Dedicated, professional and friendly
Our clinical and administrative staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds. However, each is highly qualified in their area of expertise and approved by their professional associations and Royal Colleges. Above all, each is committed to your care and comfort.
Management and Administration
Patricia is versatile senior manager who has a track record of proven leadership skills in delivering excellent clinical care to patients in both private and public sector health organisations as well as managing major change projects with those organisations.
She has worked within the NHS for over 20 years in Surgical Services and Divisional Management, spending the last 8 years in various regions of the country with Care UK within both the Secondary and Primary Care arena.
Her services have had exemplary CQC reviews over the years and patient and staff satisfaction has always been high on her agenda. With a proven ability to work across multidisciplinary teams and effectively communicate with external and internal bodies.
Sam has been with Care UK since 2008 and has performed diligently in a multitude of roles to date. In her current position, interim operational manager, Sam is jointly responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of all clinical and non-clinical aspects of the treatment centre. She also focuses on financial performance and reporting, forecast planning, stakeholder management, performance management and new business development.
Sam has worked in health care for just over 10 years and is passionate about developing staff to provide the best possible service for patients. Outside of work, Sam loves to dance, particularly tap and jazz.
Paula is a Registered General Nurse (RGN) who has clinical experience in major and minor orthopaedics, general surgery, plastics and endoscopy. Paula began her nursing career in 1997 and she joined Care UK in 2010 as theatre manager, before moving on to become our head of nursing in 2015. She supports the clinical teams with the smooth running of the day-to-day day surgery and outpatient activities. Her role also includes significant policy and practise review as well as examining changing cultures within clinical settings.
Paula’s role enables her to work on one of her passions, care and quality. She particularly focuses on the education and development of clinical staff and patient experience.
Mr Gulzar Mufti
Gulzar Mufti MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCSE is our medical director and a consultant urological surgeon. With over twenty five years’ experience as a consultant urological surgeon, including fifteen years as a senior medical manager and over 5 years as a medical director; Mr Mufti brings a wealth of experience to Will Adams Treatment Centre.
Mr Mufti also works as a Fitness to Practise Tribunal Member for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) at the GMC, a Professional Clinical Advisor for the CQC and as an IRM Reviewer for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS). Previously, Mr Mufti spent fifteen years at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Kent as Clinical Director of the Surgical Division and Medical Director (Board Member). He was awarded a B Merit by the Department of Health for services to the NHS in 2003, a Silver Clinical Excellence Award in 2007 for services to the NHS and he has written over fifty research articles in peer reviewed medical journals.
When not working you’ll find Mr Mufti gardening or buried in a book. In fact, Gulzar is a published author. His first book, ‘Kashmir in sickness and in health’, was published in 2013 and his second book, ‘UNDER THE KNIFE – Surgical stories from around the world’ will be published in October 2016.
Carole has been with Care UK since 2006 and has worked in healthcare since 1995. A qualified nurse by trade, Carole is our quality and standard manager with a focus on infection control, KPI reporting, complaints, audits, CQUIN’s, patient satisfaction, CQC preparation, our patient forum and incident investigation.
Carole holds a range of post-graduate qualifications in various clinical fields but her real passion is ensuring patients have a positive experience and receive a high standard of care. After seventeen years of working in both wards and recovery, she is able to use all her knowledge and experience to help shape the patient journey.
Mr Onyema is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at North East London NHS Treatment Centre. His areas of interest include: cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment (with a focus on primary care development and electronic integration with secondary care) and occulo-plastic surgery.
South East Region including Clinical Glaucoma Service Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital London.
Medical Liaison Officer, Royal Medical Benevolence Fund
Trustee, Harlow Citizens Advice Bureau
UK representative, GEANCO Foundation
Previous consultant level posts
Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford and Braintree Community Hospital
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the Medical Defence Union
Ms Hawkes is Senior Consultant in Eye Surgery at North East London Treatment Centre with a main focus on cataract and occulo-plastic surgery. Previously, she gained her experience in San Antonio, Texas and at the World famous Moorfields Eye Hospital in Central London. Ms Hawkes was also a consultant at Whipps Cross, King George's and Queen's Hospitals.
Mr Ahad graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine before continuing his basic surgical and orthopaedic specialist training through North East London rotation. This included one year in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and three years at the Royal London Hospital. He was appointed at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals in 2010 as a Trauma Consultant where he helped improve the trauma service in one of the busiest trusts in the country. His interest in sports injury, complex fractures and hip pathology has led to several publications, and international presentations.
He joined Care UK in 2014, managing general orthopaedic conditions as well as sub-specialty in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. He is a meticulous, patient focused surgeon with a proven track record for delivering an excellent quality of service. He remains dedicated to teaching, audit and ongoing research. He has led and participated in numerous courses to train our next generation of surgeons. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and holds a health care advisory role to an NGO that has a care programme, including disaster relief, to over 70 countries.
Outside work he has been involved with the arts as a performer and later instructor/coordinator with events in the Royal Albert Hall, O2, Excel and Bloomsbury Theatre. He remains a keen sportsman enjoying Sunday League football and his latest challenge is to run the London Marathon for the National Osteoporosis Society. His love for adventure includes classic cars, sports bikes, skydiving and more recently attending Stapleford Flying School.
Mr Henning undertook his medical training at Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany and completed his specialist orthopaedic training in Germany in 2003. In addition he underwent an arthroplasty fellowship at the Department of Orthopaedics, Rudolf Elle Hospital Eisenberg, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany.
Prior to his appointment at Care UK, Mr Henning worked as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Treatment Centre for five years specialising in hip and knee replacement surgery.
He is an experienced surgeon having performed more than 1,600 total hip and knee replacements with excellent outcomes. He has also carried out more than 1,800 minor and intermediate procedures and is versatile at knee arthroscopies, hand and foot procedures.
Mr Henning is registered with the State Chamber of Doctors in Germany and with the General Medical Council Specialist Register in the UK. He is also a member of the German Society of Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC) and the German Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (DAF).
Mr Mohamed is a consultant general surgeon with a special interest in vascular surgery and was appointed as a consultant in 2006. He qualified from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1986 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991. He undertook postgraduate surgical training in London and the South East of England, rotating through 3 major London teaching hospitals (St. Thomas’, King’s College and Guys Hospitals) as well as large and busy peripheral hospitals such as Medway Maritime, Maidstone, and Kent & Canterbury Hospitals. In addition to his clinical practice Mr Mohamed is actively engaged in the teaching and training of undergraduate medical students, postgraduate surgical trainees and allied health professionals. He has published several learned articles in peer reviewed journals and gives regular lectures and presentations to students and trainees. He is also an examiner in surgery for the University of London.
Mr Masood has wide experience in the management of general urological conditions with special interest in prostate disease, impotence, female and male urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, and penile and scrotal problems. He regularly teaches medical students and is responsible for the training of the junior doctors and specialist registrars. He has published numerous articles in the peer reviewed urology journals and has given many national and international presentations.
Jeevani Jayawardene has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the North East London NHS Treatment Centre since January 2007, and is our current Obesity Lead. With twenty five years of healthcare experience, Jeevani holds MBBS, MD and FRCA qualifications, as well as being a member of three professional bodies, namely, MDU, RCOA and AAGBI. Jeevani received a gold medal during her MD in her native Sri Lanka and when she’s not at work she’s an active member of a charity organisation which sets up scholarship funds for students in Sri Lanka.