New Longton Surgery, 2 Churchside, New Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 4LUTel: 01772 214640
MBChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP
Dr Whitworth qualified from Leeds University in 1992. She has been a GP since 1998, working in a large local practice until moving to New Longton Surgery in 2015. She took over as principal GP in April 2017 and is the CQC "registered manager".
Dr Whitworth lives locally and is enjoying the challenge of practicing medicine in a small but busy village surgery. She usually works Mondays and Tuesdays, though will often be seen at the practice due to her managerial responsibilities.
MBBS BSc MRCGP DFFP
Dr Grice graduated from The Royal Free Hospital in 1999. She has been a GP since 2005, joining the team at New Longton in the summer of 2017. She usually works Wednesdays and Fridays at the surgery.
She is happy to advise and fit/remove contraceptive coils and implants.
Corrie is our advanced nurse practitioner, she joins us in the surgery every Tuesday. She can diagnose and prescribe for a wide range of conditions!
We have one Practice nurse who works closely with the doctors and who is trained to do an extensive number of procedures and tests. Monday and Friday are the days appointments may be booked with the nurse. The nurse may work alongside the doctor, for example assisting in procedures, or work alone in screening clinics, asthma and diabetes clinics etc. You may book directly with the nurse for such services as immunisations, cervical smears, medical advice etc.
Lindsey joined the team in October 2019 as Practice Nurse. Appointments can be made with Lindsey for Chronic disease annual reviews, cervical screening, baby vaccinations and checks, some travel vaccinations.
Matthew is our first contact practitioner, here to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. FCP's are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
The phlebotomist comes into surgery each Wednesday morning from 8.30am solely to take blood tests; no other procedures can be done at this time.
Karen joined the practice in 1991 and became manager in 2000. She is committed to making the patient's experience as all-encompassing as possible surrounded by a very experienced and caring practice team.
Our Practice Manager is willing to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health and treatment. She is also available, by appointment, to discuss any suggestions, which may improve our service to you.
All the staff are here to try and help you and are pleased to do so. Reception is your link with the rest of the practice. You may be required to supply medical details in order for the team to work effectively, knowing at all times they are working under the instructions of the doctors. All information supplied is treated in confidence and all the staff are bound by the same codes of conduct as the doctors and nurse. The more information you are able give to reception the better the staff will be able to assist you.
Emily commenced employment with the surgery in April 2018 having previously worked with NHS 111. She is now Reception Manager.
Nisha joined the surgery August 2021 with an interest in all things medical.
Kate joined the surgery August 2021 with a passion for the medical world.
We are pleased to welcome Katie to our practice team.
Katie will work alongside the clinical team of GP's and nurses, to resolve day to day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks.
Emma is our medicines coordinator who works alongside the clinical team at New Longton.
Telephone: 01772 644789
Your Health Visitor will be able to give advice especially regarding children; the Health Visitor is also in attendance at the Baby Clinic.