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Dr Eeckelaers

Dr Eeckelaers will be retiring from the partnership on 3rd December 2017.  

He will continue to work at the practice on a very part time basis.

If Dr Eeckelaers  is your named GP and you would like to know who this will be after 3.12.17 please ask at reception.

Practice Management

Mr Anthony Howarth (m)


BA (hons), MSc

Anthony has been Practice Manager for over a decade and  plays a major role in the daily running of the practice and organises the services, staff and doctors. He is also tasked with looking for new opportunities to improve the Practice and its staff. 

Anthony is available for your general, non-medical enquiries along with any comments of feedback you might have. You can contact Anthony through the feedback section of this website or you can ask to speak to him at reception. Given the nature of his job, Anthony might not always be available to speak to at the time but will always try to respond to any messages left for him.

Mrs Diane Dunlop (f)


Diane assists our Anthony in his daily role of running the practice. Diane also works closely with our Senior Receptionist, Karen to ensure the smooth running of the reception desk and office.

In Anthony's absence, Diane acts Practice Manager and is authorised to make decisions on his behalf.  Please ask at the reception desk if you would like to meet her.


Mrs Joanne Hampson

Data Quality Officer Mrs Hampson is responsible for the daily operation of the practice’s computer system. She ensures that the data entered is correct and of a high quality.

Mrs Elaine Forsythe

Immunisation Clerk

Mrs Forsythe arranges the 8 week check appointments for new born babies.

She also manages the appointments for the child immunisation clinic and liaises with the child health department regarding which immunisations are due for your child. 


The reception staff have a wide range of duties including arranging your appointments, taking your telephone calls, dealing with your repeat prescriptions, answering numerous and varied questions and offering help and assistance
Miss Karen Etchells (f)

Reception Supervisor Miss Etchells  is responsible for the organisation and daily running of the reception desk and office. She works closely with Mrs Dunlop, our deputy manager, to ensure this runs smoothly. She is available for your general, non-medical enquiries. Please ask at the reception desk if you would like to meet her.

Linda Kenyon
Catherine Nugent
Barbara Ryan-Watling
Mrs Carol Daly
Mrs Lesley Hyde
Mrs Shehnaz Ahmed (f)


Ms Jenette Beckett

Jenette provides the secretarial service to all the GP's. She liaises with the hospital Consultants and their secretaries. She is also responsible for operating Choose and Book software that allocates hospital appointments. If you have any queries about your hospital appointments please contact her on 0161 230 3750.

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