Meet the Team


Dr Mohamed Arif Mirza (m)
MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG Reg 1994 Manchester
Dr Khalil Sonara (m)
MB ChB 2009 University of Manchester
Dr Alicia Speller (f)
MB BCh 2000 University of Wales
Dr Harris Atcha (m)
MB BS 2014 University of London

Nursing Team


Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as healthy living advice, blood pressure checks, travel health advice and vaccinations. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, carry out cervical smears and general health promotion.
Miss Anne Spiller (f)
RGN Specialist Practitioner (Practice Nursing) BA Health Studies
Mrs Jacqueline Hibbert (f)
Mrs Jill Lyons (f)

Health Practitioners

Mr Mohammed Abdullah (m)
Physician Associate
Miss Poula Chaitika (f)
Physician Associate
Miss Melissa Hutchinson (f)
Nursing Associate
Mrs Jenny Barnes (f)
Health improvement Practitioner

Healthcare Assistants

Miss Sita Gardner (f)

Practice Team

Practice Management

Mrs Linda Cassells-Gregson (f)
Practice Manager

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.


Kerry Vaughan (f)
Hayley Heaton (f)
Mrs Victoria Blazey (f)
Ms Kirsty Millington (f)


Mrs Naj Forrest (f)
Reception Manager

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.
Deborah Higson (f)
Gwen Caffrey (f)
Hansa Patel (f)
Seema Varsani (f)
Sue Gillard (f)
Khadeejah Limalia (f)

Healthcare Team

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

Ms Faye Chappell (f)
Pharmacy Technician 
Ms Debbie Craddock (f)
Pharmacy Technician 
Ms Raeesah Mallu (f)
Social Prescribing Linkworker 
Mrs Mehraj Essa (f)
Ms Fatema Bhata (f)
Mrs Emily Givens (f)
MSK Practitioner
Mr John Solomons (m)
GP Assistant
Ms Jayne Filio (f)
Social Prescribing Linkworker 
Mr Graeme King (m)
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist
Mr Simon Pendlebury (m)
MSK Practitioner
Mr Adam Blaney (m)
Miss Gina Vernazza (f)
Mrs Toni Smith-Pickles (f)
Social Prescribing Linkworker