Dr Emma Mason

Dr Emma Mason
  • Date started at Heywood: 2004
  • Qualified Birmingham 1992
  • Special interest in contraception and women’s health
  • GMC 3614648

Dr Rebecca Haggitt

Dr Rebecca Haggitt
  • Date started at Heywood: 2008
  • Qualified Bristol 2004
  • Special interest in ENT and child health
  • GMC 6103874

Dr Owen Jones

Dr Owen Jones
  • Date started at Heywood: 2014
  • Qualified St Georges Hospital Medical School 1997
  • Special interest in paediatrics, cardiology and respiratory
  • GMC 4419473

Dr Deborah Addleson

Dr Deborah Addleson
  • Date started at Heywood: 2016
  • Qualified King's College London 1992
  • Special interest in women's health and contraception
  • GMC 3565995

Dr Rory Hamilton

Dr Rory Hamilton
  • Date started at Heywood: 16th July 2018
  • Qualified Oxford 2009
  • Special interest in skin, musculo-skeletal medicine and gastroenterology
  • GMC 7040655

Salaried Doctors

Dr Jo Williams

  • Date started at Heywood: 2nd September 2021
  • Qualified Nottingham 2000
  • Special interest in to be confirmed
  • GMC 4717652

Dr Yvonne Jackson

Dr Yvonne Jackson
  • Date started at Heywood: 1999
  • Qualified Bristol 1993
  • Special interest in child health and women’s health
  • GMC 4008947

Dr Poppy Hunt

Dr Poppy Hunt
  • Date started at Heywood: 10th May 2023
  • Qualified Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry 2015
  • GMC 7493439

Clinical Pharmacist

Name Role
Alberto Ratasi Sanchez Clinical Pharmacist
  • Qualified as a pharmacist in Seville, in 2003; then also qualified as a Non-Medical Prescriber with Bath University.
  • Started at Heywood Family Practice on October 2019.
  • Special interest: pain management.
  • GPhC registration number 2077329

"My job involves supporting our GPs in medication-related tasks, such as responding to medication queries from clinicians and patients alike, carrying out Medication Reviews, reviewing medication changes for patients who have been discharged from hospital, etc. This is a new and exciting role for pharmacists, and I am confident that it will not only relieve some pressure on GPs but also add value to patient care".

The Nursing Staff

Name Role
Tracey Phillips Nurse Practitioner
Rachel Pitt Lead Nurse
Kate Stratton Practice Nurse
Emma Tunstall Practice Nurse
Chloe Bright Nursing Associate
Angela Livingstone HealthCare Assistant

The role of the Practice Nurse at Heywood Family Practice

As current policy continues to shift care from hospitals to general practice, General Practice Nurses work alongside doctors, pharmacists and dieticians, as well as other specialists. Our Practice Nurses share duties and responsibilities with each other or may specialise in certain areas.

As might be expected of a role that covers so much ground, the skills and knowledge required make up an extensive list. (See the services tab on the website) Utilising a broad range of clinical skills is an everyday occurrence. They have a significant breadth of expertise in order to support patients with all types of conditions.

Modern everyday care

Our Practice Nurse involvement in care delivery aims to improve the health and well-being of patients on our practice list. Although this can sometimes mean managing acute events, more often than not long-term conditions requiring continuing care, medicines management, and review take up the bulk of the work, with the overall aim of reducing avoidable hospital admissions.

The day-to-day work of our Practice Nurses would still be largely recognisable to a nurse from times past, but today's emphasis on a holistic package of care does have many more recent additions, as well as new technologies that improve communication, care management, and multidisciplinary care structures. One thing that has not changed is the positioning in the local community of a Practice Nurses, which enables the development of a lifelong relationship with our patients. This means that our services can be tailored to the individual needs of our patients.

Another major aspect of the work of a general practice nurse that is time-honoured is a commitment to maintaining the highest possible levels of professional standards. Safe, high quality care is the hallmark of a successful system and that means adapting to circumstances by designing ongoing support for people on a bespoke basis. With long-term care needs increasingly becoming a shared responsibility – whether that includes NHS healthcare professionals, non-professional carers or third party private sector help – our services need to be responsive to patients on a case by case level, as well as reflecting the needs of the wider community as a whole.

However, one thing is certain – the importance the role our Practice Nurses currently play is likely to become even more significant and wider ranging as more responsibility continues to fall on their shoulders.

The Practice Team

Name Role
Vicky Gigg Practice Manager
Sarah Wolsey Assistant Practice Manager
Wendy Middlestorb Senior Practice Secretary
Mairead Burns Practice Secretary
Linda Powell Practice Administrator
Sian Jones Summariser
Jane Francis Results Coordinator
Jade Ang Care Coordinator/ Reception
Magdalena Maciol Administrator/ Receptionist
Sara Sedlen Dispensary Manager
Laura Smith Dispensary
Ashleigh Huggins Dispensary
Yvonne Wood Receptionist
Joanna Barber Receptionist
Mandy Dickens Receptionist
Angela Livingstone Receptionist
Kayleigh Kenyon Receptionist/ Dispensary
Kate McGurk Receptionist
Karin Rugman Receptionist
Laura Morgan Receptionist
Vacancy Maintenance
Terri Rogers Pharmacy Technician
Jessica French Care Co-ordinator

First Contact Physiotherapist

Name Role
Alan McFerran First Contact Physiotherapist

Alan is booked by our GPs and you can be seen on site at Heywood Family Practice

The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients over 16 years of age with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions as below:

  • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
  • Arthritis – any joint
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, eg tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
  • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and needles or numbness
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery (can differ between localities)