a member of British Medical Acupuncture Society(BMAS) . She was awarded Post Graduate Certificate Western Medical Acupuncture from University of Hertfordshire in July 2011.
Dr George Owusu-Ansah - General Practitioner
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Dr Ansah joined us in July on a long term locum contract with a view to joining the practice permanently. He has worked at other practices around the city for the last four years. He has also been a GP trainer in the out of hours service for Leicestershire primary Care trust. Dr Ansah qualified from University in Ghana in 2000 and completed his GP training in Glasgow in 2009. Dr Ansah joined the practice as a partner from July 2015.
Anna Bunten - Advanced Nurse Practitioner
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Anna is an advanced Nurse Practitioner and has been working as a partner since April 2013. She qualified from Cambridge University as a Registered Nurse in 2000. She then passed her BA (Hons) Nursing in 2007 and went on to study an MSc Advanced Nursing Practice, including Independent Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Assessment skills, with Anglia Ruskin University completing this in 2010.
Mrs Pauline Harrup - Practice Nurse
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Mrs Pauline Harrup, Practice Nurse qualified as an SEN from St Bartholomews in London in 1979. She passed her ENB course in Gynaecology at Chelsea Hospital for Women in 1985. Moved to Peterborough in 1985 and worked at the Peterborough District Hospital in the Gynaecology ward. Mrs Harrup qualified as an SRN in 1995 having studied at the Homerton School of Health Studies at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge. She joined the practice in 2004.
Jenny Kowal - Practice Nurse
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Mrs Sally Raines - Health Care Assistant
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Mrs Sally Raines, Health Care Assistant. Mrs Raines joined the practice in August 2005 and did her training in various aspects of her role, gaining competency in Phlebotomy, doing ECGs, 24 hour ECGs, administration of intramuscular injections. She has attended courses and is a qualified Smoking Cessation Adviser helping patients quitting smoking. Mrs Raines assists the practice in the important task of summarising patient notes.
Kerry Brown - HCA
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Karen Pidduck - Receptionist
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Trudy Botright - Receptionist
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Tara Magnus - Receptionist
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Anna Letts - Receptionist
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Emma Hogget - Practice Administrator
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GP Earning
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used for any judgement about earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices. The average pay for GPs working in Surgery, Hodgson Centre in the last financial year was £128,478 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for two full time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.