Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Azhar Zafar (Male)

MBBS FRCP FRCGP MRCPS (GLGS) MSc Health Research –  GP Appraiser – GP Tutor & Trainer –  Senior Clinical Research Fellow (hon.)  Diabetes Centre University of Leicester.

Dr Azhar Zafar is full time senior partner at Danes Camp since April 2006. He is trained as a GP in North East Lincolnshire. He is the lead for Diabetes ,Minor Surgery and Joint injections. He has a special interest in Diabetes as he has worked in hospital medicine for a number of years before joining General practice. Dr Zafar is also the GP Lead for research and is actively engaged in academic as well industrial clinical research. He has been working on various research projects on Diabetes as a principal investigator for Northamptonshire. He is currently working towards higher degree in Applied health research from University of Leicester. Please follow link below to know more about research projects at Danes Camp Surgery.

Dr Zafar is also board member of Royal College of General Practitioners Thames Valley Faculty.

Dr Yassir Javaid (Male)

MBBChir (University of Cambridge) BA (Hons), MA (Cantab), MRCP MRCGP DRCOG DipCard
Cardiovascular lead Nene CCG
Primary Care Cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Clinical Network

Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton. He has an interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease. He was named Pulse “GP of the Year” in 2015 for his work in reducing stroke emergency admissions in the East Midlands.

He is also a council member of the British Heart Valve Society, accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography and on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.

Dr Kashif Zaman (Male)


Dr Zaman joined the practice as a full time partner in October 2010 after working with us as a full time locum. He trained as a GP Registrar in Scotland. Dr Zaman is the practice lead in Quality and Outcomes, Child & Adult safeguarding, Cardiology, Contraceptive services, Child Health and has an interest in minor surgery.

Dr Ayesha Azhar (Female)


Dr Azhar joined the practice in August 2014 and became a Partner in November 2017. She has a special interest in Gynaecology and has extensive experience working in hospitals as a Gynaecologist. Her clinics here at Danes Camp Medical Centre also include IUD fittings (coil) and contraception implants. Dr Azhar also specialises in Non-Surgical and Gynaecology Cosmetic procedures, you can find out more by visiting her website

Dr Asim Chishti MBBS (Male)

Dr Chishti joined the practice as a full time partner in October 2012 and he is the practice lead in elderly medicine, dementia, depression, mental health, palliative care and learning disability and has an interest in minor surgery.

Dr Haroon Butt


Dr Butt joined the practice as a full time partner in April 2013 following completing of his GP registrar training in Towcester.
He is the practice lead GP for Asthma and COPD, Epilepsy Rheumatoid Arthritis & Smoking

Ahmad Kusimo

Post Graduate Doctor

Other Clinical Staff

Sanah Ikra (PCN)


Sanah joined the Practice in 2023, she is trained as a pharmacist and deals with medication reviews and any medication queries.

Humza Mehmood, Fathima Chelangadan (PCN)

GP Assistant

GPA role is to assist Clinicans in their day-to-day activities, communicating with patients, writing referrals under Supervision of GP’s and dealing with Accurx triage.Processing Letters and read coding accordingly.

Suzanne Poynter (PCN)

Care Co-Ordinator

Sue has been with the surgery since 2017, with over 20 years experience working in the NHS. As Care Co-ordinator she supports patients within the community, assisting patients who have recently been discharged from hospital and ensuring all their care needs are met, also referrals to any elevant services required e.g social care needs, mobility needs, statutory support networks.

David Pontin (PCN)

Wellbeing Coach

David has helped 100s of people achieve their wellbeing goals and lead a happier healthier life.
Health coaching is a patient-centred process with the coach acting as your personal health guide, partner and cheerleader, helping you improve your physical & mental health by making positive lifestyle changes.
 Some of the benefits of health coaching are:
·        Improve your diet, physical fitness, and nutrition1.
·        Reduce your stress levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, and body weight2.
·        Increase your cardiovascular fitness, happiness, and self-confidence12.
·        Develop better relationships with yourself and others1.
·        Understand and manage your health risks and chronic conditions3.

Rachel Cave (PCN)

Social Prescriber

Rachel has been working with the surgery over the past two years, her role deals with long term-health conditions, social isolation, unemployment, housing, finance and benefits.

Our Nursing Staff

Over the past 10 years, the role of practice nurses has expanded considerably. With specialist training they are able to assist the General Practitioners in many areas of patient care and even take the lead role in certain areas.

At Danes Camp Medical Centre we have been active in supporting the nurses to undertake training to extend and develop their roles and this is reflected in the wide range of services that the practice nurses are now able to offer to patients. They work very closely with the GPs in the practice and with the extended nursing team attached to the practice, the Health Visitors, Community Nurses, Midwives and others.

Maya Kizilay
Practice Nurse

Maya joined the practice in April 2023 as our GP Practice Nurse, she has over 12 years experience. Maya is passionate about delivering a high standard of care to patients, she has experience in Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, cervical screening, child immunisation, wound care and dressings.

Eleanor Crowder  
Health Care Assistant

Eleanor joined us from the local hospital emergency admissions unit in 2005. Eleanor takes blood samples from patients and carries out routine health checks e.g. blood pressure readings, new patient checks, ear syringing and ECGs.

Christianna Cantell
Health Care Assistant & Receptionist

Tricia Ducker
Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Nirmala Sharma
Practice Nurse

Our Practice Team

Sally-Anne Pike
Practice Manager

Sally is responsible for the strategic management, financial management, staff management, organisation and smooth running of the practice. She has worked for the practice for many years.
Sally works with all patient groups and she is also the person to contact for any patient problems or complaints. If you should you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve our services then please contact her.
Sally is available at the surgery Monday to Thursday. Appointments to see her can be made via Reception or contact her on (01604) 876314 or email her at:

Hamza Ali Sheikh

Assistant Practice Manager

Marion Phillips
Practice Administrator

Marion is responsible for a variety of the practice administration and complaints handling she also works closely and supports the Practice Manager. Marion is available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  08.00 – 15.00 – Thursday 10.00 – 17.00 and Friday 08.00 – 12.00 and can be contacted on: 01604 876314

Nula Smart
Research & Academic Manager

Nula undertakes a wide range of administrative duties supporting the GPs and Practice Manager. Nula is responsible for the implementation of the Practice Research and is also administrative support to all our Registrars and Medical Students.

Danielle Fergusson
Prescription Clerk

Danni is responsible for maintaining the Practice Prescribing Policy and Medicines Management Operating Procedures. Danni also deals with all Patient and Pharmacy queries and is available to speak to Monday – Friday 08.30 – 13.30. 

Isabella Soto Vasquez
Clinical Research & Academy Asst

Isabella works with Research Manager, deals with Registrars and Students. Also a qualified HCA and helps with clinics

Samantha Sweet, Katarzyna Swann

Administration Clerk

Lee Clayson
Practice Secretary

Lee deals with all general correspondence and referral letters to other health care providers. In the first instance any queries for her concerning letters etc are best addressed to Reception on 01604 709426.

Tina Wood
Head Receptionist

Reception Team

Helen Harrison, Hannah Lindop, Samantha Walpole, Susan Dunn, Tracy Irving and Vicky Pettitt

They look after the reception desk, assist patients on the telephone, book appointments, deal with repeat prescriptions and related queries, scan documents into our computer system, file records and deal with medical reports.

They do a very stressful and demanding job. Please remember that if you are asked for information by the practice staff they are carrying out the practice policy, which is aimed at making the practice run smoothly. We will not tolerate any abuse of any of our practice staff and operate the NHS Zero Tolerance Policy towards any patients who engage in doing so.