Our Team

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 Madiha Chowdhury  

Dr. Chowdhury joined the practice as our new female partner in September 2018.

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.

Louise Wright, Practice Manager

Louise Wright is the Practice 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.

She can be contacted by telephone on 01254 282777 or emailed at [email protected]

Nazmeen Akhtar, Assistant Practice Manager & Medicines Management Co-Ordinator

Nazmeen provides assistance to the Practice Manager to ensure the smooth running of the practice. Nazmeen is also involved in ensuring the practice offers safe and effective prescribing to our patients.

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

Emma is responsible for the smooth running of the reception

Kellie Morris, Linda Creary and Janet Catterall  Receptionists/Administrators

Kellie Morris, Linda Creary and Janet Catterall 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.


Health Visitors

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.

Statement for Patients

We are sorry for the inconvenience being caused for our patents trying to contact the practice by telephone recently. You may have found that trying to reach us first thing on a Monday morning has been particularly difficult.

Like many GP practices in Lancashire, our telephone system is run by a local NHS IT provider who are aware of these issues.

We want to assure you these problems have been escalated and explain that fixing them is not in our control, so please be patient with us whilst they are being addressed.

We have been told that over the next few weeks, a short term fix being put in place that should ensure our telephone systems can stay online during very busy periods. In the longer term, we know that upgrades are being made to the system that should fully resolve the problems.

Remember, there are other ways that you can contact the practice. Firstly if you are able please review our web pages please do this is where we will provide you with the most up to date methods of contacting us or where appropriate other alternatives exist such as:-

* MyGp or PatientAccess ; an app that you may have already downloaded (if not please do and follow the instructions for use) which you can use to book appointments, contact the practice or order your prescriptions.

* As usual, you should dial 999 in an emergency and can access NHS111 or your local pharmacy for advice.

Coronavirus – Advice for Patients

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.