Dr Alistair Howitt
MB ChB MSc MRCP FRCGP – Birmingham 1978
Alistair Howitt trained in the Midlands after qualifying from the University of Birmingham. He joined the practice in 1983 and was instrumental in setting up special clinics for patients with diabetes and asthma. Dr Howitt also runs our in-house clinic for patients on warfarin. He is a GP trainer and has a keen interest in research. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in November 2004.
Dr Michael Morris MB BS MRCGP DCH DRCOG Michael trained at St George’s in South West London. He moved to Tunbridge Wells in 1991 to complete his General Practice training in local hospitals and surgeries (including Warders!). He joined Warders in 1996 as a full time partner and has also worked regularly at the Penshurst Surgery since 2000. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Dr Morris has been a GP trainer since 2002, and to date has helped nine GPs to finish their training. He has been a GP appraiser since 2006, and last year became a Programme Director for the local GP training scheme. He is married, with two teenage daughters.
Dr John Moore MBBS MRCGP DA DCH DRCOG – London 1989 John Moore joined the practice in January 1997. He completed his medical training at St Georges Hospital London and then took a further qualification in anaesthetics and neonatal intensive care before becoming a GP. He has worked at Pembury and Kent & Sussex Hospitals and has a keen interest in minor surgery. He is a member of the Medical Officers for Schools Association and is a medical officer for Tonbridge School. Dr Moore is also a GP trainer and has been training registrars since 2003.
Dr Jenny Alton MBBS MRCGP DFFP DRCOG – London 1991 Jenny Alton completed her medical training at King’s College School of Medicine, London. She joined the practice in July 1997, but worked at Warders as a GP registrar during her training. Dr Alton has also worked at both of our local hospitals. She has a particular interest in women's’ and children's’ health issues and also dermatology. She holds the Diploma in Dermatology from University of Wales, Cardiff, and has also been a GP trainer since 2003.
Dr Graham Kirby MBBS MRCP MRCGP – London 1986 Graham Kirby comes from Tonbridge and was a pupil at Judd School before going to study medicine. He trained at University College London and the Middlesex Hospital, qualifying in 1986. He became a partner at the practice in August 2000, having worked here as a GP registrar. Dr Kirby has the MRCP and has been a Registrar in Cardiology. He is currently developing services for patients in the practice who have heart disease. Dr Kirby works at both Tonbridge and Penshurst surgeries. His interests outside medicine include music and he plays classical guitar.
Dr Richard Claxton MBBS BSc MRCPCH DRCOG MRCGP – London 1996
Richard Claxton trained at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, qualifying in 1996. Initially he worked in South East London, specialising in paediatrics. He then completed his general practice training in the Tunbridge Wells area. Children’s health services still remain a special interest as well as family medicine. Dr Claxton is a medical officer at Tonbridge School. He is a GP trainer, and sits on the Kent Local Medical Committee.
Dr Joanna Pearson MB BS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP – London 1991 Jo Pearson trained at University College School of Medicine in London. She previously worked at Warders as a GP registrar during her training. Prior to joining the practice as a partner in April 2004 Dr Pearson was a partner at a practice in Hawkhurst. She has a particular interest in womens' and childrens' health issues and holds the Diploma in Dermatology from University of Wales, Cardiff. Dr Pearson also works at the Penshurst surgery.
Dr Robert Bailey MBBS BSc MRCGP DFSRH - London, 2005. Robert Bailey trained at Guys and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London. He has worked at St Thomas' Hospital in paediatrics, psychiatry and accident and emergency and he underwent GP training in London before moving to Kent and joining Warders in 2010. He has a particular interest in mental health and is currently the practice lead for palliative care. Dr Bailey works at both Tonbridge and Penshurst surgeries.
Dr Natasha Gilani MBBS MRCGP MRCPCH DCH DFFP, Salaried GP. Natasha Gilani trained at The Royal Free Hospital in London, qualifying in 1997. She then specialised in Paediatrics before deciding on General Practice. Her interests are paediatrics, family planning and women's health. She works both in out Tonbridge and Penshurst Surgeries.
Dr Stephanie Whinney MBChB DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP, Salaried GP. Stephanie Whinney studied medicine at the Univeristy of Birmingham and qualified in 2007. She continued her training in general practice in the West Midlands before moving to Kent in August 2012. Her interests are in family planning, sexual health and women's health.
REGISTRARS We strongly believe in developing the doctors of the future. We are therefore a training practice, so at times doctors called GP registrars, who have finished their hospital training and are interested in General Practice as a career will be working at Warders. They are under the guidance of one of the GP trainers Dr. Howitt, Dr. Morris, Dr. Moore, Dr. Alton, Dr. Claxton or Dr. Pearson.
Medical and Nursing Students or paramedics may also be working with our GPs or Practice Nurses at times you will always be informed of their presence. If you do not wish to see them please tell the receptionist, it is never a problem for them to be asked to not be present at the consultation, your confidence and confidentiality is paramount.
Our current registrars are: Dr Ed Sheppard, Dr Lucy Gillam and Dr Nicholas Grosvenor.