- "We ought not to judge of men's merits by their qualifications, but by the use they make of them". (Richard Cecil).
We hope to prove to all our patients that we are worth more than our qualifications.
Dr Vipul Masharani (male)
MB ChB (Cardiff), BSc, MRCGP. Dip. RCOG. Fpcert
Vipul’s father started general practice in Lutterworth in 1968. Vipul joined him in 1988. He was educated in the local schools and studied Medicine in Cardiff. Vipul’s training in general practice was carried out in Leicester after which he went on to further training in neurology, endocrinology and diabetes. He gained a BSc in 2006 by studying computing and information technology with the Open University.
Vipul is married and has three grown up children. The eldest is training to be a GP.
Dr Anouk Gupta (Female)
BMedSci, MB BCh ( Manchester) MRCGP, DFSRH, DipRCOG
She is married to a consultant orthopedic surgeon who works at Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. They have 2 children. Anouk enjoys running and has competed in several half marathons. She also loves arts and crafts
Dr Shabina Petkar (female)
Dr Petkar qualified at Birmingham Medical school and then carried out GP training in the same city. She took some time out to have a baby but now is back with us as a regular doctor. She enjoys travelling. Her medical interests include womens health.
Dr Anne Davies (female)
Dr Davies qualified as a doctor at
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Advanced nurse practitioners (ANP) see patients in the same way as doctors and can issue prescriptions. There is usually one ANP on duty daily running a surgery together with a GP
Practice nurse -Madeline Zolita James
Zolida trained as a nurse in Birmingham, qualifying in 2007. She has a lot of expreience in community nursing and has been a practice nurse for 4 years. Outside of work she loves horse riding and showjumping.
Practice nurse - Judith Pashley
Judith Pashley has been a practice nurse with in the past and has returned to support us onece again She too is a passionate horse rider and is also an army reservist in her spare time, so has worked abroad as a nurse in times of conflict
Kiran qualified as a pharmacist at University College London.She had been working as a community pharmacist for a bout 4 years. She has worked at another health centre but now joins us to support doctors as well as patients regarding their medication and prescribing issues such as side effects and adverse reactions.
When she is not working likes running and yoga and she carries out charity work at a food bank
Practice attached staff
This is a new post in the NHS. A social prescriber might do an assessment of what care and support people need, such are physical activies, learning new skills, making new friends. Or they may help signposting to local support services such as community groups and charities.
This is also a new role in the NHS. They are medically trained health care professionals who work alongside doctors to provide medical care as a part of a multidisiplinary team. They may see patients independently of GPs.
First contact physiotherapist
Rather than wait to see a GP, you may be given an appointment with a first contact physiotherapist. These physiotherapists have enhanced skills in managing musculoskeletal issues such as back neck and joint pains. They are able to assess and diagnose issues, give advise or offer therapy. If necessary they can arrange referral to specialist services. Generally they have more expertise in managing musculoskeletal disorders than an average GP.
The local team of Health Visitors provide information, support and advice on family health matters and nursing mothers. They also carry out the baby checks.
They provide nursing care within the patient's home.
They work with the doctor to provide personal antenatal, homecoming and postnatal care.
This service is based at the health centre. We make referrals to them about foot problems.
They are based within the leisure centre. Since many school children are also patients of the practice we liaise closely with school nurses.