Our Staff

Practice Management

JANINE WELHAM

General Manager

Janine has worked for the NHS for the last 15 years, the last 8 years with Primary Care in Milton Keynes. Janine will be involved in managing all the business aspects of the practice. Janine welcomes patient feedback and looks forward to the opportunity of working closely with the Patient Participation Group.

VICKY KETTLE

Community Service Manager and Deputy Practice Manager

Vicky has worked for the NHS for 19 years of which the last 14 years has been at Whaddon. She started as a receptionist and working in the Community Cardiology service. Vicky feels proud to have grown with the surgery and has enjoyed implementing our other community services such as Community Gynaecology and Community Respiratory/AIRS and most recently developing our Long Covid Service PCAS. Vicky also has an interest in research and ways of improving patient care across both sites.

TONI FISHER

Practice Business Manager

Toni has worked at Whaddon Healthcare or as it was originally known Whaddon House Surgery for 29 years, starting in reception then working for a number of years as a Health Care Assistant before going into management. Toni has been the Practice Manager for the last 14 years is involved in managing 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. Toni enjoy all aspects of patient contact especially when attending our Community sessions,she always welcome Patients feedback and urge Patients to join our excellent PPG ‘Patient Participation Group’ who are both a critical friend and support.

SHARON RUST

Branch Manager

Sharon has been with Water Eaton Health Centre since August 2001 as Practice Manager. Since the merge of the business, she is now the Branch Manager at Water Eaton Health Centre, still looking after the patients.

NIVEDITA DUBEY

Assistant Practice Manager – MSc Global Healthcare Management (Coventry University, 2019)

Niv is the Assistant Practice Manager for Whaddon Healthcare. She works at both sites and believes in patient-centered healthcare and keeps that as the focal point of her work.

AJ DE SILVA

Digital & Transformation Lead

AJ joined Whaddon Healthcare in 2019. AJ is responsible for IT and leading technical process improvement.

ANGELA CELLA

Ange started working for our Water Eaton site in 1996 as administrator/receptionist and then moved into a medical secretary role. She is now Branch Reception Manager at the Water Eaton site.

MELISSA QUAIL

Reception & Events Manager and Gynae HCA

Mel has worked for Whaddon Healthcare for over 10 years. She has experience in Cardiology, Respiratory and Gynaecology. Mel organises the events for Whaddon and is passionate about the local community and fundraising.

SARAH RILEY

HR & Operations Manager

Sarah joined Whaddon Healthcare in 2020. She is responsible for quality improvement and looking for new ways of working, following the covid pandemic. She is passionate about HR, governance and driving change.

Doctors

DR A HAMID

MBBS (Pakistan), MRCP (UK), MRCGP (UK) , PGDip Cardiology (UK) , Certificate (Dip) in Diabetes care (UK) & Diploma in COPD (UK)

DR T SIDDIQUI

BSC MBBS (Pakistan 1988), MRCGP (2006), Certificate in Medical Education (Oxford 2006)

Dr Siddiqui qualified in medicine from Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan in 1988.

DR N HILMY

MB BCH (Cairo 1980) FRCP (London) MRCGP DCH, DRCOG MEd.

Dr Hilmy was born by the Nile not very far from the great pyramids in Giza, he completed his undergraduate medical training in Cairo University before coming to the UK for higher education in medicine.

DR A MALIK

MBBS MRCGP FRCGP FRCP Dip Cln Edu Dip Cardiology

Dr Malik attained his medical degree in 1996 from Pakistan. He did his further education and training in Norfolk and Norwich and worked in general medicine and cardiology.

DR N ALAM

MBBS-2002 (India), MRCGP DRCOG, DGM, DFSRH

Dr Alam graduated from India from a well recognized medical school. She did all of her post-graduate medical training in UK.

DR A POTTER

MBBS, MRCGP, MRCP, MFSRH and accredited in Community Echocardiography

DR K CREED

BM, MRCGP, Pg Dip ENT (Hons)

Dr Creed graduated from Southampton in 2012 and then went on to complete her foundation training in Oxford before settling in Milton Keynes where she undertook her GP training. Dr Creed first joined Whaddon Healthcare in 2016 as a registrar and stayed on as a salaried GP after completing her training in 2017. Since then, she has completed a post graduate diploma in ENT.

DR A SHAMIM

MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Shamim graduated from Pakistan and obtained her membership & fellowship in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Pakistan before relocating to the UK. On successful completion of her GP training in the UK and obtaining diploma in Obs and Gynae, she joined the Whaddon team in 2020 as a salaried GP. Dr Shamim has a specialist interest in Women’s health.

DR C BADZA

MBChB, Bsc, MRCGP

Dr Badza graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013. She completed her GP training and joined Whaddon, as a salaried GP in 2020. She is currently part of the National GP Trailblazer Deprivation Fellowship scheme. Dr Zengera has an interest in Health inequalities.

DR L PATHIRANA

MBBS, MRCGP

Dr. Pathirana grew up in Malawi where she graduated from the University of Malawi. She moved to the UK in 2015 where she worked as a clinical research fellow in London prior to undertaking GP training in Milton Keynes. Since completion of her training in 2020 she joined the Whaddon Team as a salaried GP.

DR J WALTER

MBChB, DCH

Dr Walter trained in Birmingham, completing his GP training in 2003. He has worked in the Milton Keynes area since 2004 and, while enjoying all parts of general practice, has an interest in respiratory medicine. He likes cooking Asian food, running to destress, and bringing up two teenage children.

DR R HILDRETH

MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Rebecca Hildreth graduated from Newcastle University in 2010. She then completed her Foundation and GP training in Oxford and Milton Keynes. Dr Hildreth initially worked at Whaddon Medical Centre in 2015 as a GP registrar. She returned in 2022 as a Salaried GP.

DR M ASHOKKUMAR

Female

MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Mirnalini is from Sri Lanka ,She pursued her undergraduate studies in Russia before moving to the UK in 2019.She underwent GP training in Milton Keynes and joined Whaddon team as a registrar and continued as Salaried GP after completion of her training in 2023.

DR N LASOCKI

BSc (Hons) MBBS MEd DIC DRCOG

Natalia graduated from University College London Medical School in 2011 and trained in London and Leicestershire. She also has a degree in Medical Education. She has been working as a GP in Milton Keynes area since 2018. Natalia has a special interest in menopause treatment and obtained her Advanced Certificate in Menopause Management from the British Menopause Society in 2023. She enjoys many aspects of General Practice, including Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Dermatology, and has a keen interest in lifestyle medicine.

Locum GPs

DR TRIONA WITHANAGE

MUDr MRCGP PMed Education Cert Oxford University. Clinical Embryology MSc

Dr Withanage completed her GP training from the Pembrokeshire VTS scheme, Wales UK (MRCGP). She is a member of the Royal College of GPs and has achieved her Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (Master’s level) from Oxford University and is involved in GP training with Oxford VTS. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Embryology (Fertility) from Leeds University and has a specialist interest in fertility. She has been at Whaddon since October 2021 and enjoys dealing with babies, children, and general medicine.

DR MAGGIE WINTER

Dr Winter trained in London and qualified as a doctor in 1996. She’s enjoyed working as a GP since 2002 and has a special interest in Dermatology

Nursing Team

KAREN SMYTH

Nurse Manager - RGN (1986) Bsc Nursing Practice

Karen joined the team in 2013 and now manages the nursing and health care assistant teams. She is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber with special interest in Respiratory.

VICKI MAARMAN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Vicki has worked at Whaddon Healthcare since 2018. She is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and an independent prescriber. Vicki’s role is varied but currently her main focus is Home Oxygen due to her nursing background is respiratory.

RUTH THOMAS

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Ruth qualified as an RGN in 1993 from Charing Cross Hospital, and after completing numerous modules achieved BSC (hons) in Nursing Practice, several masters modules in breathing techniques and is an independent nurse prescriber. She has been a community-based respiratory nurse specialist for 18 years and is now based at Whaddon Medical Centre involved in delivering home oxygen assessment, community respiratory clinic (AIRS) and post-covid assessment clinic.

RIA GUMUS

Practice Nurse

Ria Gumus BSc (Hons) Registered Nurse, successfully qualified in Adult Nursing in April 2020 and has enjoyed the two years since learning new skills within District Nursing. She has a keen interest in woundcare and Diabetes management. Ria is the newest member of the Nursing Team in Whaddon Medical Centre having joined in June 2022 and is thoroughly enjoying running her clinics. She will be undertaking Practice Nurse courses throughout the year to further her skillset.

MARTHA COVE

Practice Nurse

Martha qualified as a registered nurse in 2018. She worked in Acute Medicine and A&E for the first 2 years of being qualified. She joined Whaddon Healthcare in June 2022 and is currently undertaking her General Practice Nurse course to further her skill set.

KATIE YOUNG

Practice Nurse

Katie qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing from the University of Northampton. She started off on medical assessment wards before becoming a sister on a general medical ward for 5 years before adventuring into primary care. Katie has enjoyed the variety of care that working as a general practice nurse brings and is specifically interested in diabetes, women’s health, and wound care.

NIAMH CAHILL

Practice Nurse

Niamh qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Bedfordshire. After working in ICU and Offender Care settings she made my way into Primary Care. Niamh is an independent non-medical prescriber and has a particular passion for long term respiratory conditions. Niamh has a personal interest in women’s health equality and contraception. She is an avid book reader and is always accepting book recommendations!

MAXINE JACKAMAN

Practice Nurse

Maxine has been a nurse for 47 years, working in the community as a district nurse, long term conditions and also worked as a community support nurse. Maxine has worked as manager in a Care Home for old and frail patients. Maxine joined Whaddon Healthcare as part of the Covid Vaccination programme and now supports the Home Oxygen team.

Heart Failure Nurse Team

SUE BRYDEN

RGN - Heart Failure Nurse

Sue qualified as a registered nurse in 1989 and has over 30 years cardiology nursing experience, including Cardio-thoracic intensive care and being the Senior Sister of the Coronary Care Unit at Milton Keynes university hospital for 12 years. She has completed her ENB 249 Cardio-thoracic nursing course, ENB 998- Teaching and Assessing course and Post Graduate Certificate in Health services Management. Sue has currently been in the role of Community Heart Failure nurse since January 2020 and successfully completed her Master’s Module in Chronic heart failure.

MEGAN WATSON

Heart Failure Nurse

Megan trained at Kings College London for 3 years before qualifying in 2019. She previously worked in Cardiology/CCU for 4 years at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Megan has a key interest in Cardiology and completed a Level 7 Cardiac care course with Buckingham new University in 2023.

EMMA REID

Heart Failure Nurse - DipHE Registered Adult Nursing

Emma qualified as a registered Nurse at the University of Hertfordshire in 2011, before beginning her career as a Staff Nurse on the Cardiology Ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Following this, she worked as a Practice Nurse in Buckingham, and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in General Practice in 2017. Emma has worked for Whaddon Healthcare as a Community Heart Failure Nurse since December 2020, and enjoys combining her community skills and experience with her love for Cardiology.

Healthcare Assistants

SUSAN O’FARRELL

Sue started working at Whaddon House Surgery in 2008 as a receptionist. After a few months she started training as an HCA and qualified shortly after. Sue is now our Senior Hca and can also fit monitors for our Cardiology department.

KATYE O’FARRELL

Katye joined Whaddon Healthcare as a volunteer. After observing the HCA clinics, she completed an NVQ level 3 apprenticeship and has now been with us as a fully qualified HCA since 2016.

JANE TUCKER

CHARLOTTE RUST

Charlotte joined Whaddon Healthcare as a Receptionist in 2020 and has recently started a role as a Health Care Assistant in 2021.

SANA AAMER

Did Mbbs from Pakistan 2008 and starting working at Whaddon Healthcare as HCA in 2021.

KALANA DE SILVA

Kal has been a part of the Whaddon team since 2019 whilst he was at University. Since graduating in 2021 he has been working with Whaddon’s Community Cardiology team as a HCA.

NATALIE LEE

Female

Natalie started at Whaddon Healthcare on the 1st of September 2021 as a HCA. Previous to joining the team, Natalie worked at MKUH for 8 years as a maternity care assistant on the day unit.

GILL JONES

Gill has worked for the NHS for 42 years, her first years were mainly working in hospitals in Hertfordshire and Surrey, where she gained experience in orthopaedics, medical, children’s wards and A/E. Gill was one of the first in the country to complete her NVQ level 3 and then went on to work in oncology and heamtology, working close by the research specalist. Gill previously worked in another Milton Keynes practice for 18 years, she joined the team at Whaddon in January 2023.

Physician Associates

MEHREEN SHAFIQ

PGDip

Mehreen graduated from University of Birmingham in Physician Associate Studies in 2018. Since qualifying she has had a passion for general practice and started working in Luton before moving to Whaddon House in October 2022. She also works for the BLMK Training Hub as the Physician Associate Ambassador with a focus on increasing awareness of the role, supporting practices with their recruitment, induction and retention and expanding the PA workforce in Primary Care.

MELANIE SUMNER

She moved to Mk Hospital in 1989 working in Gynaecology . In 1998 she came into primary care, alongside the responsible GP, she developed and shaped a new GP Practice at Mk Village . As the lead nurse, Mel was responsible for a team of nurses and the Nursing service. In 2006, Mel qualified as an Independent Nurse Prescriber In 2020, Mel moved practice to Whaddon Healthcare to work as a Physician’s Associate, working alongside the GP and ANP team. Mels areas of interest are Gynaecology , Asthma and dermatology. She has a special intertest in Travel Medicine and Travel Health.

Paramedics

CURTIS MILES

Curtis qualified from Oxford Brookes university as a Paramedic in 2013. He worked for south central ambulance service as a front-line paramedic. In 2016 he started a career in general practice and gained additional qualifications in minor illness and prescribing. Curtis is capable of diagnosing and treating a range of medical presentations, making referrals and providing a home-visiting service to support the Practice.

TOM MCNALLY

Tom has been a paramedic for 20 plus years and has been working exclusively in primary care for 9. He also works as the paramedic workforce lead for the BLMK training hub. Tom has a background in education and was a senior lecturer in paramedic science in the past. Tom can see acute presentations of illness and can prescribe medications.

Pharmacists

ZAINAB MASTER

Zainab Master – MPharm (2015), PG Cert in Pharmacy Independent Prescribing (2018), Postgraduate Diploma in Minor Illness (2021)

Zainab is a qualified Clinical Pharmacist.

ZEID MUHSIN

MPharm (2018), Trained at Birmingham Childrens Hospital.

Zeid is enjoying developing his role as a frontline Pharmacist in Primary Care. He is passionate about patient care and helping shape the future of Pharmacy

SONAM HARIA

MPharm (2014)

Sonam has previously worked in Community Pharmacy and since then has enjoyed learning new skills within her role as our PCN Pharmacist.

Primary Care Network Team

SANDY AUSTIN

PCN Care Co-ordinator

Sandy previously worked for the NHS for 9 years: Starting as a receptionist in a local GP surgery, then training up to be a phlebotomist and Health Care Assistant. Sandy left in 2009 to specialise in smoking cessation – moving on from that role to become a Pharmaceutical Rep in 2014 where she gained an ABPI Certification in 2016. Sandy returned to the NHS in the role of Care Coordinator in August 2020, employed to work for CROWN PCN across 3 Surgeries. Sandy's role also incorporates Social Prescriber.

ANNA BRIGHT

Social Prescriber

Anna has recently joined the Crown PCN team as our Social Prescribing Link Worker working across Whaddon Healthcare and Red House Surgery. Anna graduated in 2018 with a degree in Sports Therapy (BSc) and has previously worked for a semi-professional sports team. Anna has a passion for helping people and supporting individual’s needs.

DAWN GIBSON

Mental Health Practitioner

Dawn started her mental health career as a volunteer for the Samaritans which led her to enrol in a mental health nursing course. She qualified as a mental health nurse in 2005 and worked in an acute inpatient unit in Luton and was also part of a new pilot scheme before joining the Campbell Centre in 2008. Dawn felt privileged to be able to support people in their journey to recovery who were at their most vulnerable and enjoyed the patient contact. Dawn joined Whaddon in order to maintain patient contact, whilst working in a primary care setting. She hopes to make a valuable contribution to the team by using all the experience gained in mental health to enhance the service for our patients.