Our Staff

Doctors

DR JULIE HALL

GP Partner MBChB Manchester 1993 MRCGP Dip FRSH Amateur Actress and Artist

DR ANDREW LLOYD

GP Partner 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

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

DR BEVERLEY MATTA

GP Partner 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

GP Partner 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

GP Partner

DR SADIYAH KAUSER

GP Partner 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 ANDREW THURSTON

Salaried GP MBChB Manchester 2011

DR CLAIRE THWAITES

Salaried GP 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

Salaried GP 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 EMMA STRINGER

Salaried GP 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.

DR REBEKKA MANNING

Salaried GP MBBS Newcastle (2017), MRCGP 2023. I qualified as a GP in 2023 with an interest in women's health. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, camping and sailing.

DR MANISHA ISSER

Salaried GP

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 Moneeb Afiz ST3, Dr Matthew Eccles ST3, Dr Riya Raju ST3, Dr Salman Yousef ST3, Dr Armghan Tahir ST3, Dr Maleeha Komel ST3, Dr Hamdy Elshoney ST2, Dr Muhammad Karim ST2, Dr Rebecca Clarke ST2, Dr Hunaynah Patel FY2 , Dr Amy Carter FY2, Dr Tara Mathur FY2 and Dr Anish Verma 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.

ALEX LEWIN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner BSc Adult Nursing 2006, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice 2020. Background in Critical care and General practice. Interests outside of work including family time, travel, boxing (watching only these days!) and Bolton Wanderers.

DAVE CARTER

Advanced Practitioner 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

MAHWISH IQBAL

Physician Associate

AMEENAH NAWAZ

Physician Associate

ROBYN MEYER

Network Paramedic

WAYNE HARGREAVES

Network Paramedic

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.

MARIA TICKLE

Lead Practice Nurse

MARIE LEE

Practice Nurse

MEGAN GASKELL

Practice Nurse

LUCY SNAPE

Nursing Associate

JANE DAVY

Assistant Practitioner

JILL BITHELL

Trainee Nurse Associate

ANDREA DUDLEY

Assistant Practitioner

Phlebotomists

SAMIA DERRAR

ALANNA MOLYNEUX

Practice Management

STEPHANIE MOORE

Business and Governance Manager

STACY TICKLE

Operations Manager

CLAIRE PILLING

Senior Secretary

JO LINDSAY

Reception 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

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

ALISON LOWE

Network Social Prescriber

HANNAH LIVESEY

Network Social Prescriber

Health Improvement Practitioners

HIPs help to support and motivate patients to make positive lifestyle choices to improve their health and wellbeing. HIPs deliver lifestyle interventions to patients at risk of (or with) long term conditions, in order to promote and drive a healthier lifestyle, slow the onset of complications and reduce overall affect this has on people's lives. The surgery currently has three HIPS who see patients from our practice Jade, Mark and Julie have clinics throughout the week.

JADE CROMPTON

Network HIP

MARK TURNER

Network HIP

JULIE SEDDON

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

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 Lead Pharmacist

IREM MAHMOOD

Network Pharmacist

SUMAIYA SAJID

Network Pharmacist

AMMAARAH MALIK

Network Pharmacist

ANDREA MOFFATT

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. Our reception team are Tracy, Brenda, Sharon, Susan C, Cathy, Lisa, Susan L, Wendy, Alanna, Sara, Susan P, Yvonne Joanne, Zahra, Lucy and Mandi..

Admin Team

The Admin Team are responsible for a lot of the background work in the practice. They are a relatively small team who have varied levels of skills and experience. On a daily basis they process any incoming hospital letters and ensure they are passed on to the relevant clinician, as well as adding information to patients medical records from these letters. This can include procedures, diagnoses or observations. They ensure patients with Long Term Conditions are added to our registers and invite them in for their annual reviews. They are responsible for booking post natal checks and childhood immunisations, assisting with safeguarding, registrations and patient removals and allocating test results to the clinicians. Our Admin Team are Chris, Jodie, Debbie, June, Pam, Gill, Holly and Michelle

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 Lisa.

LISA RUSHTON

Secretary

MARGARET WARD

Secretary

CLAIRE PILLING

Senior Secretary

Network Staff

The staff members who are identified as network staff work as part of our Westhoughton Primary Care Network. This consists of Unsworth Group Practice and Stable Fold Surgery, 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.