Dr Kamran Khan

Dr Kamran Khan, GP at Stovell House Surgery, one of Croydon’s longest serving GPs

“I qualified from Nottingham in 1981. I came back to Croydon the next year for my GP training scheme as I’d grown up in the area. I did hospital posts at Mayday and St Helier Hospitals and my GP trainee year in Purley. I joined Stovell House Surgery as a qualified GP in 1987 and have been here ever since!

“In addition to my day job as a working GP, I supervise doctors who are training to be GPs. I am also a GP appraiser carrying out annual appraisals for GPs. I teach medical students and as the GP Educational Lead for Croydon arrange lectures for local GPs. I examine for the Royal College of GPs. This involves assessing GP trainees taking their College membership examination in simulated patient role plays.

“Having been based in Croydon for so long, I’ve got to know many of my colleagues well. It’s been a pleasure to see many colleagues go through training and put down local roots. Croydon’s diverse population makes my work as a GP more varied and interesting.

“I don’t really have a single memory that stands out for me in particular. I have many happy, rewarding memories of appreciative patients, interesting cases or just feeling satisfied from helping someone. It makes it all worthwhile. I do feel that continuity of care makes such a difference to both patient and GP satisfaction.  I’ve been so lucky in my career to have worked with so many wonderful colleagues and to have a great team in my practice. I love being a GP. I still think it’s the best job in the world.”