Dr John Loudonsack (m)
MCChB MRCGP MSc DCH DRCOG DFSRH
Graduated from London St Mary’s in 1977. Worked A & E, orthopaedics, one year obstetrics & gynaecology.
Special interest in sports medicine, family planning and arts.
SNR GP PARTNER
Dr Dawn Edge (f)
MB ChB DCH DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Graduated from Liverpool in 1989. Special interests in obstetrics, gynaecology, family planning and post-cardiac rehabilitation.
BUSINESS GP PARTNER
Dr Teresa Cepeda-Lucas (f)
MBBS MD Spec (Obs & Gynae) DFFP DRCOG MRCGP
Graduated from Córdoba (Spain) in 1991. Special interests in obstetrics, gynaecology, family planning and paediatrics.
Dr Clinton Farndell (m)
Graduated from Hull & York Medical School in 2008
Dr Raza Ansari (m)
Graduated from Karachi 1996. Specialist interest in neurology, headaches
MBBS (Karachi) MRCP DRCOG MRCGP (UK)
Dr Claire Carradus (f)
MB ChB 2004 BSc DRCOG DFSRH DCH University of Leeds
Special interest in family planning and paediatrics
Dr Maria Ellis (f)
Graduated from Leeds Medical School 1990 - Special interests in obstetrics and gynae and opthalmology
Dr Caroline Williams (f)
MB ChB MRCP MRCGP DFFP
Graduated from Sheffield University in 2000
Special interest in family planning
Dr Basavaraju Sujatha (f)
MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH
Graduated from India
Dr Pauline Grace (f)
DRCOG FRCGP MRCP DOccMed
Dr Rebecca Bate (f)
Sister Carole Dillon (f)
Carole works closely with our GP team seeing and treating patients in a very similar way to a GP: she can examine you and prescribe medication.
Carole also provides community house calls and works closely with our patients and carers in the Nursing and Care homes.
Carole has a wealth of experience in the local health community and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984. Since then she has gained a BSc with Honours in Nurse Practitioner in 2014 at UCLAN and is an Independent Nurse Prescriber. Carole has also completed an Advanced Certificate in Respiratory Care and Management in 2010.
Sister Mary Tomlinson (f)
Mary works closely with our GP team seeing and treating patients in a very similar way to a GP: she can examine you and prescribe medication.
Mary also provides community house calls and works closely with our patients and carers in the Nursing and Care homes.
Mary has a breadth of experience working in the NHS since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1996 and has worked in the community setting for the last twelve years.
After completing her BSc with Honours - Nursing Studies at UCLAN in 2000 she went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma, Community Specialist Practitioner 2006 and is an independent Nurse Prescriber.
Sister Diane Staines (f)
Nursing Team Manager
Diane helps run and organise the Nursing Team with the GP Partners and Practice Manager / Business Partner
The practice nurses work in close liaison with the doctors. They conduct their own surgeries and carry out routine blood tests, holiday vaccinations and other immunisations, ECGs, blood pressure checks, cervical smear tests, chronic disease clinics and Healthy Heart Checks, dressings and removal of stitches. They will also offer help and advice on diet, exercise, healthy living, family planning etc. Appointments with the nurses are made via reception by telephoning 01772 214500 or calling in at the surgery.
Mrs Lorraine Jones (f)
GP Assistant - Assisting the clinical team and running health promotion / INR / ECG and various other clinics
Mrs Wendy Wright (f)
GP Assistant - Assisting the clinical team and running various health promotion /INR and ECG Clinics
Mrs Wendy McNeice (f)
Practice Manager / Business Partner
Wendy helps run the surgery and business in conjunction with the GP Partners on a day to day basis.
Mrs Sara Heywood (f)
Deputy Practice Manager
Sara assists the Practice Manager/Business Partner on a day to day basis and helps run the practice when the Practice Manager/Business Partner is unavailable.
Sara is also the Complaints & Suggestions Manager
The receptionists are fully trained and have a very difficult job to do.
Please remember that if you are kept waiting or are asked some apparently irritating questions, this is due to our policy aimed towards the smooth and safe running of the practice.
We need to ascertain the urgency of some requests and sometimes have to spend longer with a patient than was first anticipated. Please be patient.
Mrs Sharon Byrne (f)
Sharon organises the reception team on a daily basis and helps patients daily with problems and enquiries.
Sharon is also the Deputy Complaints & Suggestions Manager
Mrs Claire Darbyshire (f)
Deputy Reception Manager
Claire assists the Reception Manager in organising the reception team on a daily basis and helps patients daily with problems and enquiries.
The District Nursing Team are based at Penwortham Health Centre and are part of the Integrated Neighbourhood Team they can be contacted directly by telephoning them on 01772 644791
Community Occupational Therapists
The community occupational therapists are not based at Longton Health Centre but may be contacted directly by telephoning them on 01772 644400
A chiropody service is available at Longton Health Centre to certain groups of patients. Further information may be obtained by telephoning them direct on 01772 644503
Public Health Nursing Service including Breastfeeding Service
The Public Health Nurses can be contacted direct on 0300 247 0040