Primary and Emergency Care Governance Team

Dr Chris Whittle

Is Chief Medical Officer at eConsult. Chris' background was training and working in the NHS as an anaesthetist prior to founding Q doctor, which joined the eConsult family in 2021. Chris has also lectured in Digital Medicine (UCLan School of Medicine) and mentors healthcare startups as part of an NHS England programme.

Dr Mark Harmon

Has 9 years’ experience as an ED doctor. He participated in the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme and is now a mentor. Mark also works with young people in South London mentoring and supporting them in applying for medicine as a career.

Dr Benedict Hayhoe

Is Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care at Imperial College London, an NHS GP and appraiser, and Clinical Safety Officer for eConsult.

Dr Aravinth Balachandran

Is a Senior GP Advisor to eConsult, having previously been Chief Medical Officer, and now Clinical Director for Folkestone, Hythe and Rural PCN.

Dr Richard Wrigley

Worked as a GP partner for 22 years. Richard has 20 years teaching experience and was the Assistant Medical Director for Lambeth PCT (2005-07), and continued afterwards as an assessor of GP performance.

Dr Annabel Chew

Leads on Clinical Content at eConsult, and is a GP at Cranleigh Medical Practice in Surrey.

Sophie Frearson

Is an experienced ED nurse who began her career at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and was actively involved in the opening of the first 'frailty friendly' and 'paper free' ED in 2017. She moved to London in 2018 and soon became Deputy Sister in the Emergency Department at the Princess Royal University Hospital. Sophie also works as a medical provider at nightclubs and festivals across the UK with Quad Medical Limited.

Montse Fletcher

Has worked in Emergency Care for over 20 years, from bands 5-8a both in large London teaching hospitals and DGH's. She is a qualified emergency nurse practitioner and currently works in a large London teaching hospital as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner following the successful completion of an MSc. Montse also works as a clinical expert witness for TMLEP and as a remote triager for FCMS.