Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Katherine Simpson (f)

GP Senior Partner

MBBS MRCGP
(Registered: 1997 London)

Dr Azhar Siddiqui (m)

GP Partner

BSc (Hons), M.D, MRCGP
(Registered : 2006 St Matthew’s)

Dr Michaela Mensah (f)

GP Partner

BMedSci, BM BS MRCGP
(Registered: 2011 Nottingham) 

Dr Mehwesh Qureshi (f)

GP Partner


MB ChB BSc (Hons) nMRCGP
(Registered: 2005 Leicester)

Dr Ruth Collins (f)

GP Partner


MBBS MRCGP
(Registered: 2014 Newcastle) 

Dr Katherine Sedgwick (f)

Salaried GP

Dr Jenifer Lane (f)

GP Registrar

Dr Taimur Mansoor (m)

GP Registrar

Dr Saimah Ali (f)

GP Registrar


Our Nursing Team

Jo Parkin (f)

RGN, Dip, COPD/Asthma MSc ANP, Cervical Screening

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are very experienced and highly trained clinicians, they work automonously and perform nearly all of the same duties as a GP, including diagnosis, referrals, treatments and prescribing.

Karen Bottomley (f)

RGN Dip He, Independent Nurse Prescriber

Diabetes in Practice Cert., Cervical Cytology, Smoking Cessation Advisor, Contraception & Sexual Health Cert, Long Term Respiratory Conditions Cert.

Lauren Blackwell (f)

RGN, Dip HE Nurse Practitioner

Long term Respiratory Conditions, Contraception and Sexual Health Certified, Cervical Screening

Jessica Garside (f)

1st BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

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

Angela Gove (f)

HCA PRP I, II & III, Certificate in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment.

Kizzy Matthews (f)

HCA APD, Certificate in Spirometry

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), dressings, blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Our Practice Team

The practice management team is 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 and equipment and information technology.

Will Menzies

Practice Business Manager

Kirsty McAdam

Data Quality Manager

Kirsty Benn

Service Delivery Manager

Reception

We employ 8 Receptionists who provide an important link for patients with the practice. They are your initial contact point for making an appointment. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, patient records and carrying out reporting and practice audits. One of our receptionists also ensures that all new medical records coming in to the practice are accurate and all the important information is added on to our electronic clinical record system. 

Secretaries

We employ 6 secretaries who deal with a variety of enquiries from patients and to handle the thousands of letters we receive every year from Hospitals, Solicitors, Insurance Companies and others relating to medical records. They type letters and ensure good communication with other healthcare professionals involved in your care.


Our Healthcare Team

Mr Kasim Hussain (m)

Kasim is a Clinical Pharmacist.  this means he deals with all medication requests, repeat prescriptions and reconciling of medications following hospital discharge.  He is also qualified to see and speak to patients about chronic conditions and can prescribe in his own right.

Mr Tahir Hussain (m)

Tahir is a Clinical Pharmacist.  this means he deals with all medication requests, repeat prescriptions and reconciling of medications following hospital discharge.  He is also qualified to see and speak to patients about chronic conditions and can prescribe in his own right.

Community Midwives

Community Midwives who can be contacted on 01422 251095.

Julie Norris (f)

Community Matron

The district nurse visit patients who need nursing care at home. This service is now available 24 hours a day (under particular circumstances). The doctors or hospital make the initial arrangements for care. If you need to contact the district nurse please telephone Halifax 321486 and an answering machine takes messages when no one is in their office.

Health Visitors

Health visitors offer help and information regarding all health and social issues to any member of the practice population. They are also able to prescribe a number of specific items for their clients. Their contact number is 030 0304 5076 where an answering machine takes messages when no one is in their office.

Attached Staff

Podiatrist

Epilepsy Nurse

Pharmacist