Meet the Team

Doctors

GP Partners

Dr M Allan (m) (GP PARTNER)
BSc Hons MB ChB MRCGP
(Qualified 1991 St Andrews / Manchester)

Special Interests: Palliative Care

Dr S Leitch (m) (GP PARTNER)
BM BCh MRCGP FP Cert
(Qualified 1997 Oxford)

Special Interests: Respiratory

Dr Leitch is the lead for Diabetes and Respiratory medicine and has an interest in managing the Prescribing for the Practice.

When not in Practice he is generally rock climbing, Mountain biking or trying to be somewhere in the mountains.

Dr D Kelly (m) (GP PARTNER)
BSc (Hons) BMBS
(Qualified 2011 University of Brighton and Sussex)

Specialist Interests: Palliative Care and Child Health

Salaried GPs

 Dr Hoviyeh Afnan-Holmes (f)
MBChB, MRCGP (2023), MSc Epidemiology, DA

(Qualified 2006 Cape Town)

Salaried GP

Dr Fran Hunt (f)
MBChB, MRCP 2015, MRCGP 2021
(Qualified Liverpool 2011)
Salaried GP

Dr Megan Parry (f)
MBBS MSc MRCGP DRCOG
(Qualified Newcastle 2015)

Salaried GP

Dr Chris Korulla (m)
MRCGP (2021)
(Qualified 2019 Liverpool/Lancaster) 

Salaried GP

GP Registrars

We are a training practice, supervising GP Registrars. These are qualified doctors undergoing final additional training in General Practice.

Nursing Team

Mr Tony Mayled
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Undertaken extensive medical training in order to examine, diagnose and prescribe medication and refer on for tests/examinations and further specialist care if required

Miss Candice Scholes
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Undertaken extensive medical training in order to examine, diagnose and prescribe medication and refer on for tests/examinations and further specialist care if required

Sister C Doerr
Practice Nurse

Qualified in 1981 Worked in ITU and A&E before going overseas for five years and joined Northgate Medical Centre in 1989 on return to the UK. I am trained and experienced in all aspects of Practice Nurse work with special interest in Diabetes.

Sister S Blackwell
Nurse Prescriber

Sister J Brown
Practice Nurse

Sister T Williams
Practice Nurse

Becky
Nurse Associate

Abby 
Health Care Assistant

Health Checks, blood tests & Blood pressures

Practice Team

Management Team

Miss D Riley
Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager oversees the operational and management of Northgate Medical Centre, she joined the practice in April 2019. As well as overseeing the Practice, I support our PCN Chester Central in the introduction, development and mentoring of additional roles that offer a wide range of appointments for our patients with services such as physio, mental health, social prescribing, counselling, health and wellbeing, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dieticians and care coordinator.

Outside of work, I like to keep fit and spend quality time with my family. I am a keen indoor boulderer, and sometimes even venture outdoors for a bit of bouldering on the rock and spend many weekends in Wales walking, camping and hiking with the family and my dog Willow.

Julia
Deputy Manager

Supports the Practice Manager in the operational and management of the practice, managing the teams in the admin office, IT systems

I look after the practice QOF and IIFs targets for the practice, involving chronic disease recalls and other targets set by our local ICB.

I have been with the practice for over 29 years and in my spare time enjoying going to the gym, long walks with the family and our dog. I am part of a dance group that I attend weekly learning various routines and performing at events in my spare time.

Lynne
Deputy Manager

Supports the Practice Manager in the operational and management of the practice, managing the teams in the reception office and appointment systems. I am responsible for the reception team and look after HR and personnel.

I have been with the practice for over 13 years and in my spare time I like to go walking and the gym. I like to spend time at the beach.


Admin Team

Kayleigh & Kelly
Medical Secretary

Our Secretaries are responsible for correspondence between primary and secondary care. The Secretaries assist the Clinicians at the practice along with processing and sending all referrals for patients to the hospital (NHS and private), community services and other outside agencies. They also liaise with the hospital when necessary, regarding patient ongoing care. Our Secretaries process medical records access requests, insurance reports and any non-NHS requests that arise.

    

Aga
Medicines Manager

Aga can help you with your medication queries and organises patient medication reviews

Jayne, Yesmin & Ethan
Medical Administrators / IT Support

The team process our incoming letters from the hospital and other community services. They process our deductions and summarise patient records. Patchs are process through our admin team along with QOF work lists for our chronic disease patients.

Amy
GP Assistant
Our GP Assistant is a healthcare professional, who assists the GPs in managing their patients on a daily basis. They handle various clinical and administrative tasks that help ease the workload of GPs and enhance the patient’s experience at Northgate Medical Centre. Tasks are undertaken by our GP Assistant include handling and prioritising clinical correspondence, scheduling appointments and referrals, managing chronic disease patients, medical tests such as BP, blood tests, urine dipping, flu vaccinations and assists the GP with a dermatology scope on Cinapsis to send dermatology referrals on behalf of the GPs


Medical Receptionists & Administrators

Our Reception Team have a key role in keeping the Practice running smoothly and looking after the interests of the patients. They take a large volume of calls throughout the day and may need to ask you a brief description of your problem in order to direct you to the most appropriate service.

The phones and reception desk can be very busy so if you have to wait, we would welcome your patience. We have a self-check-in system that you can use to book in for your appointment to save going to the reception desk. This is very useful at our busy times and avoids queuing at the desk..