Staff

West Green Surgery consists of 6 Full-Time Equivalent GP’s (doctors), 5 Part-Time GP (doctors), 1.5 FTE Practice Nurses, 2 PAs, 1 pharmacist, 2.5 FTE HCA's, a Practice Manager and 7 Administrative staffs. Together we provide a full range of general practice services and run a number of specialist clinics.

West Green surgery is part of the Haringey & Enfield RCGP Vocational Training Scheme and the RCGP London Deneary Scheme helping to train the next generation of GPs. We also support and train our Physician associates offering 1 to 1 supervision and also weekly tutorials

The Doctors

Dr Nasrina Noor (f)

MB BS MRCGP

Additional languages: Afrikaans, Somali

Dr Nasrina is newly qualified from the 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 Smrita Sthapit (f)

MB BS MRCGP

Additional languages: Nepalese

Dr Smrita Sthapit trained and qualified as a GP from the Haringey and Enfield VTS. She graduated from King’s College London in 2013 with distinctions in medical sciences and special studies. She has previous experience in care of the elderly, paediatrics and emergency medicine. She has been involved in the teaching and training of medical students.

Dr Naveid Arshad (m)

MB BS BSc MSc MRCP MRCGP

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

Dr Shivani Patel (f)

MB BS, BSC, MRCGP

Additional languages: Gujarati

Dr Shivani Patel has joined the surgery in August 2019 and trained in Bart's medical school. She has experience in working in Haringey and Enfield, she specialises in paediatric (children) and women's health. She has a BSC in Global health and Primary Care. She has successfully published a number of articles below

Dr Rebecca Hallgren (f) - GP Registrar

MB BS, MA

Additional languages: Swedish, French

Dr Hallgren has recently joined the surgery in February 2019. She will be with us for 6 months. She has a particular interest in woman's health. She has previous experience in care of the elderly, sexual health and accident emergency

Dr Philippa Hayes (f) - GP Registrar

MB BS, BSC, MRCS

Dr Pippa Hayes joined the surgery in February 2021 and will be with us for two years on and off. She has a particular interest in abdominal and breast problems, having worked for many years as a senior specialist registrar in General Surgery.

Dr Muhammed Akunjee (m)

MB BS MRCGP PG Cert (diabetes, education, business)

Additional languages: Bengali, Arabic

Muhammed Akunjee is currently a GP Principal in North London (since 2007) and is a former Clinical Director and board member of the local CCG. 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 has been a clinical skills tutor as well as an OSCE examiner at a London Medical University. He is an avid medical book writer and has a number of articles published in peer review journals. Dr Muhammed Akunjee has worked abroad in the Middle East advising a large health care organisation on setting up primary care polyclinics creating both the medical model and the business case

Dr Nazmul Akunjee (m)

MB BS MRCGP

Nazmul Akunjee has previously taught medical students helping them prepare them for their exams. He has published a number of articles related to examination skills in OSCEs. He completed the London Deanery's, Introduction to Teaching in Primary care course in June 2011. He is also now a GP trainer. Nazmul Akunjee has previously been the Clinical lead for the Primary Care Strategy, GP IT lead and formerly SE CHIN clinical lead. He is a former director of Federate4Health, and previously been the clinical director.

Nazmul Akunjee was 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. He was awarded the PHCSG (Primary Health Care Specialist Group of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT) John Perry Early Career award recognising innovation and excellence in Primary Care Computing

Both Nazmul and Muhammed 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 allow them to pass through the GMC revalidation process

Dr Muhammad Shahjahan Ali Akunjee

MB BS (1973, Dhaka University)

Additional languages: Bengali

Dr MSA was the founding GP who had set up the practice in late 1989. He is the practice's chronic disease lead managing an array of long term conditions including COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Angina, mental health issues

Physician Associates

The surgery has a culture of supporting and training qualified physician associates offering tutorials for them along with patient by patient debrief and supervision

Yaren Kumas (f)

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Angelica Wynter (f)

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The Pharmacists

Anne Lim (f) - Clinical Pharmacist

MPharm, Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing

Anne Lim studied at UCL School of Pharmacy (graduating with First Class Honours) and qualified as a pharmacist in 2015. She started her career working in high-street pharmacies, before moving to work for the UK's trade association for community pharmacies. She started working in primary care/GP surgeries in March 2018 and joined the surgery in August 2019. She has a keen interest in the management long-term conditions (including hypertension and diabetes).

Arifa Sadiq (f) - Clinical Pharmacist

MPharm

Arifah Sadiq graduated from UCLH School of Pharmacy and has has recently completed her clinical pharmacy diploma at De Montfort University. She qualified as a pharmacist in 2016 and started her career working in hospital pharmacy. She has been working in Primary care since August 2019 and joined the Surgery in June 2020. She has particular interest in the management of long term conditions including diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

Nurses

Janet Jumbo

Janet Jumbo is 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, smears, travel advice and flu injections.

GP Registrars training

The surgery has a culture of support and training for our junior doctors and physician associates. We help educate and train them safely and offer tutorials and 1 to 1 supervision for them as they progress towards independence

This practice has been accredited as being suitable for the training of those doctors intending to become general practitioners.

This means that the practice and doctors have had to achieve a number of standards which have been assessed by the GP Deanery for London, acting on behalf of the national organisation (the Joint Committee for Postgraduate Training in General Practice).

These are some points for your information :-

  1. Those doctors training to become GPs are called GP registrars. They are employed by one of the doctors here, who will be their trainer.

  2. The GP registrar is a fully qualified doctor who is likely to have a lot of experience of hospital medicine.

  3. Sometimes other doctors are also trained and supported in the practice.

  4. If you are seeing this doctor you can expect to receive the quality of service you would from your own GP. If you have any concerns please mention this to a member of staff.

  5. In order for the GP registrars to successfully complete their training they need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrar’s consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only. Further information about this process and the confidentiality of it, can be obtained from the reception staff.

  6. To ensure that the practice continues to meet the standards for training in the London deanery, it, and the doctors will be subject to regular inspection visits (normally every 3 years) at this inspection another doctor will assess the quality of the patient records. Patients records may only be disclosed with written permission and patients will therefore be asked to sign a letter of authorization to permit this. No records will be included in the inspection visit without patient’s prior written approval. Please ask any member of the reception staff for further information if you need.