Primary care team

Our primary care team aim to improve communication between the Trust and local practices, and highlight feedback about our services from primary care clinicians.

Barts Health is actively working with our local CCGs to develop new care models and better access to care, improve communication between clinicians and develop educational and research opportunities.

We have two dedicated leads for each of the main boroughs we serve – Dr Munesh Mistry, Waltham Forest and Dr Anil Shah, Newham.

The team lead on stakeholder engagement with CCGs and primary care providers, and play a key role in our integrated care, service reconfiguration and quality programmes.

The Team works with primary and acute care colleagues to improve patient safety, reduce the barriers between acute and primary care and bring a primary care perspective to our Board.

Dr Munesh Mistry Associate Director of Primary Care - Waltham Forest

Dr Munesh Mistry is a full-time GP who has worked in Waltham Forest for the last three years.  Previous to this he was a GP partner in an inner-city practice in Nottingham for three years after completing his GP training.

During his time in Nottingham he was a Visiting Tutor and Examiner for the Faculty of Pharmacy at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Munesh has been the Clinical Lead for Cancer in Waltham Forest since 2010 and for Palliative care since 2011, and has worked very closely with many of the Whipps Cross Consultants to implement strategies which help with the early detection of cancer and management of palliative care  patients in the community.

To contact Munesh, please email

Dr Anil Shah, Associate Director of Primary Care - Barts Health, Lead for Newham

Anil is a part time GP in inner city Newham since 2012. Having worked at The Royal London as a junior doctor and completing all his training at Whipps Cross, Newham and Barking, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) NHS Trust he is well equipped with the culture of the local health services within east London.
He specialises as a Clinical Lead for Learning Disabilities and Carers for Newham CCG since 2013, supporting the co-production and strategy transformation in the community. He is on the Local Medical Committee (LMC) as Vice Chair for Newham.
Anil has completed a Leadership Programme at Ashridge Business School and a mini MBA at Birkbeck London. He brings a host of retail/pharmacy management experience to Barts Health, along with his passion for integrated care and partnership working. 
He is a CQC Medical Advisor and Diabetes Clinical Champion. He has a strong desire to bring standardised practice across all sites within Barts Health, working closely with the CAG leads and Site Teams to ensure we get seamless pathways between secondary and primary care for better patient experience. 
To contact Anil email:

Sheetal Matwala, GP Engagement and Support Officer

Sheetal has worked in the NHS for seven years, most of which has been with GPs across the London Borough of Newham. Having built solid relationships and continuing to work with the communications and engagement pathways between primary and secondary care.  

In-addition Sheetal has been involved with setting up of various GP events including educational sessions, being the first point of contact for GPs regarding raising issues and concerns on an ongoing basis, managing communications including ensuring any service updates are sent out accordingly, managing service directory information on websites, supporting a wide range of services including complaints, microbiology, radiology, stroke services to name a few, also supporting CCGs.

She also participated in the roll out of the GP Cleric Booking system to all practices in Newham which included training on a new non-emergency transport system to all GP practices within Newham, This involved training all practice staff to use this system as well as managing the intermediate support and communication management of this system.

To contact Sheetal email: