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Excellent 4.9 Rating

Mr. M. Usman

Clinical Director

General, Gynaecological, Obstetric, Soft Tissues & Small Parts including testes and neck, Musculoskeletal including Hernia's, Vascular, Urological, Paediatric, Small Parts, Trauma

Mr. Usman qualified in London, UK and has worked in the healthcare sector since 2003. He has worked for dozens of large NHS organisations such as Barts Health in London and throughout the UK in areas such as Oxford, Glasgow, Norwich, Southampton, Bournemouth and the Midlands. He has also worked for various prestigious private healthcare organisations including Europe’s largest diagnostic imaging provider where he played a pivotal role in the imaging team. He has advised various NHS organisations, GP groups & CCG’s on the implementation and setup of ultrasound services in their regions and has also been involved in development of local protocols and practices.

Mr. Usman has been featured on television channels including ITV and featured the press including The Huffington Post. He has cared for a wide range of high profile clients including various celebrities, doctors and GP’s, high profile high court judges, public officials, film directors and actors, midwives and various other artists.

Mr. Usman conducts has conducted at least 60 thousand ultrasound scans in a wide range of disciplines including general ultrasound, obstetrics and gynaecology, testicular, soft tissues, small parts, neck and thyroid, gastroenterology, breast ultrasound, hepatology, rheumatology, geriatrics,, endocrinology, urology, paediatrics, musculoskeletal & sports medicine.

He is a member of the HCPC, British Medical Ultrasound Society, European Society of Radiology, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG), Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG), Fetal Medicine Foundation, PCOSAA, SOR, associate of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and certified member of the International Ovarian Tumour Analysis (IOTA) group. Mr. Usman has also been an accredited principal trainer in ultrasound by a faculty of the Royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists, providing ultrasound education and training for GP’s. Mr. Usman has also trained various other health professionals including physiotherapists, midwives, nurses and students.

Mr. Abdur-Rahman Patel

Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner


Mr. Patel completed his Physiotherapy degree in 2008. Whilst training, he worked in different specialities’ including neuro-physiotherapy rehabilitation, respiratory medicine and orthopaedic inpatients. Mr. Patel is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Mr. Patel began his career in the NHS and currently works as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Central London. This role involves overseeing patients with complex neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and working closely alongside GPs, Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic and Pain Consultants. He is also a qualified Musculoskeletal Sonographer and does regular sessions in the Barts and London NHS trust radiology department.

Being a keen footballer and attending the gym regularly, Mr. Patel understands how frustrating it can be to deal with muscle and joint issues. He uses his broad knowledge of musculoskeletal practice and combines it with point-of-care ultrasound to accurately diagnose and treat complex pathologies. He also has a keen interest in ultrasound-guided injections, and being an independent prescriber means Mr. Patel offers a complete one-stop approach for his patients, whether this includes simple advice, a rehabilitation programme or combined with injection therapy.

Mr. Rishi Sharma

Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner


Mr. Sharma completed his BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of East London. He has also completed Postgraduat certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography in 2019. Mr. Sharma is highly articulate, hard working with excellent communication skills who can speak 4 languages.

Mr. Sharma has a vast array of experience working at numerous hospitals across Barts health care trust and in Central London. He is a fully qualified, licensed independent prescriber and is one of our Advanced MSK experts able to perform ultrasound guided injections as well as more complex and advanced procedures such as hydro-distension/ hydro-dilation and babotage.

Mr. S. Patel

Senior Practitioner Ultrasound

General, Gynaecological , Obstetric, Urological, Small Parts,

Mr. Patel qualified in London, UK and has been working within the healthcare sector for over 5 years for various NHS and private institutions across London and Essex. He practices in a wide range of ultrasound specialties including general ultrasound, small parts, gynaecology & musculoskeletal ultrasound. He is also involved in education and training, providing theoretical and practical knowledge of ultrasound to a variety of healthcare professionals.

Dr. Habib Aslam

General Practitioner


Dr Aslam is a general practitioner (MRCGP 2009) with dual qualification as physician (MRCP 2012). Dr Aslam currently works as a salaried GP with a specialist interest in Gastroenterology in London.

Mr. R. Metcalfe

Consultant Practitioner Ultrasound

General, Musculoskeletal, Vascular, Urological, Small Parts, Gynaecological , Obstetric, Trauma

Mr. Metcalfe qualified in the UK and has been working within the healthcare sector for over two decades across various NHS and private institutions across London and Essex. He practices in a wide range of ultrasound specialties with his main focus on musculoskeletal and sports ultrasound. He implements diagnostic imaging as well as therapeutic practices and is highly regarded in his field. He is also involved in education and training, providing theoretical and practical knowledge of MSK ultrasound to a variety of healthcare professionals.

Mrs. B. Ramajan

Senior Practitioner Ultrasound

General, Obstetric, Gynaecological, Urological, Small Parts.

Mrs Ramajan qualified in London, UK and has worked in the healthcare sector since 2005. She spent the first 10 years of her career working for an NHS foundation trust in Dorset. Since 2015, she has worked for several NHS organisations such as Guys and St Thomas’, St Georges and Imperial College, as well as private sector work. Mrs Ramajan performs a wide range of ultrasound examinations including General Ultrasound, Small parts, Obstetrics and has a special interest in Gynaecology and early pregnancy. She is Fetal Medicine Foundation accredited and a member of SOR and HCPC.

Mr. A Derridj

Senior Phlebotomist

Venupuncture, ESB, NVQ

Mr Derridj, has been working in healthcare since 1990, originally qualifying as a Senior Health Technician and General Nurse in Algiers.  He has been working in phlebotomy since 1999 and has lost count of the number of patients including adults, children and even babies that he has successfully.

Alongside working at the scan clinic he works for the NHS as a senior phlebotomist who is the go to person for any difficult cases and also performs phlebotomy for vulnerable patients at home. 

Non Clinical Team Members

Mr. Atif Riaz

Operations Executive

MEng, Web Architect

Atif has been working in the health and technology sector for over 12 years. Starting out with the world’s largest biotech company then moving into private healthcare. Atif has been pivotal in the development and innovation across many digital health services and platforms including the development and launch of One Health Check from his knowledge of IT and digital health technologies.

Mrs. Mubasshira Suba

Administration Lead

Mubasshira is one of our high risers and flyers, starting out as a clinical assistant she has quickly scaled the ranks and now oversees the reception and administration team as a whole. She is very talented, efficient, organised and proactive making her ideal for the role and keep our admin team in ship shape. She consistently ensures that your appointment runs on time and smoothly, making your experience is positive, and for this and much more we are extremely fortunate to have her on the team.

Mrs. Zeenat Basit

Clinical Assistant

Zeenat is a key part of our administration and reception team, she has been with the scan clinic for a number of years and may be one of the team you first meet when arriving for your appointment. She is motivated, driven and always gives her best, which is why you will see her name pop up in many of our positive reviews. She will always ensure your experience is a positive one and we are very lucky to have her in the team.

Ms. Maha Rehman

Clinical Assistant

Maha is one of the newest members of the assistant team but is a true star and not someone you will forget. She is extremely welcoming friendly and bubbly and manages to balance her work with her university studies which just goes to show how much a super multi-tasker she is. Her warmth and positive energy always helps keep a calm and welcoming atmosphere and for this we are very lucky to have her in the team.

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