AskDoc Champions

We are fortunate to have a group of medical students & doctors that are fluent in different languages. They have been invaluable in supporting our videos in other languages. Please take a look at the profile of some of our AskDoc Champions.

Urdu

Dr Hina Siddiqi

Hina is currently working as a Sessional GP in Manchester and Oldham.She is also a member of the GMMMG. She represents the Medical Women’s Federation as an observer on the BMA’s Public Health Committee.Passionate about BAME health and reducing inequalities. Fluent in Urdu and Hindi as born and brought up in India.Outside of work Hina is an accomplished cook and mum to a teen. 

Dr Amna Sadiq

“I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013. After working at Royal Bolton hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary I completed my GP training in Manchester in 2018. I enjoy seeing a wide variety of conditions as a GP but in particular I like that being a GP has allowed me to work with to refugees abroad. In my spare time I enjoy acrylic painting, travelling and trying out new recipes.”

Sylheti

Dr Abdul Mannan

“I’m a portfolio GP, I work as a GP Partner in Rossendale, lancashire. My other roles include GP trainer, Clinical Director of Rossendale West PCN, Deputy SRL for NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) and Founder Director of Blue Peanut Medical Education.
I’m a father to four children, an avid Manchester United fan and to make things edgy, I am a crazy Mountain Biker!“

Dr Ahmed Choudhury

Dr Ahmed Choudhury is a General Practitioner working in both Oldham and Levenshulme in Greater Manchester. He has been associated with Askdoc since its inception.

Dr Choudhury speaks Sylheti (a dialect of Bangla) which is widely spoken by the Bangladeshi population in the UK. This has been useful for him when working in Oldham which has one of the biggest communities of Bangladeshi origin in Britain.

With this skill set he has helped to run and organise health promotion workshops and presentations in the local communites of Greater Manchester.

Recently with the pandemic he has produced educational videos in Sylheti to inform the Bangladeshi community about government advice regarding the recent health crisis

Bengali

Dr Farah Farzana

Academic foundation doctor working in Royal Bolton hospital. Graduated from university of Manchester and has been involved with the AskDoc team since 2017. Previous widening participation mentor for UoM. Passionate about tacking health inequalities faced by the BAME community. Working towards educating and training healthcare professionals on cultural awareness

Dr Faheem Shakur

Dr Faheem Shakur is a Sheffield Medical School graduate.

He is a GP working in Blackpool.

He is a British-Bangladeshi with a keen interest in global health, charity and other worthwhile endeavours.

He is interested in medical education and regularly convenes medical web meetings for health care professionals as well a you tuber on Medtalkx and podcaster and a monthly online book club.

His passions include cooking, travelling, reading, writing and baking.

Arabic

Dr Sara Al-Hashimi

GP registrar, mum of two and wife of a cardiology trainee.

Graduated from the University of Manchester and is currently training in the Salford area.

Previously involved in widening participation mentoring at the University of Manchester and is working towards becoming a portfolio GP with emphasis on education.

Enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing badminton and travelling.

Pushto

Dr Nargis Iqbal

“I’m a Junior Doctor currently residing in the West Midlands. I’ve had the privilege of graduating from both the Universities of Cambridge and London. After graduating from medical school I took time out of my career to focus on raising my children. I’m now a mother of 3 wonderful teenage lads who are my strength!
My passion lies in working with the under privileged regardless of colour, creed and background and would like to think of myself as someone who provides a voice for the voiceless.
I’m engaged with humanitarian aid work globally and am driven to be an advocate for those who are suffering in silence.

My main focus with the AskDoc Team is to address the Healthcare needs of the Pashtun Community by trying to overcome any potential language and cultural barriers in accessing medical care. I strongly believe that this is achieved through engagement which inevitably leads to empowerment.

Outside of Medicine and humanitarian work, I enjoy time spent with my family and loved ones and travelling. I am also fascinated by Social Anthropology, the ancient world civilizations and the role religion plays in different societies.“

Gujarati

Dr Ismail Lunat

“I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2002. I completed my GP vocational training in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in 2007 and now work as a Sessional GP in Batley and Bradford. ‘Variety is the spice of life’ and this is reflected in my work as a GP, tutor and supervisor for students and trainees. I am married with two children. My hobbies include DIY, gardening, astronomy and travelling.”

Tamil

Dr Tharanny Sri

Tharanny is a GP in Manchester and our AskDoc Champion for Tamil videos. She is a member of Equality Diversity Inclusivity group for HEE (NW)

She is also a member of the National Medical Schools Widening Participation Forum, Junior Doctors Committee

Punjabi

Dr Fazel Butt

Dr Fazel Butt is a GP Partner in Bury, Manchester. He is the Chair of Rochdale and Bury LMC. He helped develop a Covid-19 risk assessment tool called the SAAD score with colleagues, to assess risks to ethnic minorities from Covid-19.