Meet our Doctors and Nurses
Click on the photos to learn more about each of our doctors and nurses and their specialities
Dr Katie Hannaford
Katie grew up in Buckinghamshire and attended school in Aylesbury before going to medical school at King’s College London. Her main areas of interest are obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics.
She became a GP in 2001 with a real interest in all areas of medicine. She is passionate about helping patients from the very young to the very old with their health and wellbeing and providing support throughout any treatment.
Katie is married to Alex, a property developer who also restores vintage aircraft. They have three children, who keep their parents very busy, and a black Labrador puppy, Rosie, who completes the family.
When she’s not working, looking after her children or walking the dog, Katie enjoys yoga and meditation, running, and skiing.
Senior Practice Nurse Liz joined DOCTORnow in 2003, after a long career in nursing. She has a particular interest in diabetes and is qualified in acupuncture.
Having qualified in 1986, Liz worked for 8 years in Accident and Emergency at Wexham Park Hospital as a Staff Nurse and then as Sister, before becoming a Practice Nurse.
Married to Guy, Liz has two sons in their 20’s, enjoys running both with her dogs Misty and Lara, and also competitively. She completed 4 half marathons in 2016.
When she’s not working or running, Liz loves skiing and swimming and recently learnt to monoski on water. She enjoys cooking and being with friends, and her real domestic passion is baking.
Dr Nighat Arif
Nighat joined the practice with nine years experience working for the NHS, and four in general practice. With a background in obstetrics and gynaecology, Nighat has a particular interest in women’s health and family planning.
Married to Khalid and mum to two little boys, Nighat totally understands the stresses of parenthood! She is a very positive individual who thoroughly enjoys the daily interaction with her patients. With a Pakistani heritage, Nighat is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi, and is very involved in her local Pakistani community where she lives.
In her spare time, what little there is with young children, a job, and family to squeeze in, she loves to bake – and maybe she can be persuaded to apply to the Great British Bake Off! She also enjoys going to the gym – to work off the calories after eating her cakes!!
Dr Kate Parnell
Kate qualified in 1992 and joined our surgery with 20 years experience of working as a GP. She has a particular interest in children’s health.
With her experience in general practice, she brings energy and enthusiasm to her work and particularly enjoys the interaction with her patients and her colleagues.
She shares her life with her husband, Richard, her two teenage children and a black Labrador called Tia.
When she’s not on duty, Kate enjoys the great outdoors, walking her dog and playing all year round tennis. She loves good food and good company, and fortunately her husband is an excellent cook, so she can relax and enjoy those moments.
Dr Mia Murray
Mia joined the practice after a 22 year career in the NHS, and brings a wealth of experience. While her special areas of interest include minor surgery and joint injections, her real passion is family planning and women’s health.
Born in the Midlands but raised in Cornwall, Mia loves the ocean and to run the coastal paths – a lifelong love affair with the elements.
A keen athlete, she takes part in road bike racing and triathlons – and is often seen running through Beaconsfield and the surrounding countryside with her black labrador Shadow.
Mia is married to Charlie, a gastroenterologist, and they have three children. Spare time is spent taking the children to their various activities, running in general, and enjoying the outdoors.
At home, she loves film and music, and to eat and drink with friends and family.
Lorna has been nursing for the past 20 years, having graduated in 1996. She joined DOCTORnow in 2009, after a 12 year career in the NHS. Lorna loves nursing, as she feels it enables her to make a real difference to peoples lives.
Originally from Liverpool, Lorna was educated in Manchester and Nottingham before moving to Buckinghamshire with her husband Mark and two children 10 years ago. When she’s not supporting her children’s sporting exploits, she likes to walk her 5 year old boxer dog Bella, and has taken part in the Moonwalk, to raise money for charity.
The family enjoys holidays in Cornwall and France in the summer months, and skiing in the winter. Lorna loves cooking and entertaining – a passion she inherited from her family’s hotel business.
Dr Vikas Kapoor
Vik qualified in 1998 and has been working as a GP in south Buckinghamshire for the past 15 years. Over this time he has gained a wide range of experience, with interests in musculoskeletal medicine, joint injections, dermatological surgery and mental health. He has also completed a Diploma in Occupational Medicine.
Vik was born and raised in High Wycombe and has remained in the area ever since. He really enjoys the variety in general practice and getting to know his patients, understanding and helping them however he can.
He is married to Sunita, also a GP, and has three lively boys. Outside of work, Vik coaches rugby and hockey, and enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, and highly experimental cooking for family and friends!
Dr Andy Jordan
Andy has 37 years experience in General Practice – as he says, there’s not much he hasn’t seen over the years!
He has a particular interest in dermatology and soft tissue and joint injections.
Andy worked in a busy GP surgery in Chesham for 32 years before joining DOCTORnow. He enjoys the daily interaction with his patients, and the opportunity to understand and help them.
Married to Susan, a former nursing sister, Andy has a 36 year old son and a 34 year old daughter, and is the very proud grandfather of a fine baby boy.
When he isn’t working or enjoying looking after his grandson, Andy loves walking his two dogs, tinkering in his vegetable patch, and watching sport, especially rugby and football.
He is learning Spanish and enjoys the company of friends and family over a good meal.
Dr Nik Chopra
Nik brings a particular expertise in men’s health to the team, having specialised in urology prior to becoming a GP. His other special interests include minor surgery and joint injections.
Nik shares his life with Lucy, also a GP, and their two young children, who take up most of his spare time.
Nik recognised that he particularly enjoyed the clinical interaction with patients while practicing as a Urology Registrar at The Royal Marsden. He decided he could bring the experience and expertise from his work in hospitals to general practice, where he enjoys the daily challenge of helping people with a wide variety of problems.
When he’s not working or looking after his young children, Nik loves a game of golf, although since the arrival of his children he hasn’t had much time to polish his 8 handicap. He is teaching himself to play the guitar, is a keen photographer – and loves good food and good company.
Jeanne trained to be a general nurse at High Wycombe hospital, qualifying in 1986. Following this she trained in midwifery at Watford hospital, subsequently practising in the hospital and surrounding community for 10 years. Nearly 20 years ago to the day she started general practice nursing with special interest in diabetes, asthma, chronic respiratory disease and travel health.
Jeanne’s passion lies in truly understanding the patient and getting to know them as opposed to simply dealing with their underlying medical condition.
Outside of work Jeanne is married with 2 grown up daughters and a dog! She loves to travel, exploring new countries and experiencing different cultures. Back on home soil she loves spending time socialising with her friends, going to the theatre and walking her dog.
Dr Andrew Jackson
Andrew has been a GP for 7 years, and has a particular interest in sports and musculo-skeletal medicine.
A keen former rugby player, Andrew provides doctor support to Harlequins Rugby Club, and the Windsor and Ascot Racecourses, in addition to his consulting at DOCTORnow.
Because of Andrew’s sporting interests, he particularly enjoys helping patients who have sport related injuries or issues, but enjoys meeting and interacting with all his patients.
Andrew is married to Jess, a teacher, and they have two young children. Dog walking their cocker spaniel Gaucho, playing golf, cycling and seeing family takes up most of Andrew’s spare time, although he always makes time for a skiing holiday, and has spent two seasons working as a doctor in the ski resort of Val d’Isere. He has also provided medical care for BBC TV’s Top Gear, when they were filming an extreme winter sports episode in the area!