Healthcare Team Profiles


Dr Azeem Majeed

Dr Azeem Majeed MB BCh (Cardiff 1985) MD FRCP FRCGP FFPH
Male, Partner

Dr Azeem Majeed joined the practice in October 1999 as a part-time principal in general practice. He qualified in medicine from the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr Majeed is accredited in both general practice and public health medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr Majeed's clinical interests are in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, screening, and infectious diseases. Between 1997-1999, he worked as part-time primary care specialist at the Accident & Emergency Department at St. George's Hospital. He is interested in the use of information technology in medicine. Dr. Majeed is also Professor of Primary Care and Head of the Department of Primary Care & Public Health at Imperial College London.

Research Interests

Dr Majeed's research interests are mainly centred around primary care. He is currently studying the epidemiology and management of several chronic diseases in primary care, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is also investigating the impact of organisational changes in the NHS on primary care, including comparative research with other countries. Other research interests include the use of information and communication technology in primary care.

Further information on Dr Majeed's research is available on his Imperial College Homepage.

A list of Dr Majeed's publications can be found on his Imperial College Publications Page.

Dr Dev Verma

Dr Dev Verma MBBS (London 1997) MRCGP, DFFP
Male, Partner

Dr Verma joined the practice in 2007. He trained at St Georges Hospital Medical School and qualified as a doctor in 1997. His special interests are in diabetes, pain management and substance misuse.

Dr Pippa Oakeshott

Dr Pippa Oakeshott MA MD FRCP FRCGP (Cambridge 1975)
Female, Partner

Dr Oakeshott has been a part-time general practitioner at the Manor Health Centre since 1991, and holds clinics on Monday- all day and Thursday mornings. She qualified in Medicine from Cambridge University and St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1975. She obtained the MRCP in 1979 and the MRCGP in 1981. She was awarded her MD by Cambridge University in 1999 for research on chlamydial infection and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2002.

Clinical Interests

Dr Oakeshott's clinical interests are in sexual health, care of the elderly and high blood pressure.

External Attachments

As well as working at the Manor Health Centre, Dr Oakeshott is also part-time reader in general practice at St. George's, University of London, where she is involved in primary care research and teaching medical students. She has been an Editorial Adviser to the British Medical Journal since 2001.

Research Interests

Dr Oakeshott's research interests  are in sexual health, particularly infections caused by chlamydia trachomatis, and blood pressure.

Current and recent research projects

  •  2004-8 Community based trial of screening for chlamydia to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: The POPI (Prevention of Pelvic Infection) trial.
  • 2007-9 Is Mycoplasma genitalium in women "the new chlamydia?" Prevalence and prospective cohort study. Source: The Medical Research Council.
  • 2009-10 Prevalence and incidence of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in multiethnic, sexually active young women: community based cohort study.
  • 2006-10. Community based trial of home blood pressure monitoring in patients with stroke or TIA recently discharged from hospital.
  • 2010-15. Translating advances in diagnostic and communication technologies to reduce the burden of STIs.
  • 2010-12. Improving women's reproductive health by evaluating the impact of chlamydia screening and M. genitalium testing on clinical outcomes

Publications

Some of Dr Oakeshott's publications include

  • Oakeshott P, Kerry S, Aghaizu A, Atherton H, Hay S, Taylor-Robinson D, Simms I, Hay P. Randomised controlled trial of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial. BMJ 2010;340: 1642
  • Oakeshott P, Aghaizu A, Hay P, Reid F, Kerry S, Jensen J. Is Mycoplasma genitalium in women "the new chlamydia"? Community based prospective cohort study.   Clin Infect Dis 2010  in press
  • Atherton H, Oakeshott P, Aghaizu A, Hay P, Kerry S. Use of an online questionnaire for follow up of young female students recruited to a trial of chlamydia screening.  J Epidemiology and Community Health 2010: 64; 580-584
  • Oakeshott P, Hunt GM, Poulton A, Reid F. Expectation of life and unexpected death in open spina bifida: a 40-year complete, non-selective, longitudinal cohort study. Dev Med Child Neurol 2010:52: 749-753

Continuing Professional Development

Dr Oakeshott takes part in continuing professional development. She also participates in monthly clinical governance, audit and quality meetings at the Manor Health Centre.

Dr Marc Duffield

Dr Marc Duffield MBChB (University of the Witswatersrand 1996) BSc (Hons) MBBCh MRCGP DCH DRCOG
Male, Partner