Dr Peter Joseph

Dr Peter Joseph


I graduated from UCL and commenced working at The Abbotsbury Practice in 1989. I have enjoyed seeing the practice become streamlined with new technology over the past thirty-odd years. whilst continuing to offer the personal touch to patients. It has given me great pleasure to train future GPs (both in hospital and in the practice) and to appraise other GPs in the area.

My special interests include Diabetes and Minor Surgery.

I have three children and enjoy playing tennis when time permits.

Dr Shalin Bhattessa 


I have been at the practice since 2011 although I was initially here when completing my GP training in 2009. I graduated from Manchester Medical School after completing a BSc at The University of St Andrews. I gained experience through various clinical posts in London and then went on to complete GP training in Hillingdon.

My clinical interests include Men’s Health, Preventative Medicine and Dermatology (skin diseases) including minor surgery. I have a keen interest in teaching and am responsible for training future GP’s. I supervise the GP registrar at the practice.

In my spare time, I enjoy photography, trying to play golf and spending time with family most of which is taken up with our two children.

Dr Shireen Siddiqui

Dr Shireen Siddiqui 


I joined the practice in October 2013 after completing my GP training in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. I qualified from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 2008. 

My clinical interests include Women’s Health, Family Planning and ENT. I also fit contraceptive implants.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy running, badminton and watching tennis. I enjoy travelling with my husband and am currently learning French and Arabic to help with this! .

Dr Asma Akhtar


Tuesday AM
I am so pleased to have re-joined the practice after having been a GP trainee here almost 10 years ago. I qualified from Imperial College London, trained in London and completed GP training in Hillingdon.

My clinical interests include Women’s Health, Family Planning and Child Health.

I am kept busy with my two daughters, and am rather addicted to running and baking!

Dr Rehab Jamil

Wednesday AM & Thursday
(Covering Dr Tanna’s Maternity Leave)

Dr Anika Tanna

Wednesday AM & Thursday

Dr Tracy Ocansey

Wednesday & Friday
(Covering Dr Siddiqui’s Maternity Leave)

Dr Anisha Patel


Monday & Tuesday
I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2009. I undertook my GP training in Hillingdon and joined the practice in 2013 initially as a registrar. I continued to work at The Abbotsbury Practice until 2016 and was excited to rejoin the practice in 2019.
My clinical interests include women’s health, general paediatrics and musculoskeletal medicine. I have post-graduate diplomas in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and sexual and reproductive health.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoor activities and baking.

Dr Laksha Shanmuganathan

Monday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Vanessa Sivam

Monday & Tuesday
(Covering Dr Patel’s Maternity Leave)


The practice is an approved training practice and is continuously involved in training future GPs. Registrars are fully qualified Doctors who usually spend a year with us. Sometimes consultations are video recorded for teaching purposes. This will only be done with the patients consent.

Our current registrar is Dr Rajesh Varma.

Dr Rajesh Varma

MBBS (1995) MA (Cantab) PhD MRCOG PGCE PGDip (Oxon)

I have recently started in August 2020 and am honoured to be the GP Registrar at this friendly and patient-centred practice. 
Prior to this post, I have spent most of my career specialising in hospital obstetrics and gynaecology (former consultant within the field), having graduated from the University of Cambridge and Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Medical School. I have always been impressed by the degree of personalised patient care, health preventative work and work-life balance woven in to general practice, hence, making the decision to switch careers an exciting and positive step. In addition to women’s health issues (such as heavy periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, coil problems), I have developed special interests in metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes, obesity, cholesterol abnormalities), diabetes, hypertension and cancer diagnosis.
Outside of work, I enjoy cinema, world travel and occasional visits to the gym.