Healthcare Team

Associate Physician

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.

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

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


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.

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. Sandys role also incorporates Social Prescriber.

Tiny Malindi

Social Work Assistant

Tiny works as part of the new service which was commissioned by CCG and Social services, in 2019 – where a Social work Assistant is designated to the surgeries and supports with social issues that the patients may be experiencing. This service provides a holistic approach with supporting patients across Primary care Networks (GP surgeries).

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.