ANNUAL SURVEY 2014
A big thank you to all patients who completed our annual survey. This is now available to you to view on the survey results page.
Welcome to Goldsworth Medical practice
We are a busy practice working from two purpose built sites with 9 doctors and a list size of 12500 patients. We run many clinics, from acute illnesses to chronic disease care, and offer a wide variety of other medical services. We are also a training practice and several of our GPs are involved in the assistance of training of young doctors. We believe that this continuous involvement in medical education helps the practice to focus on the provision of high quality care.
We aim to make you and your family welcome and as comfortable as possible and we hope you will find us friendly and approachable.
Our ethos is to provide excellence in family medicine and to offer high quality evidence-based NHS primary health care to all our patients. As family doctors, we are trained in the principles of the discipline of Family Medicine and we are primarily responsible for the provision of comprehensive and continuing care to every individual seeking medical care irrespective of age, race, sex and illness.
Our Practice History
The practice was started by Dr Smellie before World War II and moved to 16 York Road in the 1940s. He was joined by Dr Symonds and later Dr Gillies, followed by Dr Carmichael and Dr Lytton. In 1979 the practice opened the first doctor's surgery in Goldsworth Park and Dr Lander and Dr Collins joined the other doctors. In 1986 the practice moved into the new Goldsworth Park Health Centre and was joined by Dr Braiden. Four years later, in January 1991, Dr Carmichael retired and was replaced by Dr Sellars. In 1990 we moved from our premises in York Road to a new building, adjacent to Woking Community Hospital in Heathside Road. The building was named York House Medical Centre in recognition of our historical links with York Road.
As a result of our growing list size Dr Grove joined us in August 1998. Dr Lytton retired in June 2002 and was replaced by Dr Gaur. Dr Braiden and Dr Grove moved onto pastures new and were replaced by Dr Clayton in 2002 and Dr Perera in 2005. Dr Singh joined the practice as a partner in January 2008, with Dr Khatoon joining in 2012. Dr Collins retired as a partner in October 2013 but continues to work every Tuesday. We also have the services of two salaried doctors, Dr Honnor and Dr Pop.
We became an accredited training practice in August 2013. This involves the post-graduate training of fully qualified doctors who wish to specialise in General Practice. Currently Dr Tina Swampillai is with us for a year as a trainee GP and is under the supervision of Dr Khatoon.
(Site updated 02/12/2014)