Meet the Team

Get to know the medical and administration team at Summercroft Surgery.

Our mission is to provide an excellent, high quality health experience for all our patients.

Our team are fully trained and compliant with NHS confidentiality policies and all mandatory training.

We regularly run in-house team based training to improve our service to our patient population.


GP Partners

Dr Rakulan Balendran (M)

GP Partner

BSc MBBS MRCS MRCGP 1996 University of London (GMC Number: 4327592)

Clinic Days :
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Dr Victoria O’Brien (M)

GP Partner

MB ChB BSc MRCP MRCGP Bristol University 2005 (GMC Number: 6120240)

Clinic Days :

Monday and Thursday

Dr Annika Jiskoot (f)

GP Partner

BM BS MRCGP 2009 The University of Brighton & Sussex (GMC Number 7049183)

Clinic Days:

Monday and Thursday

GPs and Salaried GPs

Dr Chatra Rajiv Samarasinghe (M)

University of London 1997 BSc MBBS DFFP MRCGP (GMC Number: 4372341)

Clinic Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Nehul Patel (M)

University of London MB BS 2006 (GMC Number 6147663)

Clinic Days

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr Monica Hakeem (F)

University of Kings College (GMC Number 7496928)

Monday & Thursday

Dr Jane Matthews (F)

MB ChB 2007 University of Cape Town (GMC Number 7085491)

Clinic Days

Wednesday and Friday

Nursing Team

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Maria Clinton-Copeland


Clinic Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Advanced Nurse Practitioner means a nurse with Level 7 MSc qualifications in clinical assessment, so they can safely work in a first contact role to manage patients who present with a range of symptoms not previously assessed by another appropriate Health Care Professional.

– Prescribe any medicine for any condition within their competence (including some controlled medicines) provided they have completed an Independent Prescribing qualification

– See patients with undiagnosed, undifferentiated medical conditions and make treatment decisions, including ordering necessary investigations

– Refer patients to secondary care, although this can vary depending on local arrangements and protocols

– Undertake appropriate home visits.

Practice Nurses

Sister Caroline Tate (F)


PI Number 82K1649E

Clinic Days

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Sister Heather Horan (F)


PI Number 79J0307E

Clinic Days

Monday and Wednesday

Sister Olushola Azeez (F)RGN

PI Number 06F0075E

Clinic Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Other Health Care Professionals

Clinical Pharmacists, Paramedic, Physician Associate, Mental Health Practitioner 

Find out more about the new clinical roles working in primary care

Practice Team

Practice Management

Practice Manager

IT / Referrals Leads

Megan Hardy (F)

IT / Referrals Lead

Suzanne McKee (F)

IT / Referrals Lead

Lead Prescription Clerk

Jackie Marle (F)

Lead Prescription Clerk

Workflow Leads

Claire Crawley (F)

Workflow Leads

Jade Anderson (F)

Workflow Leads

Reception Leads

Kay Stevens (F)

Reception Lead

Lorraine Maddison (F)

Reception Lead

Our Team has Grown

Your GP practice is open and here for you and your family.

In order to provide the right care at the right time, all GP practices are changing how they work.

In a GP practice you will now find a wider team of specialists and professionals working together to help and care for you.

The larger practice team is designed to best manage the very busy workload and the range of health needs that people have.

You may get referred to the most appropriate member of the team to provide the support you need.