The Doctors

Dr Hilal Mulla - MB ChB, MRCGP

  • Born in Burma (now Myanmar) and brought up in Preston
  • Qualified at Dundee University in 1991
  • Also works as a the Sefton Clinical Lead for mental health, and works sessions for the local Out of Hours GP Service
  • Special interests: dermatology, musculoskeletal medicine and teaching

Dr David Smith - MA (Cantab), MB BChir, MRCGP (2013), DRCOG, DFSRH, FHEA

  • Born in Liverpool
  • Qualified at Cambridge University in 2008
  • Also works as the Chair of Sefton Local Medical Committee (LMC), and the Deputy Director of Quality (Community Placements) at the University of Liverpool
  • Special interests: the primary-secondary care interface, practice resilience and teaching

Dr John Wray - working a regular session on Friday mornings, Dr Wray is also Deputy Medical Director for North West Ambulance Service.

Dr Mariam Zia - a doctor who is undertaking GP training (GPST1) who is working at the surgery from February 2024 to August 2024.

Dr Kang Yap - a Foundation Year 2 (F2) doctor who is working at the surgery from April 2024 to August 2024.

Our locum clinicians - Dr Stephanie Woodcock, Dr Nicky Harkins, Ms Tracey Matthews (ANP) & Mrs Corrine Lang (ANP).


The Healthcare Team

  • Mrs Carol Thornton - advanced nurse practitioner (ANP)
  • Ms Claire Snape - advanced nurse practitioner (ANP)
  • Mrs Jane Ayres - clinical pharmacist
  • Ms Jennifer McNeil - clinical pharmacist
  • Mrs Rachel Johnson - practice nurse (RGN)
  • Sister Christine Dodd - practice nurse (RGN)
  • Mrs Helen Gillon - healthcare assistant (HCA)
  • Mr Russell Buckingham-Gore - GP assistant (GPA)
  • Ms Louise Frazer - mental health practitioner (MHP)
  • Mr Damian Gregg - social prescribing link worker (SPLW)
  • Ms Julia Fahey - cancer navigator

Please click here for a description of some of these additional roles

Also hosted: ICB & PCN pharmacists, midwives, student doctors and student nurses


The Administrative Team

  • Ms Dawn Nicholson - practice manager
  • Mrs Jane Mills - assistant practice manager
  • Mrs Julie Raynor & Mrs Carol Mackenzie - administrators
  • Care Navigators/ Administrators: Carole, Elaine, Faith, Jacqui, Karen & Pauline