Our Team

GP Partners

Dr. Nigel Lord

MB ChB MRCGP MEWI PG Cert in GP Education

GP Partner
Male

Available Monday and Tuesday. Dr. Lord qualified from Sheffield University in 1991 before returning to his home town and joining St Johns as a GP in 1999. Married with three … [continue] Dr. Nigel Lord

Dr. Marik Sangha

MB ChB MRCGP

GP Partner
Male

Available all day Monday and Tuesday, plus Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Sangha lives locally and is married with three children. He qualified from Manchester University in 1992 and joined St Johns … [continue] Dr. Marik Sangha

Dr. Christopher Pughe

MB ChB DRCOG

GP Partner
Male

Available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Dr. Pughe grew up in Chester, trained at Manchester Medical School and qualified in 1995. He worked as a GP in Stoke-on-Trent for more than … [continue] Dr. Christopher Pughe

Dr. Tom Earnshaw

MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP

GP Partner
Male

Available Monday and Tuesday. Dr. Earnshaw trained in Sheffield, qualified in 1998 and joined St Johns in 2006. He has a particular interest in joint injections and is involved with … [continue] Dr. Tom Earnshaw

Dr. Lorna McCune

BSc MBBS MRCGP DRCOG

GP Partner
Female

Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Dr. McCune qualified from Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003 and completed her GP training in the South East. … [continue] Dr. Lorna McCune

Dr. Kate Hayhurst

MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH Loc SDI PG Cert (Diabetes)

GP Partner
Female

Available Monday morning, Thursday all day, Fri morning Dr. Hayhurst qualified from Leicester Medical School and worked in the North East before undertaking her GP Training in South Manchester. Married … [continue] Dr. Kate Hayhurst

Dr. Tim Sandels

MBChB MRCGP PGDipSEM

GP Partner
Male

Available Monday afternoon plus all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Dr. Sandels studied at Sheffield Medical School qualifying in 2011, before completing GP Training at Wythenshawe Hospital and qualifying in … [continue] Dr. Tim Sandels

Dr. Sinead Hanley

MChem (Hons) MBChB DRCOG MRCGP

GP Partner
Female

Dr Hanley completed a Chemistry degree at Edinburgh University before embarking on a change in career direction. She qualified from Keele University in 2012 and completed GP Training at Salford Royal, she has been practising at St John’s since 2019. She has interests in Palliative Medicine, Women’s Health, Lifestyle Medicine and Greener Practice.

Salaried GPs

Dr. Natalie Dawson

MBBs MRCGP

Salaried GP
Female

Available Thursday and Friday. Dr. Dawson joined the practice in October 2018.  

Dr. James Evans

Salaried GP
Male

Available Tuesday morning and all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr. Lisa Li

MBCHB BMEDSc(Hons) MRCGP DFSRH

Salaried GP
Female

Available Thursday and Friday Dr. Li joined St Johns in September 2018.  

Dr. Rosannah Long

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH LOC IUT

Salaried GP
Female

Available Wednesday

Dr. Susan Andrea Mottram

MB ChB MRCGP

Salaried GP
Female

Available Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Dr. Mottram graduated from Liverpool University in 1991. Having worked in a variety of GP roles across the region for almost 20 years, she joined St … [continue] Dr. Susan Andrea Mottram

Dr Thomas Wright

MBChB BMedSci (Hons) MRCG

Salaried GP
Male

Available Monday, Tuesday AM, Thursday AM, Friday. Dr Wright qualified from Birmingham in 2016 before working in Liverpool and Bolton. He lives locally with his young family.

Dr. Shalini Yaganti

MBBCh MRCGP

Salaried GP
Female

Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Dr. Yaganti joined St Johns Medical Centre in July 2018. ​

Nursing Team

Maria McDonnell

RGN BA (Hons) PG Dip Clinical Practice (Masters Level)

Nurse Practitioner
Female

Available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Maria qualified at MRI in 1990 after working as a staff nurse. She spent eight years as a Research Sister in the Breast … [continue] Maria McDonnell

Jo Pottinger

Nurse Practitioner
Female

Available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Thursdays. Jo also assists with care and nursing homes

Lucy Baxendell

Practice Nurse
Female

Works Mondays & Tuesdays

Carolyn Dale

Practice Nurse
Female

Available Monday, Thursday and Friday. Carolyn joined the practice in September 2015 and runs the chronic disease clinics.

Naomi Lawson

Research Nurse
Female

Works Wednesdays & Thursdays

Elizabeth Wells

Practice Nurse
Female

Available Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Elizabeth currently undertakes blood pressure checks, dressings, CHD and diabetes checks and injections.​

Emma Widdowson

Practice Nurse
Female

Works Tuesday – Friday

Debra Riley

Healthcare Assistant
Female

Works Tuesday & Wednesday

Julia Wardman

Healthcare Assistant
Female

Works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Julie White

Phlebotomist
Female

Works Monday to Friday.

Additional Healthcare Staff

Mental Health Practitioner


Works Wednesday The service is to provide comprehensive assessment, brief intervention, sign-posting and onward referral for patients over 18 presenting with mental health complaints. Ideally, patients presenting with mental health … [continue] Mental Health Practitioner

First Contact Physiotherapists


Our team of First Contact Physios can help adult patients with musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pain by assessing and diagnosing issues, giving expert advice on how … [continue] First Contact Physiotherapists

Clinical Pharmacist Team


Working closely with both the administration team and clinicians, our Clinical Pharmacist team is responsible for helping patients to manage long-term conditions, handles hospital discharge summaries, supports those on multiple … [continue] Clinical Pharmacist Team

Social Prescribing Team


Female

The Social Prescribing Team supports St Johns Medical Centre’s patients over the age of 18 to live well in their local community. The team focuses on improving the mental health and … [continue] Social Prescribing Team

Practice Staff

Laura

Office Manager

Laura joined the Practice in 2005 and is responsible for the management of St Johns Patient Services Team. Laura oversees the day-to-day non-clinical aspects of the practice. Any initial enquiries … [continue] Laura

Lynnette

Head Administrator

Lynnette is responsible for the daily running of the Admin Team, supporting all areas of administration duties within the department.​​

Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Vacant position

Vanessa

Operations Manager

Additional Practice Staff

Administrative Team


Lynnette is our Head of Administration and manages a large team of Administrators including Karen, Bev, Sandra, Rachel, Jan, and Gail.

Reception Team


We have a large team of Receptionists including Anne, Debbie, Grazia, Sue, Gaby, Janice, Val, Louise, Melissa, Amanda & Laura

Secretariat Team


Hetty, Lyn & Tracey support