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Doctors and Staff

Dr J Doyle BM BS BMedSci DRCOG MRCGP FRCGP Nottingham 1983
Dr D Osborne MB ChB BSc Hons MRCGP Manchester 1992
Dr S Gadiyar  MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Mysore (India) 1991
Dr M 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 F Zafar MBChB MRcs Manchester 2012

Dr H Riaz

MBChB MRCGP Sheffield 2012 

Dr E Knott MBBS MRCGP Newcastle 2006
Dr N Alazzawi Dr Natalia Alazzawi BSc (Hons), MBChB Liverpool 2012, MRCGP Manchester 2017, DFSRH 2018


Dr J S Doyle


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.

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 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 M J Mudalige


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 S V Gadiyar


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 A Simmons


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 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 F Zafar

Dr F Zafar

Dr Feroz Zafar undertook part of his GP training at the practice in August 2015 before joining as a GP in September 2018. He achieved his medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2012, during which he took a year out to obtain a Masters in Research.  After qualifying as a doctor, he completed his Foundation training in Preston and subsequent GP training in the Pennine region. 

Dr H Riaz 

Dr Riaz received his degree from the University of Sheffield in 2012 and undertook his training as a foundation doctor in Leeds. He gained his membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2017 after completing his training across the Pennine region. He spent two years in London post qualification before moving back to the North West in 2019 to join the practice. He has a clinical interest in Chronic Kidney disease management and will be gaining his accreditation in the training of Foundation Year doctors later this year.‚Äč

Dr E Knott


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.


Dr N Alazzawi

Dr Alazzawi graduated from the University of Liverpool Medical School in 2012. She went onto complete her Foundation Doctor Training and GP training within the Pennine region. Since qualifying as a GP she has gone on to develop her interest in women's health and offering contraceptive advice by achieving the Postgraduate Diploma in Family Planning and Sexual Health and training in implant and coil insertions. Other interests include involvement in medical school education and supervision, as well as a Foundation Doctor supervisor. 


Healthcare Team

Practice Manager:
  • Pauline A Mayor
Advanced Nurse Practitioner:
  • Kaye Peacock
Community Nurse Practitioner:
  • Nicola Eaton
Practice Nurses:
  • Debbie Clubman
  • Choosita Barton
  • Megan
Health Care Assistants:
  • Joanne 
  • Christine 

Integrated Neighbourhood Team: 

  • Sarah Nash - Team Leader 
  • Susan Kenyon - ANP
  • Leanne Taylor - Community Matron
  • Sue Chang - District Nurse Sister
  • Sam Wolstenholme - District Nurse Sister 
  • Lacelle Smith - District Nurse
  • Zoe J - 
    (Office Manager)
  • Erika - (Supervisor)
  • Sarah - (Senior Receptionist) 
  • Zoe G
  • Megan
  • Lisa
  • Jenny
  • Vicki


  • Val 
  • Jill 
  • Maz 
  • Sofia 
  • Leanne
  • Susan - 
  • Cathryn
  • Sarah 
  • Val
  • Megan
  • Leanne 
  • Karen
  • Sana



Prescribing Team: 
  • Pam 
  • Christine 
  • Maz
  • Julie 

Practice Team

There are ten doctors, three salaried GP's, GP registrars, and training doctors who already have hospital experience who are supported by the practice manager, nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants and a total of 20 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.

Practice Manager

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


Kaye Peacock

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
  • Contraception
  • Infections - ear, throat, urinary, chest and eyes
  • Coughs/colds
  • 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

Nicola Eaton

Nicky Eaton is our Community Nurse Practitioner who joined our practice in 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 work 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 25 years experience of a variety of nursing roles and is fully trained to prescribe and manage patients with a wide range of conditions.

Practice Nurses

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:

  • 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 and Christine  who are our health care assistants. They have been fully trained in phlebotomy and blood pressure monitoring and have completed their training to assist in the management of health care. This currently includes the following:

  • Bloods
  • Health Advice
  • ECG
  • Blood Pressures
  • 24-hour Blood Pressures
  • Hypertension/NHS Checks

Health Visitors

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.

District Nurses

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 0161 763 8525. 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 763 8525.

Post-graduate Training

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.

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