Healthcare Team


Our doctors work in a partnership. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the practice.

Wherever possible, we will arrange an appointment with the Doctor of your choice. At times it may not be possible to do this and you will be offered an appointment with one of the other partners.


Dr Girish B Patel (m)
MBChB, MRCGP Qualified Manchester 1992

Dr Laurence J Cribbin (m)
MBChB, MRCP (Paediatrics), DRCOG Qualified Liverpool 1995

Dr Kirstin Beattie (f)
BSC MBChB DRCOG FFP MRCGP Qualified Manchester 2004

Dr Jennifer Farrow (f)
MBChB, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP, GP Trainer Qualified Manchester 2002

Dr Manu Singhal (m)

Dr Paul Bateson (m)

Salaried GPs

Dr Kurt Wilson (m)
BSc MBChB MRCGP Qualified Manchester 2001

Dr Sheetal Trivedi (f) 

Other Doctors

Occasionally when a Partner is ill or on holiday and the Practice is particularly busy, a locum doctor will be employed to ensure that patients do not wait too long for appointments.

Doctors in Training

The Sides Medical Centre is a training practice. GP Registrars and Foundation Year 2 doctors work with the Practice for twelve and four months respectively. These doctors are hospital trained and have been qualified doctors for a number of years. During the time at the practice they learn to apply their skills within the community.

We hope you will be happy for these Doctors to play a part in your care but if you have any concerns about this please inform the Receptionist and we will respect your wishes.

Advanced Practitioner

Rachel Moorhouse

Advanced Practitioners are autonomous in making decisions based on assessment, diagnosis and interpretation of test results. APs are able to independently prescribe appropriate medication, evaluate or refer to other specialists if necessary. Find out more about Advanced Practitioner services here.

Practice Nursing

Clinical Nurse Lead

Adale Hall

Our Clinical Nurse Lead is responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective nursing care to the whole practice population. As the team leader for the general practice nursing team, Adale is accountable for nursing service delivery. She will lead and manage all the nursing resources, working closely with the GPs and practice manager to deliver the practice priorities. Clinically, the focus of the role is the delivery of evidence-based practice for patients with acute and chronic conditions and management and preventative nursing interventions to all patients. Adale works collaboratively with the whole general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery and procedures and providing leadership and direction for the nursing team.

Practice Nurses

Sister Patricia Stewart

Sister Anne Davies

Sister Katrina Foster

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, travel advice clinics and blood pressure checks. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Further information on our nursing services can be found here.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Vickie Newnes
Mrs Suzi Jackson
Alys Slawson

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.


Mrs Collette McHugh
Clinical Correspondence Lead

Michelle Gilmour

Pharmacy Team

Practice Pharmacist Lead

Peter Robertson

As the Pharmacy Lead at the practice I have been aiming to introduce safe, high quality systems for managing the prescription workload and the usage of medications overall.

Every medication requires some level of ongoing review, whether that is a blood test, blood pressure monitoring or even just a conversation about its effectiveness and we believe that if these reviews are conducted appropriately we can improve the efficiency of ordering medications at the surgery, reduce the risk of side effects and reduce the prescribing of medications that are no longer required.

Alongside this we are increasing our use of Medication Management services recommended by NHS England (like batches of prescriptions for stable patients) which can significantly reduce the number of prescription requests required per person.

Additionally, we have increased the availability of "on-the-day" telephone appointments with myself to discuss any medication issues patients or carers may be experiencing.  This could be discussing side effects, new treatments recommended by another clinic, choosing an alternative medication due to a supply issues or general reviews of all prescribed medications.  These appointments aim to improve access to the surgery to resolve medication issues as opposed to requiring review from the Duty Doctor that day. 

Our decision to increase the turnaround time was not taken lightly, but we felt that by increasing our involvement in these other areas and improving the service we offer we would be unable to reliably meet the expectations of a two working day turnaround.

Practice Pharmacy Technician

Sarah Forbes

As the Pharmacy Technician at the Practice I have a close involvement in Medicines Management process at the practice.  Prescription requests can arrive at the surgery from a variety of sources, and while routine requests for repeat prescriptions can be processed without further queries to resolve, requests for newly started medicines, medications that are used very infrequently, or medications that require specific monitoring could require further assessment.  These assessments are extremely important to ensure the safety of each prescription provided by the surgery and our new procedures aim to tighten up this process.

A large part of my role at the practice involves reviewing letters following hospital stays or clinic appointments and taking actions as appropriate with the medications.  Since joining the surgery our turnaround time for these letters has significantly improved, which we feel will help to reduce the risk of error from out of date prescriptions or delays in starting treatments.?

Community Healthcare Team

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social well-being. Your local health visitor can be contacted by telephone on: 0161 212 5122.

Health Improvement Worker

Teresa Tocher

Our health improvement worker is available at the practice every Friday; she can assist patients with issue such as weight management, smoking cessation, drug addiction, debt issue and isolation. Further information about this servicescan be found here.

Practice Management

Practice Business Manager

Mr Frazer Meadowcroft

The Practice Business Manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The Practice Business Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Practice Operations Manager

Mrs Lorraine Townshend

In addition to supporting the Practice Business Manager, Lorraine will lead and manage the practice's systems and processes that will achieve optimal performance in QOF, Salford Standards and CQC ratings. Lorraine implements quality standards and pro-actively monitors performance against these to enable the provision of the safe and efficient patient-centred service.

As part of this role is to act as non-clinical lead and provide support on all statutory requirements e.g. safeguarding, mandatory training, health and safety, incident reporting and pre and post-employment checks and also to develop and maintain practice policies and procedures.

Administration Manager

Michelle Gilmour

Medical Administrators

Hilary Sale

Lesley Seenan

Sue Seenan

Annemarie Chaisty

Courtney Newton

Chloe Broll

Allison Carroll

Sarah Townshend

Roddy Tannahill

Tammy Curran

Kirsty Mclay-Cassidy

Nicola Nunn

Katie Aldred

Graham Dewsbury

Julie Whitehead

Medical Administrators provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Medical Administrators make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and test results under your doctor's guidance.