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Improving the quality of health in Barnet through sustainable primary care

Board Members

Dr Anuj Patel - Chair

Dr Anuj Patel is currently the Chair of Barnet Federated GPs and has held this position since April 2017. He is a GP Principal at Wentworth Medical Practice which has two practice sites (Finchley and Hendon). He has been a principle at this practice since 1998 having completed his training in 1997.

In 1999, he joined a group of local GP principles to set up Barndoc, the local out of hours cooperative and later became Barndoc Healthcare Ltd’s Medical Director until 2013. As a GP appraiser and a GP tutor he is passionate about the sustainability of quality, locally provided care, and the continuation of a compassionate, knowledgeable workforce for Barnet patients.

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Mr Michael Whitworth - Chief Executive Officer

Michael has more than 25 years’ experience with the NHS, with over 15 at board level in Director and Chief Executive roles. He has worked for the Department of Health, at NHS England & Improvement, NHS Commissioning organisations and Trusts.

Dr Leena Mistry - Medical Director

Dr Leena Mistry qualified in 1999 from Kings College London and has been a GP in North West London since completing training. She has a special interest in Gynaecology and currently works at the Wentworth Medical Centre in Finchley.

Leena has been involved with the Federation since its infancy and is keen to see it develop further to provide high quality care for all Barnet residents. She has two young children and is a Barnet resident therefore committed to ensuring the success of the Federation.

Mr Ramandeep (Ray) Jhattu - Chief Operating Officer

Ray has held a number of operational management roles in both public and private sector organisations –as well as having worked at two other London GP Federations. Ray has day-to-day responsibility for the running of the Federation.

Caroline O'Dwyer MSc - Director

Caroline has been working within the NHS over 2 decades her experience provides great insight into the challenges and opportunities faced in general Practice. Caroline is the Practice manager for Barnet’s largest Practice, Oaklodge medical centre, and has recently passed on her roles as Co-Chair of the Barnet practice Managers and the non-clinical educational lead in order to focus on the Federation work.

Caroline has completed a  masters in leadership and she is focused to use these skills to develop support for practices, building resilience and encourage collaborative working. She is passionate about involving patients in shaping and developing patient care in the borough.

When Caroline is not working she likes to stay active by swimming, walking and running. She enjoys challenging herself by partaking in charity walk events and is a regular attender at Parkrun.

Dr Thivyan Thiruudaian - Director & Training Hub Clinical Lead

Dr Thivyan Thiruudaian is a GP partner at Millway Medical Practice in Mill Hill. His medical interests include education (currently a GP trainer), diabetes and musculoskeletal medicine. His vision is of a collaborated and unified provision of healthcare for patients in their local area. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports and is an avid football fan, as well as cricket.

Dr Ahmer Farooqi - Director

Ahmer has been a GP partner at the Old Courthouse Surgery in High Barnet since 2009. Prior to that he has work at a number of practices across the borough after qualifying from the local GP training scheme.  He was a Barnet CCG board member for 4 years where he built good relationships with other providers. He is a GP appraiser, GP trainer and mentors other allied health professionals in his practice. 

He is keen to foster a collaborative working environment between our member practices based on trust, openness and transparency.  Hie would like to see well funded primary care at the heart of healthcare in Barnet, working effectively with other providers to deliver integrated services to our patient population closer to their homes. 

Dr Nick Mistry - Director

Dr Nick Mistry qualified from UCL medical school in 2009 and now works as a GP partner at St Andrews Medical Practice in Whetstone.

His interests include lifestyle medicine, diabetes and medical education.

Nick is a keen sportsman and fitness fanatic, in his spare time he enjoys interval training, running, yoga and golf.

He also has a passion for learning about a wine and holds a level 3 certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

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