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LMC Board

Dr Vikram Bolarum

Dr Vikram Bolarum

Elected Member - West Leicestershire

Dr Vikram Bolarum is a GP at The Burbage Surgery in Hinckley. He has been a GP trainer for the last 12 years and also a lead for Undergraduate training at Burbage Practice for Hinckley and Bosworth Academy. He is Clinical Director for Fosseway PCN .Dr Bolarum has been on the LMC board since March 2018 representing West area of Leicestershire. Dr Bolarum in on the local Fellowship committee of the RCGP.

Dr Nainesh Chotai

Dr Nainesh Chotai

CHAIR

Elected Member - East Leicestershire & Rutland

Dr Nainesh Chotai has been an LMC member for 20 years. He is a GP partner, GP trainer, and practice representative to locality meetings with his PCN.

Dr Chotai was re-elected as Chair in October 2018 and will take on the position for the next electoral term, 2018-2022.

Dr Fahreen Dhanji

Dr Fahreen Dhanji

Elected Member - East Leicestershire and Rutland

Dr Fahreen Dhanji has been a GP Partner at Latham House Medical Practice in Melton having worked there since 2009 after completing her VTS training.

She is currently a PCN Clinical Director, GP trainer and has a specialist interest in ENT and minor surgery.

Dr Dhanji joined LLR LMC Board after she was co-opted onto the board at the August 2016 board meeting and then was elected for the new electoral term, 2018 - 2022.

Dr Hisham Haq

Dr Hisham Haq

 Elected Member - Leicester City

Dr Hisham Haq is a full time GP partner In Leicester.  He has been an LMC Committee member since 2010.  Dr Haq is the Treasurer for the LMC.

Dr Grant Ingrams

Dr Grant Ingrams

Elected Member - Leicester City

Dr Grant Ingrams has been a GP in Leicestershire for 2 years, currently working as a GP Partner in Leicester City. Prior to this he worked in the West Midlands for many years. Dr Ingrams has also been on the GPC since 1994 with roles as Deputy chair of Commissioning Subcommittee and Chair of IT Subcommittee.

Dr Shiraz Makda

Dr Shiraz Makda

Elected Member - East Leicestershire and Rutland

Dr Shiraz Makda is a GP partner in Oadby and the current Chair of the local RCGP faculty. He has been an LMC board member for several years, and after completing the case investigator training is now the cases lead. He also has educational roles at Leicester and London medical schools.

Dr Anu Rao

Dr Anu Rao

Elected Member - West Leicestershire

Dr Anu Rao is a LMC board member, Medical Director of Charnwood GP network and director of West federation. Clinical Director of Watermead PCN. Dr Rao is one of the 3 strategic clinical directors across LLR.

Dr Rao is the BMA GPC IT and IG policy lead along with GPC rep for LLR and Northamptonshire.

 

Dr Sumit Virmani

Dr Sumit Virmani

Elected Member - West Leicestershire

Dr Sumit Virmani has been a GP partner in Whitwick since 2009, when he finished his vocational training. Dr Virmani is also a GP appraiser and the Vice-Chair for North West Leicestershire federation. He has a special interest and joints, minor surgery and occupational health.

He enjoys music and cricket. 

Dr Rajiv Wadhwa

Elected Member - Leicester City

Dr Rajiv Wadhwa is a GP working mainly in Leicester City for the last 15 years.

He was co-opted onto the LLR LMC board last year. His special interests include Primary and Secondary care interface. He is a GP Appraiser, a Trainer and a Mentor. He also sits on Executive Board of Leicester City Health Federation.

Dr Amit Rastogi

Dr Amit Rastogi

Elected Member - Leicester City

Dr Amit Rastogi was elected in September 2020 to join the LMC board as a Leicester City representative.

Amit is an Executive Partner at Saffron Health in the City. He is involved in Undergraduate teaching at the Medical School. He is also the Named GP for Safeguarding Children in LLR and the Clinical Director for Leicester City South PCN.

Dr James Ward-Campbell

Elected Member - West Leicestershire

Dr James Ward-Campbell was elected to the LMC board in August 2019. He has been a GP in Castle Donington for the past 16 years, and am a regular attender at the locality meetings and a board member of the local GP federation.

Administration team

Meera Tailor

Meera Tailor

Administrator

Meera joined the LMC team in June 2019 and is looking forward to a new challenge and working in a new team. Meera previously worked for a Housing Association with over 12 years experience. 

Meera's main responsibility as a administrator will be being the first point of contact for our members via telephone and email as well as supporting the daily running of the LMC office. 

She enjoys spending time with my family and friends and going out to meals and social events. 

Charlotte Woods

Charlotte Woods

Office Manager

Charlotte Woods joined the LMC team in 2014 and oversees the day to day running of the LMC office. Duties include representing the LMC at a variety of meetings, including Practice Managers Forums and CCG liaison meetings. 

Charlotte has a vast amount of knowledge and can support practice managers with queries, as well as managing our case management system.

Prior to working at the LMC, Charlotte had a variety of successful roles within organisations including Arts Council England, Nottinghamshire Police and University of Leicester.