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Dr Ratheesh Profile

Dr Vimalendran Ratheesh is an experienced General Practitioner who has conducted over 27,000 GP consultations as an NHS GP over the last 7 years. He now has over 360+ verified reviews in 2023 from his NHS patients.
DR VIMALENDRAN RATHEESH
FOUNDER AND CEO OF DRGP LTD:

Dr Ratheesh with his expertise in digital health has founded his own Private GP telemedicine clinic which he has named DRGP which is launched this Summer 2023.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY

He completed his medical degree at University College London in 2011. He played for UCL RUMS Cricket first team and was a keen dancer, performing in various shows.

GP TRAINING

He trained as a GP at the East Sussex Vocational training scheme. He worked at Conquest hospital in Hastings, Eastbourne District general hospital, The Irvine unit at Bexhill hospital, Woodlands Psychiatric unit and Churchwood medical practice.

Dr Ratheesh
Practice in St Leonard's
Current NHS role

Dr Ratheesh is currently working as a GP at St Leonard's, East Sussex.

GP in Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Croydon, Purley and Bromley
Other NHS roles as a GP

Dr Ratheesh has worked as a GP in Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Croydon, Purley and Bromley but decided to settle in Hastings where he trained.

Local Medical Committee for East Sussex
Other Professional roles- LMC

He was a co-opted member of the Local Medical Committee (LMC) for East Sussex.

Hastings and Rother CCG
Hastings and Rother CCG

He also worked for the Clinical Commissioning group in Hastings and Rothers on 3 projects.

The first was in Medicines Management, then as an advisor for workforce planning and recruitment. His last role for the CCG was as Digital support in Primary care, helping to implement new digital technology in East Sussex primary care services.

NHS
NHS innovations accelerator programme assessor

He is still an assessor for the NHS innovation accelerator programme, helping to appoint fellows and innovations that will have a positive impact on the future technologies used in the NHS. He has a keen interest in Digital health technology. He has had this role for over 3 years.

GP training including psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, care of the elderly, paediatrics, emergency medicine, and cardiology
Clinical experience

Dr Ratheesh has gained experience across various disciplines during his GP training including psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, care of the elderly, paediatrics, emergency medicine, and cardiology. He has also worked in various Walk in centres as a GP providing acute care.

BMA Junior doctor’s committee
Work with the BMA Junior doctor’s committee 2015-2016

Dr Ratheesh was one of the grass root campaigners in the first Junior doctors strike in 2016.
Dr Ratheesh conducted 4 national surveys of doctors and medical students in 2015 and 2016.
The first survey had over 4400 responses and another received over 4500.


Royal College of General Practitioners

He has been a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners Since 2016.

Current Life

He then settled for a quieter life in Hastings and has built up an excellent reputation with his NHS patients in Hastings and St Leonards to become the number 1 most reviewed GP in the country.

Portrait Painting

Hobbies

  1. He enjoys travelling around the world.
  2. He is a keen painter
  3. Street dancer performing worldwide
  4. Enjoys building Lego technic cars
  5. Photography- he has taken over 145,000 photos
  6. Gardening
  7. Digital marketing
NHS portrait for heroes artist

During the pandemic Dr Ratheesh has painted many of his NHS colleagues. He entered the NHS Portrait for heroes campaign in 2021 and has painted portraits of 6 of his NHS colleagues. His artwork is still displayed in the windows of his NHS surgery in Hastings.
Dr Ratheesh’s
PPE Pandemic Work

When Dr Ratheesh realised there was a shortage of PPE at the start of the pandemic, Dr Ratheesh managed to source PPE from China and bought over £3000 of PPE which he paid for himself. He provided it to local care homes in Hastings and to the local Primary care network at just below cost price with zero intentions of making any profit.

Whilst others made huge profits from selling PPE, Dr Ratheesh made a loss. He simply wanted to make sure the local care homes had enough PPE for their staff.

Dr Ratheesh’s local Charities that he supports in Hastings

  • St Michaels Hospice -
    Supporting and enabling the community of Hastings and Rother to live well with dying, death and loss. Dr Ratheesh has donated to this charity for over 6 years.
  • Eggtooth -
    It is South Coast’s leading creative wellbeing service for children, young people, parents, and professionals.
  • Dom's Food mission -
    iT is an environmentally friendly surplus food charity, supporting our community, supplying in-date food to those facing food insecurity.
  • Hastings Food bank -
    They provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people
  • Warming up the homeless -
    It helps people without a home, one meal, hot drink or change of clothes at a time
Drgp has partnerships and affiliations with the following companies
Semble

Semble provides us with our secure online clinical platform

Signature Rx

Signature Rx provides us with electronic private prescriptions so we can send secure compliant prescriptions to any pharmacy in the UK

Web site Designers Designofy

Designofy have designed our logo and website

Doctify

Doctify provide verified feedback for healthcare specialists

DRGP is registered with the Information commissioners

DRGP is registered with the Information commissioners office- they uphold information rights in the public interest ( ZB510946)

Customuniforms.co.uk

Customuniforms.co.uk designed Dr Ratheesh’s new scrubs and clothing line

Hyper

Designed DRGP’s acrylic custom office sign

Satin healthcare

Strategic partnership with local healthcare businesses in Hastings