Practice Team


Dr Athanasios Simopoulos (m)
(Ioannina Greece) Degree in Medicine(MBBs Equivalent)

Dr Kathryn Ariaraj (f)
(Sheffield 1998) MB ChB

Dr Johnny Minns (m)
(Exeter 2017) BMBS, BSc (Hons) Psychology, MRCGP

Dr Angela Thompson (f)
(Liverpool 1996) MB ChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP

Dr Louise Clegg (f)
(Sheffield 2009) MB ChB DFSRH DRCOG DCH

Nursing Team

Mrs Karen Atkins (f)
Practice Nurse

Mrs Gill Prestwich (f)
Research Nurse, Practice Nurse and Frailty Lead

Ms Lucy O'Sullivan (f)
Nurse Associate


Mrs Emma Hadwin (f)
Practice Manager

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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.

Mrs Lucy Ferguson (f)
Senior Administrator

Mrs Carole Nuttall

Mrs Cathy Ball

Mrs Vicki Francis

Mrs Ann Serridge

Mrs Jill Caterall

Mrs Lin Jackson

Mrs Louise Stoker

Mrs Charlotte Kerr

Mrs Kirsty Jones

Ms Haley Toal

Attached Staff

Rachel Keirl
Community Paramedic

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Learn more about Rachel’s role: Rachel Keirl Community Paramedic

Suzanne Thomas
Specialist Learning Disabilities Nurse

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Tracey Pilgrim
Cancer Care Coordinator

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Learn more about Tracey’s role: Tracey Pilgrim Cancer Care Coordinator

Rachael Kinnear
Mental Health Trainee Assistant Practitioner

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Daisy Senior
Health Coach

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Learn more about Daisy’s role: Daisy Senior Health Coach

Jessica Brown
Wellbeing Practitioner

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Learn more about Jess’ role: Jessica Brown Wellbeing Practitioner

Claire Thomson
Care Coordinator Care Homes

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Learn more about Claire’s role: Claire Thomson Care Coordinator Care Homes

Training practice

We are a training practice which means we usually have  one or more GP Registrars working with us. The GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor with at least 3 years experience in hospital and is learning about working in general practice.

The additional doctors work at the practice for up to one year and share all aspects of medical care with the Partners and the principal GPs.

During their time here we hope you will view them as we do, an integral part of our team.

We are also recognised by Liverpool University as a teaching practice for medical students. It is possible that sometimes you may be asked if a medical student can be present during your consultation with the doctor or nurse. If you can help in this way, the students are very grateful. However, if you would feel embarrassed or uncomfortable in the presence of a student, please do not feel under any obligation to agree.

GP net earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Spital Surgery in the financial year 2021/22 was £51,908 before tax and National Insurance. This is for one full-time GPs and four part-time GPs.