Below there is a list of some of the staff working at the surgery.  We have a team of busy and dedicated staff. Everyone here - receptionists, clinical, administrative and management - wish to do their utmost to provide their best for our patients.


Partners are the owners of the practice

Dr Ian Hamilton (m)

MB BS MRCGP MSc Sports Medicine reg 1988, London. 

Qualified 1988 from The Royal London Hospital. Completed GP training in 1993. Spent one year working in New Zealand, and then completed Msc Sports Medicine in 1995.Took 6 month Sports Medicine Sabbatical to Adelaide in 2002. Currently Medical Officer for Watford FC. Past appointments with the LTA Academy, and The English Badminton Team. A GP Trainer. Sees patients privately at The Hertfordshire Clinic. Still playing rugby, tennis and golf. Married with two boys

Dr Mike Walton (m)

MB ChB MRCGP DFFP Reg 1988, Birmingham.

Trained in Birmingham, and undertook GP training in North London. Spent time working as a Lecturer in General Practice in London University, and also time overseas in New Zealand working in Psychiatry. Joined the Practice in 1999. Lives in St Albans. Married with 2 children. Dr Walton has an interest in Learning Disability and works one half day per week with the local Mental Health Trust working with people with severe Learning Disability. He is Clinical Director of our Primary Care Network - HLH PCN, St Albans.

DR WALTON HAS BEEN OUT-OF-PRACTCE FROM DECEMBER 2020 ON SECONDMENT AS JOINT CLINICAL LEAD RUNNING THE GP-LED LOCAL VACCINATION SERVICE OUT OF BATCHWOOD HALL, ST ALBANS (STAVACS). His clinical work is being covered by remaining practice clinicians and locum doctors until he is able to return to practice.   See

Dr Devoshree Chatterjee (f)


Qualified from King’s College London in 2006. Prior to joining Harvey Group Practice, she gained experience in teaching and research at University College London. Joined the practice as a partner in 2012. Special interests include medical education and family planning. Outside of work she enjoys foreign travel, music and cuisine, particularly sushi.

Dr Rachel Spendlove (f)


Qualified from University of Leeds in 2008. Undertook foundation training at the Luton and Dunstable hospital before completing GP training on the St Albans/Hemel VTS. Dr Spendlove worked at the Harvey Group Practice as a GP registrar and joined the practice in 2014.  Outside work she enjoys baking, travel and spending time with her family.

Dr Faisal Chowdhury (m)

Associate GPs are fully qualified GPs who are employed by the practice

Dr Julia Morgan (f)


Qualified from University of Sheffield in 2004. Undertook foundation training in Sheffield and Rotherham hospital.  She then worked in General Medicine for two years before completing GP training on the Hackney VTS.  Dr Morgan worked as a salaried GP in Hackney for 5 years before moving to St Albans and joining Harvey Group Practice in March 2016. Outside work she enjoys sports, travel and spending time with her family.  

Dr Jane Ho (f)


Qualified from Oxford University in 2009. Completed foundation training in North West London followed by GP training at St Mary’s Hospital. Worked as a salaried GP in Luton for 2 years before joining Harvey Group Practice in June 2016. Outside work enjoys spending time with her young son, arts and crafts, and taking part in church activities.​

Jane is currently on maternity leave.  Dr Asif Rao and Dr Sonia Dudeja are supporting her clinical sessions in her absence

Dr Alice Butler (f)
Dr Tiral Kothari (m)
Dr Miles Oo (m)
Dr Anushka Ward (f)
Dr Tessa Brown (f)
Dr Payam Ghoddousi (m)
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