Meet the Team

Administration Team

Tracy (f)

Medical Secretary

The Practice employs Tracy as Medical Secretary who’s duties are to provide secretarial support to the Doctors and ensures referrals and paperwork is dealt with efficiently and effectively.

Aimee (f)

Medical Secretary

The Practice employs Aimee as Medical Secretary who’s duties are to provide secretarial support to the Doctors and ensures referrals and paperwork is dealt with efficiently and effectively.

Cheryl (f)

Senior Receptionist

Cheryl is responsible for the supervision and guidance of the reception team.

The team is responsible for making appointments and dealing with requests for repeat medication. Their aim is to help in the smooth running of the practice. The have a busy and difficult job and act on the instructions of the Doctors, so please be a “Patient Patient”. All information given to them is treated in confidence and they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses. The more information you are able to give them the better they will be able to assist you

Doctors

Dr Andrew Whittle

MB ChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG DPD (m)

Qualified in Liverpool in 1982. He is on the NWLHA Obstetric list, Minor Surgery list and Child Health Surveillance list.

Special medical interests: Child Health, Joint Injections, Dermatology & Family Planning

Dr Simon Bevz

MB ChB (m)

Qualified Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1998. Minor Surgery list. His special medical interests are Surgery, Respiratory and Orthopaedics

Dr Waqaas Yousaf

MbChB MRCGP (m)

Special Interests: pre-hospital medicine, acute care and patient centred treatment.

Dr Sue Fairhead

MBBS DRCOG MRCGP FP Cert, MSC in applied (f)

Trained at Guy’s Hospital in the 1980’s, Qualified 1985.

Special interests: Diabetes and the associated conditions, Kidney Disease and Weight Management.

Dr Rachel Goodman

MBChB MRCGP (f)

Qualified University of Manchester 2007
Special interests: Elderly Medicine and Woman’s Health

Dr Fiaz Yousaf (m)

Healthcare Team

Community Nurses

There is a District Nursing Team attached to the practice. They can be contacted directly by telephoning the Far North Neighbourhood team on 01253 951939. They will only be able to assist if you have been referred by either Primary or Secondary care.

Health Visitors

There is a Health Visitor team attached to the practice. They can be contacted on 0300 247 0040 option 2 for any queries regarding your child.

Management

Lucy Fairhead (f)

Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager joined us in 2018 with a range of experience within general practice.

Craig Ashworth (m)

Assistant Practice Manager

Our Assistant Practice Manager joined us in 2021 and has over 19 years experience within General Practice.

Our Management team oversees the staff and the smooth running of the practice. They will be only too willing to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health and treatment. They are available by appointment to discuss any suggestions which may improve our service to you.

Nurses

Nurse Naomi Smith (f)

Nurse Practitioner

BSc(Hons) Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Independent Nurse Prescriber
Specialist Practitioner in General Practice Nursing
Diploma in Hypertension
Currently undertaking Master’s Degree in Advanced Nurse Practitioner Training

Nurse Catherine Perrins (f)

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Lizzie Broady (f)

RGN Registered Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber

Diplomas in CHD/ Asthma/ COPD/ Diabetes/ Contraception.
Cervical Cytology
Adult and Child Immunisations.
ARTP Spirometry Trained

Nurse Andrea Loughlin (f)

Registered Nurse

BSc First Class Honours Degree Adult Nursing
Adult and Child Immunisations trained​
Training towards CVD diploma

Nurse Kate Tirocchi (f)

RGN Registered Nurse


PCTC Diploma in Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, Cervical Cytology, Adult & Childhood Immunisations, COPD diploma, Diabetes diploma, Travel health, ARTP spirometry, Contraception and sexual health diploma, Smoking cessation Advisor and Learning Disabilities Link Nurse

Nurse Adele Kirby (f)

Trainee Nurse Associate Sarah Simpkin (f)

Nurse Julia Durham (f)

Treatment Room Nurse

The Treatment Room is led by Nurse Julia Durham along with her team, Health Care Assistants. The Treatment room staff deal with dressings, removal of sutures, ear syringing and blood pressure checks. They also perform injections and blood tests at the written request of a doctor.

Bev Fox (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Treatment Room Services, including Phlebotomy, Ear Syringing, Wound Dressing and Blood Pressure Recording.

Pending (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Phlebotomy, ECGs and Blood Pressure Recording

Racheal Potts (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Treatment Room Services, including Phlebotomy, Ear Syringing, Wound Dressing and Blood Pressure Recording.

Practice Pharmacist

Lynnsey Burn (f)

Pharmacist

Our pharmacist will help you with any medicines related.  He can give you advice about taking your medicines, liaise with your community pharmacists, help you with knowing what you should be taking and carry out medicine reviews.