Practice Team

Practice Management

Mr Anthony Howarth – Male

BA (hons), MSc Leadership

Business Manager

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 our online Feedback form 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 you at the time but will always try to respond to any messages left for him.

Mrs Lesley Hyde – Female

Office Manager

Lesley manages the reception area and back office. Lesley is responsible for the reception team and the work they do. Lesley should be your first port of call if you have any comments or suggestions about how the practice is running. You can contact Lesley through our online Feedback form or you can ask to speak to her at reception.


Laura Whittingham – Female

Medical Secretary

Laura provides the secretarial service to all the GPs. She liaises with the hospital consultants and their secretaries. She is also responsible for operating the NHS e-Referral software that allocates hospital appointments. If you have any queries about your hospital appointments please contact her through reception.


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.

The reception will try to help you as best a they can so please do not be offended if they ask you questions about why you wish to book an appointment. They been asked to do this by the doctors, so they can ensure they are booking you in the best available slot for your problem.

Please treat the reception team with the same respect you expect from them.

Linda Kenyon – Female
Catherine Nugent – Female
Barbara Ryan-Watling – Female
Shehnaz Ahmed – Female
Danielle Currier – Female
Laura Diggle – Female
Ashton Sixsmith – Female