Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Carole Brown 

MBchB DFFP MRCGP

Dr Carole Brown qualified from Medical school in Cardiff in 1995 and spent the next four years training to be a GP in Cardiff, the Lake District and West Yorkshire.

She joined Whalley Surgery in October 2000 and enjoys the variety of General Practice. In her spare time, Dr Brown is an impressive skier, and often enjoys hitting the slopes at the local ski club with her daughters.

Dr Chris Dalton 

DMedSci BMBS DSEM PGCGPEd MRCGP MFSEM(UK)

Dr Dalton joined the Practice in 2006. His main interests are MSK and sports medicine, but he enjoys the variety of general practice. Dr Dalton became an ST3 trainer in 2008 and performs minor surgery procedures such as cyst removals and cryotherapy at the surgery.

Dr Arrian Green

MBChB and MRCGP

Dr Green studied medicine at the University of Manchester, before completing the final stages of his training as a Registrar at the surgery.

After joining the surgery as a salaried GP in 2016, Dr Green became a partner the following year and enjoys focusing on General Practice as a whole. Dr Green is also the lead GP for a local psychiatric service.

Dr Padma Chennubhotla


Dr Padma joined the Practice in 2018 as a Salaried GP and became a GP Partner in 2021. 

Dr Rebecca Thornber

BM BMedSci MRCGP

Dr Thornber studied at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2012. She joined our practice as a trainee in 2019, becoming a salaried GP later in 2021. Her clinical interests include women’s health and acting as a clinical supervisor for GP trainees. Dr Thornber is also the designated GP for a local care home. Outside of the surgery, Dr Thornber is an excellent seamstress, and can often be seen sporting her own handiwork at the practice. Dr Thornber became the newest Partner to the Practice in April 2023.

Dr Marjoleine Onrust
(Dr Mo)

MRCGP

Dr Mo studied medicine in the Netherlands before completing her GP training in Reading. She joined the practice in Spring 2017 as a salaried GP and her main interests include General Practice and keeping a smile on everyone’s face. Outside of work, Dr Mo is a keen cyclist and spends her free time riding her bike and enjoying the natural beauty of the Ribble Valley.

Dr Jane Hindle

Dr Hindle joined the Practice in 2017 as a Salaried GP.

Dr Anna Chamberlain

Dr Chamberlain joined the Practice in 2019 as a Salaried GP.

Dr G Sethi

Salaried GP

Dr R Khatri

Salaried GP

Our Nursing Team

Stella Haythornthwaite

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Debbie Corney

Senior Treatment Room Nurse

Katie Demaine

Treatment Room / Practice Nurse.
Specialist in Diabetes, CHD, Asthma and COPD

Rachael Ashcroft
Treatment Room / Practice Nurse.
Specialist in Diabetes.

Debbie Shepherd

Practice Nurse. Specialist in Diabetes, CHD, Asthma and COPD

Sophie Gwyther

Practice Nurse. Specialist in Diabetes and Treatment Room

Becky Parkin

Health Care Assistant and Diabetes specialist

Libby McGuinness

Treatment Room Nurse

Vanessa Roper

Phlebotomist

Our FENT Team

The FENT, or Frail and Elderly Nursing Team, is a team of nurses, based at the Whalley Practice, who work alongside local care homes and in the community, to offer in-home care and support for the most vulnerable members of our community. The FENT, alongside the excellent in home care they provide, are able to advise on accessing mobility aids, 24-hour live in care and many other areas. The FENT are accessible via referral from a GP or other Healthcare professional. If you believe yourself, or someone you know, may benefit from assistance and care from FENT, you can contact the surgery for more information. 

Diane Hobro

Sarah Wood

Chelsea Finch

Natalie Edwards

Catherine Hargreaves

Our Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical Pharmacists work across the PCN. Their role involves reviewing patient medication and some long term conditions such as hypertension. They have also played a key role in the running of our COVID Vaccination clinics held at the Clitheroe Health Centre.

Mr Conor Corbett is the Clinical Pharmacist based at the Whalley Practice and works full time running clinics both in person and over the telephone.

Conor Corbett 

Jessica Seed

Jodie Wilkinson 

Our First Contact Practitioner

We also have a FCP at the surgery, Mr Pete Burns. Pete is an experienced MSK specialist, who has the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems.

Pete is based at the Whalley site, and offers assistance with any joint or muscle pains that would typically be treated with physiotherapy.

Pete runs his clinic on Tuesday’s, and appointments can be booked by phoning our reception team on 01254 919888. 

Our Management

Luan Stewart

Practice Manager

If you wish to meet or just discuss any aspect of the service with Luan she is contactable at Whalley Surgery on 01254 919888. 

Our Office Staff

The administration team are responsible for keeping records up to date, referring patients to hospital, dealing with incoming hospital letters, insurance form requests, arranging clinics and immunisations etc.

Katie Read

Assistant Practice Manager

Marie Tomlinson

Administration

Abby Parkinson

Administration

Becky Conmee

Administration

Sally Port

Administration

Jo Walsh

Administration

Danielle Leech

Administration

Janette Winnard

Administration

Claire Beesley

Administrator

Beth Jones

Administrator

Our Reception Team

The reception team deal with all appointments, requests for home visits, test results and telephone queries etc. If you are requesting a home visit, please contact the surgery before 10am so this can be arranged. If you are requesting any test results, please contact after 2pm. 

Donna Thompson

Reception Manager

 Daine Heys

Reception/Administration

Karen Williamson

Reception/Administration

Christina Watson 

Reception/Administration

Catherine Counsell

Reception/Administration

Rebecca Morris

Reception/Administration

Sheryl Mcdermott-Mercer

Reception/Administration

Alex Isherwood

Rception/Administration

Julie Della-Cuna

Reception/Administration

Our Dispensary Team

The dispensary team deal with all the requests for repeat prescriptions and dispense drugs to patients who live in our dispensary area. They also work closely with local chemists in arranging prescriptions for home delivery to patients. For any queries, or to order a repeat prescription, you can reach the Whalley dispensary team by phoning 01254 919888, and pressing option 2 after 2pm. 

Wendy Elliot

Dispensary Manager

Lucy Watson

Dispensary Manager

Laura Bellamy

Dispenser

Jane Stewart

Dispenser

Amy Verity

Dispenser

Joanne Taylor 

Dispenser

Danielle Hadcroft

Dispenser

Healthcare Team

District Nurses
The District Nursing Team provide expert nursing care and advice to patients who are unable to attend the surgery. You can contact them on 01282 805989.

Our Health Visitors

Our Health Visitor Team promote good health through education, advice and support.
You can contact them on 0300 247 0040.