Having worked as an NHS Doctor for 15 years, Dr Natasha Thandrayen is a highly skilled General Practitioner, with a broad range of knowledge and experience in all specialties. Her aim is for patients to feel that they have had a holistic and complete overview of their healthcare, and to really feel listened to.
MBBS (Lon), MRCGP, B.Sc (Hons), DFSRH (2010)
- General Practice
- Mauritian Creole
Monday to Friday (face to face) and virtual consultations 7 days a week.
She qualified from Royal Free and University College London Medical School, achieving a Merit in Paediatrics, and a prize in Paediatrics and Public Health for a presentation on diarrhoea in African children. She was awarded Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and has since undergone additional training in the field of Psychosexual Medicine, which encompasses Sexual Dysfunction. Recently she has undertaken specialist training in Insomnia at Oxford University.
Prior to formal medical training, Dr Thandrayen completed a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry - also at University College London, and conducted research into CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease), otherwise known as 'Mad Cow Disease'. The outcome of this work has been published in several medical research papers.
Being passionate about GP education, one of her roles is Co-ordinator of the well established HSDLG (Highgate Self Directed Learning Group) which has been running for over 15 years. This involves arranging monthly educational sessions and seminars for General Practitioners based in London, delivered by distinguished Hospital Consultants in a broad range of specialties. She also runs a smaller educational peer group for General Practitioners, focusing on pastoral care.
Dr Thandrayen does voluntary work for a UK medical charity Virtual Doctors which helps to save lives in rural Zambia in over 150 health facilities in impoverished areas. These facilities serve as many as 2.5 million people with no direct access to a qualified doctor. Volunteer Doctors working for this organisation offer advice to Zambian Healthcare workers to diagnose conditions, treat patients and prescribe medicine, and to save lives.
Her interests include attending the ballet when she can - her favourite is the Royal Opera House production of Mayerling, although The Nutcracker is a close second!