Clinical Team

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

Dr Viren Mistry

Caldecott 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 is due to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education shortly which will allow him to become 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

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Dr Nainesh Patel


I completed my undergraduate studies at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and returned back to home to West Yorkshire for my post graduate training. Initially I was training as a hospital doctor, but soon realised that it was not for me and so switched to general practice. I have worked as GP for over twelve months now and have enjoyed every moment of it, having the opportunity to join the team has provided longevity for my career. I hope to become an integral part of the team, community and a pillar for Dr Fox’s patients, I will do my utmost best to be as dedicated, caring and compassionate as my predecessor. I am looking forward to coming on board at the practice and upholding our NHS.

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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Penny Coles

Penny is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who qualified in 2002 from Oxford Brookes University as a practice nurse and since has worked in the NHS and private sector within the UK and abroad as a registered nurse. She has recently completed her advanced practice and prescribing in primary care from De Montfort University, Leicester and joined our surgery in late 2017.

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Belinda Ashley-Dunn

Belinda qualified in Manchester as a Registered General Nurse in 1991. She worked for a number of years in London as a District nurse and Health visitor. For the last 9 years she has worked in Peterborough as a General Practice nurse and Nurse Practitioner. Belinda joined our practice in December 2017 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). As an ANP Belinda is able to clinically assess, request investigations, diagnose different medical conditions and prescribe medications for patients.


Hayley Thompson, Dispensary Manager

Hayley Thompson

Dispensary Manager

Olivia Emery, Deputy Dispensary Manager

Olivia Emery

Deputy Dispensary Manager

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Katie Newman


Dennise Mitchell, Dispenser

Dennise Mitchell


Samantha Bradshaw, Dispenser

Samantha Bradshaw


Vanessa Freakley, Dispenser

Vanessa Freakley


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Grace Wilkinson


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Tammy Schofield

Prescription Clerk

Healthcare Assistants

Liane Andrews,

Liane Andrews

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Wendy Cross


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 Mandy Robertson, Nurse Team Manager

Sister Mandy Robertson

Nurse Team Manager

After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1979 at Ipswich Hospital, Mandy spent 10 years nursing in various roles in South Africa and Australia. After returning to the UK in 1994 and settling in Rutland she worked at Stamford Hospital and at Rutland Memorial Hospital. Mandy joined Uppingham Surgery in 2001 as a practice nurse and qualified in family planning/cervical cytology in 2002. 

She is trained in fitting/removing the contraceptive implant and has a special interest in sexual health. Mandy is developing her role in diabetes care after completing the diabetic diploma in 2014.She also continues with minor illness management.

Sister Cheryl Swain,

Sister Cheryl Swain

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 2012 she took up a post as a Practice Nurse at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, delivering primary healthcare within a busy city Practice. She has a special interest in Diabetes Care, but also performs all aspects of Chronic Disease Management and Practice Nurse Duties.

Sister Sally Priest,

Sister Sally Priest

Sally qualified as a Registered Adult Nurse in March 2009 from Nottingham University. She started her nursing career in the Drug and Alcohol Misuse Field working in the community as a Alcohol Clinical Nurse Specialist. In 2016 she completed her Practice Nurse Degree at Leicester De Montfort University. Prior to Sally’s nursing career she worked for East Midlands Ambulance Service taking 999 calls. Sally joined the Uppingham Surgery in April 2017 where she undertakes a variety of nursing duties which include childhood immunisations, travel vaccinations, wound management , venipuncture, new patient checks, cervical cytology and ear syringing (just to name a few!). Currently Sally is studying at Warwick for her Asthma Diploma. Sally has been married for over 25 years and has a son who has recently joined the RAF. To keep her busy she has a mad springer spaniel called Jack. In her spare time Sally enjoys swimming, cycling and running. After completing the couch to 5km in April 2017 she has subsequently gone on to complete several 10km runs. Sally plans to go on to complete numerous outwater swims in 2018 and beyond.


Joanne Nicol,

Joanne Nicol

Tina Whay,

Tina Whay