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St Catherine’s Surgery, First Floor, Wing 4, St Catherine's Health Centre, Church Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH42 0LQTel: 0151 643 6700
MBChB Sheffield 1989, MRCGP
Dr Dow came to the Wirral in 1990 and worked in Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospital, she then worked for two years training in Psychiatry before becoming a partner in 1995.
MBChB Liverpool 1992 DRCOG , MRCGP
Dr Richards completed further training in general medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology at Arrowe Park Hospital and as a GP in West Kirby/Meols. He spent six months working in Alder Hey Accident & Emergency Department before joining Dr Hedges in 1996.
MBChB Leicester 1990 MRCP, MRCGP
Dr Harrand specialised in hospital medicine for two years after qualifying before coming to the Wirral in 1994. Whilst training in General Practice she also spent time at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology and working as a doctor in Australia and New Zealand, before joining Dr Dow in 1999.
MBChB Liverpool 1995, BSc (pharm), MRCGP, FRCGP
Dr Roberts trained in Liverpool and specialised in general medicine until she changed career to become a GP . She has extended training in family planning and provides services such as coil fitting . She has an interest in education and is a GP trainer for GP specialist trainees. She has recently been appointed as an Associate Dean for Health Education North West to oversee GP training in Merseyside.
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
First registered 1997
Dr Kapoor graduated from Manchester Medical School 1997. She did a 3 Year GP rotation including jobs in A+E, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology in south Manchester. Dr Kapoor worked as a locum GP in Manchester for 1 year and for 3 years in Liverpool before moving to the Wirral in 2006. She has been a partner since 2010 and is a GP trainer. Dr Kapoor has interests in family planning and child health.
MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
First registered 2006
First Registered 2008
Dr Towersey trained in Sheffield and London. She then worked as a GP in Liverpool and West Kirby before joining Victoria Park Practice in 2014.
MBBS 1999 MRCGP
Dr Dennis trained in London then did a 2 year medical rotation at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. She started work in General Practice in 2003 and worked at Greenway Road Surgery for a period of 6 months in 2005. She has also worked at a Practice in Bootle, before returning to work at Greenway Surgery in December 2008.
Dr Kate Jones
MBChB MRCGP(University of Liverpool 2011)
Dr Jones completed foundation years in Macclesfield DGH before coming to the Wirral for GP training including time working in Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Psychiatry and Arrowe Park in the Women’s and Children’s Departments.
Having worked as a registrar for Victoria Park Practice she has then continued as a salaried GP for St Catherine's Surgery.
MBChB (Liverpool 2000), MRCS, MRCGP, MD, DRCOG, DFSRH, DGM.
Dr Prior trained in Liverpool and specialised initially in General Surgery - working throughout the Merseyside region (plus a short stint in New Zealand) until she changed career to become a GP. Having worked as a registrar during her training at St Catherine’s Surgery she has continued here as a salaried GP since qualifying.
MBBS London 1999 MRCGP
Dr Ho qualified from University College Hospital London, completing her 3 years GP rotational training in Devon. She has worked as a GP in London and Vietnam for 6 years, then as a GP at the All Day Health Centre for a further 5 years before joining St Catherine's Surgery in 2017
MBChB Liverpool 2002 MRCGP DFSRH.
Dr Brown trained in Liverpool initially starting her career as a Paediatric trainee before changing her career to become a GP. She worked as a GP in the Wirral for around eight years and for the past nearly four years has been a GP in Chester. She has joined the team as a Salaried GP.
She has a keen interest in teaching and teaches medical students at the University of Liverpool; she is also working towards becoming a GP trainer for GP specialist trainees. She also has an interest in safeguarding, family planning and paediatrics.
Jane qualified in 2000 and gained experience within the Surgical Department at Arrowe Park Hospital before joining the surgery as a Practice Nurse in 2002.
Qualified in 2012 from Chester University and started working on the surgical wards at Clatterbridge. Following this spent several years working in the community before becoming a practice nurse in 2015. Siobhan qualified as an independant prescriber in 2017, and is currently undertaking the MSc in Advanced Practice at Edge Hill.
Ruth Don RGN BSc (Hons) Nursing studies.
Ruth qualified in 1998, and has gained experience working in a surgical unit and oncology before spending 12 years working as a Community Nurse. She joined the surgery as a Practice Nurse in 2013.
Emma qualified from Liverpool John Moore's University as a nurse in 2001 and worked in colo-rectal and liver surgical wards at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. This then lead to working in Intensive Care before joining St Catherine's Surgery as a practice nurse in 2016.
Eleni joined the surgery in 2007 as a Receptionist and then went on to qualify as a Phlebotomist in 2014. She has recently taken on the full time role as a Health Care Assistant for St Catherine's surgery.
Paula qualified as a phlebotomist in 2017 and worked with the team at Arrowe Park Hospital in both clinic settings and on the wards before joining St Catherine's Surgery in July 2018.
Provides leadership and management and ensures smooth running of the practice and to facilitate good governance and efficient, safe and effective services for patients and staff alike.
Patient Services Manager
Janine is responsible for managing patient services and is available to discuss any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health treatment.
Our reception and administration team are all experienced and are here to assist you in making appointments to see your doctor, organise repeat prescriptions and to answer your various requests and queries. When you telephone they may need to ask you for further details to enable us to assist you as quickly as possible. Please remember that they are not simply being nosy! They are bound by the same strict rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.
The midwives run weekly antenatal clinics and, in conjunction with the doctors, will be responsible for your care during pregnancy.
We have a district nursing team attached to our practice. They may be involved in your nursing care, if you are housebound. Contact should be through the practice please.
Our health visitors are available to provide advice on all aspects of health care for all ages. The health visitors can always be contacted via the practice and through the switchboard at St Catherine’s Hospital.
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