Dr Stephanie Klein (f)
Staatsexamen Berlin 1989 MRCGP 2003
I was born in Homburg/Saar, Germany and studied Medicine at the FU Berlin (Freie Universitaet Berlin) where I qualified in 1989. I moved to the UK in 1990 and worked in Surgery and Medicine at the Medway Hospitals (Gillingham and Rochester).
As I always had a keen interest in Complimentary Medicine, I then studied Homoeopathy at the Faculty of Homeopathy in London where I took the MFHOM (membership exam) in 1993. I then worked 2 years at the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital being able to use homoeopathy, basic Acupuncture and various other methods. I joined the St. Thomas’s Hospital General Practice training scheme in London and qualified in 1996.
After working in various practices in South London I became a part-time partner at the Corner Surgery in 1998.
I have so far focused on Mental Health, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Medicine and Woman’s Health. Over most recent years I have become more interested in Environmental Medicine especially the impact of Architecture and building materials on health and Gender Medicine.
Dr David Wickstead (m)
I was born and brought up in Lincoln, the youngest of four boys. I trained as a doctor and GP in Liverpool. While there I did a Masters in Health Care Ethics. I was inspired by the pioneer public health doctor, William Duncan, who in the 19th Century forced the council to improve public health.
My 20th Century medical hero is Dr Julian Tudor Hart – a GP in Wales who proved by research that good quality long-term relationships between patients and their GPs can improve patients’ health.
After my training I worked overseas with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Ethiopia and Afghanistan.
I have worked at The Corner Surgery since 1998. I am an appraiser and trainer of other GPs. I live in the practice area with my three sons. We chose to not have a car in 2006 and have enjoyed many unexpected benefits of this since. Reducing to part-time has been important for my health, family and allotment.
Dr Penelope Jarrett (f)
Dr Penelope Jarrett MBBS (1999) DFFP DRCOG DCH MRCGP
I was born in Kings College Hospital, and grew up in Lewisham. I initially pursued a career as an academic scientist, but eventually decided that I what I really wanted was to be a medical doctor. I went back to University as a mature student, and five years later had a medical degree and 2 small children.
I did my junior doctor and GP training years in Lewisham as a flexible trainee, and worked as a GP in Lewisham before moving to Lambeth in 2012.
I represented GPs on the Local Medical Committee (LMC) in Lewisham, and am now Chair of the LMC in Lambeth. I have been elected several times to represent London GPs at the BMA annual meetings.
Outside work, I am active in local community groups and keen on sport and exercise, especially outdoors. Research supports my personal experience that these activities are good for our physical and mental health. I qualified as a Level 2 rowing coach in 2015, and coach juniors at weekends. I volunteer in the medical team at the London Marathon.