Meet our team

 

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Dr Julian Poulton (Male)

Job title: Senior GP Partner

Qualifications: MBChB MRCGP DCH 1998 (Liverpool)

Working days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday AM

Interests: Paediatrics, Men's Health, Joint Injections, Palliative Care. Dr. Poulton is also responsible for the Foundation Year 2 GP trainees on placement in the practice

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Dr Joanna Nash (Female)

Job title: GP Partner

Qualifications: MBChB DRCOG MRCGP 2002 (Liverpool)

Working days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Interests: Contraception - Intrauterine device fitting, contraceptive implant fitting. Dr Nash is also a GP Trainer and is responsible for our GP Registrar trainee doctors on placement at the practice

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Dr Andrew Dickinson (Male)

Job title: GP Partner

Qualifications: MBChB MRCGP DCH 2001 (Liverpool)

Working days: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Interests: Diabetes, Joint Injections & Paediatrics. Dr Dickinson is also a GP Trainer and is responsible for our GP Registrar trainee doctors on placement at the practice

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Dr Jenny Chell (Female)

Job title: GP Partner

Qualifications: MBChB 2013

Working days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Interests: Diabetes, Joint Injections & Paediatrics. Dr Chell is also a GP Trainer and is responsible for our GP Registrar trainee doctors on placement at the practice

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Dr Cheryl Smith (Female)

Job title: Salaried GP

Qualifications: MBChB DRGOC JCPTGP 1990 (Liverpool)

Working days: Monday & Wednesday

Interests: Gynaecology & Paediatrics

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Dr Ruth Day (Female)

Job title: Salaried GP

Qualifications: MBChB nMRCGP MD CCT Clinical Genetics 1997 (Manchester)

Working days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday AM

Interests: Paediatrics, Genetics, Learning Disabilities.

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Dr Debbie Armstrong (Female)

Job title: Salaried GP

Qualifications: MBBChBaO, MRCGP 2009 (Belfast)

Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Interests: 

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Dr Nicola O'Connell (Female)

Job title: Salaried GP

Qualifications: MBChB 1998 (Liverpool)

Working days: Monday AM

Interests:

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Dr Nishankha Wiratunga (Male)

Job title: Salaried GP

Qualifications: MBChB 2009 (Liverpool)

Working days: Wednesday & Friday 

Interests: 

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Dr Jane Oxley (Female)

Job title: Salaried GP

Qualifications: 

Working days: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 

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Angela Dickin

Job title: Practice Nurse

Qualifications: RGN V300

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Lianne Harrop

Job title: Practice Nurse

Qualifications: RGN 

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Chloe Churchill

Job title: Practice Nurse

Qualifications: RGN 

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Amanda Smethurst

Job title: Healthcare Assistant

Practice Management Team 

The practice management are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises, equipment and information technology. The management team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

 

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Hannah Glyde 

Job title: Practice Manager

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Nicola Scott 

Job title: Business Manager

Reception Team

Our Medical Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Our reception team are committed to helping patients and deal with a constant stream of telephone calls and enquiries. When telephoning for medical attention, the receptionists will ask some standardised questions as instructed by the doctors to make sure you see the most appropriate person at the most appropriate time. They have been trained to make these enquiries so that you can be helped in the most appropriate way and are bound by confidentiality and data protection legislation.

  • Claire 

  • Colette 

  • Emma 

  • Lauren 

  • Louise

  • Sarah

  • Tracy

Prescriptions Team 

Our Prescriptions Team process hundreds of prescriptions a week and thousands of prescription requests per month. The team liaise directly with the GPs to provide the practice prescription administration and provide support directly to patients and the reception team to deal with prescription queries. The prescription department are in regular contact with patients, pharmacies and other third party and NHS colleagues about patient medications and prescriptions. The team also provide the management team with regular reports and conduct internal audits to evidence compliance with strict information governance and prescription security standards.

  • Emma 

  • Barbara

Secretarial Team 

Our Medical Secretaries are an important part of the practice team and their role is mainly office oriented. Our medical secretaries often spend a good part of their workday typing and arranging referrals, liaising with the clinical and administration teams, patients and external services to ensure that referrals and the referral process runs smoothly. Medical secretaries also have responsibilities such as monitoring and distributing the incoming mail and pathology results at the practice.

  • Joanne

  • Julie

Administration Team 

Our Administration Team are responsible for a number of essential behind the scenes procedures that support the running of the practice. This includes procedures such as; recalling patients for their annual reviews, calling patients for vaccinations, dealing with incoming correspondence, hospital letters for patients, NHS reports and other non NHS services provided by the practice such as private medicals. 

  • Barbara

  • Charlene

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Amit Sahdev

Job title: Primary Care Advanced Clinical Pharmacist

Qualifications: MPharm (Hons.), MRPharmS, PG Dip Clin Pharm, MSc. (Advanced Practice), IPres.

Special interests: Dermatology

Information about role: 

 

   

Nic Posthlewaite 

Job title: Mental Health Practitioner 

Qualifications:

Information about role: Mental Health Practitioners are one of several new roles that work alongside medical centre staff to support the patients in our practice and PCN. 

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Rick Williams

Job title: First Contact Practitioner

Qualifications: BSc Exercise and Sport Science, MSc Physiotherapy

Information about role: First Contact Practitioners are one of several new roles that work alongside medical centre staff to support the patients in our practice and PCN. 

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Danny Shaw

Job title: Social Prescriber

Information about role: Social Prescribers are one of several new roles that work alongside medical centre straff to help reduce health inequalities by supporting patients with problems affecting their wellbeing. They help people to have more control over their lives, develop new skills and give their time to others through involvement in community groups. They connect people to community groups and help the person to develop skills, friendships and resilience. 

   

Paula Lowe

Job title: Pharmacy Technician

Qualifications: 

Information about role:

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Chris Byrne

Job title:  Paramedic team lead

Qualifications: Foundation degree in Paramedic Science (2015)

Information about role: Our paramedic team are one of several new roles that work alongside medical centre staff to support the patients in our practice and PCN. The team help support our patients in the community, this includes housebound patients for acute or routine visits and patients who are unwell with COVID or COVID symptoms and need medical attention.

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Jan Rhodes

Job title: Paramedic

Qualifications: IHCD Paramedic (2012)

Information about role: Our paramedic team are one of several new roles that work alongside medical centre staff to support the patients in our practice and PCN. The team help support our patients in the community, this includes housebound patients for acute or routine visits and patients who are unwell with COVID or COVID symptoms and need medical attention.

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Allan McLean

Job title: Paramedic

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Paramedicine

Information about role: Our paramedic team are one of several new roles that work alongside medical centre staff to support the patients in our practice and PCN. The team help support our patients in the community, this includes housebound patients for acute or routine visits and patients who are unwell with COVID or COVID symptoms and need medical attention.

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Brian Gallagher 

Job title: Care Co-Ordinator

Information about role: Care Co-Ordinators are one of several new roles that work alongside medical centre staff to support a number of areas for the patients in our practice and PCN. This includes areas such as: Supporting the reduction of health indequalities, screening improvement, COVID, direct enhanced services and care home support. Brian is our Care Co-Ordinator COVID lead and supports patients and practices with the high volume of enquiries relating to booking appointments, arranging clinics and general queries.

 

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