Board of Directors

Deepa Muthumanickam

Dr Deepa Muthumanickam

I undertook undergraduate medical training in India. General Practice was the first career that attracted me when I came over to the United Kingdom. I trained locally on the North Staffordshire training scheme so have lived and worked in the area since 2009. I am a training programme Director for International GP recruitment (West Midlands)

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Dr Richard Aw

I have been exposed to medicine and medical work at an early age. All my families, my dad, mum brother and sister are in the medical profession. I always wanted to be a GP since my early days at medical school and qualified first as doctor in 2001 and then as a GP in 2006.

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Dr Anwar Tufail

Dr Anwar Tufail

Dr Tufail’s initial training was in Emergency Medicine, before moving to Stoke on Trent in 2010 to undertake GP training. He is a GP partner at Orchard Surgery in Norton, Associate Medical Director for Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, Clinical Director for Whitfield PCN, A GP Trainer and a GP Appraiser; he is also a North

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Mike Pyrah

Mike left the NHS in 2012 after a 34 year career. For the last 17 years of those Mike was a NHS Chief Executive, undertaking this role in both a NHS Trust in Wolverhampton and for a large Primary Care Trust in Cheshire. Throughout his career Mike has always undertaken regional and national work particularly

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Dr Paul Scott

Dr Scott trained at St Bartholomew’s in London and has been a GP principal in Newcastle since 1992. Over the years he has led teenage pregnancy prevention work, led nurse triage and GP training for North Staffs Urgent Care Council, worked out of hours, been a Clinical Lecturer and WONCA presenter, led community projects, become

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Rachel Viggars

Rachel qualified as a registered nurse in 2001 from Keele University and since 2002 has worked in Primary Care as a GPN and ANP. Qualifying as a GPN Specialist Practitioner in 2005, Rachel is now completing an MSc in Frailty and Integrated Care. Rachel is Clinical Nurse Lead at Ashley Surgery and is passionate about

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Dr Omar Hussain

Omar grew up in Stoke on Trent and was a Manchester medical school graduate. Omar works as partner at Milehouse Surgery Newcastle as well as special interest in acute medicine and working in AEC one day per week. A keen footballer and a fan in his spare time, though currently struggling with the demise of

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Dr Annamalai Veerappan

Dr Veerappan did his GP training in Scotland and moved to stoke in 2007. Currently he is a GP principal at Tunstall Primary Care. He has special interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. He is a GP trainer, and an Appraiser. He works in CQC as a Specialist adviser. His role as a chair is to

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