The practice was founded in 1945 by Dr John Hunt, late Lord Hunt of Fawley. Described by the Royal College of General Practitioners as “one of the most distinguished GPs of all time” Dr John Hunt was a driving force in its foundation. He subsequently became the first honorary secretary and then the president of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He played a key role in helping form the role and standing of general practitioners in the UK.
Lord Hunt was honoured by both medical and lay organisations worldwide, he was appointed CBE in 1970 and in 1973 was given life peerage, as Lord Hunt of Fawley, in the House of Lords.
Initially in 54 Sloane Street, the practice moved to 82 Sloane street in 1968. His son, Dr Jonathan Hunt and granddaughter Dr Chiara Hunt both followed him into the practice. Dr Peter Wheeler joined 1981, Dr Mark Bushnell in 1991, Dr Patrick Ruane in 2007, Dr Iona Cobb in 2015, Dr Toby Dean in 2017, and Dr Russell Ward in 2018.
The surgery is open and we are consulting with our patients on all medical matters. However, please do not come into the surgery without first speaking to your doctor.
Given the current coronavirus outbreak, and the latest guidance from the government, we are now doing all of our consultations by video link or by telephone and only bringing patients into the surgery following this if they absolutely need an examination.
We want to reassure you that we are still very much committed to managing routine health needs of our patients as much as we possibly can. Via video or telephone we are able to prescribe medications and set up referrals to consultants, many of whom are also practicing this way. If you are unsure of how to do this, our team are able to set it up for you. Our telephone lines are fully operational but many of our staff are now working from home.
Our website has up-to-date advice on the Coronavirus as well as a list of frequently asked questions. Please see the following page: