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Doctors and Staff


Dr Eddie Thornton-Chan

Dr Eddie Thornton-Chan

(Dundee 1983)

Dr Rizwan Khan

Dr Rizwan Khan

MB, ChB, MSc
(Manchester 1999)

Dr Kushlani Irwin

Dr Kushlani Irwin

(London 1998)


Dr Punam Patel

Dr Patel is a Salaried GP


Dr Jenny Onneryd

Dr Onneryd is a Salaried GP

Dr Thornton-Chan has interests in cardiology and gastroenterology; Dr Khan in joint injection and asthma; Dr Irwin in women's health. 

Practice Nurses

Nurse Carolina Coppola

Nurse Carolina Coppola

  Nurse Fateha Begum

We employ two 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 Sarah Wakefield

Health Care Assistant

Elaine and Tara 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

Sue Gilks is the Interim Practice Manager and will be able to help you with any, business 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 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. 

Reception Manager

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

Anamaria, Nicola, Lorraine, Lesley, Judith and Beverley

Administration Team

The team includes Ann (prescriptions), Kayleigh (Prescriptions) Tracey (secretary), Liz (secretary) , Olivia (Administrator) and Christine (Readcoder).

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.

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 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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