Dr Vipul Masharani MB ChB (Cardiff), BSc, MRCGP, Dip RCOG, Fpcert GMC No: 2584100
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 is training to be a GP.
Dr Yasmin Faizi MBBS (Barkatullah), MRCGP GMC No: 6164723
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 (Hull) DRCOG GMC No: 7456981
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 (Sumy), MSC, Pg Cert, MRCGP GMC No: 7057969
Dr Zhelezna qualified in 1998 at the prestigious Sumy University in the Ukraine.
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.
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 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.
Meera, our clinical pharmacist helps address patient queries about medication as well as supporting our clinicians to improve prescribing of medication using her specialist knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
They are based within the leisure centre. Since many school children are also patients of the practice we liaise closely with school nurses.
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.
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.