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

Practice Nursing

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

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

Pharmacy Team

Peter Robertson Practice Pharmacist Lead

Sarah Forbes Practice Pharmacy Technician

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.

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

Janice Leigh

Hilary Sale

Lesley Seenan

Sue Seenan

Vivien Green

Annemarie Chaisty

Courtney Newton

Chloe Broll

Allison Carroll

Sarah Townshend

Roddy Tannahill

Jean Ogden

Rachel Pover

Tammy Curran

Kirsty Mclay-Cassidy

Nicola Nunn

Katie Aldred

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.