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Doctors and Staff


Dr Eddie Thornton-Chan

(Dundee 1983)

Dr Rizwan Khan

MB, ChB, MSc
(Manchester 1999)

Dr Kushlani Irwin

(London 1998)

 Dr Mark R Humphreys

(Dundee 2001)


 Dr Punam Patel

Dr Patel is our Salaried GP 

Dr Thornton-Chan has interests in cardiology and gastroenterology; Dr Khan in joint injection and asthma; Dr Irwin in women's health and Dr Humphreys has interests in E.N.T and Minor Surgery.

Practice Nurses

Nurse Carolina Coppola


Nurse Sarah Latchford

We employ three practice nurses who are involved in the health promotion activities of the practice, such as Well Person, Asthma Clinic, Diabetic Clinic, Heart Disease Prevention, Menopause and Elderly Screening. In addition our practice nurses give vaccinations and advice for those travelling abroad, take blood tests and give injections.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Wakefield

Health Care Assistant

Elaine and Rachael are involved in health promotion, well person checks, phlebotomy, home visits and the administration of all the child immunisations.

Tahera Ahmed is trained to take blood.

Practice Manager
Joanne Causer, the Practice Manager will be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of the service we provide. Any suggestions about improving our services or indeed a complaint about the services can be made personally to the Practice Manager by telephone or letter.

Assistant Practice Manager 
Mrs Susan McInnes is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Administration Team which encompasses summarising, audit, prescriptions and secretarial work. Susan is also the Assistant Practice Manager.

Reception Supervisor
Julie White is our Reception Supervisor and is responsible for all Reception staff, Appointment Systems and deals with all aspects of patient registration. She will be happy to speak to you should you require any help whilst at the surgery.

Reception Team
Julie White, Ana, Sally, Kayleigh, Heather and Shelby

Administration Team
The team includes Ann (prescriptions), Caroline (Prescriptions) Kathleen & Tracey (Typist) Eva (Readcoding and Summarising), Olivia (docment handling)

If you need to speak to the prescribing team about repeat prescriptions please call them  between 2.30 and 4.30pm on the main surgery number and select Option 2.

For the secretary please call between 10.00 and 2.30pm

District Nurses
The district nurses provide home nursing services mostly for the housebound, elderly, chronically sick and people who have had recent operations. The district nurses hold clinics every weekday at Union Street Clinic. Appointments for ear syringing, dressings, removing stitches and injections can be made by ringing 0161 366 4100.

Health Visitors
The health visitors deal mainly with families and their children under the age of five years. 
They can be contacted at Selbourne House, telephone 0161 368 4242.

The midwives attend our antenatal clinics on Wednesday afternoons and are available for advice at these times. This is for first time appointments only, others will be at Sure Start Clinic. In an emergency they can be contacted via Tameside General Hospital, telephone 0161 922 6000.

Our practice has links with Manchester University and often we have medical students training in the practice. If you are unhappy seeing your GP when there is a medical student present, please inform the reception staff or your GP and the medical student will be asked to leave.

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