Meet the Team

Our Doctors


Dr Parvez Khan

GP Partner
MB, BS, MRCP, MRCGP, DCH qualified from London University in 1986

Dr Parvez Khan has been a partner at the practice since 1992.

He has been a GP Trainer at the practice since 2001 and is responsible for co-ordinating GP Registrar training.

Dr Khan has a special interest in Diabetic care.

Dr Sandip Pramanik

GP Partner

I joined Attenborough Surgery as a GP Partner in October 2013.

I completed my medical training in 2008 at the University of Manchester. Following this I worked in various posts as a junior doctor at University Hospital Birmingham and then City Hospital.

Over the last 3 years of my GP training I have worked in Paediatrics, Accident & Emergency, General medicine, Acute Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Elderly care and Intensive Care. Much of this has been in Watford General Hospital and I have worked with many of the local Consultants of these specialties. I have also worked as part of the Community Mental Health team and worked on call with psychiatric emergencies in the neighbouring units in Hertfordshire.

In addition to my hospital jobs I have already worked at Attenborough surgery for over a year as a GP registrar. I have a particular interest in Child Health, General Medicine and Psychiatry. I have also undertaken a BSc in Biomedical Science and a Masters degree in Immunology and hold a strong interest in research and academic medicine. To further my interest in child health I have recently completed the Diploma in Child Health.

Away from work I enjoy playing badminton, golf and cricket and like spending time with my family and friends. I also do charity work and act as a mentor to young aspiring doctors.

Dr David Zemmel

GP Partner

My medical training was undertaken at Trinity College, Cambridge University for my first three years and then I moved to London to complete my studies at Royal Free and University College Medical School.

My title is Dr David Zemmel MA MBBS DRCOG MRCGP.I started at Attenborough Surgery in 2006. I am the clinical lead for the anti-coagulation service and I also lead in our interactions with the local NHS political structures as well as with other local practices and NHS organisations.

Away from the surgery, I enjoy spending time with my wife, three children and Manchester City. I also try and keep as fit and active as I can through regular sport and exercise and manage a junior football team. Sometimes, I even manage to cycle to and from the surgery and have been known to do the odd home visit by bike.

Dr Pooneh Youssefi

GP Partner
MB, BS, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH qualified University College London in 2003

Dr Youssefi was a GP Registrar at the practice before becoming a partner in 2010.

As part of her vocational training scheme she has worked in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Sexual Health and Dermatology. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, Family Planning/Contraception and Sexual health. You can book to have coil and implant fitting or removal with Dr Youssefi.

Dr Zanne Lewis

GP Partner
MB, BS, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH qualified from University College London in 2003

My medical training was undertaken at University College London Medical School. I was on the Barnet Hospital Vocational Training Scheme and have worked as a doctor in Accident & Emergency, General Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry. I therefore have lots of experience in a wide range of clinical areas. I have also undertaken extra training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics and have achieved a diploma in both these areas.

I have worked as a GP in Hertfordshire for over 5 years prior to joining Attenborough and do regular out of hours sessions for Herts Urgent Care. Away from the surgery, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 young daughters.

Salaried GPs

Dr David Moss

Salaried GP

Qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1983 and joined the Tudor Surgery in 1987. His specialist interests are diabetes and cardiology. He is involved in teaching medical students and represents the practice in primary Care Commissioning.

Dr Danielle Slyper

Salaried GP
MB, ChB 2002 Birmingham, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP

Qualified from Birmingham University in 2002. Joined Attenborough Surgery as a GP trainee in 2003 and completed GP training in 2006. She has remained at Attenborough Surgery as a salaried GP since then. Her special interests are diabetes and women’s health and she fits and removes contraceptive implants as part of this.

Dr Anish Gandecha

Salaried GP

Dr Gandecha qualified at Nottingham Medical school in 2014. He completed his foundation years and GP training in Essex and East London. He holds an additional diploma in child health and has a keen interest in medical education. 

Dr E Ella

Salaried GP

Dr Anshi Dattani

Salaried GP

Dr Dattani has been a salaried GP at Attenborough surgery since 2018.

She qualified from King’s College London in 2013 and her GP training was undertaken in the West Hertfordshire area with the hospital placements at Watford General Hospital.

Outside of work she enjoys running,  cycling and spending time with her family.

Dr Kavita Nayak

Salaried GP

Dr Ranjini Nagaraja 

Salaried GP

Dr Ranjini has been at Attenborough surgery since 2021. She completed her GP training from Nottingham in 2008 . She has worked as a GP in Sheffield, Oxford, London Boroughs of Brent and Harrow before moving to Attenborough surgery. She has an interest in Family planning and Contraception services. She offers coil fitting for patients.

Dr Ahalya Jogarajah

Salaried GP
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2015 and completed my foundation years in the West Midlands. I completed my GP training in Buckinghamshire in 2022 and joined Attenborough in 2023.

Dr Shermila Skandakumar

Salaried GP
Dr Shermila Skandakumar is a conscientious and committed General Practitioner in both the private and NHS healthcare in the UK. She received her Medical degree from St George’s University of London alongside an awarded Masters scholarship from University College London in Biochemical Engineering and BSc in Biochemistry from Queen Mary, University of London. In addition to her wide range of qualifications, she has also obtained a Diploma in Reproductive and Sexual Health in her post graduate clinical training.

Dr Skandakumar is committed to deliver excellent patient care and is driven to ensure each patient receives a unique tailored approach to managing their symptoms. She has extensive clinical and managerial skills to lead her team and demonstrates commitment to maintain a high standard of patient care. Dr Skandakumar strongly supports developing a trusting relationship with her patients and maintaining continuity of care.

Dr Kalveer Plaha

Salaried GP

Qualified from University of Manchester in 2008 and has been a partner at the practice since 2013. She has a specialist interest in contraception and family planning and you can book to have coils inserted and removed with her.

Also involved in teaching medical students.

Dr Divyan Sankaran

Salaried GP
MBChB (University of Manchester), BSc, MRCS(ENT), MRCGP

Dr Sankaran is a Salaried GP who has a special interest in Ear, Nose and Throat related issues.

Dr Pooja Gupta

Salaried GP / GP Retainer

I have been a GP Retainer at Attenborough Surgery since September 2018. I was on the Watford GP Vocational Training Scheme which I completed in 2012.

I am particularly interested in Paediatrics, Dermatology and Women’s Health/Family Planning.

My interests and hobbies include yoga, cooking and travelling.

Dr Sonal Navsaria

Salaried GP

Dr Navsaria has been a salaried doctor at the practice since 2019. She completed her medical training at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2012. Since then, she has worked in Leicester and Northampton for her foundation training and London for her GP training. In this time, she has worked in Acute medicine, Hepato-biliary and general surgery, Sexual health, Urology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Obstetrics and gynaecology. Since joining Attenborough surgery she has been involved with teaching medical students and GP trainees.

Dr Neera Nimalraj

Salaried GP

Qualified from University of Liverpool in 2015. Joined Attenborough Surgery as a GP trainee in 2017 and completed her training in 2023. She continued her career as a salary doctor at Attenborough Surgery.  

Dr Neha Chauhan

Salaried GP
Qualified from University of
Birmingham in 2018 and then did her foundation and GP training in
Leicester, completing rotations in General Medicine, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Geriatrics and Paediatric Surgery, to name a few. She joined Attenborough Surgery in January 2024.

She has keen interest in medical education.

Dr Nisha Santhirarajah

Salaried GP
Dr Santhirarajah qualified from St George’s Medical School, University of London in 2013 and completed GP training in Barnet in 2019. She joined Attenborough Surgery in January 2024, after working for five years within the Barnet area. She has a special interest in Mental Health and completed a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Psychiatry in 2022.

Dr Saima Abbasi

Salaried GP
I completed my GP training from Bedfordshire in 2019, after that did Post CCT Fellowship in Cardiology from University of Plymouth. Worked as a salaried GP in Bedfordshire for 3 years and joined Attenborough Surgery in November 2023.

Apart from my GP training, I also worked as a doctor in General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry. I am also working with Hospital at home team and Virtual Hospital in Hertfordshire.

Away from surgery, I enjoy spending time with my family and love doing glass painting.

Dr Vasanti Pau

Salaried GP
Dr V Pau graduated from St George’s university of London with a Medical MBBS degree in 2011. She also has a degree in Neuroscience from University College London. She completed foundation Training in West London at Ealing Hospital and West Middlesex Hospital. GP training was completed in the midlands in the Doncaster and Bassetlaw area.

Dr V Pau is trained in minor operations and has a specialist interest in Diabetes.

GP Retainer

A retainer is a fully qualified Doctor who is working a limited amount of sessions due to family or other commitments.

Trainee Doctors

FY1 or FY2 (A Foundation doctor) is a grade of medical practitioner in the United Kingdom undertaking the Foundation Programme – a two-year, general postgraduate medical training programme which forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training.

ST1,ST2,ST3 etc. Following on from the Foundation training a further period of training is undertaken. This is between 3-7 years of training dependant on speciality (GP or Hospital speciality). Referred to as ST1 / ST 2 / ST 3 etc.

We have recently been approved to start training medical students from the University of Cambridge in addition to the students that we train from London Medical Schools. We are proud to help train the next generation of doctors and GPs.

Nursing Team

All our Nurses are experienced health professionals and can advise on immunisation for children, flu and travelling abroad.

They carry out nursing procedures such as:

  • Dressing wounds
  • Removing stitches
  • Ear syringing

as well as contributing to the management of patients with chronic disease.


Sister Christine Patmore

Practice Nurse

Sister Sharon Worth

Practice Nurse

Susannah Rayner

Practice Nurse

Sara Francis

Assistant Practitioner

Gloria Bates

Healthcare Assistant

Sister Maria Sheridan

Practice Nurse

Sarah Hoskins

Healthcare Assistant

Jackie Hopkins 

Healthcare Assistant


Our paramedic team will see patients in the community as well as in the practice.

Matt Childs


Matt Childs has spent twenty years with the London Ambulance Service, spending time on their front-line ambulances, fast response cars, Cycle Response Unit, and ending his career with the Motorcycle Unit. He has spent the last year in GP practice in Wimbledon.

He has enjoyed the change in surroundings, and no sirens. He enjoys trying to relax when he gets a moment, with his family.

Callum Moyle


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David Platts

PCN Paramedic 

David joined The London Ambulance Service in 2009 where he worked as a front-line paramedic across north and east London. He eventually moved to Hertfordshire in 2018 where he joined the local ambulance service working across west Hertfordshire. During his time as a front-line paramedic, David worked on both duel crewed ambulances as well as on solo response units and was a mentor for university students who were out on their clinical placements. 

Whilst on secondment in Hackney, David worked alongside GPs treating patients in the community for a hospital admission avoidance scheme. From this, David developed an interest in primary care which led him to join Attenborough Surgery in 2023. 

Although it is very different from his previous front-line role, he is enjoying new challenges as well as the opportunity of developing his clinical practice.

Social Prescribers

Social prescribing is a key component of Universal Personalised Care. It is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing.

Maria Hughes

PCN Social Prescriber

I am one of the Social Prescribers at the surgery, I am the carers champion and the Learning disability champion. My background is in inclusion (education) and mental health support. I graduated from University of Derby with MSc Health psychology. 

First Contact Physiotherapists

Mary Shiels

MSc, BSc (Hons), MHCPC, MCSP

First Contact Physiotherapist

I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 after completing a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Science at Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to this I undertook a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and Sports Science at Glasgow University.

I worked for several years in the NHS in Glasgow whilst simultaneously working part time in football at Club and National lvel in both the men’s and women’s game respectively. After 5 years in football, I made the move to London to take up a full-time role as Head Physiotherapist at Arsenal Ladies Football Club.

My interests and expertise lie in treating musculoskeletal injury and I have a keen interest in the lower limb and in particular, conditions of the knee, developed after my vast experience in football.  Out of work I enjoy spending time with my family including our two young children and getting home to Glasgow when I can .


Aliyah Undre

PCN Clinical Pharmacist

Aliyah has been a pharmacist at the practice since 06/12/21 and was appointed Lead Pharmacist in May 2023.

She qualified in 2010 and her training was done at the Lister Hospital (Stevenage). She has a varied background of working in hospital for 8 years in multiple roles including as a trauma and A&E Pharmacist and an Antimicrobial specialist, as well as working for the clinical commissioners in northwest London.  

She has a special interest in complex medication reviews.

Outside of work she enjoys trying out new restaurants when she’s not busy working as an event planner

Dru Pindoria

Clinical Pharmacist

 Roshni Ahya

Clinical Pharmacist
Roshni has been a clinical pharmacist at the practice since February 2023.

She qualified from King’s College London in 2012 and her training was done in community pharmacy. She has a background of working in community pharmacy and is an independent prescriber.

Roshni has a special interest in Diabetes.

Outside of work she enjoys yoga, baking and spending time with her family.

Rachita Patel

PCN Clinical Pharmacist 

I have qualified as a Pharmacist from UCL in 2015 and have extensive experience in Community Pharmacy as a. I have completed my Independent Prescribing course from Hertfordshire University in 2022.  I have joined Attenborough Surgery in 2023 as a clinical pharmacist. My area of interest is long-term disease management such as Diabetes, Hypertension and Asthma.

Away from work, I like to spend time with my husband and 2 young daughters and play badminton

Lisa Teren

PCN Clinical Pharmacist 

I completed my pharmacy education at the University of Manchester. My background is primarily in community pharmacy where I have over 25 year’s experience at various independent and national retail pharmacies in London and the South East.  

More recently I have been involved in education, teaching cohorts of graduate pharmacists and feel privileged to have helped shape the future of pharmacy and pharmacists. 

During the pandemic I worked with NHS England and the GPhC to enable pre-qualified pharmacists to practice under extenuating circumstances, by designing and implementing appropriate, additional measures of support and control.  

I volunteered at local covid centres, being grateful I could play a small part in helping. 

I am an advocate for children and adolescents with learning difficulties, providing medical and non-medical guidance to young people and their families.  I am part of an online group that provides real time support to those who are visibly impaired across the globe.   

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and love to travel, especially discovering new places and cultures.

Practice Manager

Karen Haines

Practice Manager

The Practice Manager, Karen Haines, is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our service or any other aspect of the practice, please contact our practice manager at Bushey Health Centre.

Karen has previous experience in health care management.

Attached Services

Health Visitors & District Nurses

We have health visitors and district nurses attached to the practice.

They can be contacted during weekdays on:


The midwife attached to the practice holds ante natal clinics at Holywell Surgery.

She can be contacted at Watford General Hospital on 01923 244366.

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