Improving the quality of health in Barnet through sustainable primary care

Board Members

Dr Anuj Patel

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.

Mr Michael Whitworth

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.
Mr Ramandeep (Ray) Jhattu

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.
Dr Leena Mistry

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.

Caroline O'Dwyer MSc

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

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

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.

Mrs Jacqui Tong

Mrs Jacqui Tong

Director

 
Jacqui is managing partner at Greenfield Medical Centre . She has worked in general practice for the past 30 years, starting her career in Barnet before moving to Brent then Camden returning to Barnet in 2013.

Jacqui has a particular interest in collaborative working and peer support. As an active member of PCN 5 and a facilitator for the Practice Manager Learning Group, she is an advocate of organisational and people development, supporting the delivery of best practice for all patients.
Outside of work, Jacqui has 5 grandchildren who keep her very occupied and in quieter moments she is an avid reader and history buff