About Camden MSK

All you need to know about our team and services

The Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service integrates a full range of MSK services available throughout Camden. Camden MSK services include physiotherapy, pain management, podiatry, orthopaedics, spinal surgery, rheumatology services and diagnostics. 

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Meet the Camden MSK team

Click on the team name to see the Camden MSK Team Members
  • Leadership team
  • Single Point of Access (SPoA)
    Administrative Team
  • Clinical Assessment & Triage
    (CATS) Team
  • Camden Pain
    Service (CPS)
  • Community Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal

Lorraine Patel

Operational Lead & Deputy Divisional Manager

With over 9 years of NHS Senior Management experience, including 6 years managing MSK services in North Central London, Lorraine is also a clinician by professional background, with nearly 15 years of clinical years working as a dietitian in both acute hospitals and in the community. As the operational lead and deputy divisional manager of Camden MSK, Lorraine leads on the transformation and integration of MSK services in Camden, providing the overall operational leadership leading on the strategic design, planning and implementation associated with Camden MSK’s aim to develop a seamless pathway for musculoskeletal services in Camden.

Jonathan Hearsey

Clinical Director

Jonathan is an experienced musculoskeletal clinician, clinical leader and lecturer with extensive NHS service improvement, change management, healthcare regulation and non-executive board experience. He is the Clinical Director for Camden MSK, an integrated model of musculoskeletal care throughout Camden. He has a keen interest in evolving models of healthcare, with focus on collaboration between patient and partnership organisations across all sectors.

Cass Jones

Quality & Service Improvement Lead

Cass is an experienced operational service manager and MSK clinician with significant experience of developing, delivering and managing change. Since she qualified as a physiotherapist in 2002, she has carried out many different roles, both clinical and management, which has enabled her to develop her skills in the delivery, management and governance of patient care and services. Cass plays a key role in delivering Camden MSK’s quality and governance programme and supports clinical teams to ensure robust systems for quality and governance are in place. Cass has extensive knowledge of needs of local communities, and a good understanding of the changes that currently face health and social care services. Cass is undertaking a Global Leadership in Healthcare MSc.

Fiona Yung

Divisional Manager

Fiona Yung is currently the Divisional Manager for Clinical Support Services and Pathology. She has many years of experience of working in the NHS, both in hospitals and community / primary care. She qualified as a registered dietitian specialising in children with complex health needs and later moved into public health focussing on healthy schools policy and community development, chairing a number of joint local authorities and health provider committees on nutrition strategies. She later moved into general management in 2001 where she has always operationally and professionally managed and lead AHP services. Her last role was Assistant Director for Adult Community and Specialist Integrated Services and she was responsible for integrating long term condition teams and patient pathways across acute and community . She is a strong supporter, promoter and advocate for AHP’s ensuring that they have been reflected in organisational strategies. Fiona gained a Doctorate in Management in 2013, her research focussing on integrated care organisations. She is currently a member of the North Central London STP Health and Care Cabinet and NCL People Board as well as co-chair of the North London AHP Network.

Administration Team

Single Point of Access Administration Team

The Single Point of Access (SPOA) team is made up of dedicated and hard working administrators, who transfer and manage referrals for the majority of Camden MSK services. Each person acts as a Named Care Co-Ordinator (NCC) across Camden MSK. They ensure that patients are fully engaged with every aspect of their clinical management and will act as a point of contact for both patients and GPs. The NCCs will provide support regarding any care or referral queries that might arise in relation to the Camden MSK service.

Jasbir Channa

Single Point of Access (SPoA) Team Lead

Jasbir Channa is highly experienced in NHS administration processes and is a super user across various NHS systems. Jasbir has a passion for service improvement and has worked with UCLH, Camden MSK and Camden Community Services projects to enhance service delivery to optimal levels.
Jasbir is the Administration Service Manager for Camden MSK. She manages the Camden MSK Single Point of Access Administration team and works closely with Camden MSK providers to support seamless integration across the partnership.

Paul Kidman

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Paul is clinical lead for the CATS team, with extensive advanced practice experience in a number of London teaching hospitals, and has studied and lectured at master’s level. His wide-ranging experience includes clinical assessment, triage, rehabilitation, spinal orthopaedic and neurosurgery, spinal deformity, lower limb surgery, and corticosteroid injections. He is particularly interested in digital healthcare, ultrasonography and quality improvement.

Rashida Damanwala

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Rashida qualified as a Physiotherapist in India in 2000, and worked in inpatients and outpatients at the renowned Saifee hospital in Mumbai. She came to the UK and completed a Masters in Applied Musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2008. Following her MSc she worked in the occupational health and medicolegal sectors, before moving to community outpatients in 2012. She progressed to an advanced practitioner role and qualified in injection therapy in 2016. She believes the most important element of her practice is educating and empowering patients, enabling them to help themselves. She is particularly interested in shoulder, spine and movement dysfunctions.

Nilesh Jawale

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Nilesh Jawale is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner and MSK Sonographer, with extensive experience in assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders. After graduation in 2001, he worked for one of the largest orthopaedic institutes in Asia. He moved to the UK in 2004, and has since worked in the NHS as a Highly Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). He enhanced his ACP skills by training for Injection Therapy in 2012, and becoming a CASE accredited MSK Sonographer in 2015.

His special interests include assessment and management of shoulder and upper limb disorders, using diagnostic ultrasound for musculoskeletal pathology and performing ultrasound-guided injections.

Tim Williams

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Tim Williams is an experienced Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist with clinical and managerial experience in some of London’s leading Hospital Trusts. He has competed postgraduate qualifications in injection therapy and advanced musculoskeletal assessment in addition to experience in Accident and Emergency and GP practice settings. He has a passion to deliver truly patient centred care and has keen interest in evidence guided practice and research.

Panagiotis Rigas

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Peter P. Rigas is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner within the CATS team at Camden MSK. He has experience working in various settings including NHS, Private Heath and Elite Football. Amongst other things, he is currently completing his MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at UCL. He is originally from Athens, Greece

Romy Judd

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Romy started work as a physiotherapist in 1994 and has specialised in pain management for over 10 years. She qualified as an independent prescriber in 2015. Romy is passionate about multi-disciplinary working and group programmes to help people living with pain develop the confidence and skills to self-manage.


Consultant in Pain Management

Dr Ward is an experienced pain management specialist based in the Royal Free London Foundation Trust. Having practiced as a pain specialist and anaesthetist for some years, she now concentrates on supporting patients with long term pain in outpatient clinics as well as working with the inpatient pain management team for patients in hospital with pain. Dr Ward has particularly focused on developing multidisciplinary teams (MDT) specialising in pain management and was central to the development of the Camden Pain Service and ensuring delivery of excellent multidisciplinary team working. Subsequently she has developed a MDT pain service for the Enfield borough, working across primary and secondary care boundaries. She also led the RFH pain management service for many years, significantly developing the service. Dr Ward has developed a keen interest in the central role of diet and nutrition in wellbeing. Recognising the impact of the message being heard by patients living with pain, she has developed a number of ways of supporting patients to be informed to be able to make healthier choices.

Dr Olivia Sherlock

Clinical Psychologist

Olivia has over 7 years of experience working with patients with chronic pain, which includes outpatient services and a residential service. She is committed to working collaboratively with patients and values working as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

Helena McDermott


Helena McDermott is a Physiotherapist specialising in Pain Management. Helena trained as a Physiotherapist in University College Dublin and has since practiced as a Physiotherapist in both Singapore and the UK. Helena has broad experience of working with patients with long-term conditions, having practiced as a Physiotherapist in the areas of Neurological Rehabilitation, Learning Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation. Helena has a special interest in working with patients to achieve their goals despite any limitations they may have

Matt Cook

Clinical Service Manager

Matt graduated as a Physiotherapist from Keele University in 2007. He started his career working for the NHS in Leicester; followed by a year and a half in Vancouver, Canada working across in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation settings.
On return to the UK, Matt specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy working for South London Healthcare and Croydon Health Services NHS Trusts; alongside part-time roles in local rugby clubs and private practice.
Matt started at Connect Health in 2017 in a Team Leader role and has been Clinical Lead since 2018. He has experience of treating a wide range of conditions and has a special interest in pain neuroscience; having studied this at postgraduate masters level.

Elly Hares

Team Lead Physiotherapist

Elly qualified as a Physiotherapist 18 years ago with a BSc Hons at Brighton University and initially specialised in Paediatrics and Respiratory, before finding her home in Musculoskeletal therapy. She has since completed her Masters at Kings College London in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has been an Advanced Practitioner in Physiotherapy for the last 7 years.

MSK Clinical Team

MSK Clinician’s

Dalvir Sidhu – Team Lead Physiotherapist 

Louisa Tuely  -Senior MSK Clinician and Developing Team Leader 

Jake Pope   – MSK Clinician Team Leader 

Charlotte Ackner – Senior MSK Clinician (Physio) 

Laura Bolohan – Senior MSK Clinician (Physio) 

Joan Del Arco Sirvent – Senior MSK Clinician (Physio) 

Caitlin Russell  – Senior MSK Clinician (Sports Therapist) 

Kate Strong  – Senior MSK Clinician (Physio) 

Shriya Humnabadkar – Senior MSK Clinician (Physio) 

India Markwick  – Senior MSK Clinician (Physio) 

Currun Singh  – Graduate MSK Clinician (Osteopath)

Cheng Chen  – Graduate MSK Clinician (Osteopath) 

Sajj Rahman  – Graduate MSK Clinician (Physio) 

Nazima Miah


Nazima Miah is an experienced musculoskeletal podiatrist, a team lead with extensive 19 years of NHS service across the country. Her duties include facilitating and developing the clinical podiatry MSK service and to provide direct leadership for the local team, acting as a source for support, advice and staff development. She performs advanced clinical assessment skills and employs accurate physical assessment, has experience in FScan inshoe pressure and impulse measurement, gait analysis, acupuncture and steroid injection therapy. Currently she works in the Camden MSK Service and UCLH and Her special interests are rheumatology and orthopaedics.

Kibri Martoci Dei Mekonen Eshete


Kibri Dei is an MSK Podiatrist and Team Leader with over ten years of experience. As part of the Camden Podiatry MSK Service she manages musculoskeletal disorders and associated complications.  Kibri focuses on Podiatric management of foot, ankle, knee and hip pain this includes single or multiple treatments modalities, to provide mobility, independence and improve quality of life.  Kibri focuses on Podiatric management of foot, ankle, knee and hip pain this includes single or multiple treatments modalities, to provide mobility, independence and improve quality of life.Kibri is interested in patient education and developing self-care management strategies to actively engaging patients, to help reduce and prevent pain.Extended interests are injection therapy, electroacupuncture and other treatment methods.  To improve care, she likes working collaboratively with other MSK therapists.

Kirnjit Gill

Podiatry Orthotic Technician

Kirnjit is the Podiatry Orthotic Technician. As a skilled professional in this field, she specialises in creating custom orthotic devices for patients with foot and lower limb conditions. Working closely with podiatrists, she creates the prescribed orthotics that provide support and alleviates pain for patients.

Eleanor Gill

Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist

Eleanor is a Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist with a passion for helping people with foot and lower limb conditions. She specialises in diagnosing and managing various lower limb musculoskeletal disorders, with the goal of helping patients alleviate pain and improve their overall foot function. She also has a keen interest in diabetes and how the biomechanics of the foot can be addressed to reduce the risk of diabetic foot complications.

Camden MSK Services


Physiotherapists diagnose and treat a wide range of problems from simple sprains to complex conditions.


Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate conditions of the feet.

Trauma & Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic surgery is a branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.

Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS)

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners assess patients with disorders and injuries of the bones and muscles.


Rheumatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with arthritis.

Camden Pain Service

Camden Pain Service is made up of specialists within the fields of medicine, physiotherapy, psychology, nursing and exercise