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.


Ms Ellie Wiseman (f)

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Following qualifying as a Registered Nurse from the University of Central Lancashire, 5 years ago, I have worked across both primary and secondary care. I have worked in a busy A and E department and district nursing team. My most recent job being a Macmillan specialist nurse. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone at the surgery and commencing my masters to become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner, family, and friends, travelling the world and walking, or should I say chasing our new Labrador puppy!  



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.


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.


Angela Knott

Trainee Clinical Advanced Practioner

I have over 18 year’s clinical experience as a Specialist Podiatrist focusing on prevention, treatment and management of foot ulceration in patients with long term conditions, nail surgery and biomechanics. As clinical lead for the podiatry team, I had responsibility for ensuring high standards of care were delivered through continued professional development, clinical governance and implementation of national guidance and evidence-based practice. I have completed my prescribing qualification and I am really looking forward to being able to holistically and medically manage patients’ needs to ensure they have a high standard of care as an advanced clinical practitioner. When I am not working I enjoy going to the gym or am usually running around looking after my three children and two dogs.


Colette Charfe

Practice Nurse

I qualified as a nurse in 2012. I have worked in orthopaedics, district nursing, occupational health, and the last 3 years as a Practice Nurse. I have two grown up daughters, a cat, and a new puppy! I enjoy travelling, dining out and going to the gym.


Healthcare Assistants

Ann Batty (f)

Healthcare Assistant                                                                                             

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 a local disability charity. I returned to general practice 2 years ago. I am pleased to be a 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 travelling, riding my motorbike, gardening and listening to live music. 


Mrs Louise Walker

Health Care Assistant

Hi I’m Louise and have recently joined the team at Leyland Surgery and the Surgery @ Chorley as a medical receptionist.  I grew up in Euxton and now live in Chorley with my two daughters who are both now grown up. I enjoy going to the gym and swimming, socialising with my friends and going to concerts. I look forward to getting to know everyone.


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