Meet the Team
Dr Kamilla K Porter
Kamilla has been practising as a GP in South Essex since 2007. In 2012 she joined EQUIP as Sessional GP Lead and became Clinical Lead in April 2015.
She qualified from University College London Medical School and also undertook a BSc in the History of Medicine. Taking a year out to study the development of medicine from ancient times to the modern age, including the establishment of the NHS, was a formative time in her training and inspired her to question the status quo of health care. After a variety of hospital posts she completed the Chelsea and Westminster vocational training scheme in 2004.
Kamilla has a broad experience of general practice, having worked as a Flexible Career Scheme doctor, a clinical assistant in rheumatology, a locum and for the out of hours service. She has been an active member of South Essex LMC since 2010 and served as Vice-chair for 3 years and Chair from June 2014-June 2015.
She developed her interests in medical writing and education as an undergraduate and spent her two month elective period at the British Medical Journal. She has written for GP magazine and the Medical Protection Society and established a South Essex GP self-directed learning group.
Lucy Archer - RN, DipN, MSc
Lucy is an independent Advanced Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in cardiology. She currently works on a consultancy basis as a clinical nurse specialist and clinical consultant, as well as developing and delivering education and training for pre and post registration nurses, healthcare assistants and non-clinical staff in primary care. Lucy is also a member of the RCN General Practice Nursing Forum steering committee.
Previously she was the Clinical Lead for Cardiac Services in North East Essex for 11 years. She was also a clinical consultant for the Essex Cardiac and Stroke Network for 3 years, supporting the strategic development of cardiology services across Essex.
Karen trained as a draughtsperson in the Essex County Council Architects Department after leaving school learning all aspects of drawing techniques. She then moved to Central London and worked in Marine coastal engineering and Highways engineering for a large Saudi based consultancy.
Karen changed career and joined the family catering and hospitality business before travelling abroad and volunteering in Israel.
Returning home Karen worked in the heating and air-conditioning industry for many years in various departments including drawing office, administration, reception, and customer service departments.
Karen has joined EPIC Workforce Development to assist the team with all their administration needs.