APPNE ELECTED BOARD
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES 2021
Muhammad Iqbal Saleemi
Medical College, 1987
DOW Medical College, 2001
Consultant Urologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Zeeshan Hafeez Kazi
MBBS, MRCGP, IMRCSEd, MCh(Orth), FICS
GP Partner With special interest in MSK and Minor Surgery
GP Supervisor Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway
Prospect Medical Group
501 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: 01912260226 (work)
Sindh Medical College, 2000
Cardiologist & Acute Medical Consultant, Preston, Lancashire
ST4 General Surgery, North West Deanery
Nadeem Sajjad Raja
RMC, Consultant Microbiologist in Southend on Sea
Yorkshire & Humberside West
Yorkshire & Humberside East
GP, East Riding of Yorkshire
GP partner, College Road Surgery, Birmingham
ST4 Geriatrics, West Midlands Deanery
Associate Clinical sub dean Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor in Medical education
RCPsych education & training committee representative for Trent Division
Social secretary for British Pakistani Psychiatrists Association (BPPA)
APPNE Regional Rep for East Midlands.
East of England
Chandka Medical college, 1999
GP trainer and partner in Peterborough:
I also teach medical students from Imperial College London and Cambridge University.
I have a special interest in Preventive Medicine, Teaching & Training and recently received ‘Trainer of the year’ award from the Peterborough VTS. My long term ambition is to help to develop the UK type Primary Healthcare system in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. I am also member of British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) and APPNA MERIT and have been delivering various talks and courses on their behalf to their respective audiences for the last few years.
Dr Hassan Aziz Mirza
Royal Free London
Army Medical College, 1992
Consultant Urologist, Watford General Hospital
Syed Iftikhar Hasan
RMC, 1989, Geriatrician, Buckinghamshire
Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Saleem.
Consultant Radiologist and RCR Assessor Clinical Radiology, ARCP Panel Member Radiology, RCR Educational Supervisor Radiology, RCR Clinical Supervisor Radiology.
FRCR, Royal college of Radiologists. UK.
Diploma in advanced surgical sciences, University of Edinburgh.
MBBS, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.
GP in Oxford
Dr. Ali Naqvi
Consultant physician and Endocrinologist
Queen Alexandra University Hospital, Portsmouth
St. Mary’s Hoapital, New Port
Isle of Wight
Email : email@example.com
Phone No: 07956555958
Mr Abid Rashid
King Edward College, 1993 ConsultantBurns, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Royal Victoria
MESSAGE FROM EX-PRESIDENT
Dear APPNE Members
It has indeed been an extremely diﬃcult year for most of us, with loosing so many colleagues, friends, and family members to COVID, we saw some heroic work from our colleagues and witnessed a health service under pressure.
I cannot but extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who continued to work during the pandemic bearing significant stresses at home and at work. We must salute our hard working colleagues and other health care workers and also keep in our prayers those who paid the ultimate price delivering their services. 2020 will be remembered as the most physically and mentally taxing year in our professional lives.
The successful rollout of the vaccination has indeed shown some light at the end of this dark tunnel. With a significant proportion of vulnerable population being vaccinated we can see some normality com-ing back to our way of living. There has been various challenges and vaccination of BAME communities was a big one and I must congratulate APPNE members and executives who took up this challenge in raising awareness and acceptance of vaccination in the most vulnerable population cohort. We must re-main cautious and don’t let our defences go down as we hear of the third wave, fuelled by a new variant of the virus, with increasing reports of hospitals declaring major incidents,
APPNE team must be congratulated at it remained active during this stressful period, it’s educational committee kept working at a high pace to keep colleagues updated on various relevant aspects of COVID and recent updates in its management, International Medical Doctors were facing severe hardships be-cause of COVID related travel restrictions and issues with their registrations and PLAB examinations, our IMG group did some sterling work in supporting young colleagues, liaising with British High Commission, Home Office and the GMC.
They worked tirelessly to help with boarding and lodging of these stranded doctors and mentoring them securing jobs in NHS.
I will continue to work and muster support from all IMG associations on matters of mutual interest, be it GMC matters or Adult Dependant Relative visa’s or friendly healthy sporting activities.
APPNE continues to deliver on its ethos, we published our approved constitution and held our second well contested democratic elections, and I am personally ever so thankful to all my friends and col-leagues who extended their trust in me, and I was elected to the post of President. I will do my best to work on our aims and objectives and we will expand our presence at all relevant platforms.
NHS continues to have 10,000 unfilled doctor vacancies,
with fewer hospital beds and critical care capac-ity than our European neighbours and the IMG’s are going to play ever so important role in stabilising NHS. APPNE will do its share to help in these unprecedented levels of staff shortages whether its doctors or nurses.
I indeed feel truly honoured and proud to be the president of our association and a part of such selfless dedicated colleagues.
“ I would also like to extend my sincere sympathies & condolences to the friends and families of all colleagues who gave ultimate sacrifice in line of duty.”
Best Wishes Irfan Akhtar