|Dr J S Doyle
||BM BS BMedSci DRCOG MRCGP FRCGP Nottingham 1983
|Dr D C Osborne
||MB ChB BSc Hons MRCGP Manchester 1992
|Dr J J Nelson
||BSc MB ChB MRCGP DFSRH Manchester 1993
|Dr S V Gadiyar
||MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Mysore (India) 1991
|Dr M J Mudalige
||MB ChB MRCGP Manchester 2004
|Dr A Simmons
||BSc (Med Sci) MBChB MRCGP Manchester 2008
|Dr K Cody
||BSc (Hons) MB ChB Leicester/Warwick Medical School 2006
|Dr E Knott
||MBBS MRCGP Newcastle 2006
Dr J S Doyle
Dr Stephen Doyle’s special interest is respiratory medicine, looking after asthma and COPD care in the practice. He has obtained his diploma in Asthma and COPD management.
Dr Doyle has 22 years’ experience in performing minor surgery and provides an acupuncture service to patients. He also has a further interest in men’s health issues and has responsibility for NHS health checks.
Dr Doyle has both an interest in and responsibility for the development of Information Technology in the practice.
Along with Dr Osborne, Dr Doyle is an approved GP Trainer who is also involved in the training of junior medical students and training doctors. Following a peer review of his work and role in education he was awarded the FRCGP (Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners).
Dr D C Osborne
Dr David Osborne has worked as a GP in Rochdale since 1995. He has been an accredited trainer of new general practitioners since 2003.
His clinical responsibilities in the surgery are coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke. He has a postgraduate Diploma in Minor Surgery and undertakes a minor surgery clinic at the surgery on alternative Friday afternoons.
Dr J J Nelson
Dr Jenny Nelson has worked at Ashworth Street Surgery since November 2001 as a part-time partner. She has over 18 years’ experience working within General Practice.
Her main interests are women’s health: obstetrics and gynaecology, family planning, osteoporosis, menopause and HRT and teenage health. Dr Nelson is certified to fit contraceptive and mirena coils.
Dr S V Gadiyar
Dr Shalini Gadiyar has worked as a GP since 2002. She trained initially as a paediatrician in this country after qualifying as a doctor in India. She became attracted to General Practice after four years of hospital medicine and since then has gained experience in ENT, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She offers contraceptive advice, fits IUDs and implants and is also involved in child health along with Dr Simmons and Dr Knott.
She gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Gynaecology in 2011 and her other clinical interests include family planning, mental health and dermatology.
Dr M J Mudalige
Dr Mark Mudalige joined the practice full time in October 2011. He has recently completed the Certificate in GP Education and is now involved in the training of new GPs.
His clinical interests include diabetes and chronic kidney disease and he has recently gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes.
Dr A Simmons
Dr Adam Simmons joined the Practice in October 2013. He completed his training as a junior doctor at Rochdale Infirmary and went on to undertake his GP training across the Pennine region. He is involved in supervising medical students at the practice. His clinical interests involve child health and he runs the baby clinic. He is safeguarding lead and is involved in coordinating patient care plans, as well as overseeing developments in the practice.
Dr K Cody
Dr Kevin Cody completed his GP training in July 2014 and joined the practice as a partner in October 2016. He initially studied Medical Microbiology at Newcastle University before completing his studies in Medicine at Warwick Medical School. He spent the first part of his career in hospital medicine working in the Northwest and then Sydney Australia for two years. Prior to his GP training he worked in Emergency Medicine.
Dr E Knott
Dr Elizabeth Knott joined the practice in August 2013 having completed her GP training in the Pennine region. Prior to commencing GP training she spent two years as a junior doctor in Newcastle before completing a further two years as a paediatric trainee in Yorkshire.
Primary Health Care Team
||Pauline A Mayor
|Advanced Nurse Practitioner
|Community Nurse Practitioner
|Health Care Assistants
There are eight doctors, GP registrars, and training doctors who already have hospital experience who are supported by the practice manager, nurse practitioner, practice nurses, health care assistants and a total of 18 reception/admin staff. The receptionists, like all staff, are there to assist you - making appointments, taking requests for home visits and answering other queries. Please be patient if you are kept waiting, or if you feel they are asking too many questions. They have to judge the urgency of the request so please give them the information they require. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.
The practice manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice. Problems regarding registration or other administrative matters should be brought to her attention if the reception staff cannot help.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Kaye Peacock is our advanced nurse practitioner, who joined the practice in March 2002. Kaye completed the MSc Clinical Nursing Course at Liverpool University in September 2001. Prior to that she was a district nursing sister in Bolton.
What is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Who Should See Her?
Advanced nurse practitioners are nurses who specialise in diagnosing and treating minor ailments. They work alongside GPs to offer an alternative point of GP contact for patients. This enables GPs to have more time to deal with patients who have complicated medical conditions.
Advanced nurse practitioners are highly trained to carry out this role and are able to recognise more serious conditions as well as minor ones. Nevertheless, a GP is always on hand to advise the nurse practitioner if needed. Kaye has also been fully trained to prescribe medication.
- Kaye can see a wide range of conditions, some examples of which are:-
- Skin problems - eg eczema, acne and rashes
- Infections - ear, throat, urinary, chest and eyes
- Muscular injuries - eg back, neck
Many of these problems come on quickly and the nurse practitioner's appointments are more readily available. We hope this enables patients to be seen more quickly. If you are unsure if your illness should be seen by the nurse practitioner or GP, the reception staff are often able to clarify which would be best, so just ask.
Community Nurse Practitioner
Nicky Eaton is our Community Nurse Practitioner who joined our practice on 1st May 2017. Many of our patients will already know Nicky as she was previously the Community Matron employed by Pennine Acute NHS Trust for Ashworth Street surgery for over two years and continues to support many of our patients.
Nicky has an extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with acute/chronic and long-term conditions/illnesses and will be working alongside the GP's to manage patients in a variety of settings and local nursing homes.
Nicky is currently studying for her MSc in Advance Clinical Practice and will be able to offer an alternative point of contact for patients in the community.
Nicky has over 20 years experience of a variety of nursing roles and is fully trained to prescribe and manage patients with a wide range of conditions.
Debbie Clubman and Choosita Barton are the surgery practice nurses. They are very highly skilled and undertake regular training to enable them to deliver a high standard of evidence-based care to all our patients.
An appointment can be made at reception for any of the following:
- NHS Health Checks
- Travel Immunisations - Ideally 6-8 weeks prior to travel
- Asthma Clinic/COPD/Spirometry
- Diabetic Clinic
- Cardiovascular Clinic
- Cervical Smears
- Baby Clinic and Immunisations
- Contraception - Advice/Checks
- Stroke Checks
- Cryotherapy Clinics
- Referrals to Health Trainer and Living Well
Health Care Assistants
In addition to our nurse practitioner and practice nurses, we also have Joanne Holland, Christine Thompson and Daryl Thompson who are our health care assistants. They have been fully trained in phlebotomy and blood pressure monitoring and are currently undergoing their training to assist in the management of health care. This currently includes the following but will become more extensive in the future:
- Health Advice
- Blood Pressures
- 24-hour Blood Pressures
- Hypertension/NHS Checks
The health visitors are available for advice, especially with children and also to monitor the health and development of children and families. They are based at Ings Lane and can be contacted on 01706 676300.
The district nurses service aims to provide high quality nursing care to patients who are housebound. They have an open referral policy and can be contacted at Croft Shifa Surgery Monday to Friday between 8.30 - 9.30am and 2.00 - 4.00pm on 861692. At any other time they can be contacted via their Liaison Department on 676365. Any patients who are able to, are requested to attend the clinic for treatment at Croft Shifa Clinic; appointments can be made by ringing 0161 655 7401.
Doctors who have worked in hospitals for a number of years come to work at the practice for a year before themselves becoming general practitioners. This is valuable work experience for them and also benefits us by stimulating new ideas within the practice.
Teaching Medical Students
This practice is a teaching practice in association with the University of Manchester. Students may be present at your consultation but you will be given notice of this in advance. If you wish to see the doctor on their own please inform the receptionist.