About Our Surgery

Meet The Team

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Our staff aim to provide the highest quality care to all our patients. For more information on the team please see below


Dr Naveed Akhtar
MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCS, MRCGP, DFSRH, Ad.Dip.Clin.Hyp
Senior GP Partner

Dr Naveed Akhtar is a principal GP at Chigwell Medical Centre, Chigwell with Special Interests in Minor Surgery, Musculoskeletal medicine is also an NLP Trainer, a Hypnotherapist, a medical Acupuncturist, and a minor surgical and cosmetic skills instructor.

Dr Akhtar qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2003. He completed his surgical training at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow achieving Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) in 2007. He then underwent GP vocational training in Colchester and became a principal GP in Colchester in 2009 until he moved to Chigwell Medical Centre in 2012.

Dr Akhtar is also a Chigwell Parish Councillor.

Dr Sahal Quazi
MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, PGDip (Paediatrics), DRCOG
GP Partner

Dr Sahal Quazi qualified from UCL Medical School in 2014, he completed his foundation years at the North East Thames deanery and his GP training under the London Ilford VTS scheme. He joined Chigwell Medical Practice in 2020 and became a partner in 2021. He has a passion for Elderly care, Women’s health, Paediatrics, and eating chocolate. He also works very closely with our community teams taking care of our housebound and care home residents.

In this spare time, he can be found hiding from us, DIYing, fiddling with computers, crying whilst watching Manchester United, gaming (though he last played a game in 2013) and spending time with his young family.

Dr Anam Sadia
Salaried GP

Dr. Sadia graduated from King’s College London in 2014 and completed her GP training under Whipps Cross VTS scheme in 2020. She is a compassionate and dedicated GP who takes great pride in providing exceptional medical care to her patients. With a genuine passion for patient care and unwavering commitment to excellence, Dr. Sadia stands out as a beacon of empathy and medical expertise at our practice.

Outside of medicine she loves travelling and spending time with her little boys.

Dr Nomaan Bari
Salaried GP

Dr Akhtar graduated from St George’s University London in 2009. His interests include mental health, chronic disease management and education.

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Dr Faisal Faruque
Mpharm, MBChB, MRCGP

Dr. Faisal Faruque is a dedicated and compassionate general practitioner within our team, bringing a unique blend of expertise to his practice. Initially trained in pharmacy, his passion for healthcare led him to pursue a career in medicine, where he found his calling as a general practitioner. Dr. Faruque’s caring and empathetic nature makes him a trusted healthcare provider among his patients. Beyond his professional life, he is a multifaceted individual with diverse interests. He is an avid enthusiast of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), showcasing his dedication to physical fitness and discipline. Additionally, he is passionate about weightlifting, a hobby that reflects his commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Faruque also has a keen interest in Oriental history, particularly focusing on the rich heritage of the eastern world. His diverse passions and commitment to both his patients and personal interests make him an invaluable member of our medical team

Nursing Team

Noshaba Bibi

Practice Nurse

Our resident super-woman and lovely nurse has been with us for over 12 years, she can literally do anything! Injections are done with the speed and accuracy of a pro dart player, or a sniper. And if your Hba1c (sugar) is a bit too high, dont try to hide the fact you have been eating one too many biscuits, she will know and she will find you.

Muasib Nawaz

Healthcare Assistant

If you need a blood test, blood pressure check, weight check or a general health review, our HCA is your man. Rumours have it, he could take blood from an armadillo, blindfolded, with his hands tied behind his back. We’ve yet to test that theory, but if you see an armadillo in the waiting area you know what’s happened.

Other Clinical Staff

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Rina Amrat

Clinical Pharmacist

Pritpal Jandu
Clinical Pharmacist

Omar Malik
Clinical Pharmacist

Obehi Selo-Ojeme

Social Prescriber

Katie O’Donoghue

First Contact Practitioner

Practice Team

Practice Management

Javed Adam

Practice Manager

Vienna Reed

Deputy Practice Manager

Reception Team