Practice team

Doctors & Advanced Nurse Practitioner

We are a long established teaching practice, so doctors experienced in hospital medicine sometimes join us for attachments to gain insights into family practice. We additionally teach medical students from Manchester & Liverpool University. You will always be told about a medical student and of course you may choose whether or not to have the medical student present.

Dr S Shaw (MBChB MRCGP) – Senior Partner

Dr R Clark (MBChB MRCGP DFRSH) – GP Partner

Dr T Marland (MBChB MRCGP) – GP Partner

Dr A Daruzzaman (MBBS, MRCGP) – Salaried GP

Martin Lovatt Advance Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Parkes Advance Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Team

Practice Nurse & Healthcare Assistant Services

These are run by the practice nurses. They are for patients with diseases in which properly devised management plans can reduce the risk of complications, and they include: Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, COPD and Heart Disease.

There is a “call and recall” system in operation across Lancashire on behalf of the GP surgeries to remind you about cervical screening, or “smear tests”. They are carried out by the practice nurses.

The practice nurses undertake contraceptive checks once you have been settled on your regular pill by the doctor or Family Planning Clinic. We also offer coil and Implanon insertions.

These are run by the Health Care Assistants, who carry out general screening and give lifestyle advice. If eligible you will automatically receive an invitation via text message.


The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme could help you if you are living with obesity and also have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both. If this is you, you could benefit from this 12-week programme. It’s free and easily available via a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

  • You must be 18 or over.
  • You must have a BMI greater than 30. The BMI threshold will be lowered to 27.5 for people from black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds, as we know people from these ethnic backgrounds are at an increased risk of conditions such as Type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI.
  • You must have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both.
  • You must have a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access.

Speak to your GP practice or local pharmacist today to find out how the programme could benefit you.

Mrs C Lillicrap – Practice Nurse

Mrs K Skiba – Practice Nurse

Miss D Tennant – Health Care Assistant (HCA)


Our Reception team consists of 7 staff members who work shift’s across 5 days and answer telephone calls, deal with enquiries, prescription orders and booking appointments.

The surgery also employs 3 Administrative assistants and 3 Medical Secretaries.

The surgery employs a Practice Pharmacists (in house), to assist with medication changes, medication queries etc.

All our staff are here to help you, and will do so to the best of their ability. We expect them to treat you with respect and courtesy at all times, and we ask you to be polite and courteous in return.

Mrs S DaCosta – Practice Manager

Mrs L Ashworth – Administration Manager & IT Administrator

Zoe – Senior Administration Assistant

Jodie – Administration Assistant / Medical Secretary

Clare – Medical Secretary

Carly – Medical Secretary

Ms A Hannon – Reception Manager

Dawn – Receptionist

Nicki – Receptionist

Leeone – Receptionist

Ruth – Receptionist

Julie – Receptionist

Mrs Emma Hatton – Practice Pharmacist

PCN Staff – Primary Care Network

We have a number of staff who work across Blackpool Central PCN in various different roles.

These roles include:

Mental Health Practitioner

Mental health and well being practitioners provide well being-focused psychologically informed interventions and coordinate care plans for adults with severe mental health problems.

Health & Well being coach

Health and well being coaches support people to increase their ability to self-manage, motivation levels and commitment to change their lifestyle. They are experts in behaviour change and focus on improving health related outcomes by working with people to set personalised goals and change their behaviours. They work with people with physical and/or mental health conditions and those at risk of developing them.


They help people deal with a range of mobility issues, relieve pain and treat infections of the feet and lower legs.

First Contact Physiotherapist

The vast majority of musculoskeletal first contact practitioners are physiotherapists with enhanced skills. They can help patients with musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pain by:

  • assessing and diagnosing issues
  • giving expert advice on how best to manage their conditions
  • referring them onto specialist services if necessary

Cancer Care Coordinator

Cancer Care Coordinators provide support for oncology patients from the beginning of their diagnosis, guaranteeing their needs are addressed at a physical and mental level.

Social Prescribing link workers

Social prescribing link workers play a key role in delivering social prescribing by giving people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and well being in order to connect them to appropriate community groups and services. You can also self refer to this, just follow this link – Social prescriber self-referral – Blackpool Central PCN

Mrs S DaCosta – PCN Manager

Mrs L Furnival – PCN Digital Transformation Lead

Mr A Barnard – PCN Mental Health Practitioner

Ms T Chippendale – PCN Specialist Podiatrist

Mr D Stewart – PCN Health and Wellbeing practitioner

Miss D Caton – PCN Home Care Coordinator

Miss B Tierney – PCN Cancer Care Coordinator

Miss N Ashworth – PCN CDM Coordinator

Miss E Leak – PCN Medicine Care Coordinator