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 DipCardDr 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.
Cardiovascular lead Nene CCG
Primary Care Cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Clinical Network
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 MBBS (Male)
MBBS, MRCP(UK), MRCGPDr 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 Haroon Butt MBBS (Male)Dr Butt joined the practice as a full time partner in April 2013 following completing of his GP registrar training in Towcester.
MBBS, MRCP(UK), MRCGP
He is the practice lead GP for Asthma and COPD, Epilepsy Rheumatoid Arthritis & Smoking
Dr Ayesha Azhar (Female)
MRCGP, MRCOG, MBBS, DFRSH BScDr 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 aaaesthetics.co.uk
Dr Asim Chishti MBBS (Male)
MBBS, MRCGPDr 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.
The General Practitioners work as a team with their staff to provide comprehensive medical care for our patients.
Our Post Graduate Doctors
Anthony Okolowith us until the end of March 23
Ahmad Kusimowith us until the end of March 23
Rohit Bhaskerwith us until the end of March 23
Suhaib Anappadiyanwith us until the end of November 22
Saher Anwarwith us until the end of November 22
Harpreet Kasbia (FY2)with us until the end of November 22
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.
Suzanne PoynterSuzanne joined the practice in July 2017 after completing her return to Practice Nursing following a 12 year break raising her family. Suzanne has experience of working at Northampton General and a Town Centre Practice. She is available Monday to Friday 9am – 11am for Nurse Telephone Triage she also looks after our patients with chronic diseases and assists in our Minor Surgery Clinics.
Susan CooperSusan is available Monday and Tuesday 9am – 6pm for Nurse Telephone Triage, she also does practice nurse tasks, Smears, Contraception, Child Immunisation’s and all treatment room duties
Eleanor CrowderEleanor 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.
Health Care Assistant
Christianna CantellChristie joined the practice in August 2019 she has 8 years of experience working within a Care Home, she will also be supporting our Reception Team.
Health Care Assistant & Receptionist
Our Practice Team
Sally-Anne PikeSally 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: danescamp.K83610@nhs.net
Hamza Ali Sheikh
Apprentice – IT/Assistant Practice Manager
Notes Summary ClerkThey extract data from a new patient’s medical records received from previous medical practices and enters data onto our clinical computer system for the GPs to work from.
Marion PhillipsMarion 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 SmartNula 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.
Research & Academic Manager
Danielle FergussonDanni 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 VasquezIsabella works with Research Manager, deals with Registrars and Students. Also a qualified HCA and helps with clinics
Apprentice – Research & Development
Samantha Sweet, Katarzyna Swann
Lee ClaysonLee 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 WoodResponsible for our Reception Team.
Helen Harrison, Hannah Lindop, Samantha Walpole, Susan Dunn and Haleema MahmoodThey 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. All of our administration staff are bound by the same strict rules of confidentiality as the medical staff. They receive training in their role throughout their time with the practice. We are closed on one afternoon per month to allow this training to take place either here at the surgery or centrally in conjunction with other local practices.