DR EDWARD ROCHE
MB ChB (Liverpool 2002) MRCGP
Originally from Northern Ireland, I came to medical school in Liverpool University and qualified in 2002 and became a GP partner in Marine Lake in 2011. Prior to joining the partnership I worked as a GP in care homes and this very much started my special interest in working with care homes and elderly patients, end of life care and issues around mental capacity. I work in the practice 3 days a week and the remaining time is spent as Chair of Primary Care Wirral GP Federation, which is a new collaborative of practices looking to improve primary care services in Wirral. In addition I am commissioned to deliver educational programs for care homes and I am a GP appraiser and a mental capacity assessor. I am married with 3 kids and I am a keen club runner and windsurfer.
DR S WELLS
MA (Oxford) MB BChir (Cambridge) DRCOG FRCGP FP Cert – qualified 1982
I have been a GP in West Kirby since 1987. I live locally with my husband and we have 2 grown up children. My main interest is providing good holistic care for the whole range of GP services to our practice population. I have particular interests in Diabetes and Education. I am also Medical Officer for West Kirby Residential School. I have also developed an interest in the commissioning of local services for patients and am the Chair of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.
DR RUPERT MILLARD
BMedSci, MB ChB (Birmingham, 2010), PG Dip (Therapeutics – Cardiff, 2013), DCH, MRCGP
After spending four months as an FY2 doctor in a GP surgery in Staffordshire, I decided on a career in general practice because I liked variety and getting to know people and their families. I undertook my three-year GP speciality training in Sandwell and West Birmingham, gaining extra qualifications in therapeutics and paediatrics. After qualifying in 2015, I moved to the Wirral and joined Marine Lake Medical Practice in 2017. My professional interests are in pharmacology, mental health, family planning and respiratory medicine. I am a member of the Local Medical Committee. Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, choral singing, mathematics, astronomy, and dinghy sailing.
DR MARION SMETHURST
BA BM BCh DRCOG (Oxford 1987)
I did my medical degree and GP Training in Oxford. My husband, who is also a doctor, and I moved back to the Wirral in 1990 and I worked in Broadgreen Hospital doing dermatology and medicine for the elderly before training with Dr Gareth Parry for a year in West Kirby – I have been here ever since. Along the way we have had twin girls, one of whom is now a doctor in Newcastle and the other is teaching English in Rainhill, and a son who is living and working in Newcastle for Santander and gigging at weekends. My main interests are in providing a full range of GP services, patient and family centred care, medicines management and palliative care.
DR PATRICIA WHITE
MB ChB (Liverpool) DFFP MRCGP – qualified 1988
First came to West Kirby in 1990 as a registrar and have been a partner in the practice for 25 years. I have been a trainer for 15 years and I am actively involved training registrars and foundation doctors at the practice. I enjoy all aspects of primary care with education being my main special interest.
DR LEE MALPAS
MB BS (London 1998), MRCGP
I did my medical degree at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London followed by junior doctors training posts at Arrowe Park Hospital and the Countess of Chester Hospital. Part of my general practice training included some very useful experience at The Hospice of The Good Shepherd in Chester. My interests include diabetes, care of the elderly and also joint injections.
DR JOSIE JEVONS-HURST
MBChB (Liverpool 2005), nMRCGP, diploma FSRH
I qualified as a GP in 2010 and have been working at Marine Lake since 2014. I did 2 lots of training at Marine Lake in 2007 and in 2009 and enjoyed it so much I came back after a few years at a GP surgery in Wallasey. I am from the West Midlands originally but now live near Chester and really enjoy working on the Wirral. 2 years ago I trained to fit contraceptive coils and do this once a week at the practice. This goes along with my interests in family planning and gynaecology in general. I also do baby checks and have an interest in paediatrics. Another role I have is mentoring the 5th year medical students that do placements at our practice. I enjoy supervising the 5th years and the trainee doctors that we have in the practice.
DR HENRY ALDWINCKLE
MBBS (London 2003) MRCGP PG Dip (derm)
I was born and brought up on the Wirral where I still live with my wife Clare and my three daughters I went to Birkenhead school before going to study Medicine at Guy’s and St.Thomas’ in London. I graduated in 2003 and moved back to the Wirral in 2007 to complete by training to become a GP. After completing my GP training and passing my membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in 2009 I was offered a salaried GP post with Dr Wells and Partners (that would soon become MLMP) and was made Partner after one year. I have developed a special interest in Dermatology and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University passed with distinction in 2013. I am very happy to see dermatological conditions and I perform regular Minor Surgery sessions at MLMP.
DR DEBORAH FORSDYKE
MB ChB (Liverpool) DFFP MRCGP – qualified 1988
'I have been a GP partner in West Kirby for the past 26 years since finishing my GP training at the practice. My main interests are GP training, minor surgery and child health surveillance.
DR CHRISTINA OAKES
MBChBMRCGP Liverpool 2006.
I went to medical school at Liverpool University and carried out my GP training around Merseyside. I have two young boys who keep me busy outside of work. I am interested in all aspects of general practice.
DR MICHAEL PARTON
BSc MB ChB DLO DFFP DRCOG (Liverpool 1993)
I have been a GP in West Kirby since 2001. I qualified in Liverpool in 1993 and have done a number of hospital jobs prior to General Practice, mainly in the field of Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT). I am married with 2 girls, both currently at University studying Chemistry & Sports Science. I provide a wide variety of GP Services but have a special interest in ENT and Mental Health issues especially anxiety.
DR S BRIGGS
MB ChB (Liverpool) FP Cert – qualified 1985
DR HELEN WORDSWORTH
MB ChB (Liverpool 2000) MRCGP
Senior Nurse Practitioner
I have worked in the NHS for the last 10 years, 2 in commissioning and project management and the last 8 as Practice Manager in West Kirby. I began my career in the finance industry doing change and business transformation work and moved to the public sector when I relocated to the North West. Prior to working in the NHS I worked with organisations like Legal & General, HSBC and Cheshire County Council. Working within these organisations has enabled me to understand how to make successful change, how to influence at a corporate level and how to deliver effective services. I am also a board member of Primary Care Wirral which is the largest GP Federation in Wirral and a Community Benefit Society. I spend 2 days a week in this role working with other services in Wirral to improve collaboration and improve patient care.
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