Kirkham Health Centre

Kirkham Health Centre, Moor Street, Kirkham, PR4 2DL
Tel: 01772 683420

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Who’s who

General Practitioners

Dr S A Hardwick (m)MB.ChB MRCGP
Dr N V Cartmell (m)MB.BS MRCGP
Dr Tara A Lowson (f)BSc MB.ChB MRCGP FFP
Dr J Tobin (m)MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCP MRCGP Dip(SEM)
Dr E Gillooly (m) MB.ChB MRCGP

Nurse Consultant

Mrs Wendy Lambert

Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Tracey Dickens

Trainee Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Hayley Sutton

Specialist Practice Nurse

Mrs Fiona Quick
Mrs Janet Armer

Practice Nurses

Mrs Ann Marie Mitchell
Mrs Lindsay Clarke

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Health Care Assistant

Virginia Parkinson

Claire Ainsworth

Phlebotomist

Christine Hague

Practice staff

Practice Manager

Susan Laycock

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Administration

Tina Eccles, Amanda Green, Kate Whalley, Ruth Barker, Amiee McCabe, Jenny Allen

Receptionists

Louise Rawcliffe, Christine Hague, Eve Kilsby, Samantha Burrow, Jane McMillan,  Anna Norris, Selena Colley

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Health Care Team

Community Nurses

There is as District Nurse run dressing clinic available for all post-operative and other dressing needs, ask at reception for details.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

We also have attached staff including District Nurses, Health Visitors, Midwives, Venepuncturist, Community Pharmacist and Counsellor who work with us, but are employed by local Care Trusts.