History of Ashcroft Surgery


“We all stand on the shoulder of giants that came before us…”

How it all started…
Past GPs
Ex GP trainees
Past Nurses
How it all started…

Ashcroft Surgery has been serving the community since 1983.  Historically, it has grown from a single- handed practice headed by Dr. Jonathan Gore and was run from a porta-cabin. It then found its home in a purpose-built building at the end of Sherwood Place (in Undercliffe) and soon after, Jonathan was joined by Gill Overend and Ashraf Khan.

In the mid 1990s, Drs. Sarah Bromley and Nick Price joined and it became a training practice (training newly qualified doctors to become GPs) in 1992.  Then in 2001, the surgery incorporated a singled handed practice on Harrogate Road run by Dr. Martin Spiers (who had retired).  It was at this time that Dr. Ramesh Mehay joined the surgery.  Dr Mehay was already working in Bradford as a Training Programme Director for the Bradford GP Training scheme – which trains about 90 doctors wanting to become GPs every year.  Five years later, he also took up the position of a Senior Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leeds (teaching medical education to qualified doctors wanting to become medical teachers).   He became the GP trainer for the practice in 2003.  In 2012 he was editor for a GP training book which has become a national standard and is used in over 5 universities as the foundation for their Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).  The book was co-written with 50 others (mainly GP educators) and is called: The Essential Handbook of GP Training and Education.  Click to see the Amazon reviews.  Although he resigned from being a Programme Director in 2016, he continues to be the lead GP trainer in the practice.

In 2005, Drs. Bromley and Price left, and Drs. Vijay Shanumugan and Sudhir Krishnan took up positions to replace them.   Shortly after, Dr Gill Overend retired.  With its growth and popularity, Ashcroft Surgery moved to bigger and more accessible premises at Eccleshill in 2008.

In 2014 Dr Ashraf Khan retired but came back to work post-retirement (he couldn’t keep away!) and Dr Mehay assumed position of senior partner.  In 2014 Dr Shanumugan decided to leave partnership and become a long-term locum.  Dr Pardip Sandhu, a long standing salaried GP, took his place to become a partner.    Current partners are Dr Mehay, Dr Khan, Dr Krishnan and Dr Sandhu.   We still have Dr Elizabeth Hamblin and Dr Jaskiran Dhillon – our wonderful salaried GPs.

Past GPs

1980     Dr Jonathan Gore

1980     Dr Maggie Eisner

2006     Dr Sunita Raj

2006     Dr Andreas Wolf

2007     Dr Nick Price

2007     Dr Sarah Bromley

2010     Dr Veena Mills

2018     Dr Jon Yardley

Long-term Locums

2011     Dr Lomalan Reddy

2014     Dr Vasu Maharajan

2015     Dr Kanwal Khan

2015     Dr Paul Bamber

2016     Dr Zulquernain Shah

Ex GP trainees

2002     Dr Lucy Clark

2003     Dr Adrian Lamb

2004     Dr Asif Yaseen

2004     Dr Khalid Munir

2005     Dr Ed Stott

2005     Dr Veena Mills

2006     Dr Paul Bolton

2006     Dr Ismail Lunat

2007     Dr Tim Rider

2008     Dr Zarmina Munir

2008     Dr Richard Hadda

2009     Dr Nabeela Hassan

2009     Dr Tim Brown

2009     Dr Zahid Khan

2010     Dr Dennis Jesuthasan

2011     Dr Danica Spiteri

2011     Dr Lucie Ward

2011     Dr Sarah Frewer (nee Green)

2012     Dr Alistair Jones

2012     Dr Marie Coherton

2013     Dr Waqas Tahir

2013     Dr Shiraz Ali

2013     Dr Atif Mahmood

2014     Dr Raheela Choudhary

2014     Dr Paul Lord

2015     Dr Junaid Azam

2016     Dr Naheed Noor

2016     Dr Bushra Hussain

2017     Dr Nadia Tariq

Past Nurses

2008    Nurse Catherine

2010     Nurse Mary

2013     Nurse Sarah Ronan

2014     Nurse Marion Heap

2014     Nurse Tessa Jenkins

2017     Nurse Joanna Young

2017     Nurse Zoe Booth