Our team consists of two GP Partners, 3 salaried GPs, one or two Registrars, one FY Doctors, medical students, two Practice Nurses.
Community Staff: Health Visitor, Midwife, Administrative Support Worker, Nursery Nurse, Shared Care Drug Counselling Team, Community Matrons and District Nurses.
Our Practice is an appointed general practitioner training practice and often benefits from the service of a general practice registrar. These are qualified doctors with a variable degree of hospital experience. The practice also gets medical students to give them experience in general practice. It is valuable for them to see patients, but please tell us if you object to their presence. Records may be used for doctors and medical staff involved in training. If you have any objections please inform reception. Occasionally a locum doctor may do a surgery to cover at peak periods.
Our Practice has recently been commended as one of the best Training Practices by the North West Deanery.
Dr Mandeep Gill MBChB DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Gill joined the practice as a partner on the 1st July 2008. Dr Gill’s interests are joint injections, dermatology and diabetes. Dr Gill is a GP Appraiser and has trained as a GP Trainer and also mentors student doctors within the Practice. Dr Gill is married with 3 children and is a keen chef.
Dr Claire Rushton MB DROCG DCH MRCGP DFSRH
PGC Med Ed
Dr Rushton joined the practice as a partner in 1995. She offers a full range of general medical services as well as child health development, minor surgery, coil and implant fitting for contraception. She is also the Chairperson of the East Lancashire Family Doctor Association and National Vice Chairperson of the Family Doctor Association. Dr Rushton is a GP Appraiser, she has trained as a GP Trainer and also mentors student doctors within the practice.
Helen McMurray, Practice Nurse
Helen is a highly qualified Practice Nurse who provides women’s health services including sexual health, cervical smears and contraception advice. She runs the childhood vaccination clinics and travel health service providing information on travel health and vaccinations. She also sees patients with ear problems, COPD and provides smoking cessation. She is an independent prescriber and can prescribe medications for certain conditions.
Johanne Shorrock, Practice Business Manager
Johanne Shorrock is the Practice Business Manager and she would be happy to help you with any queries or problems you may have about the administrative or non-medical aspects of your health care. She is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and is available to discuss any suggestions or complaints.
Johanne recently trained as a GP Lay Assessor and is involved in the assessment process for doctors that apply to join the North West GP Training Scheme.
She can be contacted by telephone on 01254 282777 or emailed at [email protected]
Personal Secretary/ Medicines Co-ordinator
Gill Frost, Medical Secretary & Administrative Assistant
Gill provides secretarial and administrative assistant to the whole Practice and she is responsible for referral letters to secondary care. If you have any queries about any hospital referrals please ring the surgery and ask to speak to Gill and she will be able to assist you.
Emma Alston, Senior Receptionist
Ryan Emma is responsible for the smooth running of the reception
Kellie Morris, Linda Creary, Janet Catterall and Nazmeen Akhtar Receptionists/Administrators
Kellie Morris, Linda Creary, Janet Catterall and Nazmeen Akhtar are also here to help you. They have a difficult job to do, with calls and enquiries from every direction and taking requests for repeat prescriptions, so please be patient.
When telephoning for medical attention, the receptionist may ask you for a few details. They have been trained to make these enquiries so that we can help you in the most appropriate way. If you have any queries about test results, hospital appointments, ambulance bookings or anything you are not sure about, please telephone the surgery in the afternoon for advice.
Now based at Innovation House in Blackburn although they do run a Baby Clinic at Roman Road Health Centre on Friday mornings.
The midwives are now based at Highercroft Children’s Centre every Tuesday
District Nurses (based at St Georges Surgery)
Our District Nurses care for our patients who are housebound or who have just come out of the hospital in their own homes on behalf of the GP’s.