I have been at partner at Kingston Health Centre since 2000 and love the variety of clinical work in
general practice. I qualified from Imperial College London and have postgraduate diplomas in
paediatrics, sexual and reproductive healthcare and mental health and qualifications in diabetes
care and cardiovascular health. I have undertaken specialist training with the Institute of
Psychosexual Medicine. I am a GP trainer at Kingston Health Centre.
Dr Julie Beattie
I have been a partner at Kingston Health Centre since 2008.
I qualified from Barts and the London and completed hospital posts in paediatrics, gynaecology and psychiatry. For several years I was GP Programme Director in Epsom, teaching junior doctors to
become GPs. At Kingston Health Centre I am a GP trainer. I have postgraduate diplomas in obstetrics
and gynaecology and reproductive healthcare. My special clinical interests are respiratory and
cardiovascular medicine and managing shoulder conditions.
Dr Elizabeth Thorpe
I have been a partner at Kingston Health Centre since 2012. I qualified from Nottingham University
and initially embarked on a surgical career becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons
after undertaking posts in general surgery, neurosurgery, urology and orthopaedics. I trained as a
GP after realising that I preferred a wider variety of clinical work. I have postgraduate diplomas in
dermatology and mental health. My other special clinical areas of interest are musculoskeletal
medicine and minor surgery.
Dr Richard Hughes
I have been a GP at Kingston Health Centre since 2016.
I qualified from Imperial College London and completed specialist GP training locally in Kingston. I
have postgraduate diplomas in paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology. My special clinical
interests are in child health, general medicine, joint injection and minor surgery. I am a GP Tutor for
Imperial College and teach medical students at Kingston Healthcare.
Dr James Kabza
I have been a GP at Kingston Health Centre from 2017.
I qualified from Oxford and completed specialist GP training gaining a postgraduate diploma in
paediatrics. I have a special interest in GP education and am a GP trainer. My other areas of clinical
interest are general medicine and palliative care.
Dr Emma Higham
I have been a GP at Kingston Health Centre since 2017.
I qualified from University College London and completed specialist GP training in South London. I
have postgraduate diplomas in obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics. My particular clinical
interests are in care of the elderly, paediatrics and women’s health. In conjunction with my work as a
GP I am working in care of the elderly at Kingston Hospital and studying for a postgraduate
qualification in Health and Wellbeing specialising in frailty.
Dr Natalie Gounaris-Shannon
I have been a General Practitioner at Kingston Health Centre from 2018. I initially studied law before
training in medicine at St Georges’s Hospital, London. My specialist GP training was completed
locally after hospital posts in paediatrics, psychiatry and emergency medicine.
Dr Faye Plaxton
I qualified at Westminster Hospital in 1992. Before becoming a practice nurse I have worked in
midwifery and health visiting.
I qualified from Southampton university in 2016 and joined Kingston Health Centre after completing
GP Practice Nurse training is West London.
I qualified as a registered nurse in Turkey in 1982. In the UK I completed further training at West
Middlesex Hospital in 1996. I worked in Kingston Hospital for 3 years before spending 4 years as a
District Nurse. I have been a Practice Nurse since 2005.
I started as a receptionist in 2002 then undertook further training to become a Healthcare Assistant
completing NVQ3 in Health and Social Care in 2007 and numerous other courses since. I am a
phlebotomist, Weight-to-Go coordinator, Stop Smoking Coordinator and Girl Friday at Kingston
I started as a receptionist in 2013 and undertook further training in phlebotomy. I am also trained as
a Stop Smoking Coordinator
Bethany Williams Bowers
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