Our Staff - Clinical Team

Medical Team

Dr C Bolton MB ChB (Birmingham 1996) DRCOG FP Cert

Dr Christopher Bolton (MB ChB DRCOG FP Cert) joined the Practice in 2002 and his special interest is in Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine. He is the Practice Lead for prescribing and Research. He is also an F2 (junior doctor) trainer and Supervising Physician to PA's.


Dr L Grant MB ChB (Liverpool 1998) DRCOG MRCGP FP Cert PGCert TLCP

Dr Liam Grant (MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP FP Cert PGCert TLCP) joined the Practice in 2002 and his special interest is Respiratory Medicine. He is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), The Local Medicine Committee (LMC). He is responsible for the Teaching and Supervision of GP Trainee Doctors. 


Dr D Mortimer MB ChB (Liverpool 1999) DRCOG 

Dr David Mortimer (MB ChB DRCOG) joined the Practice in 2004 and his special interest is in Information Technology (IT). He is the Clinical Lead for IT at NHS Sefton, an IT Consultant to Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group.


Dr T Brettell MB BS (University of London 1999) 

Dr Thomas Brettell (MB BS) joined the Practice in 2014. He Qualified from University College London in 1999. He is a local GP Appraiser and has a keen interest in Diabetes.


Dr L Lin MB ChB (Hons) MRCGP (Liverpool 2012) 

Dr Luchuan Lin (MB ChB) joined the Practice in 2017 as a salaried GP. She completed her final year GP Training with us and has been a renowned member of the team since.


Dr S Johnson MA BM BCh DRCOG MRCGP Dip Derm

Dr Simon Johnson (MA BM BCh DRCOG MRCGP Dip Derm) joined the Practice in 2005. He is a member of RCGP and has a Diploma in Dermatology. He currently carries out two sessions per week as a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Dermatology.


Dr P Kenton BSc (Hons) PgDip PgDip PA-R FIBMS RSci DMSc  (Liverpool 2011)

Dr Paul Kenton (BSc (Hons), PgDip, PgDip, PA-R, FIBMS, RSci, DMSc) joined the practice in 2016. Prior, he worked as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Clinical Biochemistry & Metabolic Medicine in Liverpool, before post-graduate Physician Associate education at Liverpool Medical School, as part of the national expansion program. He is a registered scientist, Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science and holds a Doctor of Medical Science in the Advanced Clinical Practice of Primary Care & Family Medicine. He has keen interest in clinical biochemistry, endocrinology, medical education and audit. He is a Senior Lecturer at a local Medical School.


Ms A Jenkinson BSc (Hons) PgDip PA-R (Liverpool 2019)

Ms Abigail Jenkinson (BSc (Hons), PgDip, PA-R) joined the practice as a Physician Associate in 2019. She originally studied an Anatomy and Human Biology degree at University of Liverpool, followed by completion of post-graduate training as a Physician Associate. She is currently developing active interests in female reproductive and sexual health. 


Ms S O'Doherty BSc (Hons) PgDip, MSc, PA-R (Liverpool 2019)

Ms Sinead O'Doherty (BSc (Hons), PgDip, MSc, PA-R) joined the practice as a Physician Associate in 2019. She has prior experience in secondary care cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services. She is currently developing specialist interests in nutrition, exercise-physiology, dermatology and cardiology. 


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Practice Nursing Team 

Sister Diane Furnival

Sister Diane Furnival is our Adult Health Visitor and supports our frail elderly population. She does a lot of outreach work for housebound patients and care-home patients. She undertakes home visits, monitoring social isolation and works closely with Third Sector Colleagues to support a number of vulnerable groups and supports safeguarding.


Health Care Assistants (HCA)

The Health Care Assistants support the practice nurses with their daily work. They can take blood, perform ECGs, test urine, measure BP, height & weight and they can also give advice on healthy lifestyles, weight monitoring, and smoking cessation.

Dawn Sixsmith (HCA)

Dawn Sixsmith supports clinicians in her role as Healthcare Assistant. She supports our GP's with specialist long-acting contraceptive clinics, joint injections and paediatric phlebotomy clinic. 

Joanne Bennett (HCA)

Joanne Bennett supports clinicians in her role as Healthcare Assistant. She takes the lead on 24-hour blood pressure monitoring.

Kim Williams (Acute Care HCA)

Kim Williams supports clinicians in her role as Healthcare Assistant. 


Pharmacy Team 

Mrs Erika Setzu - Pharmacist PharmaD (Hons) PgDip MPhil IP

Mrs Erika Setzu (PharmaD(Hons) PGDipClinPharm MPhil IP) is our Practice Pharmacist. She is a Prescribing Pharmacist and is responsible for supporting the GP's with Medication Reviews. 


Mrs Elizabeth Reeves - Pharmacy Technician

Mrs Elizabeth Reeves is our Pharmacy Technician and is responsible for the management of repeat prescriptions and organising the required monitoring of support safe prescribing. She also is responsible for arranging regular blood tests for medication monitoring purposes and also keeps medication reviews up to date as noted on prescriptions.


Extended Clinical Team 

District Nurses

The district nursing team work with us to provide nursing care and support to our patients in their own home. The district nurses may be contacted by calling their own office on 01704 387212. Their out of hours number is 01704 531978. The district nurses work closely with the palliative care team where the need arises.


The Practice has an ante-natal clinic every Friday afternoon. Appointments for this can be booked at reception or over the Telephone. 


The dieticians can be seen following a referral from the GP. They liaise between the doctors, practice nurses and the hospital in the shared care of patients. Clinics are held at the surgery by appointment.

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Contact Us

The Village Surgery
The Village Surgery
12 Elbow Lane
L37 4AW
Tel: 01704 878661 - 01704 879430
Fax: 01704 385052