Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr Nadeem Ghafoor (Male)

Qualifications:
M.B. Ch.B. (Leeds 1997)

Dr Zakaria Tai (Male)

Qualifications:
M.B. Ch.B. (Sheffield 2010)

Dr Sindhu Viswanatha (Female)

Qualifications:
M.B. Ch.B. (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2006)

Dr Sabeen Ghause (Female)

Qualifications:
MB BS (University of London 2009)

Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Our Advanced Clinical Practitioners can see patients for a wide range of problems. They work closely under the direction of the doctors

Jamie Grayshon

Habiba Begum

Rauf Ashraf

Nursing Team

Nurses

Sister Susie Birtles

Practice Nurse

Qualifications:
RGN; Dip. Asthma; Dip. COPD; Dip. Diabetes Management; Dip Coronary Heart Disease Prevention; Cervical Cytology ENB N84.

Susie sees patients by appointment.

Services include diabetic clinic, asthma clinic, heart disease clinic, immunisations, travel vaccinations, dressings, blood sampling, routine blood pressure checks and cervical smears.

Health advice leaflets can be obtained from Susie or at reception.

Sister Shereece Oghenesuvwe

Practice Nurse

Qualifications:
RGN; Dip. Asthma; Dip. COPD; Dip Coronary Heart Disease Prevention; Dip. Diabetes Management; Cervical Cytology ENB N84.

Shereece sees patients by appointment.

Services include diabetic clinic, asthma clinic, heart disease clinic, immunisations, travel vaccinations, dressings, blood sampling, routine blood pressure checks and cervical smears.

Health advice leaflets can be obtained from the Shereece or at reception.


Healthcare Assistants

Anne Hedley

Tracy Lightowler

Rebecca Porter

Anne, Tracy and Rebecca see patients by appointment throughout the week.

They run a variety of clinics including taking blood samples, blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiogram tests (ECG), NHS health checks, memory screening, removal of stitches, COPD checks and many more.

Practice Team

Practice Manager

Karen Frank

Karen is responsible for looking after all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. Karen supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services.


GP Assistant

Corina March

Corina supports the clinical team by completing hospital referrals and paperwork which enables the clinicians to focus on the patient.

Administration

Tracy Lightowler

Jayne White


Patient Services Advisors

Helen Brown

Samantha Roberts

Janet Holding

Louise Townend

Dawn Dyson

Leoni Overend

Chelsea Bowden

Chelsea Goodlad

Our Patient Services Advisors are here to help you. They have first contact with the patients and it is their job to help and advise you within the guidelines laid down by the Doctors and the Manager. They are fully trained and operate within a strict code of confidentiality. The more detail you give them of your requirements, the better they will be able to provide the service you will need.

They answer the phone, deal with enquiries, take repeat prescriptions and liaise with the clinical team.

Their job is very demanding so please be patient.


Housekeepers

Phunsap Littlewood

Charlotte James

Healthcare Team

Community Nurses

The District Nurses assess and supervise treatment in your home following referral by the doctor or the hospital.

They can be contacted by telephoning 0300 304 5555

Please note that this is not an emergency service.


Health Visitors

The Health Visitors advise on the health of children.

They hold the clinics outlined below or may visit you at home.

They can be contacted by ringing 0300 304 5555

The drop in ‘one stop shop’ baby clinics are held at the following locations:

Savile Town Sure Start Childrens Centre (Pentland Road) Tuesdays 1pm to 2pm 

Thornhill Lees Sure Start Childrens Centre (Brewery Lane) Wednesday 1pm to 2.30pm

Thornhill Sure Start Childrens Centre (Edge Top Road) Thursday 9am to 10.30am