Important - Parkwood Surgery will be partly closed on 3rd April 2023 from 08:30 to 14:30 and will re-open at 14:30. Please Dial 111 for urgent medical needs or 999 for emergencies.

Parkwood Surgery

Parkwood Drive, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2LD

Telephone: 01442 250 117

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I qualified from University College, London in 1988. Following this I obtained diplomas in child health (DCH) and obstetrics and gynaecology (DRCOG) and MRCGP in 1992. My particular clinical interests are gynaecology, the menopause and family planning. I have undertaken specialist training in coil (IUD) and contraceptive implant fitting. In addition,I am the clinical lead for COPD/asthma management in the practice.

Dr H Shakir, MB BS MRCGP
I have been a clinician since 1995. I qualified in Russia and so I can speak Russian. I was born in Sri Lanka and have been living in the UK since 2000. I completed my post graduate training in Oxford. I am interested in Chronic diseases, elderly care medicine along with minor operations. Outside of work I have a very keen passion for photography.

I trained at Royal Free and University College Medical School. After qualifying in 2004, I did hospital medicine locally before joining the team at Parkwood Surgery in 2010. I enjoy all areas of general practice but have a particular interest in diabetes, gastroenterology and cardiology. I have extended my interest in diabetes and gained a postgraduate diploma from the University of South Wales in 2016. I am married to another GP and we have recently taken up ballroom dancing. I also enjoy playing the piano, landscape photography and confess to enjoying Netflix box-sets!

Dr A Kamal, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, PG Dip. in Practical ENT ( GPwSI ENT )
I joined Parkwood Surgery in 2019 as a full time GP. I qualified in India from Burdwan University Medical College in 1993. I held a wide range of hospital posts including General Surgery, Orthopaedics Surgery, Paediatrics, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Otolaryngology and Accident & Emergency Medicine. I completed my GP training from Kent, Surrey & Sussex deanery in 2003 and since then worked in various GP practices around London including six years as a GP partner in a NW London practice. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but do have a particular interest in ENT, musculoskeletal medicine, women's health, joint injections & minor surgery. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and am a keen artist with a particular passion for water colour painting. I am friendly and committed to providing high quality care.

Dr F Sunassee, BSc Hons MD MRCGP
I completed my GP training in the North Oxford Deanery. My special interests include Paediatrics as well as general medicine.

Dr T Fernandes, BSC MBBS MRCGP
I have been a GP at Parkwood Surgery for over 29 years and have seen huge changes in terms of patient numbers and the complexity of work in General Practice. I remain passionate about offering the best service that we can within available resources and feel we have a huge role, moving into the future, in enabling patients to look after their own health. I now work part-time at Parkwood and am excited about the new building. I am interested in all aspects of General Practice with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and carry out many injections for these conditions. Over the years I have also been involved in the organisation of healthcare in West Hertfordshire and currently am Deputy Clinical Chair of Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group. I live in Dacorum with my family, try to keep fit at a gym, and enjoy film, theatre, walking, food and wine.

Special interest musculoskeletal, gynae , diabetes

Dr S Chopra, BSc (Hons), MBBChir (Cantab) MRCGP DFSRH
I qualified from University of Cambridge in 2007 and went on to do my training in the East of England. Prior to this I did Genetics at UCL. I joined the surgery in October 2020 after working in various practices in Hertfordshire and London. I have an interest in Women's Health and Palliative Care. I am affiliated with St Clare Hospice in Harlow where I do some weekend work. I have two young children and a puppy who keep me busy. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, cooking, eating, walking, reading, watching movies including lots of Bollywood.

Other Clinical Staff

Radhika Lakhani

Amjid Hussain

Ann Timms
Asthma/COPD Nurse. I joined the Parkwood surgery as the respiratory nurse in July 2020. I also work at Archway surgery in Berkhamsted and have over 20 years experience within the Primary Care Sector. I have attained my Diabetes Diploma and my Diploma in Asthma & COPD. I have a particular interest in Asthma & COPD and have worked at local surgeries sharing my knowledge. I enjoy working with my patients to help them manage their conditions and I am passionate about achieving a positive outcome to improve quality of life. I am married with three children and in my spare time I love going for long walks, running and spending time with my family.

Nursing Team

Clare Jones
Nurse - I trained in Sheffield in 1992, and worked in immunology, HIV and infection control at Barts Hospital, joining Parkwood Surgery in 2000, progressing through to lead Nurse in 2008. I enjoy the variety and workload of being a practice nurse, particularly the continuity of care and the relationships with patients that are fostered over such a long period. My specialist interests are diabetes, wound care, travel, contraception and women’s health.

Karen Dancer
Health Care Assistant - I am the practice health care assistant having previously worked in ITU. I’m involved with Minor surgery and coils, as well as wound care, and other aspects of general health care. I enjoy helping all these aspects run smoothly and pride myself on being part of what I feel is an excellent nursing team. I enjoy talking to people and extend that in to my home life where I am a walk leader on the “Hertfordshire health walks”. Up until 2015 I had spent 14 years as a volunteer for “Girlguiding” as a Rainbow leader

Louise Hibberd

Administration Team

Here at Parkwood Surgery we have a large hard working reception/admin team.  Our receptionists are always friendly and give 100% on patient care, and they are always happy to help.

We do have a zero tolerance policy so please treat all our members of staff with respect.

Ms A Badu
Practice Business Manager - I joined the surgery in mid-October 2022. With my background in Commercial Banking, Local Government, and years as a Consultant Practice Business Manager, I bring multifaceted skills to continue and support the practice in the provision of health, medical and non-clinical services to all our patients.

Kirsty Day
Assistant Practice Manager - Kirsty was a part of the reception team for 5 years before taking on the new challenge of being the assistant practice manager and managing the reception team. Kirsty has a passion for helping others and providing great patient care.

Vacant Position - Operations Officer - The practice is currently advertising for an Operations Officer to help support the practice in the supervision and management of various roles and responsibilities at the practice

Secretarial Team

At Parkwood Surgery we have two medical secretaries, Michelle and Cerys, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.  They deal with our referrals made by the doctors for hospitals, and community services.

Carers Champion

We have a Carers Champion in the practice, they are here to help carers by providing advice and support more easily when carers are in the surgery, which is often the first port of call for many of our carers.

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