Mrs Kim Leech (f)


Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Kim is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who works alongside our range of healthcare professionals for three morning sessions per week.

I have worked in primary care for over 15 years. After obtaining my initial RGN qualification, I completed my BSc Specialist Practitioner, following this I completed my MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2011 at UCLAN. I enjoy all aspects of health care including investigating, diagnosing, prescribing and referring. I take special interest in Diabetes and Ear, Nose and Throat complaints and has even published a medical ENT textbook. Prior to becoming a locum, I was a partner at a practice for 5 years and enjoyed managing teams and developing services for the benefit of the patients. I enjoy educating students. Other than my nursing qualifications, I have a geography degree and am a fully qualified gymnastics coach.

Mary Mchugh (f)


Advanced Clinical Practitioner

I am originally from Newcastle and moved to Manchester in the 80's to become a nurse. I have now worked as a nurse for 32 years, some time in hospitals, some in urgent and critical care but the last 5 years have been in GP practice. 

I recently attained a Masters Degree in clinical practice and this has allowed me to not only continue working in general practice but to also share my increased knowledge with patients and staff. 

At home I am married, have 2 grown up children and a dog. I enjoy swimming and socialising as much as possible, as well as maintaining my own links to the North East.

Paula Vernon (f)


Trainee Advance Clinical Practitioner

Qualifying as a Registered nurse in 1989, I have worked in various nursing positions within an acute hospital setting that included ward sister, ward manager, clinical nurse specialist and clinical matron, allowing me to gain experience with patients who attended or were admitted to hospital with acute and long term conditions. I have experience of working with patients of various ages who have had been admitted or attended hospital with surgical, medical, orthopaedic, vascular and cardiac conditions.

I have gained many professional and academic qualifications during my nursing career, the highest academic qualification I have achieved is a Master’s degree. In 2010 I became an independent prescriber and am currently working towards a second Master’s qualification in advanced practice.

Mrs Julie Perkins (f)


Practice Nurse

I qualified as a Registered Nurse 1994 and follow this completed my degree in nursing studies gaining a BSC (hons) in 2004. I have worked in various nursing positions within an acute hospital setting; these roles include ward sister, ward manager, and clinical nurse specialist. My recent roles include community nursing and working within the treatment room service. Within these roles I have gained a wide variety of experience and skills.

I am looking forward to gaining new experiences in the Primary Care setting and will enjoy the challenge this will bring enabling me to increase my knowledge and skills. I am married with two sons and in my spare time enjoy walking with my dog, going to the gym and I am a volunteer at woodlands animal sanctuary.

Healthcare Assistants

Ann Batty (f)

Healthcare Assistant                                                                                             AB

I have worked as a medical secretary at a surgery in Penwortham and successfully completed the AMSPAR qualification. I had a break from General Practice during which time I worked for the Benefits Agency and then at a local Disability Charity. I returned to General Practice 2 years ago. I am pleased to be part of this new Practice and I look forward to working with a professional and positive team of people. In my spare time I foster cats for the Charity 'Cats Protection', I play drums in a local band, I enjoy traveling, riding my motorbike, gardening and listening to live music

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