Trainee GPs

We welcome Dr Javaid Aslam, and Dr Aaron Poppleton to Reedyford Health Care, our new Trainee. Here are their profile introductions:


Dr Javaid Aslam

I was born and brought up in Pakistan and I studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.  I took the PLAB exam and started working in NHS in 2013.  I worked in different specialities of Medicine including Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology and Stroke Medicine in Birmingham.  I completed my Membership of Royal College of Physicians UK in 2015.

I started my GP training in East Lancashire and have worked in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine during my first year of training.  At present I am doing a GP Placement as part of my 2nd year of GP training.

I live in Blackburn and I enjoy travelling, watching movies, listening to music and playing & watching cricket.


Dr Aaron Poppleton

Originally from the East Midlands, I studied Medicine with European Studies at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2011.  Since then I have completed my foundation medical training in Preston, worked in Germany in Internal Medicine and Research, and studied for a post-graduate diploma in Global Health with the University of Edinburgh.  During this time I was also fortunate to undertake educational attachments in Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Croatia and Ukraine.  In 2014 I returned to Lancashire to commence GP training, spending time working in:  A+E, Elderly Care, ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry.

I am academic GP trainee meaning that I will be working at Reedyford Health Care part-time for two years, while also studying for a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at the University of Central Lancashire.  I have an interest in mental health and hope to focus my research dissertation on this topic.

I enjoy spending my free time with my wife and daughter, being part of an active local church, and when opportunity allows, travelling and teaching overseas.