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Meet the occupational health team

List of doctors:

Dr. Clive Forman
Dr. Conor McGarry
Dr. Gavin Webb-Wilson
Dr. Gill MacLeod
Dr. Harry Trakoshis
Dr. Honor Abaecheta
Dr. Karen Lindall
Dr. Kirstie Gibson
Dr. Malcolm Cunard
Dr. Millie Saha
Dr. Nicole Ernstzen
Dr. Peter Guider
Dr. Peter MacFarlane
Dr. Peter Williamson
Dr. Robert Swigelaar
Dr. Robyn Bea Cohen
Dr. Sheena McRae

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 Dr. Clive Forman
 MBBS DRCOG DOccMed

Clive qualified at Westminster Hospital in 1984, after which he gained experience in ENT surgery before completing his postgraduate general practice training in 1988.

The following seven years were spent as a GP in the NHS before returning to London to work in City based private practice where he has worked ever since. He has postgraduate qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as Occupational Medicine.

He has a wide range of interests including dermatology and musculoskeletal medicine. He is an approved examiner for Oil and Gas UK and Norwegian offshore workers.

Outside of medicine he enjoys outdoor pursuits including shooting, cycling and running.

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Dr. Conor McGarry
MB BCh BAO MRCS AFOM

Conor graduated from the Queen's University of Belfast in 1993, then progressing to complete post-graduate surgical training in England and Belfast where he also latterly undertook an MBA.

He moved to Leeds in 2005 to undertake specialist training in Occupational Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust where he firstly undertook the Advanced Diploma in Occupational Medicine before attaining Affiliate status with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2009. He came to London in 2011 to join the team at Roodlane.

Conor has wide knowledge in his fields of particular interest including trauma and orthopaedics, acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems, ear nose and throat conditions and disorders of hearing and balance.

He is also extensively self-trained in certain aspects of information technology, particularly in database programming and administration which he has used to devise several bespoke applications for the purposes of continuous rolling clinical audit, compliance monitoring and client/patient feedback assimilation and analysis. These systems have formed the basis of a thesis Conor has recently completed and which he hopes will lead to his being awarded Membership status with the Faculty. He has a special interest in developing applications to improve both local and national clinical audit practices, and he was a member of the development group for the recent Health and Work Development Unit (HWDU) national audit which examined the implementation of NICE public health guidance for the workplace by NHS trusts.

Conor is married to Deborah and they have two children, Sarah and James.

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Dr. Gavin Webb-Wilson
MA MB BChir MRCOG FAMS DOccMed
Associate Director

Gavin graduated from Cambridge and joined the original Lloyds practice in 1979 before becoming a founder partner of the present practice in 1991. He is involved in all aspects of City medicine with long-standing interests in stress related disorders and psychological medicine. He has particular expertise in the field of life and health insurance, specialising in disability assessment and high risk life underwriting. He is a Fellow of the Assurance Medical Society and chief medical officer to Scottish Re Insurance.

Gavin is also a specialist in gynaecology working from the practice at Roodlane Medical and London Bridge hospital. He is an approved examiner for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency under the Merchant Shipping Regulations for the UK and an approved examiner for Oil & Gas UK offshore workers.

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Dr. Gill MacLeod
MB ChB MRCP ADOM
Chief Executive

Gill graduated at Bristol University and trained in hospital medicine and oncology in London until 1986, attaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians. She subsequently completed post-graduate training in general practice in north London. She spent 2 years in Africa working in primary care and infectious diseases before returning to the UK and joining the practice in 1991.

Gill developed her interest in occupational health, particularly in the context of the City environment and in the specialised field of psychosocial medicine and it's contribution to health problems in this environment. She has also devoted time to expanding her knowledge and expertise in medico legal issues.

She is a highly experienced lecturer and trainer with a strong interest in health education and health promotion within the working population.

She maintains an interest in women's health and complementary medicine and acupuncture. She is a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine and has post-graduate qualifications in Occupational Health.

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Dr. Harry Trakoshis
MB ChB MRCGP DOccMed
Chief Operating Officer

Harry graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1989. He spent 18 months in postgraduate training posts at Grooteschuur hospital, following which he spent a fascinating year in Canada working with the rural flying doctor service; a perfect training ground to hone the skills of any doctor in dealing with the unexpected.

In 1992 he came to London where he worked in a variety of specialities in teaching hospitals before going on to complete specialist training in general practice and obtain his MRCGP. Harry joined Roodlane in July 2001 and became a partner in 2004. He was appointed to the board of directors in 2007.

Harry's background means that he has a wide range of medical interests including sports and exercise medicine, nutrition, sexual health and psychosexual medicine and is an approved examiner for Oil & Gas UK offshore workers.

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Dr. Honor Abaecheta
MBBS MRCGP DOccMed ADOM

Honor qualified in medicine from Guy's Hospital medical school in 1994 and subsequently trained in London to become a general practitioner. After practicing for some years she joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as an FCO Medical Adviser offering comprehensive medical and occupational health advice to the FCO regarding their staff based overseas and in London.

After working at the FCO for five years she moved to work in the City for a time before undertaking an NHS GP partnership. Honor's decision to follow her career in Occupational Medicine brought her back to the City starting to work at Roodlane in 2006. Since then Honor has worked in a number of Occupational Health settings in the City and also nearer to her current hometown of Brighton. Honor has gained qualifications and broad experience in Occupational Medicine with more than 10 years working in this field, gaining particular expertise in large corporate clients and financial services.

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Dr. Karen Lindall
MB BS DA MRCP DFFP DOccMed

Karen qualified at the Middlesex Hospital in 1987 and spent the next 5 years working at a variety of London Hospitals including Guys, St. Thomas', the Middlesex and University College Hospital whilst achieving her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.

She moved to Bournemouth and into General Practice in 1992. Karen settled quickly into family life, bringing up four children and becoming Chairman of Governors of a small independent school, but also finding time to broaden her post-graduate education and train in acupuncture (1997). Karen offers this as a treatment alternative for a wide range of musculoskeletal and other conditions such as PMT, migraine and chronic headaches.

Whilst in practice on the South Coast, Karen also set up and ran a private Stress Management Clinic and became a partner in Prime Medical, a medical screening company. She has a Certificate in Stress Management and is an active member of the International Stress Management Association (MISMA).

Karen's background of general practice, stress management and health screening make her a perfect and welcome addition to the team of doctors at Roodlane. She returned to live in London and joined Roodlane in September 2004.

Specialist interests include Stress Management, Occupational Health, Family Planning and Acupuncture.

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Dr. Kirstie Gibson
MB BS MSc MFOM

Kirstie qualified at Guy's hospital in 1988 and initially trained in General Practice in the Bournemouth area. In the early 1990s doctors were being encouraged to develop management skills and Kirstie completed a Masters degree in management at Southampton University and moved to a management role in private health insurance at Norwich Union Healthcare (now Aviva). In 1997 she moved to BUPA as an assistant medical director responsible for health screening.

In 2002 Kirstie returned to clinical work and trained as a specialist in occupational medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust gaining the accredited specialist qualification, MFOM, in 2006. She then worked for Capita Health and Wellbeing for 5 years on a variety of contracts in media, telecommunications, civil service, local authorities, NHS trusts, Banking and a large pension scheme.

Kirstie is committed to the specialty of occupational medicine and the wider remit of workplace health and wellbeing. She is experienced in assisting with managing complex work place situations and has an understanding of the currently challenging workplace environment. She has co-written a chapter in the book 'Understanding doctors performance' in the area of cognitive functioning.

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Dr. Malcolm Cunard
MB ChB DCH

Malcolm joined Roodlane in 2007 after many years as a managing partner in another private City based practice. He brings with him years of experience in the field of corporate medicine and general practice and is highly respected within the City.

He graduated from the University of Cape Town. He did postgraduate work in paediatrics and had the enviable position of working with researchers such as Professor Chris Barnard , famous for carrying out the first heart transplant.

He has developed interests in corporate health, sports medicine and medical insurance underwriting. His outside interests include running and tennis as well as following international rugby and cricket.

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Dr. Millie Saha
MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH MFHom DOccMed

Dr. Millie Saha graduated from Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1996. She developed a passion for holistic medicine whilst completing her post-graduate general practice training. In 2002 she obtained her MRCGP, passing with merit, and also achieved Membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy.

She then gained further experience in psychiatry whilst working in Australia. Upon returning to the UK in 2003 she resumed work as a London NHS GP and launched her own private integrated medicine practice. This ran until 2009, and was last based at The Hale Clinic.

During the latter part of her career Millie has developed as a conventional GP, with a broad skill base and an interest in clinical models. Her private work explored the concepts of integrating disciplines, multi-layered diagnosis and individualised care.

She has additional skills and diplomas in female health and occupational medicine. She moved completely into the private sector in 2011, working at the London Clinic before joining Roodlane in 2012.

Outside of work she is married with two daughters and an English Springer Spaniel. She has interests in health writing, travel, yoga and nutrition.

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Dr. Nicole Ernstzen
MB ChB DRCOG DOccMed

Nicole graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2002 . Before coming to London she gained valuable experience working in a small rural hospital gaining a variety of surgical and medical skills.

Since 2005 she had been working as a private general practitioner in London involved in the provision of healthcare for various corporate clients and private patients. She obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2008 and has a keen interest in women's health issues and preventative medicine. She joined Roodlane in May 2011.

Since 2005 she had been working as a private general practitioner in London involved in the provision of healthcare for various corporate clients and private patients. She obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2008 and has a keen interest in women's health issues and preventative medicine. She joined Roodlane in May 2011 where she developed an interest in occupational medicine and in 2012 gained the Diploma in Occupational Medicine.

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Dr. Peter Guider
MA MB BChir DOccMed
Chief Clinical Officer

Peter graduated from Cambridge and completed his post-graduate training in general practice in South London before moving to the City in 1987. He was a founder partner of the Practice in 1991, since developing a particular interest in the epidemiology of cardiac disease and the role of lipids and other metabolic abnormalities in cardiac risk assessment as part of our screening programmes. He also has special interests in dermatology, trauma and orthopaedics and aviation medicine.

Peter is an approved examiner for the MCA under the Merchant Shipping Regulations for the UK; an approved examiner for Oil & Gas UK offshore workers and also appointed by the Health & Safety Executive to perform statutory medical examinations under the Ionising Radiations Regulations (1999). He is a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Dr. Peter MacFarlane
MB BCh BSc (Hons) Sports Science MBA MRCGP DOccMed

Peter graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987 and after postgraduate training spent time in Sports Medicine at Cape Town, where he obtained a BSc degree in Sports Science. He combined an interest in Sports Medicine with his General Practice in Cape Town over several years, attending to individuals and teams up to international level, and has toured with the South African cricket team.

He has worked in a wide range of positions in the UK since 2003, gaining experience in both NHS and private hospitals, general practice and other settings. He came to Roodlane after obtaining his MRCGP in 2009. Since working in the City, Peter has developed an interest in Occupational Medicine and obtained his Diploma in 2012.

He has developed an interest in sports medicine, mental health, dermatology and addictions. Outside interests include photography, Tai Chi and walking as well as sport in general.

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Dr. Peter Williamson
MB BS MRCGP DOccMed
Associate Director

Peter trained at Guy's hospital in London and graduated in 1980. He then gained experience in a wide variety of hospital jobs including dermatology, respiratory medicine and gastroenterology before completing his general practice training in 1987.

Peter joined a practice in Maida Vale, West London where he cared for a wide variety of patients from a spectrum of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ultimately becoming senior partner there in 1995. During this time he was a GP trainer and Director of the Central London Out-of-Hours service.

He has worked on a part-time basis in the City since 1987 and with Roodlane since 1991. After several years of working in both the public and private sectors Peter decided that his future lay in the City and became a full-time partner in 1998. He has a wide range of medical interests particularly in dermatology, nutrition, psychological medicine and addictions.

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Dr. Robert Swigelaar
MB ChB MSc Sports Medicine DOccMed

Robert graduated from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1999. Following his studies he spent one year working at Tygerberg Hospital (a renowned teaching hospital) in Cape Town followed by a year in a rural hospital close to the Kruger National Park. He gained invaluable experience in different areas of medicine and obtained his ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatrics Advanced Life Support) qualifications.

Robert then relocated to the UK in 2002 and initially worked in Oncology at Newcastle General Hospital. He then travelled between South Africa (where he worked as a GP) and the UK (where he worked in various private hospitals) for a period of 5 years before settling down in the UK. He joined the Nuffield Group in 2009 where he developed an interest in preventative medicine and health screening. He joined Roodlane in June 2011.

Robert is an avid sportsman and played Provincial (County) cricket in South Africa and still plays in the UK. This love of sport and exercise, spurred him on to complete a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is also busy completing a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine through the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (UK). He loves the outdoors, golf and particularly enjoys photography.

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Dr. Robyn Bea Cohen
MB ChB DRCOG DOccMed

Robyn Cohen graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2002 with First Class Honours. At UCT she was actively involved for 5 years in the management committee of SHAWCO - student run mobile clinics in various townships.

Having worked in South Africa for a couple of years she moved to London where she has gained experience working in various hospital specialties.

She spent a year at Guys Drug Research Unit working in Pharmaceutical Research where she gained invaluable experience. Wanting to focus on individual patient care she began working as a Private GP in Central London at the beginning of 2007.

She joined Roodlane in January 2008 and her interests include General Medicine and Women's Health and has a post-graduate qualification from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

Robyn has a keen interest in all sports and has been a team doctor for various teams, traveling internationally with the South African Maccabi Team. Since joining Roodlane Robyn has also developed an active interest in occupational health.

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Dr. Sheena McRae
BSc MB BS MRCGP ADOM
Associate Director

Sheena joined Roodlane in the summer of 2000. She has an excellent pedigree in City medicine having previously spent six years looking after a broad range of both private patients and corporate clients within the City. She became a partner in 2003 and has brought considerable breadth to the practice spanning many fields.

Sheena trained at the Royal London and St. Mary's hospitals, where she gained a first class honours degree in Physiology. In addition she has further qualifications in family planning, aviation medicine and, of course, occupational health. Her experience covers interests including Accident & Emergency, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology and orthopaedics.

Sheena is a keen outdoor sportswoman and, when not looking after patients, will be happy to take up a challenge in anything from clay pigeon shooting and skiing to sailing!

Sheena recently turned her interest to flying and is now a keen pilot. She has recently qualified as an Authorised Medical Examiner (AME). She can therefore undertake JAA and CAA Class 2 initial and Class 1 and Class 2 revalidation and renewal medicals.

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