The Greenwich Health Team
The Greenwich Health team is lead by the our 4 directors and comprises the most passionate people working in primary care. With a focus always on the patient, our team is working every day to improve primary care for the residents of Greenwich.
Director & Co-Chair
Dr. Gurpreet Singh is a partner at Eltham Palace Surgery in Greenwich and has held a number of senior levels in healthcare. He was a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon prior to transitioning into general practice and healthcare commissioning.
He has an Executive MBA with Distinction from Cass Business School where he was an Entrepreneurship Scholar and was awarded lifetime membership in the International Honour Society Beta Gamma Sigma for his achievements. His research dissertation on accelerating growth in early stage healthcare companies received an Entrepreneurship award.
He is passionate about delivering innovative high quality care, which he hopes to deliver to the residents of Greenwich. He is Chair of Greenwich Health and Director lead for Finance, Business Development & Strategy. Currently he is also Chair of Eltham Health LLP a GP provider network.
Dr Rebecca Rosen is a partner at Ferryview Health Centre in Woolwich, where she has worked as a GP for more than 15 years. Her special area of clinical interest is in promoting continuity for people living with complex health and care needs. She was the GP lead for developing integrated health and care services in Greenwich.
She also spends half her week as a Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the Nuffield Trust where she does research about integrated care and new ways for GPs to work together.
She is the Chair of Riverview GP network which includes practices in Woolwich, Plumstead and Thamesmead and is the Director lead for Strategy and for the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty as well as Workforce and Development.
Director & Co-Chair
Dr Niraj Patel is a GP Partner at Thamesmead Medical Associates in Greenwich. He has worked in General Practice in Greenwich for 13 years and is also a Co-Author of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Handbook of Practice Management.
He passed the MRCGP with distinction and has a Masters in Healthcare Commissioning from the Health Service Management Centre in Birmingham, passing with merit.
His previous roles include: Practice Based Commissioning Chair for NHS Greenwich, Vice-Chair of Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, Executive Member of the National Association of Primary Care, Standing Member of the Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) – National Institute For Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE), GP Clinical Adviser to the Department of Health Strategy, Finance & NHS Directorate and Visiting Fellow in Health Policy at the Nuffield Trust.
Dr. Hubert Onyekwelu is the senior partner and lead GP at Abbeywood Surgery London and has been practising in Greenwich for over 20 years. He is currently a GP Trainer & educational supervisor. In the past he also was GP Appraiser and Quality outcome framework (QOF) assessor for the then Greenwich PCT. He is currently the Co-chair of Excel syndicate Greenwich as well as a member of the royal college of General practitioners (MRCGP) and obstetricians and gynaecologists (MRCOG). His interests include Hyperlipidaemia, Screening and Health Promotion. He is also the Diabetic, Prescribing and Quality Outcome Framework (QOF) lead for his practice.
He is interested in evidence based medicine and the application of guidelines and audit in real life practice. Traveling is one of his favourite pursuits, and he has visited many places including: South and North America, The Caribbean, Europe, West Africa, Asia,Middle East and The United Arab Emirates (UAE). He also enjoys dining out and reading novels, particularly those by West African authors and political biographies.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr Nuyen Raju is a partner at Manor Brook Medical Centre in Blackheath. He has been dedicated to the NHS for over 10 years and had been involved in General Practice at Board level on the Professional Executive Committee in Bexley.
He is a committed educationalist and has been Programme Director for the Sidcup scheme as part of the London Deanery, in addition to being an experienced trainer.
He has a particular interest in the application of information technology to healthcare provision and is the SIRO, Director lead for Caldicott and Communications as well as the Director of Clinical Governance.
Chief Executive Officer
David has worked within the NHS for over a decade, providing expert business management and IT consultancy to practices, federated primary care and CCGs.
He has worked extensively on the formation of Primary Care federations, supporting the development of locality based and borough wide federations in the Greenwich area.
He is the CQC Registered Manager and has recently completed a Master’s degree through the NHS Leadership Academy in Healthcare Leadership.
Chief Operating Officer
After achieving first class honours in a BA Business Studies degree Robert has gone on to manage a range of healthcare organisations across a range of different areas.
This includes pharmacy, private healthcare and beauty services. He then went on to manage in an NHS Primary Care setting within a GP practice at Conway PMS.
His work here has lead him to support the local GP Provider network, offering business management support and guidance to bring together the local surgeries which are located in Woolwich, Plumstead and Thamesmead.