In 1996, SELDOC was established as a GP co-operative to provide out of hours primary care to patients across south east London. Our local knowledge and experience over the past 25 years has resulted in strong relationships with other local partners and we now provide services for 2 million patients. We have developed and expanded our services for the benefit of our patients.
Our purpose and values
Our purpose is to deliver trusted healthcare to the communities we serve. Working together with local partners, we will develop and provide healthcare services to benefit patients and to make a better NHS. We are committed to providing high quality services for NHS patients.
We work together to provide exceptional care which local communities can trust;
We prioritise our patients’ needs over everything else;
We treat and care for our patients the way we would want to be treated and cared for.
We respond to those who need our help with kindness and empathy;
We value diversity and treat everyone with respect;
We listen to others and ensure every individual has the opportunity to be heard.
We achieve amazing results through clinical, operational and financial expertise;
We take responsibility for our actions and hold each other to account;
We deliver safe and reliable care.
We empower people to make the right choices by keeping them informed;
We provide our people with the tools they need to be brilliant at their jobs;
We work hard to learn from and build on our successes.
We embrace innovation and adopt new technologies to provide better care for our patients;
We are committed to developing long-term partnerships that benefit the quality of our care;
We remain dependable during times of change or disruption.
We are a clinically led organisation where every decision we make is focused on our patients. For us, good care is everything. We have a diverse workforce which includes clinical professionals, project managers, operational leaders, business professionals and administrators. We recognise and value the importance of our workforce and the role that each individual plays in delivering excellent care.
We have a multidisciplinary executive team which has more than one hundred years of combined NHS experience in healthcare. Its skills have been gained in primary and secondary care in multiple settings. This team leads SELDOC clinically, operationally and financially. Where it makes sense for patients, we extend our reach into new services and new geographies.
Board of Directors
Dr Riaz Jetha
Chair of the Board
Riaz has been a practicing GP in Lewisham for over 20 years and has consulted to over six CCG areas and over 70 GP practices. He joined the Board in 2005 and was SELDOC's first Medical Director in 2009. He has led on a number of quality improvement initiatives. Riaz leads the Board which is integral to the focus on quality, service delivery and growth of SELDOC.
Steven has held senior leadership roles in the UK and the US across different sectors and organisations including the NHS, Bupa, British Airways, Natwest and Marks & Spencer. He joined SELDOC as CEO in November 2017. Having led the SELDOC team through a period of significant positive change, Steven is now leading the team through the next phase of the SELDOC journey, focusing on new services and continuous improvement in patient care.
Chair of Quality Committee
Steve has an MSc in Operational Research and he has led the development of research, policy, strategy and innovation at the King’s Fund, Marie Curie and The Alzheimer’s Society. His consultancy business also provides practical, strategic and policy insights to a range of end-of-life organisations. He joined the SELDOC Board in 2011 and is passionate about bringing an external, non-medical perspective to leadership within the organisation.
Matt brings to SELDOC over 20 years’ experience of working within finance in multiple sectors of healthcare. He has led finance teams in the UK and internationally working across primary and secondary care as well as pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Matt joined SELDOC in March 2020, excited about the future potential of the business.
Chair of Finance Risk and Audit Committee
Clive has significant experience in financial management and business growth that he has accumulated from a long career in accountancy and private equity businesses. He has held previous healthcare board positions with Radiology Reporting Online LLP and Lodestone Patient Care Ltd. He joined the SELDOC Board in 2019 and chairs the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and also the Remuneration Committee.
Dr Robin Rastogi
Robin has worked as a GP for over 20 years and over this time has set up Urgent Care Centre models at Guy’s Hospital, encompassing primary care. He has developed an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing GPs on the front line. He joined the SELDOC Board in 2010 as Chair of the Finance Committee. Robin is passionate about the difference SELDOC can make to the people of south London and beyond.
Dr Michael Uti
Michael has worked in the NHS for over many years and is a full-time partner at Honor Oak Group Practice. He is a longstanding member of the SELDOC board having joined over 15 years ago. He is very committed to the cooperative model - viewing the rota system of like-minded local GPs as the best method to deliver effective, efficient out-of-hours primary care.
Dr Jayesh Patel
Jayesh has worked in the NHS for over 16 years and holds a variety of roles within primary care. He is concurrently the Chair of the Lambeth GP Federation and a GP Partner at Pavilion Medical Centre and Hetherington Group Practice. Jayesh joined the SELDOC Board in 2018 and has a specialist interest in healthcare modelling and procurement.
Over the past 35 years, Keith has held senior positions in many organisations of different sizes and structures. Keith has extensive experience from large corporates, mid-range plcs. and small start-up businesses - he also held the role of MD of Ericsson UK and VP Ericsson NW Europe for a large part of his career. He joined the SELDOC Board in 2018 and his focus is on developing the organisation to reach its true potential.