Dr Ian Anderson

General Practitioner


"Gatwick Park Hospital has gone from strength to strength."

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I completed my undergraduate training at St Thomas's Hospital, London after which I qualified as a General Practitioner in 1991. I have worked most of the years since then as a Partner in a large NHS GP practice in Crawley. Subsequent to completing my training as a GP, I worked for a couple of years as a Hospital Physician in UK, a couple of years as Physician in a rural hospital in Zambia and as a GP in one other practice in mid Sussex for a year.

Over my career I have been keen to provide personalised, holistic care for my patients, as well as encouraging our staff to develop to their full potential - to enable our team to provide the best possible care. Amongst many approaches, this involved maximising educational opportunities eg expanding the role of the Practice Nurse, and developing new systems of working eg recruiting Physician Associates/Assistants to join our team etc.

Our NHS practice expanded rapidly over the course of many years. We moved into two new premises, as well as taking a lead in running the 'Walk-in Centre' on behalf of all Crawley patients. We pioneered many new services including the establishment of a holistic 'Listening and Guidance' service. In 2016 we won the Nursing Times 2016 National Annual Award for 'Nursing in Mental Health'.

I have a particular clinical interest in infectious diseases and GP training. I worked as a GP trainer for over 10 years, and I was involved in supervising and training many other clinical staff in their respective expanded roles. 

In 1988 I undertook a full-time course in Infectious Disease and Public Health, and subsequently completed the associated Diploma. I had the privilege of working in a rural Hospital in Zambia for a couple of years. I also worked part-time for 20 years with Immigrants to UK some of whom presented with unusual infectious diseases.


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DRCOG / London / 1991
Diploma Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
This is the Diploma awarded to GPs by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists after passing examinations and completing training in women's healthcare

DTM and H / London / 1989
The Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
This is the Diploma in Tropical Medicine (mostly Infectious Diseases) and Public Health awarded after passing examinations set by the Royal College of Physicians.

MBBS / St Thomas's Hospital, London University / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is the Medical Degree given to qualify as a Doctor

MRCGP / London / 1991
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners
This is the Diploma to indicate completion of GP examinations and training, awarded by the Royal College of General Practitioners, who also grant membership of the College

In October 2021 I had a significant mountain bike accident. This caused me to take stock, with an aim to give more time and personalised care to my patients as a part-time Private General Practitioner.

I am married with six children and four grandchildren. I enjoy spending my time with my family, swimming, singing and classical music, ornithology and conservation. I am involved in a local church.