Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with the practice, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership. Having made a choice, it is advisable to see the same doctor whenever possible, especially for follow up of a continuing problem.

Dr. Tom Howling (M)

Dr. James Higgins (M)

Dr. Rebecca Baldry (F)

Dr. Mark White (M)

Dr. Cate Lawson (F)

Dr. Michael Richardson (M)

Salaried GPs

Dr. Saroja Forester (F)

Dr. Julia Dow (F)

Dr. Emily Wilson (F)

Dr. Carmen Wu (F)

Dr. Tom Eadsforth (M)

Dr. Rob Mctear (M)

Teaching and Training

Brinnington Surgery is a training practice for General Practitioner Registrars and doctors in training. These are fully trained doctors with a wealth of hospital experience who are being trained for the Primary Care setting.

Training may involve shared surgeries with another doctor and video surgeries. The reception staff will inform you if the consultations are being filmed. Please say if you would prefer not to be filmed.

Brinnington Surgery Teaching and Training.

Our Nursing Team

Sr Celia Lockwood (F)

Sr Jane Templeton (F)

Sr Frances Crawford (F)

Sr Sally Jenkins (F)

Paula Porter (F)

Andrea Brown (F)

Josie Baguley (F)

Alicia Baguley (F)

Lauren Harrison (F)

Helen Ferns (F)

Our Practice Team

Paul Ansbro

Practice Manager

Paul Ansbro BA (Hons) Business Studies, MA Health Service Management

Full-time Practice Manager and Executive Partner


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration

Karen V

Reception and Administration

Karen W

Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration


Reception and Administration

Tame Valley PCN Staff

We are a part of the Tame Valley PCN along with 7 other practices in the area.

Many patients do not know that we offer other services that don’t always require a GP Appointment in our Practice.

These services include:

  • Employement Support Health Coach
  • Cancer Health Coach
  • First Contact Practitioner
  • SIPS Pharmacy Team
  • Pain Management and Addiction Coach
  • Frailty Health Coach
  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Safeguarding Team
  • Care Co-Ordinators

You can find out more about their role by visiting the Tame Valley PCN website


Paula Talbot

Julie Burt

Our Attached Team

Associated Staff

Imelda Watson

Wellbeing Navigator


Dawn Oakley (F)

Phoebe Longstaff (F)

Kristy Franklin (F)