Davenport House Surgery, Harpenden
Bowers Way
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 4HX

The Doctors

Dr Andrew Chafer

Dr Chafer qualified from the Royal Free hospital London in 1980 and has been in General Practice since 1986.

He has clinical interests in Gastroenterology and General medicine and holds two sessions a week as a specialist hospital practitioner in general medicine and is an endoscopist at the Luton & Dunstable hospital.

He is also one of the doctors responsible for overseeing the training of the practice's GP Registrar and has interests in teaching communication skills.

He is married to a Macmillan Nurse and he is a proud grandfather.

His interests and hobbies include Communication Skills, Information Technology and all types of music (though he cannot get into Rap yet!). His wife would like him to do a little more decorating.

His qualifications are MBBS Royal Free Hospital, London 1980; DCH, DRCOG and FPCert; MCRP (UK) 1984; MRCGP 1986.

Dr Alka Cashyap

Dr Cashyap has been at Davenport House since 1990 and enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a special interest in Women’s Health, particularly in Contraception and the Menopause. She also does some Acupuncture.

In addition, she is a Trainer within the practice, and Appraiser for GP’s in the area. Her hobbies include reading, cookery and music.

She is married with two grown up children.

Her qualifications are MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, FP Cert, Dip Med Ed, and the MRCGP.

Dr Chas Thenuwara

Dr Thenuwara joined the practice in October 2006 as a full time replacement for Dr Harris. He qualified from St Georges Medical school in 1998 and has been a general practitioner since 2003.

His Qualifications include MBBS MRCGP DCH. He has a special interest in Dermatology and is keen to develop this further. He is also involved in clinical research for The National institute for health research.

He is married with 3 children. His hobbies include viewing art, enjoying fine wines and playing many sports although tennis is his passion. His wife claims his best sport is avoiding housework.

Dr Panteleimon Chan

Dr Panteleimon Chan qualified from Imperial College London in 2005.  He has worked at a number of London hospitals and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010 finishing his training in General Practice in the North East . His qualifications include MB BS, MRCS and MRCGP. He retains his interest in surgery and is happy to carry out joint injections and minor surgery where clinically indicated.

Having lived in America, Greece  and Hong Kong as well as the UK, Dr Chan is able to converse in Greek and has beginner's Mandarin and Cantonese.  Despite being kept busy by two young children and renovating his house, Dr Chan is hoping to revive his participation in several sports including cycling, taekwondo and rugby.

Dr Hayley Kirsop

Having qualified as a GP from Chelsea and Westminster in 2011 Dr Kirsop joined a practice in West London as a partner. Her qualification are MBBS BSc MRCP MRCGP DRCOG and she has a special interest in  diabetes and mental health.

Dr Kirsop has recently returned to live in Harpenden with her husband and young family. When not engaged as a busy mother she enjoys running and has participated in both the London Marathon and Great North Run.

Dr Anna Mallott

Having qualified from Newcastle University, Dr Mallott moved to North London to  complete her postgraduate exams and General Practice training. During this time she worked mainly at the Whittington Hospital in Archway and also  undertook additional qualifications in women and children’s health. Her qualifications include MB BS, MRCGP, DCH. DRCOG. Her additional qualifications enable her to fit both contraceptive coils and implants.

For the last few years Dr Mallott has been working as a GP in North London but is now  excited to be moving to the area with her husband and their young daughter. Having grown up in Norfolk she is looking forward to being surrounded by more countryside, although she still plans to visit  London for theatre and socialising with friends!

Dr Katharine Nowlan

Dr Katharine Nowlan qualified from Bristol University in 2010 moving to London to complete her foundation training at Kingston and Frimley Park hospitals. She initially started training for hospital medicine but changed to general practice as she enjoys both the variety of general medicine and looking after paediatric patients. She completed her general practice training at the start of 2018 from the Welwyn Garden City GP training scheme, and is excited to have started her first role as a salaried GP in a new area. Dr Nowlan wishes to keep a broad interest but is also keen to develop her role in women's health and is able to fit ring pessaries. Her qualifications include MRCGP and MRCOG.

Dr Nowlan lives in St Albans with her husband and young son, and enjoys catching up with local family and friends. She delights in getting outdoors as much as possible, and has been spotted a top several mountains in the Lake District with toddler and rucksac in tow!