Our Staff

Doctors

DR RICHARD SWANN

MB ChB (Liverpool 1995) Joined the surgery in 2004.

DR FERJANA THAGIA

MB ChB (Manchester 2000) DRCOG 2004 MRCGP 2004 Joined the surgery in 2008.

DR AIYUB NAKHUDA

Dr Nakhuda joined the Practice as a salaried GP back in June 2020 and at the start of 2021 became a partner.

DR TALHA HAFEZI

Dr Hafezi joined the practice in March 2023 to become a Salaried GP. From October 2023 Dr Hafezi became a Partner at the practice and will continue to work 3 days a week

Salaried GPs

DR ZUNAIRA AHMED

Dr Ahmed started at the practice as a trainee registrar and once qualified has become a Salaried GP here at the practice in January 2022

Trainee GPs/Healthcare Professionals

Our practice stands as a beacon of learning and development, proudly serving as a training ground for aspiring general practitioners and a diverse array of healthcare professionals. As a training GP practice, we prioritise the mentorship and guidance of our trainees, offering them invaluable hands-on experience alongside seasoned practitioners. Through tailored educational programs, clinical rotations, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we empower these future leaders to excel in their roles with confidence and competence. Our commitment to support extends beyond clinical training; we provide a holistic approach to professional development, offering resources, and ongoing feedback to ensure the success and well-being of our trainees. Together, we strive to uphold the highest standards of patient care while nurturing the next generation of healthcare excellence. Our current trainees are: Dr Caroline Adepoju, who is with us until 19.04.2024

Nurses

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 and carry out cervical smears.

CHERYL .

JUSTINE .

Healthcare Assistants

A Healthcare Assistant is an important member of the practice team who works under the supervision of Practice Nurses and the GP's. She carries out various clinic reviews including: New Patient Checks NHS Health Checks Aged 75 and over reviews Mental Health Annual Health Check Reviews Learning Disability Annual Health Check Reviews Dementia Annual Health Check Reviews Blood pressure checks ECG tests

SHARMANE .

Healthcare Clinician

We now have two healthcare clinicians, whom have a background of paramedic work, they work with all 7 practices of our Primary Care Network. They run clinics at our practice on Thursdays and Fridays all day. They have been employed to supports the doctors, seeing patients and visiting. They are able to assess your problem, examine you, organize any tests that may be required and decide, with you, a course of treatment. Please view the link below, which is Steven our Clinician explaining his and David's role: https://www.facebook.com/boltongpfederation/videos/1357217378521968

DAVID .

STEVEN .

MSK (Musculoskeletal) Practitioner

Musculoskeletal Practitioner has experience assessing, diagnosing and managing patients with joint and soft tissue conditions. They are able to request relevant investigations such as x-ray, ultrasound and blood tests and refer to other specialities such as Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Pain Clinic etc. Only James is able to perform corticosteroid injections where necessary to help relieve pain.

JAMES .

CAMERON .

Mental Health Practitioner

Our Mental Health Practitioner is an experienced qualified mental health specialist who is employed by the Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust and commissioned by the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group. They will be working as part of a neighbourhood of practices and will be running clinics for our patients at our surgery. *First point of contact at the practice if you have anxiety, depression, low mood. You do not need to see the doctor first, Ian will have the better expertise to manage your symptoms. *Second point of contact if you have seen a doctor and you or the doctor feels you require further advice or treatment. Please be aware that you will be asked what you are booking an appointment in when you ring the practice to arrange an appointment so that our Reception Team can book you in with the best person to manage your symptoms/problems. We appreciate your co-operation so we can help you.

JENNIFER .

Pharmacists

We have a team of two pharmacists and a pharmacy technician on site who work alongside our GP’s and clinical staff on a daily basis.

NABEELAH .

Pharmacist

SALIHA .

Pharmacist

JANE .

Pharmacy Tech

SARAH .

Pharmacy Tech

Health Improvement Practitioners

Health Improvement Practitioners (HIP) are here to help people develop healthier behaviour and lifestyles in their own local communities. They offer practical support to change their behaviour to achieve their own choices and goals.The surgeries HIP is Marie-Louise who has two clinics throughout the week these are on a Monday and Thursday.

Social Prescribing Link Worker

It’s estimated that one in five of the people who go to see their doctor are troubled by things that can’t be cured by medical treatment, like the effects of poor housing, debt, stress and loneliness. Many people are overwhelmed and can’t reach out to make the connections that could make a difference to their situation. This is especially true for people who have long-term conditions, who need support with their mental health, who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing. And that’s where our social prescriber link worker comes in. They can help people to identify what matters to them, and work out how to connect with the activities that might make a difference, giving people a sense of belonging that comes from being part of a community group. This can help people to stay physically and mentally well for longer and manage the long-term conditions they might be living with. For more information, please speak with one of our team.

ANDREA .

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.

Practice Management

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, equipment and information technology. As practice manager they supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

ZOE .

Practice Manager

Office Manager

Jackie is the Office Manager who supports the Practice Manager with the organisation of the office staff. Jackie also deals with all reception/prescription complaints.

JACKIE .

Office Manager

Medical Secretary

Secretaries’ main responsibilities are ensuring patient’s referrals are processed through on a timely manner to various specialties such as Gastroenterology, Gynaecology and District Nurses. They have to ensure all the patient information is correct when processing the referral and also redirecting referrals to the correct department. Alongside referrals they perform many duties such as typing, processing medical report requests, Subject Access requests, updating of E-referral system.

SHARON .

Reception

The reception team will assist you in making appointments to see your doctor, undertake repeat prescription requests and answer numerous questions and offer help and assistance at all times. The reception staff would appreciate patients being on time for their appointment. Please let them know if you need to cancel.

LAURA .

Senior Receptionist/Admin

CHERYL .

Receptionist/Admin

OLIVIA .

Receptionist/Admin

JASMINE .

Receptionist/Admin