Healthcare Team

Physician Associate

Nirali Ladva – MSc, BSc PAMVR(3186) BSc Biomedical science (Manchester 2017) MSc physician Associate (Essex 2020)

Nirali joined West reading PCN in December 2020 as a physician associate working across both Tilehurst and Western Elms Surgery. She is passionate about paediatrics and palliative care. During her rotation at Princess Alexandra Hospital, she started a virtual visiting project at the hospital to deliver video calls to love ones for those at the end of their lives in the hospital, making PAH the first hospital in the UK to deliver this service at the height of the pandemic. This led to national recognition on the news and her paper being publish. She hopes to bring the same enthusiasm and care to all her patients and colleagues.

Practice Paramedic

Jenna Moore
Jenna has 13 years of experience within South East Coast Ambulance Service and qualified as a Paramedic in 2015 from St George’s University. She has just completed a minor illness and injuries course at Coventry University and is looking to achieve an independent prescribing qualification in the future. Jenna is enthusiastic in learning new skills and training within the Primary care field.

Steve White
Steve joined the Ambulance Service in 2008. Initially working as an Emergency Care Assistant he qualified as an IHCD Ambulance Technician in 2010 and went on to complete his FdSc in Paramedic Science at Brookes University in 2017. He was keen to develop his knowledge and career within the Urgent Care sector and joined the surgery in April 2019. He currently works 2 days a week at the surgery as a Practice Paramedic and 2 days a week frontline for the Ambulance Service. Prior to joining the Ambulance Service Steve spent 8 years travelling the world as a senior PADI Scuba diving instructor, 1st AID and CPR instructor and RYA Yachtmaster. He hopes to work towards completing his Paramedic Practitioners degree and further develop his career.

Pharmacist

Rita Nyamekyeh
Rita Nyamekyeh: Rita qualified as a pharmacist in 2006 and joined the practice in 2019 after spending much of her earlier career in community pharmacy. She has also had clinical experience in a hospice setting, providing palliative pharmaceutical care. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice. She has a strong interest in medicines management and she aims to become an independent prescriber in the near future.

Asal Kian – Pharmacy Technician
Asal qualified as a pharmacy technician in September 2019. She then passed Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician exam (ACPT) in September 2020, after working 4 years in the community pharmacy and hospital setting. Asal has always had a keen interest in safe medicine practice and in the foreseeable future would like to enrol on a Medicine Management course.

Svetlana Haule – Pharmacy Technician
Svetlana qualified as a pharmacy technician in UK April 2014. Working many years previously in her native country – Bulgaria and in Tanzania/Africa for a while. Here in the UK she worked with Lloyds Pharmacy, Superdrug and Prospect Park Hospital. Svetlana like to focus on the law and guidelines on medicines for the best interest of patient’s health.

Karen McMordie – Pharmacist Assistant

Social Prescriber

Patricia Poku

Patricia began working at Reading Voluntary Action in June 2021 and as part of this role joined the West Reading PCN to work as a social prescriber. She originally graduated with a Psychology degree and then went onto complete a masters in speech and language therapy. She worked briefly as a speech and language therapist with adults before moving into working in the 3rd sector providing social prescribing, information, advice and support across a range of specialist areas e.g. stroke, benefits, housing, health and social care. Patricia is passionate about supporting people to achieve their personal best and assisting them in accessing the support they need to do so.

Community Nurses

Catriona Ford – Community Nurse

Patricia Lloyd – Community Nurse