Deepdale staff

General practitioners

Dr Zakir Patel
Senior Partner 
Dr Shazeia Younis
Senior Partner 
DFSRH, MBCHB, Diploma in Child Health Female 
Dr Rehana Master MB ChB Female 
Dip Dermatology, Dip Radiology 
Dip Family Planning 
Dr Nivedita Kumari MB BS Female 
Dr Hassaan Shepherd BSc (Hons), MBCHB, MRCGP, PgDip (Diabetes) Male 
Dr Inamuna Beregha Dip Physician in General Medicine Postgraduate in General Practice Male 
Dr Faiza HassanFemale
Dr Lamisha Patel  Female 
Dr Mohammed Patel Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Male 
Dr Fozia Suleman MBChB 
CCT General Practice 

Clinical team

Clinical Pharmacists 
Asif Ahmed Certificate in the Diagnosis & Management of Asthma in Paediatrics & Adults Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing BSc (Hons) Pharmacy Non-Medical Prescribing for Pharmacists Male 
Naeem Ditta Master of Pharmacy Male 
Aliya Habib Postgraduate Diploma  Female 
Mohammed Idrees Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing Male 
Zobia Saiyed Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists Master of Pharmacy Female 
Advanced Nurse Practitioners 
Mohammed Khan Bachelor of Science with Honours in Professional Practice Male 
Angela Whittingham Nurse Independent / Supplementary Prescriber Female 
Paramedic Independent Prescriber
Elizabeth Sumner Dip Paramedic Practice 
Evidence based practice 
BSc Developing Paramedic Practice 
Physician Associates 
Humayra Gajra  Female 
Rimsha Mahmood PG DIP Physician Associate 
Ba hons Pre-Registration adult nursing 
foundation degree in health and social care science  
Lubna Patel Master of Science in Physician Associate Studies Female 
Talha Sufi Physician Associate National Examination – Pass Male 
First Contact Physiotherapists 
Mahesh Buran Bachelor of Physiotherapy Male 
Sahaja Buran Bachelor of Physiotherapy Female 

Clinical Pharmacists
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks.  Many Clinical Pharmacists can prescribe medicines, but those who can’t work closely with your GP, to ensure the medicines you are prescribed are safe and working well for you. 

Advanced Nurse Practitioners 
Nurse Practitioners are trained specialist nurses.  They have undertaken additional medical education to provide advanced nursing care and to prescribe medication.  Nurse Practitioners can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor for in the past.  The nurse practitioners can assess and examine you, make diagnosis and provide advice and treatment including a prescription if required.  They can make referrals to hospital doctors or healthcare professionals and admit patients into hospital when necessary. 

Paramedic Practitioners
Paramedics Practitioners work closely with advanced practitioners and GPs to assess and monitor acute and chronic ailments, illnesses, and injuries. 

Physician Associates 
Physician Associates (PAs) are trained to work within a defined scope of practice and limits of competence to support the Doctors at the practice.  They can carry out lots of duties such as taking medical history, physical examinations, seeing patients with long term conditions, formulating differential diagnosis and management plans, provide health promotion and disease prevention advice.   

First Contact Physiotherapists 
First Contact Physiotherapists is a new model evolving in the UK.  It involves placing physiotherapists directly into GP practices and to treat patients who come into clinic with musculoskeletal problems.  Patients with MSK conditions can bypass the appointment with a GP and go straight to get help with a specialist physiotherapist. 

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses 
Katie AllisonRegistered Nurse – AdultFemale
Jennifer Fox Registered Nurse – Adult Female 
Sheila Hodkinson  Registered Adult & Children’s Nurse
Nurse Independent Prescriber
Lesley Park Registered General nurse 
Registered midwife 
Community specialist nurse practitioner 
Emma ParkerRegistered Nurse – AdultFemale
Nurse Associate 
Louise Bayley Nursing Associate Female 
Healthcare Assistants 
Anthi Chondrothanasi  Doctor – Medic Qualification at University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Timisoara RomaniaFemale 
Faria Karim  Female 
Julia Walmsley  Level 3 Diploma in HealthcareFemale 
Trainee Healthcare Assistant 
Kelly Bradshaw  Female 

Attached staff

Mental Health Practitioner 
Rochelle Bowes Female 
Children & Young Person’s Mental Health Practitioner
Heather BaintonFemale 
Associate Psychological Practitioner (APP) 
Georgia Jameson Female 
Social Prescribers 
Nadia BegumFemale 
Adele Houghton Female 
Christopher Jones Male 

Mental Health Practitioner  
Mental Health Practitioners contribute to the NHS Long Term Plan to support adults and older adults with severe mental illnesses to live well in their communities.  Mental Health Practitioners are based within GP surgeries or neighbourhood settings, to support people with complex mental health needs and act as a ‘bridge’ between primary are and specialist mental health services. 

Children & Young Person’s Mental Health Practitioner
Children and young people’s wellbeing practitioners (CWPs) assess and support children and young people with mental health problems, improving their access to therapies.

Associate Psychological Practitioner
The APPs are working in our primary care network (PCN).  They are employed by Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT).  They work across the local PCN working on mental health promotion and prevention.  Their role is to help people who are struggling with mental health.  The idea is to intervene when there are early signs of mental health deterioration to try and prevent worse mental health difficulties in the future. 

APP information leaflet

Social Prescribers 
Social prescribing is a key component of Universal Personalised Care.  It is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social, and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing. 

Our social prescribers can provide support for any non-medical related problems. Patients can self-refer via reception.

Practice team

Finance Director – Sharon Riley 
Operations Managers – Kirsty Berry / Jayne Kennedy
Reception Manager – Naomi
Reception Supervisor – Caroline 

Reception & Admin Team
The reception and administration team are key members of the primary health care team providing a point of contact for patients and act as a focal point of communication between patients, doctors and other medical staff

Training Practice
Issa Medical is an approved training practice, recognised for both undergraduate and post graduate medical training. Being approved as a training practice gives recognition of the quality of care we provide as well as the range of educational opportunities available for learners.

Trainers are examined independently to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge of practice and of education, skills appropriate to one-to-one teaching, educational management, and attitudes supportive of learning.

A GP Registrar is a qualified doctor who has decided to embark on a career in general practice, much like a surgeon or physician in the hospital. Part of their training involves them spending a total of 18 months working at a teaching practice. This is usually divided into a 6 month and 12 month attachment. We will usually have one GP Registrar who joins us to complete the final part of their training.

We also provide placements for 5th year medical students from Manchester University for periods of 8 weeks.

A Foundation Doctor (FY1 or FY2) is a Doctor who has just graduated medical school and are placed with us for 4 months to gain an overview of General Practice.

How this will affect you
Sometimes you will be seen by the GP Registrar or FY2 instead of (or as well as) your own GP. In the beginning, an appointment with the GP Registrar / FY2 may take longer than most GP appointments, we do appreciate your patience during these longer appointments.

All medical students and trainees have signed to and are obliged to offer you the same professional and confidential care as all other clinicians available in the surgery.