Practice Team

The Doctors

🩺 Dr N Smith MBChB (Hons) DCH DCCH DRCOG DFFP MRCGP (Dist) MScGP (Dist)

🩺 Dr G Butterworth MBChB (Hons) MRCGP (Dist) DRCOG BSc (Hons)

🩺 Dr A Ali MBChB (Honours) DCH

🩺 Dr Z Patel MBChB MRCGP

🩺 Dr B Hussain MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, LoC IUT, LoC Subderm


Other Doctors in the Practice

🩺 Dr Hina Farhat ST3 with Dr Gill Butterworth

Our practice is a recognised centre for training doctors to become general practitioners. We have various GPs in training who are fully registered and qualified doctors.


🩺 Dr Sulaiman Hafeez

🩺 Dr Hina Ali

Our practice uses regular locum GP’s to cover holidays and illness.

Other Clinicians 

Physician Associates 

  • Olivia Marsden
  • Aysha Tania

Physician associates (PAs) are healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education who work alongside doctors providing medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. PAs work under the supervision of a named senior doctor but can work autonomously with appropriate support.

Clinical Pharmacists 

  • AbdulHamid Mulla
  • Heena Ali

Pharmacy Technician 

  • Soofyan Valli

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses

  • Sister Kay Holden
  • Michelle Hinds

Nurse Associate

  • Susan Hamer

The practice nurses are responsible for chronic disease management such as asthma and diabetes. They also manage the smear and children vaccination clinics.

Healthcare Assistants

  • Hafsa Diveli
  • Elizabeth Godber

Our health care assistants perform new patient medicals, check blood pressures, takes blood samples and various other reviews and procedures’.

Research Assistants

  • Sister Gillian Whalley
  • Sister Christine Bond

Management Team

Donna Middleton – Practice Manager

The Practice Manager is responsible for the overall organisation and management of the practice including the day to day running, finance and human resources within the practice. Donna is the first point of contact if you have any suggestions or complaints and will endeavour to help whenever she can in regards to any Practice matters.

Anita Edmundson – Reception Manager
The Reception Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the Reception Team and deputises for the Practice Manager in her absence.

Reception Team

  • Faiza
  • Mubeena
  • Gail
  • Farah
  • Rachel
  • Christine
  • Sarah  – (Mellor Branch Surgery)

Our Receptionists are here to help you and we hope you find our receptionists friendly and efficient. They have a difficult job to do, keeping both doctors and all patients happy, with telephone calls and enquiries from every direction, so please be patient.

We have a variety of professionals within the practice to best help you. When telephoning for medical attention, the receptionist will ask you brief questions about your illness to enable them to direct you to the appropriate service.

All our staff members have been trained to make these enquiries so that we can help in the most appropriate way and we appreciate the need to fully protect your confidentiality.

Our phone line are busiest in the morning and therefore 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.

Administrative Staff / Secretary Team

  • Sharon – Secretary – Tues/Wed/Thur/ Fri
  • Julie, Sarah, Naeema, Sandra, Sonia, Katriona – Practice Administrators

The secretarial and administrative staff work behind the scenes providing clerical support to the Practice Primary Care Team and effectively administrating the government imposed standard in general practice called QOF which stands for “Quality and Outcomes Framework”. They are responsible for dealing with areas such as hospital referrals, child health development and vaccinations, secretarial duties to all doctors, inviting patients to attend their Diabetic, Hypertension, Heart, CPD and Asthma reviews and all incoming and outgoing correspondence to the Practice.