Practice Team


Dr Stephen D Forster (m)
Senior Partner, MBChB (Liverpool 1992) DRCOG

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Special interest asthma care and research

Dr David H Jones (m)
PCN Clinical Lead, MBChB (Liverpool 1987) DRCOG MRCGP

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Special interest in audio vestibular medicine and asthma

Dr Martin J Woollons (m)
MBBS (London 1992) DRCOG

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Special interests include minor surgery and diabetes

Doctor Sophia C Nelson (f)
MBChB (Hons) (Liverpool 2002) MRCGP(2008) MRCP (2006) DFSRH

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Special interests include cardiology, renal medicine, family planning, sexual health and teaching

Doctor Eleanor C Wood (f)
MBChB (Liverpool 2001) MRCGP DFSRH DPD

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Special interests include dermatology, minor surgery and women's health.

Doctor Claire L Polley (f)
MBChB (Liverpool 2006) MRCGP DFSRH

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Special interest in women's health.

Dr Lesley A Walker (f)
BSc (Hons) MBChB (Warwick 2006) MRCGP DRCOG

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Special interests include women's health.

Dr Rachael M Winters (f)
MBChB BSC (Hons) (Liverpool 2007)

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Special interests include women's health. and Minor surgery

Dr Sophie C Christopher (f)
BSc MBBS (Hull York 2013)MRCGP

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Special interests include psychiatry, women’s health and children’s health

Dr Michael Tillson (m)
MBChb (Hons) (Liverpool 2012) MRCGP

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Special interest in Paediatrics

Dr Louise Furnival (f)
MBChB (Manchester 2006), MRCGP 2011, FSRH, DRCOG, Dip BSLM/IBLM

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Special interests women's health, Sexual Health, GP education

Dr Caroline Priya Lomas (f)
MBChB (Hons) (Liverpool 2010) MRCGP, DFSRH

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Special interests include women's health

Dr S Choudhury (m)

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Special interests in MSK, Diabetes, Elderly Care

Dr L Wark (f)
MBChB (Liverpool 2011), DRCOG

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Special interest in Women's Health

Nurse Practitioners

Jayne Hennessy (f)
Advanced Masters (MSc) Advanced Practice and Prescribing. DipHe Nursing Studies

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Nursing manager

Emma Holden (f)
Dip He & BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies and Prescribing

Physician Associates

Katrina Randles (f)

Shameen Uddin (f)

Megan Willetts (f)

Practice Nurses & Health Care Assistants

Paula Robinson (f)
RGN with a DipHE Nursing Studies

Gemma Saunders (f)
Bachelor of Nursing

Susan Stocks (f)
Bachelor of Nursing

Michelle Millet (f)
GP Assistant

Carolyn Harper (f)
Health Care Assistant (HCA)

Racquel Abacan (f)
Practice Phlebotomist

Admin Team

Mandy Horrocks (f)
Practice Manager

Stacey Kneen (f)
Practice Manager

Karen Hornby (f)
Practice Manager

Sarah Browning
Practice Supervisor

Karen Faulkner
Practice Supervisor

Joanne Dunn
Practice Supervisor/Data Services Supervisor

Hannah Owens
Practice Supervisor

Kelsey Stewart
Practice Supervisor

Patient Coordinators

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Patient Coordinators provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services, results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issues or queries. Patient Coordinators make most of the patient appointments with the GP’s, nurses and other healthcare professionals attached to the practice

They have a very difficult job dealing with telephone calls and enquiries from every direction, trying to please patients, GP’s, nurses and other team members whilst remaining calm, courteous, efficient, sympathetic and professional so please be patient with them.

If telephoning for an appointment, advice or home visit the patient coordinators may ask you for a few details. They have been trained to make these enquiries on our behalf so we may help you in the most appropriate and efficient way.

Our practice operates a zero-tolerance policy regarding verbal or physical attacks. Our Patient Coordinators are here to help you, to successfully provide these services a mutual respect between all the staff and patients has to be in place.

Training practice

The practice is proud to train the next generation of GPs.

We usually have one GP Specialty registrar with us at any one time who is a fully qualified doctor undergoing specialist postgraduate training in General Practice.

Our registrars undergo daily supervision by the GP Partners. Dr Furnival is our official trainer.

As a recognised training practice the trainee doctors (registrars) work with us for a period of 6 or 12 months. At some point we may seek your consent to video your consultation. The videos are used by the doctors training to be a GP to review their consultations with their trainers.

The recording is only of you and the doctor talking together; intimate examinations will not be recorded.

All recordings are carried out according to GMC guidelines, are stored securely and will be deleted after one year of recording and comply with GDPR regulations. No recording will be taken without your consent and the camera will be switched off on request.

You do not have to agree to your consultation being recorded so please advise your doctor. This will not affect your treatment in any way.

GP net earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GP’s working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GP’s working in Heswall & Pensby Group Practice in the last financial year was £84,166 before tax and National Insurance.

This is 1 full time GP and 13 part time GP’s who worked in the practice for more than six months.