We have been given a rating of "Good" by the CQC following their inspection on the 23rd of January 2017. To read the report click here.
There has been a doctors surgery at 346 Grimshaw Lane for over a hundred years. The previous partners were (as some of you will remember) Dr McHenry, Dr Wallace, Dr McKee and Dr McCrea. Dr Thomason replaced Dr McKee on his retirement in 1979 and Dr Martin started at the Practice in 1982.
The Practice took over the surgery at Mount Road in the early 00's and then moved up to the newly built Alkrington Health Centre in 2008. In 1979 the Practice of two partners had a patient list of 5500 people. It employed one morning receptionist and one evening receptionist, plus a cleaner. The Junction and Alkrington Surgeries now have a patient list size of 8000+ people and employ 31 members of staff, plus several locum doctors. Our doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, counsellors and receptionists all split their time between both sites (some work more at one than the other) whilst our admin staff are usually based at one location.
In April 2021, Dr Sayna Molana and Dr Iriowen Uwaifo joined Dr Thomason as GP partners at the practice. At the same time Dr Martin made the decision to retire from General Practice after 39 years.
Dr Thomason studied at the University of Manchester and qualified in 1976.
Dr Molana studied at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services and qualified in 1996.
Dr Uwaifo studied at the University of Benin and qualified in 2003.
Dr Mistry studied at the University of Manchester and qualified in 1991. He has a special interest in diabetic medicine.
Dr Tseng joined our Practice in August 2022. He studied at the University of Manchester and qualified in 2016.
Joanne Wakeman (Practice Manager), James Hardwick (Project Manager), Mary Thomason (HR Manager)
Deborah, Susan, Reuben
Jane (Senior Receptionist), Kath (Senior Receptionist), Lesley (Senior Receptionist), Debbie, Gillian, Jill, Lydia, Samina, Jayne, Iona, Alexandra
Practice Nursing Team
Lesley Dunning, Ruth Brawn, Lucie Hilton, Michelle Smith, Sarah Dunham, Chantelle
Counselling & Therapy Team
Geoff Cullen, Zoe Woodhall, Leonie Flinders
We are looking for members for our Patient Participation Group (PPG). PPGs discuss issues relating to the functioning of the NHS in general for quality of care for patients and functioning of their surgery. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email the surgery using firstname.lastname@example.org
The minutes of our last meeting (09/01/2020) are available here.
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Please note that we welcome positive and negative feedback on this page, but would appreciate that you directly log negative feedback with the practice using the Complaints, Compliments and Comments form (which can be found here) as we can then fully investigate your complaint and discuss this matter with you directly. Comments on NHS Choices are often anonymous and as such can be hard to respond to without it sounding like a copied and pasted response.