Clinical Team

Dr James Burden, Partner

Dr James Burden


Dr Burden qualified from Leicester University in 2000, training as a GP in
Northamptonshire and then working in Kettering and then Corby.  As a GP he has helped his practices develop educational courses for student nurses, medical
students and trainee GPs.  After several years in this area he developed an expertise in Safeguarding Children and Adults.  He has worked as the
Safeguarding Lead GP for Northamptonshire and then Coventry & Rugby Clinical Commissioning Groups.  In 2019 he co-authored the Royal College of GPs guide to Safeguarding Children.

Dr Burden has lived in Kibworth since 2004 with his wife and 4 children. The latest
addition to his family is a dog called Fenton (cross between a Beagle and Dachshund).  He is often seen travelling between his children’s rugby
matches, dancing competitions and tennis
tournaments.  Hobbies include badminton, squash, climbing mountains,
caravanning and
attending ‘Take That’ concerts,

He says; “I enjoy General Practice because of the ability to help patients at all stages of their life.  As GPs we have a very privileged role in supporting patients, sometime when they are very vulnerable, but most commonly just when they need some help or advice”.


Dr Dan Pickering, Senior Partner, M.B., CH.B., M.R.C.G.P., D.Occ.Med., P.G.C.M.E., B.SC.

Dr Dan Pickering

Senior Partner, M.B., CH.B., M.R.C.G.P., D.Occ.Med., P.G.C.M.E., B.SC.

Dr Daniel Pickering qualified at Leicester in 2000. He was previously in Practice at Lutterworth before joining us in December 2010. He has a special interest in occupational medicine and joint injections. He is the lead for our Branch surgery in Gretton. He is a GP trainer for the East Midlands Deanery, providing training and mentoring to GP trainee’s that are based in the practice. As well as spending time with his young family in his spare time Dan likes to run and cycle plus DIY and gardening

Dr Viren Mistry, Caldicott Guardian, M.B., CH.B., M.R.C.G.P., D.C.H., D.F.S.R.H.

Dr Viren Mistry

Caldicott Guardian, M.B., CH.B., M.R.C.G.P., D.C.H., D.F.S.R.H.

Dr Mistry graduated from Leicester Medical School in 2003. As part of his GP training he was based at the practice as a registrar in 2005 and 2008. He subsequently joined the practice as a partner in February 2010. He does a twice weekly surgery at the Uppingham School during term time. In addition to his main role Dr Mistry also carries out regular joint injections. He has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and is a GP trainer. Away from work Dr Mistry enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He has taken up running as a regular activity and loves to travel when possible.

Dr Anu Kalra, M.B.B.S., M.S., D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P., D.F.S.R.H., D.P.D.

Dr Anu Kalra

M.B.B.S., M.S., D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P., D.F.S.R.H., D.P.D.

Dr Kalra joined the practice as a partner in June 2015. She has special interest in women’s health, dermatology and minor surgery.

Dr Andrew Wass, CQC Registered Manager, B.Med.Sci., M.B., B.S, D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P., D.Pall.Med., P.G.C.M.E.

Dr Andrew Wass

CQC Registered Manager, B.Med.Sci., M.B., B.S, D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P., D.Pall.Med., P.G.C.M.E.

After qualifying from Nottingham University in 1991 and completing my ‘house jobs’ I joined the VTS in Stockport and qualified as a GP in 1994. I have worked continually ever since as a GP, initially as a locum but for the last 17 years as a full time principal. My areas of special interest include minor surgery, palliative care, I.T. and medicines management. My ethos has been to offer a friendly, accessible service and in simple terms provide a level of care that I would like if I was a patient at the practice. I thrive on reflection and enjoy looking at ways ‘to work smarter not harder’;. I think it is vital to develop a strong, respectful relationship with the patients I care for. I live with my partner in Ketton and really enjoy living in England’s smallest county. I am fortunate in enjoying a happy work life balance that includes

Sailing: Dinghy and Yachts, hold RYA Yachtmaster.
Cycling: one of the many middle aged men in lycra.
Music: wide interest; blues, jazz, classical and play the guitar to a very amateur level.
Dogs: I am a proud owner of a wire hired Dachshund called Oscar
Cooking: self-declared ‘foodie’;, enjoying consuming and producing a variety of different food and drinks

Dr Egle Price, M.D., Phd.

Dr Egle Price

M.D., Phd.

Dr Price completed her training in Family Medicine in Vilnius University, Lithuania, in 1994. She then defended PhD thesis in Family Medicine at the Vilnius University in 2001 and worked there as researcher and GP trainer. She was working as a General Practitioner in Lithuania until 2009 and has since been living in the UK and working here as a GP. Dr Price joined the Uppingham surgery in 2012 and she enjoys living in the UK (Leicestershire) and working in Rutland. She continues her research and training activities in the UK and is also involved in training of General Practice trainers internationally. She believes that her personal relationship with her patients is one of the important values in Family Medicine. Dr Price loves working in teams and in her spare time Dr Price is a passionate gardener and loves cooking. She also enjoys travelling and exploring other cultures.

Dr Ali Corah, M.B, CH.B, B.Med.Sci (Hons), D.F.S.R.H., M.R.C.G.P.

Dr Ali Corah

M.B, CH.B, B.Med.Sci (Hons), D.F.S.R.H., M.R.C.G.P.

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 2007, awarded the MBChB, with intercalated BSc honours in physiology. My foundation training was completed up in Scotland, after which I moved back to the local area where I was brought up to be closer to family. I joined the Uppingham Surgery in April 2014 as a GP Registrar, and remained at the practice following completion of my GP specialist training. I enjoy spending time with my family, including my three young children, as well as enjoying hobbies such as pilates, cycling and knitting.

Mehboob Pasta, MRPharmS, MPharm, PG Dip, IPresc

Mehboob Pasta

MRPharmS, MPharm, PG Dip, IPresc

Mehboob Pasta is our Clinical Pharmacist here at the surgery working within the Rapid Access Clinic. Originally from Kenya, Mehboob graduated from Aston University, Birmingham in 2002. He then completed his postgraduate studies in Clinical Pharmacy at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2013. He is a qualified independent prescriber and also works as a prescribing pharmacist for the out of hours service, NHS 111 at the weekend. He has a broad range of experience in different settings including community pharmacy, home care pharmacy, primary care and in the pharmaceutical industry. He likes to focus on health awareness and promotion. Mehboob’s interests outside of work include sports (mainly football and cricket), charity work, reading and travelling.

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Marisa Allen

Advanced Nurse Practitoner

Marisa is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner having joined  the practice in December 2018.


Olivia Emery, Deputy Dispensary Manager

Olivia Emery

Deputy Dispensary Manager

Dennise Mitchell, Dispenser

Dennise Mitchell


Samantha Bradshaw, Dispenser

Samantha Bradshaw


Vanessa Freakley, Dispenser

Vanessa Freakley


Tammy Schofield, Dispenser

Tammy Schofield


Emily Parsons, Dispenser

Emily Parsons


Elliott Lawman-Kerridge, Dispenser

Elliott Lawman-Kerridge


Charly Marston, Dispenser

Charly Marston


Gemma Hughes, Dispensary Services

Gemma Hughes

Dispensary Services

Hayley Thompson, Dispensary Manager

Hayley Thompson

Dispensary Manager

Healthcare Assistants

Liane Andrews,

Liane Andrews

Liane started her career in healthcare in 1999 as a Patient Services Administrator at a GP Practice in Hertfordshire.  In 2002 she changed roles to HCA taking on many new skills including wound care, Spirometry, ECG, new patient health checks and adult immunisations.  She joined Uppingham Surgery in 2015 after relocating to the area.   Liane has further expanded her role to include phlebotomy, health promotion and diabetes.  She also assists the GP’s with the minor surgery clinics.  Liane lives with her husband and has 2 grown up children.  In her spare time she is a Rainbow Guide Leader and also enjoys cooking and eating out.

Wendy Cross,

Wendy Cross

Wendy qualified as a registered general nurse in 1980 and enjoyed a varied career in nursing, spending 32 years working as a community nurse.  She retired from nursing in March 2017 and joined Uppingham Surgery in June 2017 as a HCA.  Her role includes phlebotomy, wound care, ear irrigation, health checks and adult immunisations.  Wendy lives with her husband and has 2 grown-up sons.  She enjoys northern soul, movies, live theatre and walking.


Clare Jackson, Practice Manager (Business)

Clare Jackson

Practice Manager (Business)

Clare Jackson has been with Uppingham Surgery for over 12 years and has a strong repertoire of skills that she brings to the Management role, ranging from clinical to business administration. Clare has also recently completed her AMSPAR Diploma in Primary Care and Health Management.

Vicki Abbott, Practice Manager (Operations)

Vicki Abbott

Practice Manager (Operations)

Vicki Abbott has over 18 years’ experience in primary care, and has gained a vast knowledge and experience of the NHS during this time. Not afraid to challenge working practices, she a holds a strong belief in future proofing the NHS for generations to come. Vicki lives with her partner Verney and their daughter. Out of work Vicki enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, reading, music and fast cars!


Sister Cheryl Swain, Nurse Team Manager

Sister Cheryl Swain

Nurse Team Manager

Cheryl qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1999. She then started a 12 year career nursing in the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service. She served at various hospitals and RAF bases across the UK and deployed on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the RAF in November 2011 she took up a post as a Practice Nurse at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, delivering primary healthcare within a busy city Practice. She is trained to deliver care in the management of chronic diseases including Asthma, COPD, Diabetes and Heart Disease. She also undertakes cervical cytology, childhood immunisations, travel health and minor illness clinics. She is also the infection control lead nurse for the practice. Cheryl lives with her husband and their daughter. They have 2 dogs and enjoy the outdoors – her other passions including reading, film and baking.

Sister Kerry McEwan, Practice Nurse

Sister Kerry McEwan

Practice Nurse


Chloe Sheridan, Phlebotomist

Chloe Sheridan


Joanne Nicol,

Joanne Nicol

Joanne qualified as a midwife in 1984 at the Leicester Royal Infirmary but gave up her career in 1989 to look after her 2 daughters.  She joined the Uppingham Surgery in 2004 as a phlebotomist.  Joanne lives with her husband and in her spare time enjoys circuit classes, cycling, shopping and travel.