Dr Asim Akhtar

Dr Asim Akhtar

General Practitioner
CCT RCGP (2015), MBBS, BSc (Econ) Economics

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Asim Akhtar at Spire include:

General practice

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Professional profile

I completed my medical training at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, graduating in 2009. Subsequently, I went on to complete my junior doctor and General Practice specialty training in hospitals throughout the North East which gave me a broad base of experience in different clinical specialities ranging from general medicine/surgery to psychiatry and general practice.

After completion of my General Practice training, I worked in Canada as a GP and this experience gave me a great appreciation of the pros and cons of different healthcare systems and allowed me to broaden my skills as a GP.

Since returning to the UK, I have been working as a GP across the North East with my current role being as a GP for Gateshead CBC. In this job I work across a variety of clinical areas including delivering acute care in urgent care centres as well as chronic disease management in general practice.

I am passionate about offering a holistic approach to healthcare with my belief being that lifestyle plays an important role in the management of most physical and mental health conditions.

Clinical Interests

General practice

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 2009
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

CCT RCGP(2015) / Royal College of General Practitioners / 2004
Cert Completion Training Royal College of General Practitioners

Professional memberships

General Medical Council
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union

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Current NHS posts

General Practitioner, Gateshead CBC

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, travelling and spending time with my wife and family.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8687