Dr. Carel Benedict

General Practitioner

I am a GP who works in a large South London NHS GP Surgery. I have lived and studied in Wimbledon all my life and understand the needs and wants of people who live in the area. I qualified from a nearby University – St Georges Hospital Medical School. My wife too is a local GP and I have 2 children who school in Wimbledon.
I have worked in Hospital Medicine for many years and accumulated a lot of experience before becoming a General Practitioner.
My wish and aim for The GP Surgery is to provide the highest quality of primary care and allow you to always feel that you are listened to and not judged.
I am here to facilitate your maintenance of a healthy mind and body and promise to always have your welfare as my priority.


Tuesday Afternoon/ Evening; Alternate Saturday or Sunday

Specialist Area:

GP Generalist; Rheumatology; Musculoskeletal Medicine; All Hospital Medicine Specialities.

Other Roles:

Specialist doctor in Rheumatology at St Georges Hospital, SW17 (Stepped down after 10 years experience in 2018 after becoming Senior Partner at my NHS GP Surgery)
GP trainer – training the future generation of excellent GP’s.


St Georges Hospital Medical School, London, UK.


MBBS, MRCP ( part 1+2 ), DRCOG, MRCGP, PGDipMSK Med, PG Cert in Cardiovascular Medicine, PG Cert in Teachers in Primary Care, PGDipDerm.

Rheumatology = Bone and Joint Diseases
MBBS = Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. This is my qualification after finishing Medical school at St Georges University Hospital
MRCP ( part 1 + 2 ) = Membership of the Royal College of Physicians ( part 1 + 2 ). This is 2 of 3 parts of the qualification needed to specialise as a Consultant in General Medicine in Hospital
DRCOG = Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This is a postgraduate diploma giving me more experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Pregnancy and Conditions specific to women )
MRCGP = Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Passed with Merit. This was the original old fashioned intensive exam which was done after qualifying as a GP. It allowed me to augment my General Practitioner skills.
PGDipMSKMed = Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine. This Middlesex University Course enabled me to gain more experience in diagnosing and treating Bone and Joint diseases.
PG Cert in Cardiovascular Medicine = Postgraduate Certificate in Cardiovascular Medicine. This Thames Valley University Course enabled me to gain more experience in diagnosing and treating Heart conditions.
PG Cert in Teachers in Primary Care = Postgraduate Certificate in Teachers in Primary Care. This University of Westminister Course enabled me to become a trainer to train future GP’s.
PGDipDerm = Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology. Passed with Merit. This world renowned Cardiff University course enabled me to gain more experience in diagnosing and treating skin conditions.