We all work together to enhance your healthcare in every way possible.

Our team is made up of a range of experienced and respected professionals. They include GPs and Nurses, along with Allied Health Professionals such as Health Visitors, Midwives and Councellors. Our clinical team is backed up by a full compliment of administrative staff.

Meet the Clinical Team

Dr Ashok Vora
Senior Partner

Dr Vora joined the practice in 1983, becoming Senior Partner in 1998. During his time at the practice he has also been an advisor to the PCT, helping shape the services in the locality. He was a founding member of South Doc Services, providing out-of-hours care to the South Birmingham community. Dr Vora’s special interests are in cardiology, diabetes, renal and mental health.

Dr Kulbir Tajuria
GP Partner

Dr Tajuria completed his GP training in Birmingham. He joined the Practice in 2012 and became a partner in 2013. His areas of special interest are elderly care, mental health and diabetes. Dr Tajuria is the urgent care lead for Birmingham South Central CCG, and is a senior doctor at South Birmingham GP Walk in Centre. He is a trainer for Medical Students.

Dr Ajay Shah
GP Partner

Originally from Birmingham, Dr Shah obtained his medical degree from the University of Cardiff. He then completed his General Practice training in the Black Country. Dr Shah joined the practice as a permanent doctor in June 2007. His special area of interest is in Dermatology and Anticoagulation Therapy. Dr Shah is a GP Trainer to GP Registrars.

Dr Kate Mountford

Born and educated in Birmingham Dr Mountford returned to her home town after training in the North East. She spent some time working in hospital medicine to gain broader experience, before completing her General Practice training. She joined the practice as a partner in 2007 after starting as a locum. Dr Mountford special areas of interest are women’s health and child health. She is a Trainer for Medical Students.

Dr Tracy Poltock

Dr Amanda Kilpatrick

Dr George Maniakis-Grivas

Dr Sima Rathod

Dr Shabeer Hameed

Dr Kiruban Ruthireswaran

Dr Naresh Chauhan
Minor Surgery GP



Miss. Alexandra Coley
Practice Nurse

Health Care Assistants

Mrs Shelly Caines
Health Care Assistant

Mrs Susan Bristow
Health Care Assistant

Mrs Deborah Finegan
Health Care Assistant


Allied Health Team

Mrs Nicky Shepherd

Ms Julia Adams
Drug and Alcohol Worker

Mrs Ronia Nyakunika

Mrs Sarah Austin
Nursery Nurse

Ms Lynsey Sutherland
Health Visitor

Administrative Team

Mr Nirmal Vora
Managing Partner

Nirmal joined the practice in 2003, following his degree in Accounting and Management at the University of Leeds.  He became a partner in the practice in 2006. Nirmal has over 15 years’ business experience in the private sector. He continues to apply this experience in improving the practice and local health economy. Nirmal is also the Chief Executive Officer of South Doc Services MyHealthcare, the local GP organisation helping over 60 GP surgeries, covering over a third of Birmingham patients, collaborate to bring services closer to patients.

Miss Sarah Massey
Assistant Practice Manager

Miss Janine Perry
Reception Manager

Mrs Vanessa Tooth
Back Office Manager

Miss Donna Holroyd
Medical Assistant

Miss Danielle Donovan
Medical Secretary

Mrs Natalie Homer

Mrs Sharon Yarnold

Miss Emily Hunter
Receptionist/Temporary Medical Secretary

Mrs Elaine Gibbs

Mrs Susan Boyce

Mrs Becky Morroll

Miss Shannon Taylor

Miss Emma Rowley
Apprentice Receptionist