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Dr Gareth Cox
I was born in Warrington and after spending 10 years living in Padgate, moved to Grappenhall where I attended Lymm high school. I completed my medical training at Liverpool University, after this I worked in Southport hospital for 3 years, it was here I decided my love was for General Practice, which saw me move back to Warrington to work as a GP in Stockton Heath.
I have now worked in General Practice for 10 years. Over the years I have developed interests in both care of the elderly and musculoskeletal/sports medicine.
Outside of work I have a busy family life with two young children and 3 black Labradors (I must be mad!).
I am a lifelong Manchester United supporter and enjoy following the ups and downs of the Warrington Wolves. I have also been known to play tennis and golf when allowed!
Dr Sharmila Armitage
MBBS BSc MRCGP DRCOG DCH
Women's Health and Family Planning
I grew up in South Wales and moved to London to complete my medical training at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School. I knew I wanted to be a GP from the outset so did vocational training at West Middlesex Hospital. Following this we moved up North and settled in Lymm. I was initially a salaried GP in Preston for a year and then in Leigh for the past 13 years.
During this time I developed an interest in women’s health and family planning. I am qualified to fit both coils and implants. I also have an interest in palliative care and, being a GP trainer, in medical education.
As well as sessions in surgery I have a role as Clinical Director GP Out of Hours based in Wigan.
When not at work I enjoy choir, dance and my two teenage daughters keep me busy!
Dr Specialist Trainee GP
Trainee GPs/ Pre-Registration House Officers
Doctors wishing to become GPs need to undergo specialist training in General Practice. ST2’s are fully qualified Doctors and will have completed a couple of years training in hospital jobs (known as Foundation trainees, the new name for house officers and senior house officers) before starting on a GP training scheme which lasts a minimum of 3 years.
A GPST 2 is in the 2nd year of their specialist training. They will be known as GP Registrars. They are qualified doctors but will need supervision in the form of advice and guidance from Dr Armitage and the Partners just as trainees in hospital get the same support from Consultants and senior doctors
Dr Joel Coppeard
Dr Coppeard grew up in Essex and moved to the North to study Medicine at the University of Sheffield where he met his wife. After working as a Doctor across South Yorkshire, he moved to Warrington to start GP training, completing this in Latchford early this year.
Joel is an Arsenal supporter, enjoys running and spending time with his wife and two young children
Dr Indu Raju
Mrs Barbara Slack
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Barbara was born and bred in Warrington. She qualified as a Nurse from Whiston hospital in 1986 and completed Advanced Practice Masters Degree in 1998 at University of Liverpool.
Barbara has a long and varied career working both in Emergency/urgent care and primary care as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
She is married and has 2 adult children and the love of her life is Louis the Labrador.
She enjoys travel, baking and cake decorating.
Sister Paula Raymond
Sister Lyn Hughes
Mrs Lindsey Blackmore
Mrs Kate Redmond
GP Assistant – Our GP Assistant assists the clinicians to relieve some of the pressure on GPs. The role encompasses a Health Care Assistant and a Personal Assistant. GP Assistants support doctors in the smooth running of their surgery by handling the routine administration and some basic clinical duties enabling the GP to focus on the patient.
Assistant Manager/Medicines Co-ordinator/ Care co-ordinator
Miss Donna Cain
Our reception staff are here to help you. They may need to ask you further questions when you telephone to ensure that your enquiry is dealt with effectively.
Mrs Sarah Spencer
Miss Caylea Samm
District Nurses, Midwife, Health Visitor, Citizens Advice Bureau & Shared Care Recovery Worker. Livewire, Community Ultrasound
Ms Agnieszka Zawadzka
Mental Health Practitioner