Practice Team

Doctors

DR JAMES COWDERY

MBChB (Leicester 2004) BSc (Hons) MRCP DRCOG MRCGP

DR YOUSEF SHEIKH

BA MBChB MRCGP

DR KATE HINCHLIFFE

MBChB, MRCGP

DR REBECCA ROBERTS

DR HANNAH LAMBERT

MbChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH

I qualified from Manchester medical school in 2005. I completed foundation training and then GP training with Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, covering a range of specialities in the hospital for 4 years, including, paediatrics, general surgery, general medicine with palliative care, ENT, A&E, obstetrics and gynaecology. I worked as a GP Partner in Bury from 2010 to 2022 and joined Waterfoot Practice in April 2022. I have an interest in women’s health, sexual health and contraception, including fitting / removing coils and implants.

Trainee Doctors

DR LEWIS PALMER

GP Specialty Trainee - Year 3

DR ALI HAMMOSH

GP Specialty Trainee - Year 2

DR CHINONSO IKECHUKWU

GP Specialty Trainee - Year 1

Physician Associates

ANDREA FLETCHER

Physician Associate

Nurse Practitioners

BECKY STANFIELD

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Msc., IP, Bsc. (hons), H.dip.ed., RN. I qualified as a registered nurse in 2001 and have worked within secondary care for a number of specialties, including gastroenterology, respiratory and rehabilitation. I have also worked with the University of Central Lancashire as a Practice Education Facilitator, supporting the student nurses on their practical placements. I moved to work in the community with the intensive home support service in 2018, managing acute exacerbations of chronic conditions and actively preventing inappropriate hospital admission and enabling safe early discharge. This led to a move to primary care in 2020 when I joined Waterfoot Medical Practice. I completed my Masters level in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2021 and have undertaken extended education into care of paediatric minor illness.

Practice Nurses

EMMA BERNARD

Practice Nurse

I Qualified with an Adult Nursing Diploma at University of Central Lancashire in 2012, my first post was district nursing which I did for 4 years and then went on to do IV antibiotics in the community. In 2016 I began my role of being a Practice nurse and started working here at Waterfoot in December 2017. I have qualifications in chronic disease management such as Diabetes, Asthma/COPD, Spirometry and Coronary Heart Disease primary care management. I have trained in contraceptive/sexual health management and smear sampling. I completed nurse mentorship diploma in 2014 and short degree course in practice nursing in 2017.

LISA MCCUTCHEON

Apprentice Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

DEBORAH WILKINSON

Healthcare Assistant

KELLY SCHOFIELD

Healthcare Assistant

Pharmacists

SAIKA BI

Clinical Pharmacist

MUDASSAR YAQOOB

Pharmacist

NOREEN AHMED

Pharmacy Technician

MSK Practitioners

DARYL THORPE

MSK Practitioner

Health & Wellbeing Practitioners

DEBORAH DEWHURST

Social Prescriber

Practice Management

GILL BARNARD

Practice Manager, Non Clinical Partner

Gill joined Waterfoot Medical Practice in 2018. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in senior management positions within the NHS, having previously worked for Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group as a Senior Business Partner along with secondments to the National Cancer Vanguard and the National Primary Care Development Team. Gill is responsible for leading the practices strategic development and overseeing the day to day running of the practice. She is committed to the provision of high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving.

KELLY FLOCKHART

Assistant Practice Manager

Administration

ANGELA BARRETT

Senior Prescribing Administrator

SARAH PENTY

Senior Administrator

KAREN ADAMS

Administrator

Reception

HANNAH SHIERS

Senior Receptionist

RACHAEL EGAN

Medical Receptionist

MADELEINE HAWORTH

Medical Receptionist

TAMANNA BEGUM

Medical Receptionist

GRACIE CAINE

Medical Receptionist

SARAH WARING

Medical Receptionist

Secretaries

LAURA SUTHERS

Senior Medical Secretary

HAYLEY BROBBIN

Medical Secretary

BEVERLEY PURI

Medical Secretary