Meet the Team


Dr Deborah Hipps
Partner/ Trainer

Available Monday, Wednesday (evening), Thursday and some Fridays.

I joined the Exchange Surgery as a partner in 2008 from a salaried GP position in Fulham where I trained.

I enjoy the variety and continuity of care we get in general practice so we can get to know our patients and their families over the years.

I have a special interest in gynaecology and run a clinic for the provision of long term contraception in the practice.

I am also a GP trainer and enjoy the opportunity to guide doctors in their training to become GPs.

When not at work I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and keeping fit with cycling surfing yoga and tennis.

Dr Helen Fowler
Partner/ Trainer

Available Monday, Tuesday (evening), Thursday and some Fridays.

I have been a GP in South London for 20 years.

After training in Lambeth I became a partner in Southwark for 8 years.

I then lived in Japan for 3 years where I was involved in medical student teaching.

I love my job for the variety and close patient contact and I hope that as GPs we can help people live healthier, happier lives.

I have a special interest in skin diseases and have the Cardiff Diploma in Dermatology.

When away from the surgery I enjoy playing tennis.

Dr Iman Velji

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and some Fridays.

Since graduating in 2004 I have worked in many places in London and also in Canada. In 2011 I started working at The Exchange Surgery as a locum and have been a partner now since 2013.

I have loved working as a GP and it is a privilege to be able to work so closely with patients. I have diploma in mental health ( which I hope improves the wellbeing of our patients), disaster and travel medicine and having spent some time in 2015 training with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in East Africa.

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, snorkelling, pilates and meditation.

Dr Emma Rowley-Conwy

Available Monday (evening) and Friday.

I have been living and working in Lambeth for nearly 40 years.

I moved to the Exchange Surgery in 2003 and led on turning around the practice.

I am married and have 3 grown up children, and am now a grandparent.

I am interested in maternal health, and paediatrics and take a clinical lead on patients with learning disabilities, and thyroid disease.

But mostly I enjoy the variety that general practice brings with each consultation.

Out of work I like going for a swim, and gardening at home and on my allotment.

Dr Jack Knight

Monday (evenings) Wednesday, Thursday and some Fridays.

Having initially studied Cell Biology from UCL in 2009, I went on to study Medicine on the South Coast at Brighton & Sussex Medical and qualified in 2014.

Over the next 7 years I trained at a number of different Hospitals in the South East of England but finished my GP training at Guys & St Thomas’s NHS Trust.

I have wide interests within the field of Medicine but have particular experience in A&E and hold a soft spot for ENT.

At The Exchange Surgery I take a lead role in medical student teaching as medical education is something that is both engaging and rewarding.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, the outdoors, sports, and music.

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Dr Connie Williams-Sharkey
GP Trainee

See Izzy for NHS health Checks, B12 injections, Blood Pressure Checks, weight check, simple dressings

Other Clinicians

Our nurse Dawn Goddard works Monday to Thursday. She also does a late evening on a Wednesday.

Nurse Vikki works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Please contact the reception team for the times of the nurse’s surgeries.

Dawn Goddard
Diabetes Lead

Diabetes Lead nurse (diabetic annual checks), travel vaccines, baby imms, spirometry, dressings, contraception, coil removals and coil checks, smears, Learning Disability checks, adult injections, ear syringing, BP checks.

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Izzy Payne
Training Nurse Associate

Clinical Pharmacists

Sophia Dowlett-Ramputh
Clinical Pharmacist

Medication reviews, Asthma Checks, Diabetic Check, Blood pressure checks, Flu Vaccinations.

Administration and Reception Team

Management Team

Lucie Lehane
Practice Manager

Marlena Pysk
Practice Manager’s Assistant
(Polish Speaker)

Admin Team

Jorge Vega-Alferoff
Senior Administrator / Experienced Receptionist
(Spanish speaker; deals with medical reports)

Veron Smith
Referrals Administrator
(Works on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Ana Meza
Reception Supervisor

(Spanish speaker)

Cindy Gonzalez

(deals with registrations, medical records and deductions)

Reception Team

Kemi Owoturo

Lois Graham

Isis Pealing

Marta da Silva

Care Co-Ordinator (Portuguese Speaker)

Proud to be a GP Training Practice