Meet the team

GP Partners

Dr Simon G Powell 
MB ChB (Leicester 1992)
BSc. (Hons)

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Dr Powell graduated from King’s College, London and worked in medical research at the Rayne Institute St Thomas’s Hospital, London before studying medicine at Leicester Medical School. Following graduation his general practice training was based in Chester and rural Cheshire. He has also worked in Auckland, New Zealand within the haematology and bone marrow transplant unit and in General Practice in Perth, Western Australia.

He became a Partner at Hope Farm Medical Centre in 1999. He is the secretary of the Ellesmere Port Local Medical Committee and attends the local Network meetings on behalf of the Practice. He has held positions on he GP consortium, GP quality and development group and clinical Senate.

Dr Karen L Jones 
MB ChB (Hons) (Liverpool 1995)
DRCOG DFFP MRCGP (2001)

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Dr Jones graduated from Liverpool University in 1995 with Honours and became a partner at Hope Farm Medical Centre in 2001. She has an interest in palliative care and GP training.

Dr S Rhys Lewis 
MB ChB (Hons) (Liverpool 2003)
MRCGP MRCP MCEM DFSRH Dip Sports Med

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Having graduated from Liverpool University in 2003 with Honours, Dr Lewis pursued a career in Accident & Emergency Medicine to registrar level before changing to General Practice in 2009. He gained postgraduate qualifications for membership to the Royal College of Physicians of London, College of Emergency Medicine and Royal College of General Practitioners. He also has a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Dr Alison M Morrison
MB ChB (Sheffield 2009)
MRCGP DFSRH

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Dr Morrison graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 and completed her GP training in south Manchester.  She moved to the Chester area in 2014 and has been a salaried GP at Hope Farm since March 2015.  She has a diploma in sexual health and family planning.

Dr Claire Rowlinson
BMedSci MB ChB (Edinburgh 2010)
MRCGP DFRSH

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After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 Dr Rowlinson returned home to Cheshire to complete her hospital and GP training in Chester and the Wirral.  Having an honours degree in Neuroscience and extra qualifications in sexual health she has a keen interest in neurology and gynaecology.

Salaried GPs

Dr Hannah Smith
MB ChB (Liverpool 2010)
MRCGP

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Dr Anya Cripps
MBBS (Hull-York 2012)
MRCGP DFRSH

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After graduating from Hull York medical school in 2012, Dr Cripps completed her foundation training and GP training in Cheshire. She has been a salaried GP at Hope Farm since September 2017. She has a diploma in sexual health & family planning.


Dr Fraser Cameron
MB ChB (Nottingham 2014)
MRCGP

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After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2014, Dr Cameron completed his Foundation Training in Chester before initially training in General & Paediatric Surgery in the East Midlands. He switched to General Practice in 2020. He completed his registrar training at Hope Farm and gained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in July 2023 and has been working as a Salaried GP since August 2023.


Dr Eleanor Borton

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GP Registrars

We are a training practice, supervising GP Registrars. These are qualified doctors undergoing final additional training in General Practice.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Sister Kathy Woodley 
BSc. (Hons), RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner, RGN

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Kath qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1985, following which she gained experience working in local hospitals in surgical, high dependency and orthopaedic nursing. She later worked as a District Nurse and Practice Nurse for Hope Farm Medical Centre. She then went onto undertake an Advanced Nurse Practitioner BSc. (Hons) degree and currently provides care to an undifferentiated caseload. Kath is also the nursing team manager and has a special interest in diabetes.


Sister Tracy Thomas 
BSc. (Hons), RGN, PGD Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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Tracy qualified as a registered nurse in 1995. After a year working as the gastro link nurse at Arrowe Park Hospital she moved to primary care. Working in the primary care setting since 1996, both in the UK and abroad, Tracy has continuously studied and gained diplomas in chronic diseases, prescribing and her BSc. (Hons) and Masters-level qualification in Advanced Nurse Practitioner.


Sister Sasha Yap

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Practice Nurses

Sister Catherine Astbury 
RGN, R.M.

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Cath qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 and worked at Macclesfield District General Hospital in the Coronary Care Unit. She further qualified as a Registered Midwife in Dumfries & Galloway & went on to work at Arrowe Park Hospital maternity unit. In 1991 she joined the newly established Hope Farm Medical Centre as a Practice Nurse & has also worked in community contraception & sexual health clinics.


Sister Laura Turner
RGN, BN (Hons)

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Laura qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2013 and has worked in general practice as a practice nurse ever since. She has continuously studied since enabling her to manage long-term conditions. Laura achieved a diploma in Diabetes. Laura has a particular interest in respiratory conditions and is trained in the performance and interpretation of spirometry measurements.

GP Assistants

Sue Whitlow, Joanne Bridge & Grace Bates

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GP assistants are healthcare professionals who assists GPs in managing their patients on a daily basis. They handle various clinical and administrative tasks that help ease the workload of GPs and enhance the patients’ experience at Hope Farm Medical Centre. Some of the tasks that GP assistants may perform include handling and prioritizing clinical correspondence, scheduling appointments and referrals, conducting medical tests like urine dips, blood pressure checks and electrocardiograms.

Health Care Assistant

Patricia Bevan

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A healthcare assistant (HCA) is a healthcare professional who supports the delivery of nursing services and patient care. Our HCAs perform a variety of tasks, such as taking blood pressure, performing electrocardiograms, administering vaccines and delivering health promotions.

Care Homes Manager

Susie Peach

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Susie is our Care Homes Manager. She provides support to our patients who are registered at the practice and living in local Care Homes. She is currently studying at John Moore’s University for a Nursing Associate Degree.

Clinical Pharmacist

Suzanne Lyttle
BSc (Hons) (Belfast 1991)

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Suzanne has been a registered pharmacist since 1992. She has worked in community and hospital pharmacy before moving into primary care in 2015 in North Shropshire. 

Suzanne has special interests in osteoporosis and medication safety, a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (2003) and is qualified as an independent prescriber (2015).

This role provides expertise in medicines management, structured medication reviews and oversees management of medicines on transfer of care.

Pharmacy Technician

Lisa Langstaff

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Lisa supports both clinical and community pharmacists, as well as members of the multi-disciplinary team at Hope Farm Medical Centre with medicines management.

Occupational Therapists

Rich Aldridge

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Gill Thompson

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Care Coordinators

Kim

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Kim has a varied role working within Hope Farm Medical Centre delivering practice objectives but also supporting One Ellesmere Port PCN with Ellesmere Port-wide projects

Physiotherapists

Lindsey, Neil, Jonny and Lyndsey

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Physiotherapists are highly qualified and experienced practitioners who focus on complex and ongoing musculoskeletal issues, whilst considering overall health and well-being.
The team can assess, diagnose, treat and /or refer on as appropriate, whilst also prescribing medication, injecting, and reviewing imaging.

Dietician

Eileen

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Eileen is able to diagnose and treat patients with nutrition problems to help them make healthy lifestyle and dietary decisions. She particularly focuses on patients with diabetes, frailty, gastroenterology conditions and general weight management.

Health & Wellbeing Coach

Bryn

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Bryn uses coaching skills and behavioural techniques to empower patients to make healthier lifestyle choices and self-manage their conditions.

Social Prescribing

Emily, Francesca, Annabel and Andy

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Social prescribing is a way of connecting people with activities, groups and services in your local community that might help you feel better. The team support patients who are struggling with social issues such as loneliness, stressed by financial issues, employment issues, struggling to lose weight or stay active.
There is no pill to fix these issues, this is where social prescribers help connect patients with the right help in the right place at the right time.

Wellbeing Coordinator

Amy

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Amy specialises in providing social prescribing for patients with one or more long term health conditions.

Management Team

Managing Associate Partner – Tim Goldsbrough 
ACMA CGMA MSc BSc (Hons) MBA

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Tim has worked for Hope Farm Medical Centre since 2014 and oversees the operational responsibility and management of the medical centre. Understanding the changing landscape of general practice and the importance of the primary care network development, Tim has also taken on the role of the Operational Lead for One Ellesmere Port PCN and worked with the 6 GP practices across Ellesmere Port and the clinical director to develop the structure and strategies for this fledgling PCN. Tim’s role covers everything from implementing large scale change, the operational efficiency of the medical centre to the strategic development of general practice.

Most recently Tim has overseen the introduction of new roles into Hope Farm Medical Centre including a mental health occupational therapist, clinical pharmacist and care coordinator. Coaching and mentoring team members is an area that Tim is passionate about with a strong focus on work-life-balance and mindfulness for his team.

Outside of work Tim has a keen interest in fitness and relaxation. He has recently taken up ultra-marathon running and when not running, Tim can be found walking his two dogs Herbie and Amber or discovering a new eatery in Chester.


Acting Practice Manager / Senior Care Coordinator – Tom Hutchison

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Operations Manager (Facilities) – Ginny Ellis

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Ginny has been with Hope Farm Medical Centre since 1992 and takes care of everything related to the medical centre’s facilities, stock, and appointment systems. She also supervises the management of internal procedures. Ginny ensures that the medical centre complies with regulations for infection prevention and control as well as health and safety.


Operations Manager (IT & Data Quality) – Jake Jones

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Jake joined the practice team in 2020 and oversees and organizes all aspects of the practice’s IT software, hardware functionality, and data quality. He is tasked with providing daily support to the multidisciplinary team in utilizing the practice’s IT systems.

Patient Services Team

Patient Services Assistants

Janice, Antonia, Bryn, Carol, Carole, Helen, Jess, Karen, Kenny, Marion, Matthew, Naomi, Natalie, Olivia, Rachel and Richard

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The Patient Services Team provides essential support to the patients, GPs, nursing and management teams at Hope Farm Medical Centre. The Patient Services Team is trained to deal with patient enquiries in a sympathetic and confidential manner. The team covers the traditional primary care tasks across reception, prescribing, secretarial, data management and administration support duties but also modern, vibrant and forward thinking tasks such as social prescribing. The aim of the Patient Services Team is to provide an effective, friendly and interactive service to our practice patients and professional healthcare associates.