Dr Sarah Jordan
MB BS DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Sarah Jordan became a GP in 1995 gaining Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners with distinction. A Londoner at heart she attended University College London, graduating in 1989 with a merit award in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. During her medical school years Sarah lead several clinical teams and performed and became involved in the production of several comedy review shows. After basic training in medicine and surgery she almost pursued a career in paediatrics before deciding to complete her training in General Practice completing further diplomas in obstetrics and gynaecology and family planning.
Since the early years of hospital training and subsequently in primary care Dr Jordan’s philosophy remains that the care of every patient should be tailored to that individual and should seek to understand the physical, psychological and social needs of all patients in the context of their family and broader lives. She feels passionately about continuity of care and her role as a GP who knows, lives in and loves the community she serves.
During early specialist training she completed hospital jobs in paediatrics, general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, rheumatology, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, palliative care and accident and emergency in the UK and orthopaedics and ophthalmology in New Zealand before completing her community based GP training in Derbyshire. She went on to become a partner in an NHS practice in Nottingham for a decade where she ran the community diabetes service and was her practice lead in the development of clinical governance guidelines, now a standard measure of good practice. She saw in a number of major government lead organisational changes within the NHS, finally deciding to return to London and her roots in 2003. She worked briefly for the RAF, preparing servicemen for tours abroad and has provided medical support for charity cycle trips to France, Vietnam and India.
Dr Sarah Jordan joined the Notting Hill Practice, now the Portobello Clinic, in 2003, becoming a director in 2006 and was integral in developing the services now provided with her fellow directors. In particular she developed the paediatric service, formalising the provision of immunisation and child health surveillance for our younger patients. She also continues her interest in women’s health and seeks to provide an excellent service for all individuals who consult, offering tailored healthcare and detailed, evidence based screening. She developed the in house education programme and is involved in mentoring and appraising younger GPs in the practice.
Dr Sarah Jordan has developed a network of colleagues including consultants at the top of their field, private providers and screening services to facilitate rapid access to the highest quality specialist care and investigation for her patients. She maintains membership of a number of medical organisations including her Royal College and regularly attends discussion groups and conferences.
In her own time, beyond family and friends Sarah loves modern and street art and currently indulges her irreverent side by drawing caricatures. She is widely travelled and has run two marathons and completed several cycle rides for charity. She is now attempting to learn Italian in order to facilitate the renovation of an old property in Sicily, to learn more of the history and culture and to further develop local friendships.