sushila patelSushila has been practicing for 29 years and is a member of the Society of chiropodists and Podiatrists.

She gained the qualification from Cardiff University in 1988 and went on to be employed by Nottingham Health Authority for two years.

She gained a further degree at Westminster in 1995 in Podiatric Medicine.

The valuable experience that she gained in employment allowed her to set up private practice in Essex.

She also set up a Podiatry Clinic in the medical department of the Ford's Dunton Technical Centre in Essex.

She is also a member of the Health and care Professions Council (formally known as State Registration).This is the only qualification that is recognized for employment in the National Health Service. The Health and care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulatory body.

It is a legal requirement for certain health professionals to be registered.

Individuals registered by the HCPC are bound by strict codes of ethics and conduct. This includes Continual Professional Development.

Sushila has been treasurer for the south Essex branch of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists since 2000.


Simone started out as a receptionist at the Basildon Surgery in 2011.Over the years she has developed an interest and expertise in fitting footwear tailored to Patients individual needs.

She has a great understanding of the challenges people face in finding the right footwear to enable them to walk in comfort and is able to advice and carry out footwear assessments as needed.

She is an invaluable and caring member of the team,always happy to make appointments for any of the services that are offered at the Surgery and answer any queries that you may have.


Nina joined us in June 2020 just as we returned following lock down. She had already started training with us prior to this and embraced the role with the new challenges and adjustments that needed to be incorporated as a result of the pandemic. She has a caring nature and very willing to learn the role and now has a good knowledge of all the services that are offered at the Basildon surgery.

She has settled in as part of the team quickly and we are really pleased to have her onboard.

laura Gemma Andrews - BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MSc Sports Biomechanics
Gemma qualified as a Podiatrist in 2004 from Huddersfield University and has experience in both the NHS and also private fields. Gemma completed her Master’s in Sports Biomechanics in 2008 and has spent 4 years working in France as a Biomechanics Podiatrist. Gemma has in her career been invited to conduct presentations all over the UK, as well as overseas, discussing the influence Biomechanics has in modern day practice and conducting educational training with DUET diabetes. She has also lectured at the Royal Society of Medicine on the effects diabetes has on elite athletes.

laura draperLaura has been a qualified beauty therapist for 16 years. She has gained further qualifications and core knowledge in ipl hair removal and skin rejuvenation .Laura specialises in application of semi-permanent individual lash extensions.

Laura also carries out many beauty treatments such as waxing, different types of pedicures, manicures, therapeutic massage, facials and the application of shellac nail varnish.

Laura has become part of the Basildon team very quickly and is flexible when meeting the needs of the clients .It is clear that she enjoys her work .she has a sensitive and professional approach to her work.

The Basildon Practice

38 Byfletts (Off Clayhill Road), Basildon, Essex



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2 Surman Terrace, Princes Road off Victoria Rd, Romford, Essex

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