History of the 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 eight health centres (nine practices) dotted around the town, six of which are owned and maintained by Harlow Health Centres Trust. Lister House comprises a medical centre and a separate dental practice.

Lister Medical Centre provides care for over 19,000 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 Medical Centre

Lister Medical Centre was started by Dr Frank Hayes on 1st September 1961 in a semi-detached house in Kingsland, Harlow. The practice 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 are leased to the partnership. The building is located at Lister House Medical Centre on Abercrombie Way, adjacent to the Staple Tye shopping area. Geographically, Lister Medical Centre is situated in the south west sector of Harlow. The building is central to the practice area.

Doctors joining and leaving the practice

DoctorDate of CommencementDate of Leaving
Dr F Hayes1 September 196131 March 1967
Dr J B Davis1 April 19631 October 1994
Dr G Lewis1 April 196631 December 1971
Dr T S Lam1 February 196731 August 1997
Dr T H G George1 July 196711 May 2007
Dr T Schiff1 February 196931 August 1972
Dr M K Williams1 January 197131 August 1977
Dr P Hill1 May 197131 August 1974
Dr W J Trowell1 April 197331 May 1994
Dr C H Richards1 April 197331 August 2006
Dr R Chiswell1 September 19741979
Dr D Kelly1 September 19741987
Dr T Gjertsen1 September 197730 June 1980
Dr M C Jacobs30 May 197931 May 2006
Dr M H Rajani1 October 198030 April 2012
Dr J Lothian1 February 198731 January 1992
Dr M J Roberts1 February 1992-
Dr J E Perry neé Caul1 August 199231 March 2001
Dr J Green1 October 199431 May 2001
Dr P Mistry4 July 199431 December 2016
Dr T C A Ogbonnaya1 January 1999-
Dr R M Norris1 June 200130 April 2007
Dr C Langendoen1 September 200130 September 2002
Dr P Vempali1 October 200221 July 2005
Dr B K Grabarska-Kreiss4 November 2002-
Dr J P Portelly1 August 200530 April 2014
Dr C H Fernandes11 September 2006-
Dr K N Tully18 September 200624 September 2018
Dr K Minocha1 October 200730 April 2012
Dr F Sattar4 January 2010-
Dr J Selvarajah4 January 2011-
Dr A Durairatnam1 May 2012-
Dr O Savage9 August 201613 July 2018
Dr P Suntharamoorthy19 September 201619 April 2018
Dr H Patel28 August 2018-
Dr T Dias3 September 2018-
DoctorDate of CommencementDate of Leaving


RegistrarDate of CommencementDate of Leaving
Dr M Hirani18 September 200624 August 2007
Dr D Onoja1 June 200728 November 2008
Dr S Gralton14 April 20089 April 2010
Dr R Kumarakulasingham6 August 20084 August 2009
Dr J Selvarajah5 August 20093 August 2010
Dr S Poduval3 February 20103 August 2011
Dr A Sivananthan4 August 20103 February 2012
Dr S Chopra2 February 201131 July 2012
Dr J Egleton2 February 20112 July 2013
Dr R Shahid1 February 20126 August 2013
Dr T Ojedokun1 February 20126 August 2013
Dr O Bogunjoko1 August 201218 December 2014
Dr A Ezepue1 August 20123 February 2014
Dr A Tharmakulasingam6 February 201322 October 2014
Dr R Onwura6 February 201319 March 2015
Dr N Ehamparanathan7 August 20134 August 2015
Dr D Swinfen7 August 20133 February 2015
Dr M Mohammed5 February 201430 April 2015
Dr S Begum5 February 20143 August 2015
Dr M Rahman4 February 20157 September 2016
Dr A Ghir4 February 20151 August 2016
Dr H Coghlan3 August 201623 January 2017
Dr I Sivakkolunthu1 February 2017-
Dr T Dias1 February 201731 July 2018
Dr H Patel2 August 201731 July 2018
Dr H Qayum1 August 2018-
Dr MS Abu Bakar1 August 2018-
RegistrarDate of CommencementDate of Leaving

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