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History of Practice

Joseph Lister  (1827-1912)
Pioneer of surgery using aseptic conditions.

Harlow was the first town in England where the concept of the health centre was put into practice in the 1950's. Originally they were mostly owed by a charitable trust (The Nuffield Trust) but at present are owed and maintained by: Harlow Health Centres Trust Ltd, The Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex CM18 7BL. The administrator is Carol Sizeland http://www.hhct.org.uk.

At present there are nine health centres (ten practices) dotted around the town, seven of which are owned and maintained by Harlow Health Centres Trust. Lister House comprises of a medical centre, a separate dental practice and access to district nurses, health visitors, audiology clinics, speech therapists and an orthoptist.

Lister Medical Centre provides care for over 18,000 patients from a town population of roughly 83,000.

Apart from the doctors the staff comprises nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants, physiotherapists, a clinical psychologist, dietician, computer clerks, reception and office staff.

History of Lister House Medical Practice

Lister House practice was started by Dr. Frank Hayes on 1st September 1961 in a semi-detached house in Kingsland, Harlow. The practice has expanded into a ten doctor partnership during the following years.

The practice expanded very rapidly over a fourteen-year period during which in 1966, the partnership, occupied The Nuffield Trust purpose-built Health Centre, called Lister House. From 1962 expansion was rapid and uniform to 1970; the expansion decreased from 1970-1975; in 1976, the list size finally stabilised.

The premises was leased to the partnership. The building is located on the east side of the junction of Perry Road with Southern way, opposite St. James church and adjacent to the Staple Tye shopping area. Geographically, Lister House is situated in the south west sector of Harlow. The building is central to the practice area.

Doctors joining and leaving the practice

Doctor Date of Commencement Date of Leaving
Dr F Hayes 1 September 1961 31 March 1967
Dr J B Davis 1 April 1963 1 October 1994
Dr G Lewis 1 April 1966 31 December 1971
Dr T S Lam 1 February 1967 31 August 1997
Dr T H G George 1 July 1967 11 May 2007
Dr T Schiff 1 February 1969 31 August 1972
Dr M K Williams 1 January 1971 31 August 1977
Dr P Hill 1 May 1971 31 August 1974
Dr W J Trowell 1 April 1973 31 May 1994
Dr C H Richards 1 April 1973 31 August 2006
Dr R Chiswell 1 September 1974 1979
Dr D Kelly 1 September 1974 1987
Dr T Gjertsen 1 September 1977 30 June 1980
Dr M C Jacobs 30 May 1979 31 May 2006
Dr M H Rajani 1 October 1980 30 April 2012
Dr J Lothian 1 February 1987 31 January 1992
Dr M J Roberts 1 February 1992 -
Dr J E Perry ne Caul 1 August 1992 31 March 2001
Dr J Green 1 October 1994 31 May 2001
Dr P Mistry 4 July 1994 -
Dr T C A Ogbonnaya 1 January 1999 -
Dr R M Norris 1 June 2001 30 April 2007
Dr C Langendoen 1 September 2001 30 September 2002
Dr P Vempali 1 October 2002 21 July 2005
Dr B K Grabarska-Kreiss 4 November 2002 -
Dr J P Portelly 1 August 2005 30 April 2014
Dr C H Fernandes 11 September 2006 -
Dr K N Tully 18 September 2006 -
Dr K Minocha 1 October 2007 30 April 2012
Dr F Sattar 4 January 2010 -
Dr J Selvarajah 4 January 2011 -
Dr A Durairatnam 1 May 2012 -
Doctor Date of Commencement Date of Leaving

Registrars

Registrar Date of Commencement Date of Leaving
Dr M Hirani 18 September 2006 24 August 2007
Dr D Onoja 1 June 2007 28 November 2008
Dr S Gralton 14 April 2008 9 April 2010
Dr R Kumarakulasingham 6 August 2008 4 August 2009
Dr J Selvarajah 5 August 2009 3 August 2010
Dr S Poduval 3 February 2010 3 August 2011
Dr A Sivananthan 4 August 2010 3 February 2012
Dr S Chopra 2 February 2011 31 July 2012
Dr J Egleton 2 February 2011 2 July 2013
Dr R Shahid 1 February 2012 6 August 2013
Dr T Ojedokun 1 February 2012 6 August 2013
Dr O Bogunjoko 1 August 2012 17 March 2014
Dr A Ezepue 1 August 2012 3 February 2014
Dr A Tharmakulasingam 6 February 2013 -
Dr R Onwura 6 February 2013 -
Dr N Ehamparanathan 7 August 2013 -
Dr D Swinfen 7 August 2013 -
Dr M Mohammed 5 February 2014 -
Dr S Begum 5 February 2014 -
Registrar Date of Commencement Date of Leaving