Meet the Team

Welcome to Iridium Medical Practice

Meet the GP Partners

Dr Subeena Suleman

I am the Executive Partner at Iridium Medical Practice. I have a passion for primary care, governance and systems population health.

I am the Inequalities Lead for the East Birmingham Locality and a member of the GP Partnership Board for BSOL ICS.

Dr Rizwan Alidina

I am a Partner at Iridium Medical Practice. I qualified in Leeds and following a brief period when I trained in Anesthesia, I joined the Chesterfield training scheme for General Practice where I qualified in 2009.

I joined Iridium in 2011 and have been here since as a full-time partner. At Iridium I am the Caldicott Guardian and the lead for Injections.

My passion is around health inequalities and narrowing the gap in life expectancy, disease and life expectations. I have worked with the CCG and have led on a COVID 19 mobile vaccination program.

Dr Razia Shaik

I am a Partner at Iridium Medical Practice. I qualified in Hyderabad, India in 2004. After training in Paediatrics for a very short period, I joined South Birmingham General Practice Vocational Training Scheme in 2008 and qualified as a GP in 2012.

I joined Iridium in 2015 as a Locum and became a Partner in 2019. I enjoy teaching medical students. My special interests are Women’s health, Contraception, Child health, Safeguarding and Learning Disability

Dr Nuzhat Latif

I am a Partner at Iridium Medical Practice. I qualified from University of Birmingham in 2004. My special interests are family planning, menopause, undergraduate and postgraduate education.

I am a proud mum of 2. My hobbies are cycling, keeping fit and cooking. I also have a passion in medicine.

Dr Osama Akhtar

I am one of the partners at Iridium Medical Practice and I joined the surgery in 2018. I trained as a GP in Birmingham and have been working in the city since.

I am the lead for care homes at the practice and have expertise in Cardiology and Respiratory medicine. Languages I can speak in include Urdu and Punjabi

Dr Nahmana Khan

I qualified from Imperial College London in 1999, where I also did a BSc in Biochemistry. I did my GP VTS in Leicester. I am trained in Joint injections and am a Tutor for University of Birmingham Medical School.

I have been a GP partner for approximately 20 years at Poolway Medical Centre and then joined Iridium Medical Practice in October 2022. I am currently the GP lead for East Birmingham INT.

This is a multidisciplinary team of specialists in primary care, secondary care and community care who meet up regularly to review local patients who frequently access NHS services, to evaluate whether additional, more specialist support can be provided to these patients.

Meet the Management Team

Fauzia Khan

Deputy Practice Manager

I have a background in Law, but have now been working as a Practice Manager in primary care for 15 years. I have extensive experience in all areas of management and have assisted GP practices with 3 moves and a merger.

I have been at Iridium Medical Practice for over a year and head the Practice Experience Team and Human Resources Team. I have a particular interest in clinical IT systems and digital inclusion in health care.

Saiqa Parveen

Business Manager

Having worked in a range of roles in the NHS for over 16 years, I joined Iridium Medical Practice in early 2020 as the Business Manager. My role focuses on strategy, service design, finance and business development.

I completed LLB (Hons) in 2003, and I continued to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant completing my ACCA.

My primary focus at Iridium is supporting the implementation of the organization’s strategic vision and ensuring the practice is at the forefront of driving the best healthcare service for our patients at IMP.

Nasreen Akhtar

Admin Manager

My name is Nasreen Akhtar. I have worked for the NHS since 1993 in various admin roles which has helped me gain all-round experience and knowledge of work in General Practice. I joined Iridium Medical Practice in April 2021 as an Administrative Manager.

My main role is day-to-day direct line management of the admin and secretarial teams. I am experienced in supervising a high performing team to ensure all aspects of office administration is carried out effectively against demanding resources and time constraints. In addition to this I am also responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Safeguarding registers and Gold Standard Framework register.

 I work closely together with the Practice Non-Clinical Cancer Champions to promote cancer screening awareness and implementation and delivery of the National Cancer Screening Programmes.

I am passionate about providing continuous coaching and mentoring to my team, motivating and developing their skills and confidence to fulfil their potential as well as looking after their health and well-being.

My main aim and focus is to support Iridium Medical Practices mission to build productive and supportive relationships with our teams within our organisation and external service providers. To work collaboratively as ‘One Team’ to provide and deliver excellent health and care services to our patients, their families and carers.

Shagufta Jahangir

Operations Manager

My role at Iridium Medical Practice as an Operations Manager includes overseeing and ensuring daily operation systems to meet patients’ requirements.  

I organise the clinical rotas  which allows Iridium Medical Practice to offer the most suitable appointments for our patients and ensure our patients needs are met.

I also manage the extended clinics we run six days a week which allows us to offer additional appointments for our patients and across our PCN practices.  I also deal with resolving all the IT issues within the organisation.

Aakash Ali

Reception Manager

During my time at Iridium Medical Practice, I developed into the role of Reception Manager after starting out as a receptionist in February 2021 during the pandemic.

As Reception Manager my professional passions are improving access by being accessible as a manager to patients, reducing call wait times, encouraging online access all the whilst creating a dynamic reception team to guide our patients in their most difficult moments.

Meet the Salaried GPs

Dr Abdullateef Belo-Osagie

Salaried GP

Dr Jasdeep Sanghera

 Salaried GP

MBChB, BMedSci, DRCOG,

PGDip Clinical Dermatology
Qualified as a doctor from University of Birmingham in 2010

Dr Samia Hassam

Salaried GP

MBChB (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP

Meet the Clinical Team

Kabir Ali

Physician Associate

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience, PGDip Physician Associate Studies (PA-R

I qualified from University of Birmingham and joined Iridium Medical Practice in January 2022. My role consists of performing clinical examinations, diagnosing illnesses, developing treatment plans and advising on disease prevention and health promotion.

Following my academic and clinical training, I developed special interest in Mental Health having developed skills relating to the implementation of both non-pharmacological and pharmacological methods of management.

Joy Binning

PCNPhysician Associate

Piotr Karcinski

PCN First Contact Practitioner (FCP)

I am here to help patients with any muscles and joints concerns they have. I specialize in understanding and treating a wide range of conditions, ranging from common aches and pains to more complex musculoskeletal issues.

If you are dealing with pain, stiffness, or any musculoskeletal discomfort, I am you’re go-to person.

Meet the Social Prescribing Team

Aysha Amin

Specialist Social Prescriber Link Worker

As a Specialist Social Prescriber, I am a dedicated healthcare professional with expertise in assessing and addressing patients’ non-medical needs. My role involves connecting patients to a wide range of community services and resources to enhance their well-being.

I specialise in facilitating effective communication between patients and the services they require, ensuring tailored support and holistic care. With a strong commitment to improving patients’ quality of life, I excel in building partnerships with local agencies and organisations to provide comprehensive support beyond traditional medical treatment.

Meet the HealthCare Assistants

Our HCA’s are trained to do the following:

  • ECG’s
  • Blood tests
  • Diabetes Monitoring
  • Diet/Lifestyle changes
  • Dressings
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Shingles Vaccines

Sophia Ahmed

HCA

Shazia Parveen

HCA

Nadia Khan

HCA

Kerrie Turner

HCA

Tania Akhter

HCA

Meet the Nursing Team

Our Nurses are trained to do the following:

  • Travel vaccinations
  • Cervical smears
  • Contraception & Family Planning
  • Diabetes monitoring
  • Dressings
  • Deal with Chronic Conditions
  • Blood tests
  • Diet/Lifestyle changes
  • Flu vaccines
  • Smoking cessation
  • Blood Pressure monitoring

Kelly Perrins

Practice Nurse

Shanaz Mughal

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Nighat Zaidi

Diabetes Coach

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Mareyam Khatoon

Practice Nurse

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Saiqah Younis

Practice Nurse

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Nazia Khan

Practice Nurse

Meet the Pharmacy Team

Clinical Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Our Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians play a crucial role in medication management. They work closely with our doctors to optimize drug therapy, prevent medication-related issues, and educate patients about their medications. This collaboration ensures safe and effective treatment plans.

Prescription Clerks

Our Prescription Clerks process prescriptions via email, phone, online apps and paper requests. They accommodate housebound, elderly patients over the age of 75 and patients with other difficulties. This is done through doing tasks such as answering medication queries, liaising with pharmacy’s, appliances and other health care professionals. They also arrange consent forms for pharmacies to order on patients’ behalf.

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Nardip Atthi

Pharmacy Lead

As the Clinical Pharmacist Lead, I manage the pharmacy team and lead the medicines management within the practice. I consult with patients about their chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart failure.

I will also advise patients on their blood test results and guide patients on healthy eating and living. I also run a Women’s Health Clinic to discuss contraception and menopause for patients at the practice and in the PCN

Nasir Mohamed-Hussain

Clinical Pharmacist

Umar Khan

PCN Clinical Pharmacist

I also work as an Independent Prescriber. My areas of interest include acute medicine, hypertension and experienced in substance misuse treatments.

Fakhra Imran

PCN Clinical Pharmacist

Rhys Williams

Pharmacy Technician

Jasmin Begum

Prescription Clerk

Amaan Ali

Trainee Pharmacist

Antonia Akobi

Trainee Pharmacist

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Karan Raindi

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist

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Sadia Safdar

PCN Pharmacist

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Kayleigh Bradnick

PCN Pharmacy Technician

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Sylvia Eaves

PCN Pharmacy Technician

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Cheyenne Blair-Walker

Prescription Clerk

Meet the Admin Team

Nasreen Akhtar

Admin Manager

My name is Nasreen Akhtar. I have worked for the NHS since 1993 in various admin roles which has helped me gain all-round experience and knowledge of work in General Practice. I joined Iridium Medical Practice in April 2021 as an Administrative Manager.

My main role is day-to-day direct line management of the admin and secretarial teams. I am experienced in supervising a high performing team to ensure all aspects of office administration is carried out effectively against demanding resources and time constraints. In addition to this I am also responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Safeguarding registers and Gold Standard Framework register.

 I work closely together with the Practice Non-Clinical Cancer Champions to promote cancer screening awareness and implementation and delivery of the National Cancer Screening Programmes.

I am passionate about providing continuous coaching and mentoring to my team, motivating and developing their skills and confidence to fulfil their potential as well as looking after their health and well-being.

My main aim and focus is to support Iridium Medical Practices mission to build productive and supportive relationships with our teams within our organisation and external service providers. To work collaboratively as ‘One Team’ to provide and deliver excellent health and care services to our patients, their families and carers.

Jane Brown

Immunisation Admin Lead

I am the Immunisation Admin Lead & Non-Clinical Champion for the practice. My main role is to ensure all parents and patients are invited in for the vaccinations they are due or eligible for and that all patients are also as informed as possible regarding the vaccinations.

I am always happy to speak with patients about any queries or concerns they have and help direct or advise.

In addition to this, I am also responsible for maintaining the Cervical Cancer Screening registers and promoting awareness.

I also book Mother and baby clinics for their primary immunization and postnatal care.

Maryam Akhtar

HR/Finance Assistant

Administrative and Secretarial Team

Our Administration Team includes a team of GP Secretaries & Administration Staff who manage your health records & ensure all records are kept accurate and up to date.

Their remit includes: completing referrals, scanning & coding of documents, managing systems, monitoring & communicating with patients regarding long term conditions and medical reviews and undertaking NON-NHS work such as completing requests for private letters, medical reports and Subject Access Requests for medical records.

Jacqueline Hall

QOF Admin Lead

Shamim Sabir

Practice/HR Administrator

Salma Bibi

Practice Administrator

Rimpy Kapoor

Practice Administrator

Donna Lettis

Medical Secretary

Nahida Kausar

Medical Secretary

Lindsey Allen

Practice Administrator

Tahneyat Fatima

Practice Administrator

Saima Ali

Practice Administrator/HCA

Nazia Moghal

Practice Administrator/HCA

Lorraine Symons

Practice Administrator

Michelle Eaton

Practice Administrator

Sobia Khalil

Finance Assistant

Meet the Reception Team

Aakash Ali

Reception Manager

Zara Khan

Reception Coordinator

Our receptionists are responsible for:

  • Greeting and attending to patients in person and over the phone.
  • Answering calls and fielding them accordingly, addressing visitor questions and needs.
  • Ensuring patients are booked into the correct clinics

Rose Fergus

Anne O’Brien

Chris Ryder

Muniza Bibi

Zakir Khan

Rameesha Shafiq

Bushra Mehmood

Fehmeeda Begum

Haajra Asif

Aneeka Akhtar

Reka Sahota

Saleha Mahmood

Zubaida Ansar

Beverley Fennell

Sana Usman

Hassan Tariq