• 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 Pauline Grace (f)

Retainer GP

MbChB 1980 

DRCOG FRCGP MRCP DOccMed

Dr Rebecca Bate (f)

GP Registrar

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.

Nurses

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.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Lorraine Jones (f)

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

Mrs Wendy Wright (f)

GP Assistants - Assisting the clinical team and running various health promotion /INR and ECG Clinics

Practice Management

Mrs Wendy McNeice (f)

Practice Manager / Business Partner 

Wendy helps run the surgery and business in conjunction with the GP Partners on a day to day basis. 

Mrs Sara Heywood (f)

Deputy Practice Manager - Sara assists the Practice Manager/Business Partner Wendy McNeice on a day to day basis and helps run the practice when the Practice Manager/Business Partner is unavailable. 

Sara is also the Complaints & Suggestions Manager

Reception

The receptionists are fully trained and have a very difficult job to do. Please remember that if you are kept waiting or are asked some apparently irritating questions, 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.

Mrs Sharon Byrne (f)

Reception Manager - Sharon organises the reception team on a daily basis and helps patients daily with problems and enquiries.

Sharon is also the Deputy Complaints & Suggestions Manager

Mrs Claire Darbyshire (f)

Deputy Reception Manager - Claire assists Sharon in organising the reception team on a daily basis and helps patients daily with problems and enquiries.

Attached Staff

District Nurses - This team is now based at Penwortham Health Centre and are part of the Integrated Neighbourhood Team they can be contacted directly by telephoning them on 01772 644791

Community Occupational Therapists - The community occupational therapists may be contacted directly by telephoning them on 01772 644400

Podiatrist - A chiropody service is available at the health centre to certain groups of patients. Further information may be obtained by telephoning them direct on 01772 644503

Health Visitors are available on 01772 644114