Find out more about your Accountable GP

All NHS GPs must ensure that for each of its registered patients (including those patients under the age of 16) there is assigned an accountable general medical practitioner (accountable or "named GP"). The accountable GP takes lead responsibility for ensuring that any services considered necessary to meet the needs of the patient are coordinated and delivered. However, this is effectively an administrative role - and there is no obligation for you to see your accountable GP for your appointments. Indeed, if you usually see one of our other doctors in the practice we would encourage you to continue seeing them for continuity of your care. 

If you are not yet aware of your accountable GP, please contact the surgery and we will let you know.


Simon Powell

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

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 the GP consortium, GP quality and development group and clinical Senate.

Karen Jones

Dr Karen L Jones MB ChB (Hons) (Liverpool 1995)

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.

Rhys Lewis

Dr S Rhys Lewis MB ChB (Hons) (Liverpool 2003)

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.

Alison Morrison

Dr Alison M Morrison MB ChB (Sheffield 2009)

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.

Claire Rowlinson

Dr Claire Rowlinson BMedSci MB ChB (Edinburgh 2010)

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

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Dr Anya Cripps MBBS (Hull-York 2012)

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.

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Dr Hannah Smith

GP Registrars

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

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Dr Charlotte Thorne

GP earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services at each practice. The average pay for GPs working at Hope Farm Medical Centre in the financial year 2021/22 was £121,404 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Some of our GPs have a financial interest in Hope Farm Pharmacy. This has no effect on their prescribing of medication. Patients are not obliged to use our own on-site pharmacy and are free to use any pharmacy of their choice.