MEET DINTA THAKKAR
Hey All! I'm Dr Dinta Thakkar! I work as a GP and am really passionate about helping people both within my work and outside of work.
Cooking and dancing are just some of the things I do as my hobbies. Another big passion is running.
I’m the founder of Jog2Jab, a sponsored running event to raise money for UNICEF vaccination programmes. Watch this space as Fit For Icons helps me turn this into a national event!
My mantra is… Live life… Love life… Smile :)
meet SAMMI PEONY DOVEY
I’m Sammi-Peony, a Registered Dental Therapist and Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner based in Hampshire. I have worked within the dental sector for over a decade and I love what I do. As well as providing routine and cosmetic dental treatments, I also deliver a wide range of aesthetic treatments, such as facial aesthetics, which provides a huge level of job satisfaction.
I have been a finalist for both the Dentistry Awards and the Oral Health Awards, for Best Dental Therapist, and I’m extremely proud of these achievements.
Outside of my paid job I’m passionate about making sure those who need it can access dental care, and at University I carried out research into protecting the rights of homeless individuals to have free access to oral health products.
Since graduating, I have been very involved with dental charity DentAid, and regularly volunteer to provide free dental procedures to vulnerable individuals, both abroad and within the UK. My latest volunteering trip will be to Morocco in 2022 to provide pain relief dentistry for Moroccan children & working to improve their oral health.
Meet Muhid Rahman
I’m a Senior Nurse from London. I started my career training in one of London’s busiest hospitals and now specialise in primary care treating both children and adults.
When I’m not wearing my amazing Fit For Icons scrubs, you will most likely find me training in the gym or cooking. I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 5 yrs. as a personal trainer and believe exercise and nutrition go hand in hand with modern day nursing.
Meet Emma Davey
Hi my name is Emma and I have been a Primary school teacher for over 20 years. I live in the glorious north-east of England and have two boys. My favourite subjects to teach are Music and English and I am passionate about nurturing a lifelong love of learning. Working with young people is the best job, no two days are ever the same and even though it is challenging, it is incredibly rewarding and never dull.
I have always loved clothes and have a real interest in fashion. I started documenting what I wear everyday to work 5 years ago and I’ve met some amazing people and had some wonderful opportunities because of it. I am thrilled to be joining the @fitforicons team as a brand ambassador and promoting their exciting new venture.
Meet Bhasha Mukherjee
Doctor/Miss England 2019/2021
Meet Bhasha Mukherjee
I’m Bhasha, a junior doctor and the longest reigning Miss England since the event began.
I’m passionate about prevention and believe that the greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it. I’m particularly interested in Type 2 diabetes, obesity and all the ways it impacts people’s lives. I’ve been working with Diabetes UK for the past two years since I became Miss England and trying to make small changes in my own life and the lives of my family.
The top three things on my bucket list are to write a book, have my own health TV show and have children.
When I’m not working, the thing I’m happiest doing is looking after my plants. It’s a really nice way to be mindful and it’s helped me a lit with my own mental health over the COVID19 period.
I’m currently applying for GP training so fingers crossed all goes well.
Meet Sara Cucciniello
Hi, Im Sara and I’m a nurse from London. I am currently doing my MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice and working as a Trainee ACP. This means I can develop my skill set and knowledge and work autonomously.
Outside of work, I love cooking and baking, going to the gym and seeing my friends and family.
Meet Claire Monti
I’m Claire, 45 years old and work in the NHS as a Phlebotomist. Prior to this I worked in the NHS as a paediatric nurse for 14 years.
I’m also qualified in complimentary and beauty therapy and practice these around my phlebotomy role. This provides a great balance in being able to do the things I love.
I enjoy running and I’m a member of a local running club I have run two half marathons and have my third one in October. I love fashion and I have an Instagram page dedicated to this. I also like reading and crafting and I especially enjoy making candles.
A couple of fun facts about me:
I once appeared on Songs of Praise when they were filming in Great Ormond Street hospital where I was working at the time.
I was once on the front page of The London Evening standard during the celebrations of a rare England football win!
Meet Asha Padhiar
I'm Asha, a doctor currently working in a combined role
with clinical work and medical education at Great Ormond St.
I'm a huge advocate of encouraging health and wellbeing by informing and empowering others.
I love to give back to the community and charities and
get involved wherever I can.
My future aspiration is to become an anaesthetist and a lead in medical education.
Outside of work I enjoy dancing, painting, reading and keeping active!
Meet Nicola Hawes
Hi there. I’m Dr Nicola Hawes, a GP based in Poole. I’m married and a busy mum to two gorgeous daughters. I have a particular interest in the management of weight and its impact on diabetes. I have just completed a post-grad diploma in weight management and I’m already incorporating this into various NHS initiatives and programmes at work.
Outside of work I’m an avid gym member, love travel, the outdoors and have a passion for quiz and puzzle type games and ‘Escape Room’ type events.
Meet Isi Nwokolo
Hi everyone. I’m Isi, a consultant psychiatrist who works in the NHS. I also founded and run the online private Mental Health Service FREO, which aims to prevent, treat and improve mental and physical wellbeing.
I’m passionate about teaching, life coaching and mentoring students and trainees to be the best they can be and use innovative practice to improve patient care and experience.
My life motto is work hard and play hard, so outside of work I enjoy hiking, music, dancing, travelling, socialising and writing.
Meet Lucy Walker
Hi all. I am an orthopaedic registrar working in the South West of England where I live with my fiancé and our chocolate labrador, Gloria.
Other than fixing bones, I enjoy travelling, exploring the countryside on walks with Gloria, and expanding my gin collection.
Meet Beth Davies Senior
Hello. I’m Beth, a senior GP partner based in Poole. I’ve been an NHS doctor for thirty three years, a GP for twenty seven and I still enjoy my job.
Outside of work I’m a supercar enthusiast and attend meets regularly. I also enjoy reading, travelling and dining out with friends and family.