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 Thomason is involved with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and is always involved with projects to improve health related services in the local area.
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.
Joanne Wakeman (Practice Manager), James Hardwick (Project Manager), Mary Thomason (HR Manager)
Deborah, Susan, Ruth, Reuben, Elizabeth
Jane (Senior Receptionist), Kath (Senior Receptionist), Lesley (Senior Receptionist)
Ann, Debbie, Gillian, Jill, Lydia, Rhoda
Practice Nursing Team
Lesley Dunning, Ruth Brawn, Lucie Hilton
Counselling & Therapy Team
Geoff Cullen, Zoe Woodhall, Leonie Flinders
We have an active Patient Participation Group (PPG) that has been in existence since the 27th of February 2014. The purpose of the PPG is to discuss issues relating to the functioning of the NHS in general for quality of care for patients and functioning of their surgery. The PPG usually meets every other month.
If you would like to know more about our PPG meetings, please ask at one of our receptions for more information. We are currently seeking new membership.
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.