Practice Team


Dr James Cowdery

MBChB (Leicester 2004) BSc (Hons) MRCP DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Yousef Sheikh


Dr Priya Narayan


I became a General Practitioner in 2006 after working for a few years in Paediatrics in the UK. After relocating from Cheshire to Lancashire in 2014, I joined the Waterfoot Medical Practice in 2015. I am a Clinical Supervisor for foundation doctors & physician associates and have been a GP Appraiser since 2019. My areas of interest include Paediatrics and Women's health. I was a Rossendale LMC representative until 2021 and am currently the Safeguarding lead at our practice.

Dr Kate Hinchliffe


Dr Rebecca Roberts

Dr Hannah Lambert


Trainee Doctors

Dr Mohamed Hassan

GP Trainee - Specialty Training Year 3

Dr Rachel Frackelton

Foundation Doctor - Year 2

Dr Aneeqa Ahmed

Foundation Doctor - Year 2

Physician Associates

Fathima Iqbal

Physician Associate

Andrea Fletcher

Physician Associate

Nurse Practitioners

Becky Stanfield

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Msc., IP, Bsc. (hons), H.dip.ed., RN. I qualified as a registered nurse in 2001 and have worked within secondary care for a number of specialties, including gastroenterology, respiratory and rehabilitation. I have also worked with the University of Central Lancashire as a Practice Education Facilitator, supporting the student nurses on their practical placements. I moved to work in the community with the intensive home support service in 2018, managing acute exacerbations of chronic conditions and actively preventing inappropriate hospital admission and enabling safe early discharge. This led to a move to primary care in 2020 when I joined Waterfoot Medical Practice. I completed my Masters level in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2021 and have undertaken extended education into care of paediatric minor illness.

Practice Nurses

Emma Bell

Practice Nurse

I Qualified with an Adult Nursing Diploma at University of Central Lancashire in 2012, my first post was district nursing which I did for 4 years and then went on to do IV antibiotics in the community. In 2016 I began my role of being a Practice nurse and started working here at Waterfoot in December 2017. I have qualifications in chronic disease management such as Diabetes, Asthma/COPD, Spirometry and Coronary Heart Disease primary care management. I have trained in contraceptive/sexual health management and smear sampling. I completed nurse mentorship diploma in 2014 and short degree course in practice nursing in 2017.

Hannah McLaughlin

Practice Nurse

Nursing Associates

Lisa McCutcheon

Nursing Associate

Samantha Heaton

Trainee Nursing Associate

Healthcare Assistants

Deborah Wilkinson

Healthcare Assistant

Rebecca Potter



Saika Bi

Clinical Pharmacist

Mudassar Yaqoob


Noreen Ahmed

Pharmacy Technician

MSK Practitioners

Daryl Thorpe

MSK Practitioner

Health & Wellbeing Practitioners

Angela Pearson

Health Coach

Deborah Dewhurst

Social Prescriber

Practice Management

Gill Barnard

Practice Manager, Non Clinical Partner

Gill joined Waterfoot Medical Practice in 2018. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in senior management positions within the NHS, having previously worked for Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group as a Senior Business Partner along with secondments to the National Cancer Vanguard and the National Primary Care Development Team. Gill is responsible for leading the practices strategic development and overseeing the day to day running of the practice. She is committed to the provision of high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving.

Kelly Flockhart

Assistant Practice Manager


Angela Barrett

Senior Prescribing Administrator

Sarah Penty

Senior Administrator

Karen Adams



Rebecca Potter

Senior Receptionist

Karen Birchall

Medical Receptionist

Rajna Khatun

Medical Receptionist

Hannah Shiers

Medical Receptionist

Rachael Egan

Medical Receptionist

Courtney Pickles

Medical Receptionist

Beverley Puri

Medical Receptionist


Laura Suthers

Senior Medical Secretary

Hayley Brobbin

Medical Secretary

Sarah Grundy

Medical Secretary