Dr T Fernandes BSc MBBS MRCGP
I have been a GP at Parkwood Surgery for over 24 years and have seen huge changes in terms of patient numbers and the complexity of work in General. I remain passionate about offering the best service we can within available resources and feel we have a huge role, moving into the future, in enabling patients to look after their own health.
I am interested in all aspects of General Practice with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and carry out many injections for these conditions. Over the years I have also been involved in the organisation of healthcare in West Hertfordshire and currently am Deputy Clinical Chair of Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group.
I live in Dacorum with my family, try to keep fit at a gym, and enjoy film, theatre, walking, food and wine when I have time off, although I spend much time driving 2 daughters around!
Dr J C Brazier MB BS DCH DRCOG DSEM MRCGP
I trained at the Royal Free in London, joined the RAF, then became a partner at Parkwood having done my registrar training here in 1996. I see all areas of General Practice, as well as being a GP trainer and GP appraiser.
I have a specialist interest in minor surgery, vasectomies, musculoskeletal problems and Sports Medicine having completed the Diploma in Sports Medicine in 2006. I have worked outside the practice for Watford Football Club, England Lacrosse and was a Sports Doctor at the London Olympics in 2012. I enjoy all forms of sport particularly rugby and cycling.
Dr S Stier MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP
I work part time at Parkwood Drive, and have been here since 1996 having previously lived in Yorkshire.
I trained in Leeds, qualified in 1991, and did my General Practice training in Wakefield.
My clinical interests are- Cardiology, Paediatrics and Rheumatology.
Outside of work my three teenagers keep me busy and I also enjoy trying to keep fit.
Dr H Antscherl MB BS DCH DRCOG MRCGP
I qualified from University College,London in 1988. Following this I obtained diplomas in child health (DCH) and obstetrics and gynaecology (DRCOG) and MRCGP in 1992.
My particular clinical interests are gynaecology, the menopause and family planning.
I have undertaken specialist training in coil (IUD) and contraceptive implant fitting
In addition,I am the clinical lead for COPD/asthma management in the practice.
Dr G Solomons MRCP MRCGP
I train future GP’s and am now the Watford VTS course organiser as well as undertaking appraisals on current GP’s in the local area.
I completed my medical degree in London in the mid 1990’s and thought I would pursue a career as a hospital physician.
I joined Parkwood Surgery in 2002, having trained at another surgery in Hemel Hempstead.
I particularly enjoy general medicine and have specific interests in diabetes, cardiology and paediatrics.
My main passion outside of work is following Chelsea Football club (hence all the paraphernalia in my consulting room) – rival supporters beware!
I enjoy running and have completed the occasional marathon over the years.
I like to keep fit, and my four children ensure that I don’t often sit down for too long.
Dr M Nicholas MBBS BSc MRCGP DRCOG
I trained at Royal Free and University College Medical School. After qualifying in 2004, I did hospital medicine locally before joining the team at Parkwood Surgery in 2010.
I enjoy all areas of general practice but have a particular interest in diabetes, gastroenterology and cardiology. I have extended my interest in diabetes and gained a postgraduate diploma from the University of South Wales in 2016. I am married to another GP and we have recently taken up ballroom dancing. I also enjoy playing the piano, landscape photography and confess to enjoying Netflix box-sets!
Dr C Jensen MBChB BSc DFFP MRCGP DRCOG
I qualified from Bristol University with degrees in Medicine and Biochemistry in 1999. I worked in Paediatrics based at a London teaching hospital for two years, then spent four months at a rural mission hospital in Tanzania. I returned to the UK in 2003 and undertook placements in A and E, Obs and Gynae and Elderly care. After qualifying as a GP in 2005 I worked at several practices in London before moving to Hertfordshire in 2013.
I am married with two children. In addition to juggling family responsibilities with work I have been known to run the odd Marathon… I like a challenge!
Although I consider myself a generalist, my interests include Child Health, nutrition and gynaecology.
Dr D Franzmann BM BS DRCOG MRCGP
I trained at Brighton and Sussex Medical School before returning to Hertfordshire to undertake my hospital rotations. After completing my GP training with the practice I joined the surgery in 2014. I work full time and enjoy all areas of general medicine. When not at work I enjoy going to the gym, watching formula one motor racing and spending time with friends and family.
Dr S Da Silva MBBS MRCGP
I qualified in Nigeria before coming to the UK to do my hospital rotations. I did my GP training with the practice and joined the surgery in 2016. I enjoy all aspects of family medicine but particularly enjoy paediatrics. I have two children of my own that keep me pretty busy but I enjoy reading period dramas, visiting historical sites and swimming in any spare time that’s left!
Dr S Murphy MBBS BSc MRCGP
Originally from Canada, I completed my medical degree at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ in London.
Since finishing my GP training I have worked as a locum in the Hertfordshire area.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice and have recently completed Cardiff University’s dermatology diploma which is my area of interest
Dr J Johnson Ferguson MBBCh DRCOG MRCGP
I qualified in Oxford before completing GP training in Northampton. My husband is in the Army so we have moved house many times and I have worked in many parts of the country and overseas. I enjoy the full range of general practice but also work in palliative medicine as this is an area of special interest. I have 3 daughters who keep me busy and a dog who gets me out walking and running regularly.
Dr H Shakir MB BS MRCGP
Mr Colin Neal – Practice Manager
I am the Practice Manager for Parkwood Surgery and joined the surgery in 2004 after 25 years working in banking.
My main role and responsibilities are the overall running of our 3 surgeries which includes overseeing premises, staffing, training, IT, complaints and finances. Implementing the ever changing latest initiative from the NHS can be a challenge especially when it does not appear to help patient care but is another piece of bureaucracy diverting time and resources away from helping our patients.
I am well supported by our staff and we do try to ensure that we offer the best care that we can to patients especially during the changing ways we need to offer how we work with our patients.
Outside of work I like to keep fit and enjoy golf, cycling, walking and going to the gym.
Mrs Purvi Shah – Clinical Pharmacist
I recently joined Parkwood drive surgery as a clinical pharmacist . Prior to that i was working with surgery in North London . I have worked for more than 8 years in community pharmacy setting as a manager.
My role involves medication reviews and chronic long term condition management such as Hypertension , Heart failure , Atrial fibrillation , Ischemic heart disease , Diabetes and Asthma/ COPD . I am qualified to prescribe and can help with any medicine related queries , high risk drug monitoring and am actively involved in medicine reconciliation after hospital discharge.
Outside the surgery i like socializing, and am an active member of many social groups. I enjoy cooking , dancing and being busy with my kids.
Clare Jones – Nurse
I trained in Sheffield in 1992, and worked in immunology, HIV and infection control at Barts Hospital, joining Parkwood Surgery in 2000, progressing through to lead Nurse in 2008. I enjoy the variety and workload of being a practice nurse, particularly the continuity of care and the relationships with patients that are fostered over such a long period. My specialist interests are diabetes, wound care, travel, contraception and women’s health. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my energetic springer spaniel and yoga.
Claire Reeves – NURSE
Prior to joining Parkwood as a practice nurse I was a District Nurse in the local community for over 13 years covering multiple different surgeries including Parkwood Surgery itself. This enables me to look at ill health from another angle and how it directly affects people in their own homes. I’ve been delighted to join the nursing team here and further extend my broad clinical knowledge.
Outside the surgery I enjoy golf and gardening and keeping up with my daughter.
Elaine Whittaker – Nurse
I joined the surgery in 2014 to become a Practice Nurse. I qualified as a Nurse in 2007. During that time my main area of Nursing that I worked in had been A&E. I had also experienced a medical ward in the hospital and 18 months spent on the cruise ships as a Nursing Officer. Great opportunity exploring new countries and gaining new skills. Working in A&E was a steep learning curve and I loved my time there. Often treatment patients with major illnesses and injuries to the more minor illness and injury.
The skills that I have gained during that time have helped me along the way to become a Practice Nurse, which I love! Always busy and never the same in 1 day.
Amanda Rodgers – Nurse
I have been a Practice Nurse at Parkwood surgery for almost 7 years. My Nursing background was in outpatients and theatres. The areas I cover in the Surgery are woundcare, cervical smear taking, injections, vaccines, ear irrigation, Diabetic Reviews, ECG’s and phlebotomy I enjoy the varied work on a day to day basis, there is never time to get bored as there is always something to keep us busy whether seeing patients or keeping up with our admin tasks, I thoroughly enjoy working with such a great team
Karen Dancer – Health Care Assistant
I am the practice health care assistant having previously worked in ITU. I’m involved with Minor surgery, Vasectomies and coils, as well as wound care, and other aspects of general health care. I enjoy helping all these aspects run smoothly and pride myself on being part of what i feel is an excellent nursing team . I enjoy talking to people and extend that in to my home life where i am a walk leader on the “Hertfordshire health walks”. Up until 2015 I had spent 14 years as a volunteer for “Girlguiding” as a Rainbow leader
Average GP Earnings
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. The average pay for GPs who worked for six months or more in Parkwood Surgery in the last financial year was £62964 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for 4 full time, 9 part time and 4 locum GPs.