The Practice Assist Team

Our Practice Assist team comprises skilled and experienced individuals who all share a passion for improving patient access to healthcare services

Dr Navaede Siddiqui

Dr Navaede Siddiqui

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
ENT, musculoskeletal medicine and minor surgery
Graduated: Barts and the London School of Medicine. Experience: Worked in surgical training and as a GP principal. He also conducts medical teaching and training.

Dr Nisha Verma

Dr Nisha Verma

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
General practice
Dr Verma was born in Kent but studied medicine abroad in the Czech Republic. Her foundation years were in Aylesbury, and went on to do her GP training in South London.

Jiba Begum

Jiba Begum

Prescribing Pharmacist

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Asthma and COPD
Degrees: Microbiology, Uni. of Central Lancashire and MPharm, UCL School of Pharmacy. Experience: Various pharmacy roles. Jiba is also a practice pharmacist.

Patience Dhaklama

Patience Dhaklama

Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Advanced practice in nursing
Graduated: University of Hertfordshire. Experience: Worked in emergency nursing, general practice, urgent care centres and out of hours services.

Dr Tariq Haque

Dr Tariq Haque

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
General practice
Graduated: UCL. Experience: Worked in general practice and paediatrics around the UK.

Dr Chitak Kwan

Dr Chitak Kwan

Hub GP

Dr Mira Mikhail

Dr Mira Mikhail

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Women's health
Graduated: Imperial College London. Experience: Completed her GP training in Maidstone, Kent, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, psychiatry and medicine placements.

Dr Awais Mir

Dr Awais Mir

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
General Practice
Graduated: Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry, and University of London. Experience: Clinical Lead and GP Trainee Lead. Dr Mir also works with the OOH telephone service and as a GP at a surgery in West London.

Dr Farah Rashid

Dr Farah Rashid

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
General practice
Graduated: St George’s University of London, GP training at UCLH. Experience: Worked around London in A&E, psychiatry, obstetrics/gynaecology, medical oncology and geriatrics.

Dr Natasha Shabajee

Dr Natasha Shabajee

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Diabetes
Graduated: King’s College Medical School. Experience: Specialises in general surgery and medicine, cardiology, diabetes clinics, haematology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, old age psychiatry and A&E.

Dr Nafis Hossein

Dr Nafis Hossein

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Paediatrics and psychiatry
Graduated: UCL. Experience: Worked in A&E, psychiatry, gynaecology, medical education and teaching, paediatrics and diabetes. Dr Hossein also works as a GP in practices in Whitechapel and Waltham Forest.

Dr Mehnaz Tawhid

Dr Mehnaz Tawhid

Hub GP

Dr Salmaan Khan

Dr Salmaan Khan

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Rheumatology and teaching
Graduated: UCL. Experience: Worked as a GP around North West London, gaining experience in a mixture of online, telephone and face-to-face patient consults.

Dr Avess Gulzar

Dr Avess Gulzar

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
General practice
UCL Medical School. Experience: Worked as a GP in a practice in Croydon, and in Out of Hours/Walk-in Centres.

Dr Chendu Shanmuganathan

Dr Chendu Shanmuganathan

Practice Assist GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Diabetology, dermatology, health and wellbeing
Experience: Worked in GP surgeries and walk-in centres around Berkshire and London. Chendu has been with Practice Assist since the beginning.

Dr Saqib Haroon

Dr Saqib Haroon

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Gernal practice, ophthalmology
Graduated: UCL Medical School. Experience: Worked as a GP in a general practice in Croydon.

Dr Kirti Patel

Dr Kirti Patel

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Diabetic medicine
Dr Patel trained at Royal Free Hospital and completed his GP training in Hertfordshire. He has 10 years’ experience as a GP Partner in Islington. Also works as a GP in out of hours, urgent care centres and prisons.

Dr Jay Patel

Dr Jay Patel

Lead GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
General practice
Graduated: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London and completed his training in North West London. Experience: Been with Practice Assist since 2015 and is a full-time portfolio GP working from UCCs, OOHs, GPs and in the private sectors.

Dr Arnold Babumba

Dr Arnold Babumba

Practice Assist GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Paediatrics and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Graduated: Uni. of Manchester. Experience: Worked in UK and Australia in A&E, general medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology, cardiology and diabetes.

Dr Shashi Prasad

Dr Shashi Prasad

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
Women's health, contraception and family planning, LARCS, paediatrics.
Graduated: Cardiff University. Experience: Worked as a GP around London in GP practices, out of hours and urgent care.

Dr Navdeep Sethi

Dr Navdeep Sethi

Hub GP

MEDICAL INTERESTS
ENT
Graduated: Barts and the London School of Medicine. Experience: Specialises in health promotion and illness prevention. Dr Sethi has previously organised wellness workshops for the public.