Rydal Group Practice

375 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9QJ

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm

Tel: 020 8504 0532

Practice Information

General staff and contact information.

About Us

Here at Rydal we have doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants.  We also have a strong reception team who support our patients, doctors and nurses via excellent communication skills, good sense and compassion.  We have an administration team who also support all the functions of the practice for our patients, doctors and nurses and our reception team.  Everyone here is dedicated to providing the best care and the most positive experience possible every day and we all enjoy what we do.

Dr S E Iles (f)

BM 1980 (Southampton) Dr Susan Iles provides a comprehensive service in women’s health and contraception, running the well woman clinic with a team of nurses. She has pursued further training in cardiovascular medicine including working alongside the local consultants.

Dr Iles works all day on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr V Newman (f)

MB BS 1996 (London) BSc DRCOG Dr Newman was trained at the Royal London and has a particular interest in Women’s Health and Paediatric Medicine.

Dr Newman works all day on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. She also works Friday mornings.

Dr Nomaan Akhtar (m)

Dr Akhtar graduated from St George’s University London in 2009. Having spent the past 5 years of postgraduate training in Ipswich he has returned back to the local area and is now Partner at the Rydal Practice. His interests include mental health, chronic disease management and education.

Dr Akhtar works on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Dr Jo Price (f)

Dr J Price works all day Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Dr E Erdal (f)

Dr E Erdal works all day Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

Nurse Sarah Clulow (f)

Qualifications: RGN
Clinic activities include:
Asthma and COPD management
Child and Holiday vaccinations
Injections including Prostate, B12 etc
Diagnostic tests: Hearing tests, Lung function tests, Blood pressure, Cervical Smears and swabs
Dressings, Contraceptive Checks, Removal of stitches, Cervical smears

Nurse Janet Wright (f)

Qualifications: RGN
Clinic activities include:
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Child and Holiday vaccinations
Injections including Prostate, B12 etc
Diagnostic tests: Hearing tests, Blood pressure, Cervical Smears and swabs
Dressings, Contraceptive Checks, Removal of stitches

Health Care Assistant Jo Hunt (f)

Clinic activities include:
ECG, Blood pressure, Hearing tests
Cardiovascular Disease Checks
B12 injections,

Care Navigator Jane Martin (f)

Clinic activities include:
Jane is working to identify and contact our most vulnerable, most unwell patients and act as a first point of contact for any needs they have. She is also proactively contacting them on a regular basis to see how we can improve their care. She has a wealth of experience of all the medical and social services available to our patients and works to coordinate the many aspects of their care.

Mrs Sharon Smith (f)

Sharon is our practice manager and is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the practice. This includes the quality of the clinical service offered to our patients with long term conditions and the enhanced services provided by the practice including vaccinations, health checks, extended hours provision and minor surgery.

Mrs Sharon Stemp (f)

Sharon is our reception and admin manager and is responsible for the smooth running of reception and managing our appointment system. Sharon is the first port of call for any administrative problems that cannot be resolved by a member of the reception team.

There is no general patient parking or waiting in the car park in front of the surgery. Our car park is too small to be used as a general car park for all our patients. Considerable congestion arises, and we would urge you to use the public car parking facilities at the James Hawkey Hall, in the ‘Pay and Display’ car park in The Castle, or in the adjacent unregulated side roads.

Our limited car parking is exclusively reserved for those patients who are disabled and display a valid Blue Badge. The signs on display clearly state that parking is for disabled patients and doctors only.

Please do not park on the gravel paths, even for a brief period. This obstructs the footpath, risks a £200 fine, and obstructs access to the nearby houses. This causes considerable annoyance to our neighbours, who have to live with this problem every day.

Facilities include easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs and a disabled toilet with a baby changing table. We also have an adapted reception desk for easy wheelchair access.