West Green Surgery (Haringey) consists of 6 Full-Time Equivalent GP’s (doctor), 5 Part-Time GP (doctor), 1.5 FTE Practice Nurse, a Practice Manager and 5 Administrative staffs. Together we provide a full range of general practice services and run a number of specialist clinics. 

The Doctors

Dr Ruth Embaie (f) 
MB ChB MRes DRCOG PG Cert (Aesthetics) MRCGP 

Dr Ruth Embaie graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 with a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Research. During her GP training, she was awarded the DRCOG. She later became interested in Aesthetic Medicine and undertook a course at the Queen Mary University of London and was awarded a distinction in the postgraduate certificate in Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Nasrina Noor (f) 

Additional languages: Afrikaa, Somali

Dr Nasrina is newly qualified from London & SE training scheme in Surrey and Sussex. She has experience basic surgical skills and ENT minor surgical skills including microsuction and nasal cautery. She has previous experience in MSK joint injections for shoulder and elbow. She has taught and trained medical students, junior doctors and allied health professionals.

Dr Benal Arslan (f) 

Additional languages:

Dr Benal is newly qualified from London Haringey and Enfield VTS. She has experience in working in Haringey for a period of time and has good rapport with her patients. 

Dr Shah Mohammed Safi
MB BS (1999, Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Med University)

Additional languages: Urdu, Tamil

Dr Safi qualified from South India in Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. He has experience and interest in mental health disorders and has a passion for psychiatry. 

Dr Naveid Arshad 

Additional Languages: Urdu

Dr Arshad graduated from Punjab University in Lahore Pakistan in 1998. He has a vast range of experience from his years in hospital medicine in the UK particularly in Gastroenterology, Care of the elderly, and Endocrinology. He completed his MSc in 1991 and his MRCP in 2010. Since training as a GP and passing his MRCGP in 2013 he has had further exposure in Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Gynaecology as well as acute medicine.

MB BS MRCGP PG Cert (diabetes, education)

Muhammed Akunjee MBBS MRCGP PgCert (Diabetes) PgCert (MedEd) Muhammed Akunjee is currently a GP Principal in North London (since 2007) and Clinical Director for the local PCT. He qualified from Guy’s, Kings and St. Thomas’s Medical School in 2002 and completed his MRCGP gaining a distinction in 2006. During this time he was also awarded first prize for the Roche / RCGP Registrar award. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Dundee and more recently, a Certificate in Diabetes at the Warwick University. 

He also attended the London Deanery's, Introduction to Teaching in Primary care course before involving himself in teaching medical students and is currently a clinical skills tutor as well as an OSCE examiner at a London University. He is an avid medical book writer and has a number of articles published in peer review journals. 

Nazmul Akunjee has recently completed his GP vocational training and is currently a GP Principal. He qualified from GKT medical school in 2005 and is currently actively engaged in teaching medical students and preparing them for their exams. He has also published a number of articles related to examination skills in OSCEs. Nazmul Akunjee passed and excelled at his CSA exam in February 2011 passing all 13 stations at the first attempt. Since that time has been involved in 1-2-1 private CSA coaching as well as group tuition with GP registrars. He completed the London Deanery's, Introduction to Teaching in Primary care course in June 2011. Nazmul Akunjee is also the clinical director for Tottenham Primary Care Services that supported a struggling practice in Haringey. He is also the Clinical Lead for the Primary Care Strategy as well as GP IT clinical lead for Haringey CCG.

Nazmul Akunjee was also a finalist for the RCGP GP enterprise First5 awards 2014 for demonstrating a positive and innovative impact on the NHS and working to improve clinical care and patient services or healthcare systems. 

Both Muhammad and Nazmul Akunjee
Are authors of 6 medical textbooks designed for junior doctors and GP registrars including Easy Guide to OSCEs for Final Year medical students as well as The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Specialties. They have had 3 medical books that are BMA (British Medical Association) award winning. They are lecturers on Communication skills for trainee GPs and GP facilitators on MRCGP exam courses to help junior GPs to pass their MRCGP exam. They are both GP Appraisers to help GP continuously improve their quality of care and through revalidation

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CSA Book: MRCGP CSA cases for the RCGP examCSA Books: communication skills book csa prep courseCSA books: final year medical students csa prep course CSA books: mrcgp csa prep course specialitiesCSA books: clinical skills explained csa prep courses

Clinical Skills Explained is relevant to medical students across all years of study.However, the book was written specifically for medical students in their early years at medical school in response to the increased emphasis on clinical skills, scenarios and concepts now found in many undergraduate medical curricula. The book covers over 55 of the most common and relevant medical histories, clinical examinations and skills that all competent doctors must be able to demonstrate in their exams as well as in their practical life. The book is divided into three sections: History Taking Skills; Examinations; and Procedures. Each chapter starts by providing a short step-by-step guide, and then describes the basic background knowledge and relevant pathophysiology before moving on to a systematic approach on how to tackle the skill at hand. One of the key objectives of the book is to unify the presentation and understanding of the most common medical histories, clinical examinations and clinical skills that all competent doctors must be able to demonstrate with the understanding of how and why things are done (this ‘how and why’ element is missing from a number of other clinical skills titles). The authors have written the book to reflect how they would have liked clinical skills information to be presented when they were medical students.

Reviewed by IJOCS

There are quite a few books addressing the same topic in the current market, but this book does provide current guidelines which is a new aspect. It includes a useful, systematic breakdown of each presenting complaint, examination and practical procedure. The ‘Top Tips’ in the margins are very handy and supplement the textbook well with some ‘real life’ medical experience.

Dr Muhammad Shahjahan Ali Akunjee
MB BS (1973, Dhaka University) 

Additional languages: Bengali

Practice Nurse

Kathleen O'Reilly 
Works Wednesdays & Fridays

Kathleen O'Reilly is a senior nurse with several years of experience within the NHS. She has expertise on and specific clinics on family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. She also jointly runs with one of the doctors our long-term conditions clinics including diabetes and high blood pressure. She also offers travel advice and injections, children's immunisations and cervical smears.

Janet Jumbo 
Works Mondays & Tuesdays

Janet Jumbo is also one of our senior nurses who also runs joint maternity clinics with one of the doctors in the surgery. She also performs routine childhood immunisation clinics, travel advice and flu injections.