Our current Podiatrists within the practice are: 

Jamil Karolia BSc

Podiatrist with nearly 37 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. He graduated from the University of Brighton in 1992 with a BSc Hons in Podiatry and later obtained postgraduate diplomas in Podiatric Medicine and Audit and Clinical Effectiveness. He has worked in London and Sheffield, specializing in musculoskeletal problems of the lower limb. He has also gained expertise in other areas of podiatry, such as diabetes, rheumatology, arthritis, child foot health, and gait abnormalities. He is committed to updating his skills regularly and providing high-quality podiatry care to his patients. He works at Podocare, a premier podiatry clinic that covers South and West Yorkshire. Outside of work, he is a keen sportsman and cyclist who regularly participates in charity events.

Desmond McSweeney

Podiatrist who obtained his BSc Hons degree from the University of Huddersfield in 2012. He specializes in diabetes and has worked in both the NHS and the private sector. He is also a sports enthusiast who likes to run long distances, compete in marathons, play rugby, and engage in adrenaline sports.

Saqib Matlub 

Podiatrist who earned his BSc Hons degree from the University of Huddersfield in 2020. He is also a semi-professional cricketer who plays with famous players such as Junaid Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Aron Lilly, and Alex Lees in his spare time.

Paul Heathfield-Jones 

Graduated from the University of Brighton 2006 with BSc Hons in Podiatry and spent nearly 20 years working in the NHS. During this time, I have covered many clinical specialties including Biomechanics/ Musculoskeletal issues, Rheumatology and connective tissue disorders and Nail surgery but my main focus is working in the field of Diabetes and High-risk foot health. This role involves enhanced neurological and vascular assessments, where necessary, and focus on education to prevent acute foot issues such as ulceration that can lead to infection and amputation. 
I moved to West Yorkshire in 2017. Hobbies include exploring the local area - I'm always happy to chat about places to go and visit, supporting the local Rugby Club, Gardening and travelling; I've just discovered the rather expensive hobby of cruise ships. Great way to see the world. I enjoy spending time with friends, cooking and hosting dinner parties and can often be found supporting the local Amateur Dramatic groups at local theatres. 

Aminah Ahmed 

Podiatrist who completed her BSc Hons degree at the University of Huddersfield in 2018 and pursued a postgraduate degree in 2019. She likes to read, bake, and travel in her free time.
Sandra Ibbitson 
Podiatrist who obtained her BSc Hons degree from the University of Huddersfield. She specializes in wound care and mentor’s students. She enjoys various hobbies, such as walking, running, dining out, watching movies, going to the theatre, travelling, and attending concerts.

Rizwana Najeeb 

Podiatrist who completed her BSc Hons degree at the University of Huddersfield in 2022. She likes to express her creativity through drawing and painting. She also loves to explore new places and experience nature on her adventure holidays and walks.


Practice Manager

I have a BA Hons degree in Social Policy and Administration from Leeds University, which I obtained in 1995. I am a mother of four children, who are my joy and pride. I like to cook and host guests, as well as keep fit and healthy. I am also interested in learning about world history.

Podiatry administrator

I graduated from Bradford University with a BSc Honours degree in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care. I am fond of reading books, baking cakes, and watching comedy shows. I also enjoy shopping and finding good deals.