• Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, Practice ID - P81040, PR4 5HA
  • Out of Hours: 111
  • 01772 214500

Doctors

Dr John Loudonsack (m)

MCChB MRCGP MSc DCH DRCOG DFSRH

Graduated from London St Mary’s in 1977. Worked A & E, orthopaedics, one year obstetrics & gynaecology.

Special interest in sports medicine, family planning and arts.

SNR GP PARTNER

Dr Dawn Edge (f)

MB ChB DCH DRCOG DFFP MRCGP

Graduated from Liverpool in 1989. Special interests in obstetrics, gynaecology, family planning and post-cardiac rehabilitation.

BUSINESS GP PARTNER

Dr Teresa Cepeda-Lucas (f)

MBBS MD Spec (Obs & Gynae) DFFP DRCOG MRCGP

Graduated from Córdoba (Spain) in 1991. Special interests in obstetrics, gynaecology, family planning and paediatrics.

GP PARTNER

Dr Clinton Farndell (m)

Graduated from Hull & York Medical School in 2008

MBBS MRCGP

GP Partner

Dr Raza Ansari (m)

Graduated from Karachi 1996. Specialist interest in neurology, headaches

MBBS (Karachi) MRCP DRCOG MRCGP (UK)

GP Partner

Dr Claire Carradus (f)

MB ChB 2004 BSc DRCOG DFSRH DCH University of Leeds

Special interest in family planning and paediatrics

GP Partner

Dr Maria Ellis (f)

MBChB1990 DRCOG

Graduated from Leeds Medical School 1990 - Special interests in obstetrics and gynae and opthalmology

Salaried GP

Dr Caroline Williams (f)

MB ChB MRCP MRCGP DFFP

Graduated from Sheffield University in 2000

Special interest in family planning

Salaried GP

Dr Basavaraju Sujatha (f)

MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH

Graduated from India

Salaried GP


Dr Sana Ahmed (f)

GP Registrar

Advance Nurse Practitioners

Sister Carole Dillon (f)

Carole works closely with our GP team seeing and treating patients in a very similar way to a GP: she can examine you and prescribe medication.

Carole also provides community house calls and works closely with our patients and carers in the Nursing and Care homes.

Carole has a wealth of experience in the local health community and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984. Since then she has gained a BSc with Honours in Nurse Practitioner in 2014 at UCLAN and is an Independent Nurse Prescriber. Carole has also completed an Advanced Certificate in Respiratory Care and Management in 2010.

Sister Mary Tomlinson (f)

Mary works closely with our GP team seeing and treating patients in a very similar way to a GP: she can examine you and prescribe medication.

Mary also provides community house calls and works closely with our patients and carers in the Nursing and Care homes.

Mary has a breadth of experience working in the NHS since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1996 and has worked in the community setting for the last twelve years. 

After completing her BSc with Honours - Nursing Studies at UCLAN in 2000 she went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma, Community Specialist Practitioner 2006 and is an independent Nurse Prescriber.

Practice Nurse

Sister Diane Staines (f)

Nursing Team Manager

Diane helps run and organise the Nursing Team with the GP Partners and Practice Manager / Business Partner

The practice nurses work in close liaison with the doctors. They conduct their own surgeries and carry out routine blood tests, holiday vaccinations and other immunisations, ECGs, blood pressure checks, cervical smear tests, chronic disease clinics and Healthy Heart Checks, dressings and removal of stitches. They will also offer help and advice on diet, exercise, healthy living, family planning etc. Appointments with the nurses are made via reception by telephoning 01772 214500 or calling in at the surgery.

GP Assistants

Mrs Lorraine Jones (f) - Clinical Digital Champion

GP Assistant - Assisting the clinical team and running health promotion / INR / ECG and various other clinics

Mrs Wendy Wright (f) - Trainee Nursing Associate

GP Assistant - Assisting the clinical team and running health promotion / INR / ECG and various other clinics

Healthcare Assistant

Miss Megan Varey (f)

Healthcare Assistant - Assisting the clinical team and running health promotion / INR / ECG and various other clinics

Practice Management

Mrs Wendy McNeice (f)

Business Partner & Ribble Medical Group Network Manager

Wendy runs the business in conjunction with the GP Partners on a day to day basis. Wendy is also manager of the Primary Care Network  Wendy has worked within NHS Primary Care for 30 years in a range of roles and this experience helps provide high quality patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises, equipment and information technology. 

Wendy is supported in her role by a Practice Manager, Reception Manager, Administration Manager and full Reception, Administration and Secretarial team.

Sara Heywood (f)

Practice Manager

Sara helps run the surgery and business in conjunction with the GP Partners and Business Partner on a day to day basis. Sara has worked within NHS Primary Care and Clinical research for 28 years in a range of roles and this experience helps provide high quality patient care, human resources, patient safety, premises, equipment and information technology. Sara is supported in her role by a Practice Co-ordinator, Reception Manager, Administration Manager and full Reception, Administration and Secretarial team. Sara also inputs into the smooth running of the clinical team and the training of medical students and GPs. Sara assists with Data Protection Regulation, Information Governance, Health and Safety and Infection Control, non-clinical Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Training Lead Manager.

Sharon Byrne (f)

Practice Co-ordinator

Sharon helps Sara with the smooth running of the Practice and acts as Practice Manager in her absence. Sharon is also the Complaints and Significant Events Manager and Suggestions Manager


Reception


The receptionists are fully trained in all aspects of reception, care navigation and customer service. They have a very difficult job to do. Please remember that if you are kept waiting or are asked the reason for your appointment this is due to our policy aimed towards the smooth and safe running of the practice. We need to ascertain the urgency of some requests and sometimes have to spend longer with a patient than was first anticipated. Please be patient.


Claire Darbyshire (f)

Reception Manager

Claire manages the reception team and participates in all aspects of the Practice. 

Claire is happy to help with all manner of patient enquires and is the Deputy Complaints, Significant Events and Suggestions Manager. Claire also maintains practice policies, trains staff within reception and helps to run staff meetings.

Amie Sutton (f)

Administration Manager

Amie manages the administration team and assists with training staff within the Administration team and is happy to help with all manner of patient and administrative enquires. Amie assists with Data Protection Regulation, Information Governance, Health and Safety.

Administration and Secretarial Team

The administrative and secretarial team deal with a wide range of administrative processes within the surgery including patient referrals to hospitals and NHS related services. Private insurance company and solicitor’s requests for information are also dealt with through this team.

Attached Staff

District Nurses – based St Marys Health Centre, Cop Lane Penwortham

The team can be contacted by telephone                            01772 644791

Treatment Room Nurses –St Marys Health Centre, Cop Lane, Penwortham

The team can be contacted by telephone                            01772 644151

The Treatment room provides dressings, blood tests, ear syringing clinic and treatment room service and stitch removal for procedures done at hospitals and external clinics. Please note this service if funded by Lancashire Foundation Trust and on occasion they will offer appointments within their range of Treatment Rooms within the area rather than at St Marys

Public Health Nursing Service including Breastfeeding Support – provided by Virgin Care

The team can be contacted by telephone                            0300 247 0040

The Public Health Nursing Team run a drop in clinic every Wednesday for Well Babies from 11.30am to 1.00pm at Longton health Centre for weighing and general advice

Podiatrist

The team can be contacted on 01772 644151

A podiatry service is provided to anyone who is registered with the service

Quit Smoking

The team can be contacted to make an appointment on 0800 328 6297

Midwives

The team can be contacted on 01257 245116 run a clinic every week for routine planned checks 


Community Occupational Therapists 

The community occupational therapists are not based at Longton Health Centre but may be contacted directly by telephoning them on 01772 644400


Locum

A locum is a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another; the term is especially used for a physician or clergyman.

For example, a locum physician is a physician who works in the place of the regular physician when that physician is absent, or when a hospital or practice is short staffed.

These professionals are still governed by their respective regulatory bodies, despite the transient or freelance nature of their positions.


We currently have the following Locums working for our practice in addition with our Partners and salaried GPs and existing health care team to assist with planned annual leave, compassionate leave and sick leave absences


UPDATES


October 2019 - Locum Practice Nurse / Locum Advance Nurse Practitioner / Locum GP



Mrs Wendy McNeice (f)

Ribble Medical Group Network Manager


Wendy is manager of the Ribble Medical Group Network.  Wendy has worked within NHS Primary Care for 30 years in a range of roles and this experience helps provide high quality patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises, equipment and information technology within this role


Ms Emma Greenhalgh (f)

Social Prescriber


Ms Isabelle Iddon (f)

Clinical Pharmacist