The Masharani Practice

Lutterworth Medical Centre, Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth, LE17 4EB

Telephone: 01455 552346

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Dr Vipul Masharani MB BCh 1982 (Cardiff), BSc, MRCGP, Dip RCOG, Fpcert GMC No: 2584100 (male)
Vipul’s father started general practice in Lutterworth in 1968. Vipul joined him in 1988. He was educated in the local schools and studied Medicine in Cardiff. Vipul’s training in general practice was carried out in Leicester after which he went on to further training in neurology, endocrinology and diabetes. He gained a BSc in 2006 by studying computing and information technology with the Open University. Vipul is married and has three grown up children, the eldest of which Ravi, has just joined the practice as a GP.

Dr Yasmin Faizi MBBS 2009 (Barkatullah), MRCGP GMC No: 6164723 (Female)
Dr Faizi is a highly experienced GP who's husband is a consultant at Leicester Royal Infirmary. She has 3 children.

Dr Emily Lucas MBBS 2014 (Hull), DRCOG GMC No: 7456981 (female)
Dr Lucas qualified at Hull York Medical School and says she always wanted to be a GP. Outside of work she loves the great outdoors and swimming. A young toddler keeps her very busy!

Dr Svitlana Zhelezna MBBS 2011 (Sumy), MSC, Pg Cert, MRCGP GMC No: 7057969 (female)
Dr Zhelezna qualified in 1998 at the prestigious Sumy University in the Ukraine.

Dr Ravi Masharani MB BCh 2016 (Cardiff) MRCGP GMC No: 7524814 (male)
Ravi Masharani joined the practice in 2024 as the third generation of the Masharani family, serving the population. Like his father, Vipul, he qualified in Cardiff university. This was followed by a variety of specialist medical jobs in Leicester and GP training in Manchester and Rochdale. His interests are in general medicine and minor surgery. He is a grade 8 piano player and trumpet player. He enjoys martial arts to keep fit.

Dr Nishant Kumar MB ChB 2014 (Leicester) GMC No: 7461473 (Male)
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Dr Ahsin Safdar MB ChB 2014 (Leicester) GMC No: 7461552 (male)
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Dr Jaspreet Johal MB ChB 2018 (Leicester) GMC No: 7604806 (female)
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Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Advanced nurse practitioners (ANP) see patients in the same way as doctors and can issue prescriptions. There is usually one ANP on duty daily running a surgery together with a GP.

Practice Nurses

Madeline James
Madeline trained as a nurse in Birmingham, qualifying in 2007. She has a lot of experience in community nursing and has been a practice nurse for 4 years. Outside of work she loves horse riding and showjumping.

Judith Pashley
Judith Pashley has been a practice nurse here in the past and has returned to support us once again. She, too, is a passionate horse rider and is also an army reservist in her spare time, so has worked abroad as a nurse in times of conflict.

Clinical Pharmacist

Meera and Sameera, are our clinical pharmacists who help address patient queries about medication as well as supporting our clinicians to improve prescribing of medication using their specialist knowledge.

Other staff that are attached to the practice:

Social prescriber

This is a new post in the NHS. A social prescriber might do an assessment of what care and support people need, such are physical activities, learning new skills, making new friends. Or they may help signposting to local support services such as community groups and charities.

First contact physiotherapist

Rather than wait to see a GP, you may be given an appointment with a first contact physiotherapist. These physiotherapists have enhanced skills in managing musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pains. They are able to assess and diagnose issues, give advise or offer therapy. If necessary they can arrange a referral to specialist services. Generally they have more expertise in managing musculoskeletal disorders than an average GP.

Health Visitors

The local team of Health Visitors provide information, support and advice on family health matters and nursing mothers.  They also carry out the baby checks.

District Nurses

They provide nursing care within the patient’s home.


The Midwife service at the Masharani Practice is based at the Fleckney Hub rather than appointments being held here at the surgery.  To contact the Midwife please speak to our receptionist, who will contact the midwife who will in turn, contact you directly to arrange an appointment.


This service is based at the health centre. We make referrals to them about foot problems.

School Nurses

They are based within the leisure centre. Since many school children are also patients of the practice we liaise closely with school nurses.

Non-Clinical Staff

Practice Manager

Anita Masharani, our practice manager is available most days to answer queries that can’t be dealt with by the receptionists. Anita can be contacted via email from the practice website, or in writing.

Patient Relationship Officer

If you have any questions, suggestions,  complaints or even complements then please direct these to Sally, our patient relationship officer. The response time for complaints is 28 days in line with NHS guidance. Sally does not work all the days in the working week so please do not expect an immediate reply


Secretaries are involved in practice administration and arranging hospital appointments for patients. They can be contacted by telephone.


The receptionists goal is to provide you with information about services we provide.  They are usually your first point of contact with the surgery so they will try very hard to help you. The receptionists will book you appointments to see the doctors and nurses and deal with things such as repeat prescription requests.

If you require help which can not be provided within the health centre, they can guide you to alternative sources of information and resources provided by our colleagues in the community.  It is always worthwhile asking them for help if you don’t know who to turn to.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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