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Our Team

Doctors

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Dr Maher Al-Ausi

MB ChB MRCS PGDIP MRCGP DFSRH

GP Partner
Male

Dr Al-Ausi trained at Manchester University before undertaking surgical training in London and Bristol.  When his sons were born he switched to General practice to spend more time with his … [continue] Dr Maher Al-Ausi

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Dr Samantha Wise

BMedSci BMBS MRCP MRCGP

GP Partner
Female

I studied at Nottingham University and qualified as a Doctor in 2007. In my final year of medical school, I spent 6 weeks working at a small hospital and rural … [continue] Dr Samantha Wise

Dr Raina Patel

Associate GP Partner
Female

I took over Guywood Practice from my mother Dr Lily Patel and was made an MBE in 2005 for services to healthcare in Stockport. My specialist skills include women’s health, … [continue] Dr Raina Patel

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Dr Benjamin Liu

MBChB MRCS(Ed) MRCGP

Salaried GP
Male

I attended the University of Manchester and graduated in 2008, I spent a portion of my degree studying in New York, giving me a perspective on how another healthcare system … [continue] Dr Benjamin Liu

Dr Sadaf Shah

MBChB BSc PG Dip

Salaried GP
Female

I studied Medicine at the University of Glasgow and graduated in 2012. I did my hospital training and GP training in North West England. After completing my training I returned … [continue] Dr Sadaf Shah

Dr Farida Mumuney

Salaried GP
Female

Dr Amy Wood

Salaried GP
Female

I studied at Newcastle University and loved every minute of it. I qualified as a doctor in 2010. I grew up in Poynton and was keen to move back closer … [continue] Dr Amy Wood

Dr Laila Jabr

Salaried GP
Female

Dr Danny Aldcroft

GPST3 Registrar
Male

Dr Danny Aldcroft will be on placement with the Practice until 1 August 2024.

Dr Eleanor O’Brien

GPST3 Registrar
Female

Dr Eleanor O’Brien is currently on placement with the practice.

Dr Fathia Shettima

F2 Doctor
Female

Dr Shettima is currently on placement with the Practice until August 2024.

Dr Helena Stiles

F2 Doctor
Female

Dr Stiles is currently on placement with the Practice until August 2024.

Dr Moe Kishima

F2 Doctor
Female

Dr Kishima is currently on placement with the practice until August 2024.

Nursing Team

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Catherine Jackson

BA (Hons) MSc

Nurse Practitioner
Female

After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 where she worked in critical care, renal medicine and in industry Catherine moved into general practice in 1997. For two years … [continue] Catherine Jackson

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Sarah Wilkinson

Diploma in Nursing from Manchester University 2002

Practice Nurse

In 2002, Sarah attained the Diploma in Nursing from Manchester University and spent 18 months working on the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital. Sarah joined Marple Cottage … [continue] Sarah Wilkinson

Rachel Lewis

Practice Nurse
Female

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Joanne Royle

Senior Health Care Assistant

In 2006, Joanne joined the practice nursing team as a healthcare assistant, which involves offering appointments for blood tests, blood pressure checks, 24hr blood pressure monitoring, spirometry, ECGs and general … [continue] Joanne Royle

Caroline Hill

Health Care Assistant
Female

Vicky Snelson

Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA)
Female

Vicky joined the practice in 2012, working in the Reception / Admin team, and more recently training into a Healthcare Assistant role. In 2022, Vicky started further training and is … [continue] Vicky Snelson

Associated Healthcare Staff

Julie Holowko

Community Midwife (Marple)
Female

Our Practice Midwife at Marple Cottage Surgery is Julie Holowko The practice is also covered by a team of midwives operating in the Stockport area, which means it might not … [continue] Julie Holowko

Eleana Howard

Community Midwife (Guywood)

Our Practice Midwife at Guywood Practice, Romiley is Eleana Howard. The practice is covered by a team of midwives operating in the Stockport area, which means it might not always … [continue] Eleana Howard

District Nursing Team


The District Nursing Team in Marple work alongside the surgery to provide care and services to the Marple population who are housebound and unable to attend the surgery for such … [continue] District Nursing Team

Health Visitors


Our health visitor team work from Marple Clinic in the Memorial Park where they offer Well Baby/Child Health Clinics and child health promotion clinics. They can be contacted below: The Health Visitor team are … [continue] Health Visitors

First Contact Physiotherapist


Our First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs), James Holland and Perry Williams, provide assessment, diagnosis and management of soft tissue, muscle and joint conditions.  All patients, aged 18 & over, can book … [continue] First Contact Physiotherapist

Wellbeing and Self Care Service


Our Practice-based Wellbeing and Self Care Coordinators (Ruth – Marple Cottage Surgery and Katie – Guywood Practice) offer one to one and group work support to people who have been … [continue] Wellbeing and Self Care Service

Mental Health Practitioner

Lucy Dewhurst
Female

Lucy Dewhurst is a Senior Mental Health Practitioner and is available to our patients. Lucy is employed by Pennine Care NHS Trust (who provide Mental Health Care in Stockport) but … [continue] Mental Health Practitioner

Care Coordinators


Our Practice-Based Care Coordinators Hayley, Karen, Claire, Hayley, Sharon, Katie, are available to support patients with Cancer, Dementia/Frailty, Learning Disabilities, after being discharged from Hospital, and Safeguarding. They are based … [continue] Care Coordinators

Practice Management Team

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Johan Taylor

LLB

Managing Partner / Practice Manager

After training in law, followed by roles in management, sales and marketing, I joined Marple Cottage Surgery in 2003. As Managing Partner my role involves managing the smooth running of the … [continue] Johan Taylor

Thomas Spedding

Assistant Practice Manager

I am responsible for the operational management of the practice, overseeing the administrative and IT functions of the practice.

Ann Fernie

Practice Manager - Guywood
Female

Rhiannon Fernie

Deputy Manager - Guywood
Female

Practice Support Team

Katy Waters

Business Support Manager
Female

Billy Leach

Patient Services Manager / Reception Supervisor
Male

Helen Hastie

Reception Supervisor
Female

Danielle Mellor

Administration
Female

Louisa Greevy

Administration
Female

Julie Higginbottom

Reception
Female

Helen Walker

Reception
Female

Linda Durand

Reception
Female

Lucy Gallimore

Reception/Admin
Female

Nikki Vincent

Reception / Admin
Female

Jackson O’Hara

Reception
Male

Georgia Hodgkiess

Reception
Female

Nancy Piggott

Reception
Female

Helen Waddington

Reception
Female

Liz Hiddleston

Reception / Medicines Coordinator
Female

Amanda Halliwell

Finance Administrator