Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Diana James

Qualifications: MB ChB (Liverpool 1984)

GP Partner.  

Joined the Practice 1994.

GMC Number: 3002706

Areas of interest: Dermatology, Women’s Health, Minor Surgery, joint GP with Dr Hirst for Moorleigh Nursing Home.

Dr Clare Hirst

Qualifications: MB ChB (Edinburgh 1997) MRCGP DRCOG

GP Partner.

Joined the practice 2004. 

GMC Number: 4444424

Areas of Interest: COPD/Asthma, Minor surgery, Joint GP for Moorleigh Nursing Home with Dr James, dispensing, research, practice development, Lead GP for local Primary Care Network, lead GP for Practice.

Dr Clare JM Smith

Qualifications:  BMedSci, BM BS (Nottingham 1994), MRCP (1998), MRCGO (2007)

GP Partner.

Joined the practice 2006.     

GMC Number: 4095095

Areas of Interest: Diabetes, Cancer, Prescribing, End of life and Palliative Care, General Medicine, Lead GP Tutor for teaching medical students. 

Dr Rachel Grainger

Qualifications: MB ChB (Liverpool 1994), MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DFSRH

GP Partner.

Joined the practice 2015

GMC Number: 4128432

Areas of Interest: Fits coils and implants, Women’s Health, Safeguarding and learning disabilities.

Dr Rebecca Skipp

Qualifications: MB ChB (Leeds 2004), MRCOG (2010), MRCGP (2016), DFSRH

GP Partner

Joined the practice 2017

Areas of Interest: Fits coils, Gynaecology, Joint Injections and GP Training

Dr Henry Luff

Qualifications: MB ChB (Liverpool 2013), MRCGP

GP Partner

Joined the practice 2020

GMC Number: 7409664

Areas of Interest: Currently undertaking the Diploma of Dermatology with Cardiff University on a part time basis.
 

Dr Jennifer Calvert

Qualifications: MB ChB (Sheffield 2002), MRCGP, DRCOG

Salaried GP

Joined the practice 2013

GMC Number: 6056852

Areas of Interest:  Substance misuse and baby checks

Dr Fiona Thake-Smith

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Radiotherapy, MB ChB (Leeds 2009), MRCGP

Salaried GP

Joined the practice 2017

GMC Number: 7039665

Areas of Interest: Paediatrics, Postnatal Checks and Asthma / COPD.

Dr Laura Kapolyo

Qualifications: MB ChB (Leeds 010), MRCGP, DFSRH

Salaried GP

Joined the Practice 2015

GMC Number: 7079840

Areas of Interest: Sexual health and Postnatal checks

Dr Ffion Wells

Qualifications: MB ChB (hons) (Leeds 2005) , MRCGP, PGCME 2020

Salaried GP

Joined the practice 2017

GMC Number: 6128347

Areas of Interest: GP education

Our Nursing Team

Lisa Tindall 

Lead Nurse

Bernie Almond

Practice Nurse

Matthew McSara 

Practice Nurse

Annemarie Shackleton

Practice Nurse

Kelly Laurie 

Practice Nurse

Trish Foster 

Healthcare Assistant

Leighanne Thompson 

Healthcare Assistant

Sarah Sendall

Healthcare Assistant

Angela Sheppard

Phlebotomist


Our Practice Team

Gill Collins

Practice Manager

The administrative management of the practice is handled by our Practice Manager, Mrs Gill Collins, who is based at Gibson Lane Practice.

Rachel Matthews

Business Supervisor

Catherine Fox

Office Supervisor

Administration

We have a team of two data input operatives, three secretaries and three administrators who are based at Gibson Lane Practice.

Donna

Admin/Data/Secretaries

Lynne

Admin/Data/Secretaries

Cassie

Admin/Data/Secretaries

Sue

Admin/Data/Secretaries

Katie

Admin/Data/Secretaries

Amy

Admin/Data/Secretaries

Shania

Admin/Data/Secretaries

Reception

We have a team of 12 full-time and part-time receptionists and four receptionist/dispensers who make appointments and give general advice on the services we offer.

Michaela

Admin/ Reception Team

Jane

Admin/ Reception Team

Donna

Admin/ Reception Team

Nicola

Admin/ Reception Team

Pam

Admin/ Reception Team

Linda

Admin/ Reception Team

Cassie

Admin/ Reception Team

Wendy

Admin/ Reception Team

Colleen

Admin/ Reception Team

Angela

Admin/ Reception Team

Anthea

Admin/ Reception Team


Our Attached Team

Alison

Dispenser

Catherine

Dispenser

Bethany

Apprentice

Holly

Apprentice

Trainee GPs (FY2 and GP Registrars)

These are qualified clinicians who may be interested in a career in Primary Care. They will undertake normal GP sessions within the surgery.

GP Retainers

The practice supports the NHS Retainer GP system and from time to time the partners welcome Retainer GPs to work in the practice with them.