Meet the Team


Dr Minto Chowdhury (m)
MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP (Manchester 1985). Joined the practice in 1994.
Dr Ketankumar J Patel (m)
MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP (Manchester 1991). Joined the practice in July 2004 and can speak Gujarati.
Dr Kalpana Anicatt (f)
MS (Gen Surg), DFFP, MRCGP MBBS ( Manipal 1986). Joined the practice in April 2015 and can speak Gujarati and Hindi.
Dr Hakim Faruq (m)
MBchB, MRCGP (Sheffield 2013). Joined the practice in 2023.

Nursing Staff

Nurse Practitioners

Sister Aysha Badat
Queen’s Nurse
Aysha has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
The title is not an award for past service but indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
Sister Freda McGaughey
RGN, RGM, BSc (Hons)


Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks etc. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes or heart disease and carry out cervical smears.
Mrs Louise Beswick (f)
Assistant Practitioner

Practice Team

Practice Management

Mrs Lesley Patel
Mrs Deborah Clewes
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.


Ms Julie Aspinall
Ms Victoria Bolam
Mrs Janette Stott
Mrs Valerie Ford
Ms Alison Kiburn
Mrs Lynsey Withington
Mrs Alison Heap
Mrs Donna Smethurst
Mrs Grace Grant
Receptionists 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 and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.


Mrs Michelle Marsh

Healthcare Team

Attached Staff

Arrangements can be made to see other health professionals including, district nurses, podiatrists, dieticians and community psychiatric nurses etc.
Mr Edward Day
MSK Practitioner
Natalie Jones & Jacqueline McFadden
Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW)
Natalie & Jacqueline are SPLW linked to our practice.

They are available to help all patients with social problems such as:
Money worries 
Housing concerns 
Mild or long-term mental health problems
Help with care needs
Family worries Language barriers 
Looking for work 
Looking to get back into education 
Community group activities

Please ask a member of staff to book an initial telephone appointment.  
Ms Kiran Dar (f)
Practice pharmacists work to support the GP Workforce.  In Bolton they work as part of a larger pharmacy team to help support practices in delivering better patient outcomes.  In this practice the current role is varied but will focus mainly around medication reviews and medication queries.
Mr Damon Flannery (m)
A Mental Health Practitioner is a first contact practitioner who will see patients with new symptoms of anxiety/depression/mental health. They can offer help, advice and support and can refer on to relevant services if appropriate.
Mrs Sharon Jeavons (f)
Health Improvement Practitioners offer lifestyle advice and support.