Clinical Director – Dr Andrew Foster
Dr Foster has been a GP Partner at Parkside Medical Practice since 2011. He studied at Nottingham University and completed his GP training in Birmingham. Dr Foster is excited by the broad scope of General Practice, and loves seeing patients from the young to “not so young”, and problems from toenails to trichotillomania. He enjoys supporting his colleagues and is a Director of Nottingham City General Practice Alliance and also the Clinical Director of Bulwell & Top Valley Primary Care Network.
Deputy Clinical Director – Dr Mark Salisbury
Dr Salisbury is a GP Partner at Rise Park Surgery.
Locality Team Link – Chitra Acharya
PCN Manager – Zoe Logan
PCN Clinical Fellow – Dr John Lu
PCN Clinical Pharmacist – Depak Patel
I graduated in 1998 with a pharmacy degree from University of Nottingham, and after completing my preregistration training year in hospital pharmacy, qualified as a pharmacist in 1999.
Since qualifying, I have worked mainly in community pharmacy with various companies ranging from Boots to small independent pharmacies. In addition to usual pharmacy services, I also provided a travel vaccination service (including Yellow fever), and Meningitis B to patients aged 2 to 21.
In 2006, I completed my Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics at De Montfort University, and more recently in 2018, I qualified as an Independent Prescriber from Keele University, specialising in hypertension. I then made the move into general practice in September 2018 working as practice pharmacist across two surgeries prior to this role. Since February 2019, I have provided a weekly smoking cessation session at Stub It! I completed the Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Education pathway earlier this year in February. I enjoy listening to all music, but my biggest passion is house music. I have many vinyl records and enjoy DJing at friends’ parties and school festivals. I also enjoy travel, playing and watching football (avid Manchester United supporter), playing squash, and more recently have taken a keen interest in cooking. But most of all I relish spending time with family and friends.
PCN Clinical Pharmacist – Ehtisham Qayum
I qualified as a pharmacist in 2007 and worked as a pharmacy manager for Boots for a year. From 2009 to 2011 I worked as a locum pharmacist for different companies from large multiples like Boots, ASDA, Lloyds to small independent pharmacies. I have also worked at the QMC treatment centre and with pharmacy undergraduates at University of Nottingham in a Pharmacy practice/demonstrating role.
In 2017 I qualified as an Independent Prescriber after completing the prescribing course at University of Derby. From May 2018 to March 2020 I worked two days per week as a clinical pharmacist at GP surgery in Chesterfield. I started my current role as part time PCN Pharmacist in March, just before lockdown, and continue to work as a community pharmacist for the rest of the week.
I am a big Liverpool supporter, enjoy travelling, and completed the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 2017 for charity.
PCN Clinical Pharmacist – Ojali Negedu
I undertook my pharmacy degree at Kings College London where I developed an interest in infectious diseases, qualifying as a pharmacist in 2012. I began my foundation training at Chelsea and Westminster hospital and completed my Clinical Pharmacy diploma at University College London. As a hospital Pharmacist my specialist areas were HIV, Sexual Health and Dermatology for a number of years.
In addition to my role as a PCN Pharmacist, I also work as an Integrated Urgent Care Pharmacist and as an Academic Pharmacist at University of Nottingham. I have also completed the Prescribing course at the University of Manchester to become an Independent Prescriber.
The PCN pharmacist role offers new challenges and opportunities that I am excited to discover. I really do see and believe there are a variety of opportunities that Pharmacists can bring to patients and GP practices. My clinical interests include HIV and Sexual Health, Genomics and Dermatology. My fun facts are that I enjoy cooking and really love taking part competitive team sports. I once did a 26-mile charity bike ride and have also taken part in a half Tough Mudder challenge!
PCN Clinical Pharmacist – Firyaal Sandhu
I undertook my pharmacy degree in London and qualified as a pharmacist in 2011. For 3 years, after qualifying, I worked as a locum pharmacist in community pharmacy. I then became pharmacy manager for a Day Lewis branch in Surrey for 3 years before moving to the East Midlands. Since then I have worked in hospital settings which included the Royal Derby hospital and the outpatient pharmacy at the QMC treatment centre.
Whilst working at the QMC treatment centre I developed an interest in Dermatology and decided to work towards my prescribing qualification. I recently completed my prescribing course at Keele University and qualified as an Independent prescriber. I am now looking forward to working in my PCN clinical pharmacist role and hope to embrace all the opportunities within general practice to help make a positive impact within Bulwell and Top Valley.
Away from pharmacy I enjoy travelling and am hoping to be able to do this again in the near future. Due to the lockdowns I have been utilising my time at home to improve my baking skills as well as trying to become green fingered in the garden.
PCN Social Prescriber – Robert Mosely
My mission as a Social Prescribing Link Worker is to help people help themselves by encouraging independence of thought and action. I will be focussing on what can be done rather than what can’t and helping patients to recognise their strengths and expand their horizons.
I share a birthday with the Roman Emperor Augustus and Bruce Springsteen.
PCN Social Prescriber – Tina Paddon
I am extremely passionate about Social Prescribing. Linking people and helping them engage with community assets, voluntary and statutory services provides a holistic approach and is key to improving a person’s overall wellbeing.
I bring a wealth of experience working with people from 18 years in General Practice as a Health Care Assistant and more recently Smoking Cessation Advisor.
Throughout my personal life I have gained a good understanding of the issues that affect people’s lives and how linking people to the right support, clinical care and community assets can have a positive impact not only individuals but the whole community