Dr Penny Owen
I have an interest in well women issues and family planning and I fit coils and implants. I also carry out joint injections.
Outside of work, I enjoy seeing my family and walking my two dogs.
I work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr Sarah Griffiths
I am the GP trainer for the practice - mentoring our doctors who are training to be GPs. I am also the palliative care lead and try my best to lead the IT too.
I work on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Dr Shahnaz Al-Khafaff
I am COPD and asthma lead. I also do child health surveillance and I am safeguarding deputy.
Outside of work I enjoy gardening reading and theatre
I work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Dr Michael Evans
I lead on diabetes care at the practice and have an interest in infection. I teach junior doctors here at the practice and student doctors at Manchester Medical School.
Outside of work I'm a keen pool and outdoor swimmer and play the piano.
I work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Dr Michael Bradley
I have a particular interest in children's health. As a keen sportsman and cyclist I enjoy promoting physical wellbeing for all my patient's through diet and exercise where possible.
I work on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dr Varshini Rajakulendran
I have an interest in respiratory conditions, child health and mental health. I am also passionate about the link between physical and emotional wellbeing and set up the surgery as a Parkrun Practice.
Outside of work I enjoy baking with my kids and running.
I work on Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr Francina Kwek
Heald Green Health Centre is very proud to be an accredited training and teaching practice. We currently have two GP registrars working at the practice. GP Registrars are fully qualified and registered doctors on the final year of their 3 year GP registration course. They are supervised by a GP trainer and partner at all times. All GPs must undergo this training before they become a fully qualified GP in their own right.
We also have Foundation Year 2 trainees working at the practice. These doctors, having already obtained a medical degree, spend 2 years in Foundation Training. During the second year of foundation training, 4 months is spent in general practice. FY2 Doctors remain under clinical supervision but take on increasing responsibility for patient care. They have longer appointment times allocated as they need more time than a qualified GP to manage each individual case. At the end of their training, F2 Doctors will have begun to demonstrate the skill requirements that are essential for hospital or general practice training.