47 Villa Street,
SE17 2EL

Healthcare Team


Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership. However, we encourage you to remain with one GP for routine appointments to improve continuity.


Dr Julia Hodges MBBS, MRCGP, DCH. London 1981

Dr Nancy K├╝chemann MBChB, MRCGP, DCH. Bristol 1996


Dr Gabrielle Weale MB ChB, MRCGP

Dr Joanna Cooper MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Nedah Darabi MB ChB, BSc MRCGP, DFSRH 

Salaried GPs

Dr Ichechim White MBBS, MRCGP



GP Registrars

Dr Grainne O'Keeffe Female (January 2022 to January 2023)

Dr Rachel Kearns Female (August 2022 to July 2023)

Dr Helen Palfrey Female (August 2022 to July 2023)

Dr Julian Purdy Male ( August 2022 to July 2023)

We are a teaching practice. This means that fully qualified doctors who have been working at hospital level will be working at Villa Street for six to twelve months at a time to learn more about general practice. 

We hope you will be happy for these doctors to play a part in your care but if you have any concerns about this please inform the receptionist and we will respect your wishes. Training Practice Information.

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Practice Nursing

Mr Shaun Heath Male Nurse Practitioner and Partner

Heather Aberdein Female Practice Nurse 

Viktoria Owolebi Female Practice Nurse (maternity leave until January 23)

Aytac Mevlit Health Care Assistant

Samantha Pennell Female Practice Nurse (maternity cover until October 22)

Practice Nursing Services.

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Practice Manager

Tilly Wright Managing Partner

If you wish to discuss administrative or non medical aspects of your health treatment or if you have any ideas which will improve the services we provide, our Practice Manager is there to help you.

Tilly Wright also deals with problems or complaints you may have to do with the Practice.

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Attached and Visiting Healthcare Professionals

Good modern medical care is not provided by the doctors alone. We work as a team to provide a comprehensive service. As well as the Doctors and Nurses we also have the following Health Care Professionals either providing clinics at the practice or within the nearby community:

  • Counsellors
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellors
  • District and Community Nurses
  • Health Care Assistants
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives

Full Details on the services offered by each of the above can be found in Clinics and Services.

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Receptionists and Administration Team

Our receptionists will be pleased to make appointments for you to attend our surgeries and clinics, deal with requests for home visits, prescriptions and any queries you may have.

Martine Barrow Reception Team Manager and Information Technology (IT) Lead

Helen Stanislas Senior Receptionist

Flora Machin  Senior Receptionist

Teagan Dyton Senior Receptionist

Navila Chowdhury  Receptionist

Julia Boyle  Receptionist 

Vicky O'Donnell  Receptionist

Ashani Sutherland  Receptionist

Kelly Jackson  Receptionist 

Dinah Trabulsi  Receptionist

Stephen Smith  Office Support 

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Training Practice

Villa Street Medical Centre is a training practice and you may be invited to take part in the training of doctors, nurses and medical students, however there is no need for you to give your consent unless you wish to do so.

The practice may wish to video some consultations. You will be informed of this in advance and may decline at any time. Videos help clinicians learn how to improve their skills.

If you do not want to to have a trainee or student present during your consultation then please let us know on arrival for your appointment. We understand that this is a personal choice.

If you have any concerns please let us know or ask to speak with the Practice Manager.