Meet the team

Our Doctors

Ash Trees Surgery currently has over 25,000 registered patients spread over a wide and diverse geographical area.  In order to provide our patients with continuity of care, we divide our Practice area geographically into three sections (North, Central and South) with each section having its own dedicated group of GPs.  Every patient has their own named registered GP and the number of patients allocated to a particular GP depends upon how many sessions that GP works per week. If you need to see your GP and they are not available, you will be offered an appointment with a different GP in the same group. We have a dedicated Urgent Care Team  GPs that work with our Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics, First Contact Physiotherapists and Mental Health Practitioners to deliver ‘on the day’ care for urgent medical issues. For ongoing, chronic or non urgent problems, our three GP teams, working over our six sites, provide a high level of care in all other aspects of health and wellbeing.

Urgent Care Team

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Dr George Hobbs

GP Partner

The North Team

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 Dr Paul Wadeson

GP Partner
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Dr Thirza Deboo

GP Partner
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Dr Alison Fleetwood

Associate GP
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Dr Andy Knox

GP Partner
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Dr Chris Coldwell

GP Partner
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Dr Martin Konar

GP Partner
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Dr Maria Martin

Associate GP

The Central Team

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Dr Helen Thomas

GP Partner
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Dr Ed Prior

Associate GP
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Dr Cat Riaz

Associate GP
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Dr Harinder Mehta

GP Partner
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Dr Sam Wild

Associate GP
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 Dr Michelle Peters

GP Partner
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Dr Rebecca Swift

Associate GP

The South Team

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Dr Rowena Grenfell

GP Partner
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Dr Bruce Helme

GP Partner
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Dr David Wrigley

GP Partner
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Dr Ruth Dodwell

GP Partner
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Dr Anna Baker

GP Partner

Practice Management Team

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Hayley Uberschar

Practice Director

Senior Management Team

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Kate Perrin

Finance Manager
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Tina Winstone

Clinical Services Manager
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Julie Mehta

Support Services Manager
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Medicines Management Team

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Rob Hampshire

Lead Practice Pharmacist
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Nursing Team, Paramedics and Physiotherapists

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Tina Winstone

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
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Julie Swinburne
Practice Nurse
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Charlotte Bentham

Practice Nurse
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Ivan Scrase
Paramedic Practitioner
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Lewis Yuill

First Contact Physiotherapist
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Clare Black
Practice Nurse
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Hannah Wilson

Practice Nurse
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Bethany Goodwin
Practice Nurse
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Mark Plaine
Paramedic Practitioner
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Simon Richardson

First Contact Physiotherapist
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Janet Duckworth

Practice Nurse
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Rhian Burford-Hothersall

Practice Nurse

Mental Health Workers

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Jon Jacobson

Mental Health Practitioner
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Abbey Andrew
Children and Young Persons Mental health Practitioner
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Hannah Dring

Associate Psychological Practitioner

Primary Health Care Support Workers (PHCSW)

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Louise Wintrip
Nurse Associate
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Carnforth and Milnthorpe Primary Care Network

This is a collaboration between Ash Tress Surgery and Park View Surgery Milnthorpe which allows us to employ additional staff to help you with your problems.

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Dr George Hobbs

PCN Clinical Director
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Carly Taylor

Digital Transformation Lead/PCN Manager
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Grant Martin

PCN Lead Clinical Pharmacist
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David Rowlands
PCN Clinical Pharmacist
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Our PAT are trained to deal with all enquiries and may ask you about the health problem you are calling about. Please be assured that all our staff are bound by a strict code of confidentiality and  will only request the minimum information to triage your call appropriately.  All our staff are here to help you, and will do so to the best of their ability. We expect them to treat you with respect and  courtesy at all times, and we ask you to be polite and courteous in return. The surgery operates a zero tolerance policy against violence or abuse towards our staff.

The Patient Advisor Team are managed by Laura Sanderson and Michelle Jolly who will be able to deal with any queries that you may have.

The secretarial team process and send all referrals on behalf of our clinicians and manage End Of Life care. 

GPAs support our GPs with the smooth running of clinics by preforming routine administration and other tasks on behalf of our GPs.

The IT Team oversees all aspects of technology across the practice including hardware issues, updates and renewals. They also have responsibility for the phone system, text messaging software and NHS network.

Our Data Quality Team, run by Nicola Lovering, has the responsibility for all of our chronic diease management recalls, our annual targets and key performance indicators.

The CCT led by Catherine Lawrence receive all letters via post or electronically and scan them onto our document management system, recording any diagnosis, procedures, or results onto the patient record so they are easily accessible to clinicians within the surgery or hospital. They also summarise any new patient records, ensuring all clinical information is documented correctly. 

The Rota Admin Team organise all the clinicians rotas, including trainee doctors, and oversee annual leave requests, appointment timetabling and staff training.

The Finance Team are tasked with payroll, invoices, petty cash, ordering and also facilitate all the non NHS work undertaken at the request of patients.

The Communications Team manage the website, social media channels and any internal or external communications such as staff or patient newsletters.

The Dispensary Team based at Stoneleigh surgery in Milnthorpe, dispense medication for roughly 2,500 patients in the north of our Practice area. Patients can have their medication dispensed if they live more than 1.5km from their nearest community pharmacy.