DR EMMA SAUNDERS
MBChB, Masters of Research. University of Manchester 2011.
My specialist interests include complex care, care of the elderly, evidence based medicine, teaching training and leadership. I work within the wider health economy with voluntary sector, health and social care to promote integration. I work to empower a holistic, pragmatic and individualised approach to General Practice. I am a mentor for GP colleagues and support workforce training and development.
DR Y ABDALLA
Special Interests: Minor Surgery, Dermatology. Dr Abdalla is available Thursday afternoons.
DR M ATHAR
Dr Athar completed his General Practice training from Chester UK. His interests include Medicine for the Elderly and Child Health. Moreover, Dr Athar is a trainer and clinical supervisor for FY2 doctors. He likes to read books and play Golf. Dr Athar is available: Mondays, Wednesday mornings and Saturdays.
DR A WRIGHT
Mb ChB DRCOG MRCGP DCH FPCert
Special interest include: Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Joint Injections and Teaching. Dr Wright is available Monday-Wednesday
DR A BAIG
Dr Baig is available term time Monday, AM & PM, Tuesday AM, Wednesday, Friday AM at our Astley Dale branch.
DR A DYSART
GP Tutor, Manchester Medical School
Special Interests: Palliative Care. Dr Dysart is available Mondays.
DR K SIMMONS
MBChB 2008 University of Manchester MRCGP 2013 - in Bolton
Dr Simmons is originally from Wigan. She studied at the University of Manchester and trained as a GP in Bolton. She has experience in a variety of medical specialities, but particularly she has an interest in Women's health. She has previously worked in Bolton Hospice for 6 months which has given her an excellent background in caring for patients with palliative care needs. Outside of work, she is a busy married mother of two, and enjoys cooking and the theatre. Dr Simmons is available Wednesday AM, Thursday AM & PM, Friday AM.
DR LYDIA ARNOLD
MBChB University of Manchester 2011 MRCGP 2016
I went to medical school at the University of Manchester and did both my Foundation and GP training in Bolton. After working as a GP in Bolton after completing my training, I spent a few years working as a GP in Melbourne, Australia. I enjoy all aspects of being a GP - the variety of work, continuity of care and being the first point of contact for patients. In my spare time I love being outside, seeing the world. I love running, walking and listening to music. OSCE Examiner for University of Manchester Medical School. Dr Arnold is available Tuesday-Friday
DR ZAHEER KHONAT
Dr Khonat trained at the University of Liverpool and completed his GP training in Bolton. Clinical interests include men’s health and chronic disease management. He is involved in the teaching and training of students at the Universities of Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool. He sits as a tribunal member for fitness to practice hearings at the MPTS. Outside of work he is part chef, father and an aviation enthusiast. Dr Khonat is available Tuesday-Thursday
DR SEB PILLON
Dr Seb Pillon is originally from Southampton, and moved to Manchester to study medicine. He completed further training as a GP in Bolton, qualifying in 2014. He currently supervises the GP training programme for Bolton, and also works in the Emergency Department. His clinical interests include diabetes, adolescent medicine and men’s health. Outside of work, Dr Pillon enjoys Parkrun, hiking and planning holidays. Dr Pillon works as a GP in the practice on Mondays and Thursdays.
Emergency Care Practitioner
Vulnerable Adult Co-ordinator
Director of Nursing
Karen is available Tuesday-Friday
Specialist Practice Nurse
Director of Operations and Performance
The Director of Operations and Performance 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 Director of Operations & Performance supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Chair of Staff Advisory Group and Operations Manager
Business Support Manager
Michelle is based at our Ladybridge branch of Bolton Community Practice. She looks after teams and manages the senior receptionists.
DR M TALBOT
Dr Talbot will continue to support the development of the Horwich Health and Wellbeing Hub until its completion.
Chloe is based at our Little Lever Surgery
Named person to contact regarding feedback, complaints, compliments.