Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Julie Hall

MBChB Manchester 1993 MRCGP Dip FRSH Amateur Actress and Artist

Dr Andrew Lloyd

MBChB Manchester 1993 MRCP MRCGP Completed GP training in 2003 after spending several years in hospital working in Acute Adult Medicine and Gastroenterology. Welshman living abroad

Dr Kamran Khan

MBChB Leeds 2004 BSc (hons) MRCGP PGCertEd Executive Partner and on the board of Bolton GP Federation

Dr Beverley Matta

MBChB Manchester 2007 NMRCGP DFSRH GP Partner and Clinical Director for Westhoughton Primary Care Network. I'm interested in womens health, lifestyle medicine, yoga, baking, vintage clothing and (fair weather) running. Mum to twin girls so well developed in time management and negotiation skills!

Dr Leah Morse

MBChB Manchester 2008 NMRCGP DRCOG DFSRH I qualified as a GP in 2013 and have been at The Unsworth Group Practice ever since, a partner since 2015 and I'm also the Safeguarding lead. Outside of work I am kept busy by my two young girls and renovating my house

Dr Preeti Adma

Dr Sadiyah Kauser

MBChB Leeds 2010 BSc (hons) MBCHB MRCGP PGCME I completed my GP training at Unsworth Group Practice in 2015. I am a GP trainer and the practice training lead with a special interest in undergraduate and post graduate medical education

Dr Laura Barnfield

MBChB Manchester 2010 I qualified as a GP in 2015 and have a diploma in Geriatric Medicine and DRCOG. I split my week between the practice and the University of Manchester where I am a lecturer teaching the new generation of medical students about General Practice

Dr Andrew Thurston

MBChB Manchester 2011

Dr Claire Thwaites

MBChB (2012) MRCGP (2018) DRCOG DCH Qualified as a GP in 2018 with diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and also Child Health. Current interests are Paediatrics and also Lifestyle Medicine. Split my clinical sessions between Unsworth Group Practice and a practice in South Manchester. Outside of work I am married with a 2 year old toddler who keeps me on my toes! Big fan of podcasts and Pilates.

Dr Elizabeth Mitchell

MBChB Manchester 2011 From Edinburgh but have lived in Manchester for over 10 years. I play for my local squash team and enjoy being outdoors

Dr Nargis Patel

MBChB Manchester 2011BSc (hons) Biomedical Sciences MRCGP Currently works as a clinical lecturer in the school of medical sciences at the University of Manchester and as a medical examiner at Royal Oldham Hospital. I'm a busy mum of 3, born and raised in Bolton 😉

Dr Emma Stringer

MBChB Manchester 2012 MRCGP DRCOG I qualified as a GP in 2018 with particular interest in women's health and lifestyle medicine. Outside of work my little girl keeps me busy and I enjoy running and cycling.

Trainees

Teaching and training is at the heart of Unsworth Group Practice. The practice has been an established training practice for many years and we facilitate both undergraduate (medical students from Manchester and UCLAN medical school, physician associate, paramedic and nursing students) and postgraduate training (foundation doctors, GP trainees, physician associates, pharmacists, ANP’s, nurses, musculoskeletal and visiting clinicians). The Partners have invested a considerable amount of time and resources at trainer, management and admin level to create an educational, supportive and motivating environment for all our training colleagues. It is very rewarding for the whole team to see trainees develop their clinical confidence, demonstrate their clinician duties and responsibilities and succeed in their training journeys. The whole practice team participates and enjoys the teaching and training culture. We see it as both our duty and a great privilege to be involved in training of the future of the NHS. Our current GP trainees are: Dr Jemma Martin ST3, Dr Omar Jawed ST3, Dr Amro Ahmed ST3, Dr Natalie Ormshaw ST3, Dr Riya Raju ST2, Dr Uzma Hashimi ST2, Dr Hannah Morgan FY2, Dr Lydia Houseman FY2 and Dr Unaiza Waheed FY2

Clinical Practitioners

Helen Jackson

Visiting Clinician I spent 19 years working for North West Ambulance Service, predominantly as a paramedic before joining Unsworth Group Practice in June 2019. I am a mum of 2 boys and can often be found on the sidelines of the football pitch in all weathers.

Shelbi Hurst

Practice Physician Associate Qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2018. I have a BSc in Biomedical Sciences (2014) and and MSc in Cardiovascular health (2015). I enjoy walking the dog and riding horses. I have Indian heritage and am currently learning Hindi.

Dave Carter

Network Physician Associate I spent an early career in the military, from there I tried my hand at many different jobs before finding a home in the NHS. I worked in the Emergency Department as a Charge Nurse and then again as a Physician Associate. As a father of 2 young children, moving into primary care provided me with a new challenge and allowed me to be home more regularly with my family. I am passionate about improving support for our veteran patients. In my spare time I run a veteran activity group and attend my allotment with my children

Joseph Jenkins

Network Physician Associate

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice and blood pressure checks. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Andrea Griffiths

Lead Nurse

Linda Baugh

Joanne Bootle

Emma Corbett

Assistant Practitioners

Jane Davy

Assistant Practitioner

Andrea Dudley

Assistant Practitioner

Lucy Snape

Nursing Associate

Phlebotomists

Samia Derrar

Jill Bithell

Practice Management

Stephanie Moore

Business and Governance Manager

Stacy Tickle

Operations Manager

Jayne Walls

Office Manager

Rebecca Lister

Patient and Staff Engagement Lead

Heather Donnellon

Business and Governance PA

Kealey Bower

Estates and IT Support Assistant

Data Analyst

Working closely with the Unsworth Group management team, our clinical, non-clinical and allied colleagues means this is a very varied support role This includes identifying patients for many reasons, such as vaccine eligibility, who needs an Asthma review or how many appointments we offered last week

Marcus Tillbrook

Social Prescribers

We have three Social Prescribers working with the Practice, Julie Wright, Jenna Scholes and Alison Lowe. Social Prescribers have time to chat to you about what is effecting your health and wellbeing and can help you come up with a plan to take control of your wellbeing and find the right support. Please contact Reception to be referred to a Social Prescriber

Julie Wright

Network Social Prescriber

Jenna Scholes

Network Social Prescriber

Alison Lowe

Network Social Prescriber

Health Improvement Practitioners

The surgery currently has two HIPS who see patients from our practice Wendy and Jade have clinics throughout the week.

Jade Crompton

Network HIP

Wendy Parker

Network HIP

Janice Kerr

Network HIP

Mental Health Practitioner

We have a Mental Health Practitioner, Sam, who sees any patients from our Westhoughton and Blackrod sites. If you feel you would benefit from seeing or speaking to Sam please contact the surgery to make an appointment. Working alongside Sam is Mia, a Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioner. Sam, alongside our clinicians, will book patients in with Mia where appropriate

Samantha Barker

Network Mental Health Practitioner

Mia Aspin

Network Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioner

MSK (Musculoskeletal) Practitioner

Alisha Walters works as a Musculoskeletal Practitioner and has experience assessing, diagnosing and managing patients with joint and soft tissue conditions. Alisha is able to request relevant investigations such as x-ray, ultrasound and blood tests and refer to other specialities such as Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Pain Clinic etc. She can also perform corticosteroid injections where necessary to help relieve pain.

Alisha Walters

Network Musculoskeletal Practitioner

Pharmacists

We have a team of four pharmacists and a pharmacy technician on site who work alongside our GP’s and clinical staff on a daily basis.

Javed Iqbal

Practice Pharmacist

Irem Mahmood

Network Pharmacist

Sumaiya Sajid

Network Pharmacist

Andrea Moffatt

Network Pharmacy Technician

Colette Hunt

Network Pharmacy Technician

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.Our reception team are Tracy, June, Brenda, Beth, Sharon, Lindsey, Sue, Wendy, Sara, Susan, Pam and Gill. Christine, Emily, Jodie, Emma and Debbie are our advanced receptionists.

Secretaries

Secretaries’ main responsibilities are ensuring patient’s referrals are processed through on a timely manner to various specialities such as Gastroenterology, Gynaecology and District Nurses. They have to ensure all the patient information is correct when processing the referral and also redirecting referrals to the correct department. Alongside referrals they perform many duties such as typing, processing medical report requests, Subject Access requests, updating of E-referral system. The team consists of Senior Secretary Claire, Margaret and Hannah who have dual roles in secretaries and reception.

Claire Pilling

Senior Secretary

Hannah Livesey

Margaret Ward

Network Staff

Network staff work as part of our Westhoughton Primary Care Network, this consists of Unsworth Group Practice and Stable Fold. Primary Care Networks enable practices to work together to enhance the care our patients receive

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.