Meet The Staff

Nursing staff

Stella Haythornthwaite – Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Debbie Corney – Senior Treatment Room Nurse

Katie Demaine – Treatment Room / Practice Nurse

Rachael Ashcroft – Treatment Room / Practice Nurse

Debbie Shepherd – Practice Nurse. Specialist in Diabetes, CHD, Asthma and COPD

Sophie Gwyther – Practice Nurse. Specialist in Asthma and COPD

Our Nursing Team assist the Doctors in the practice and provide the following services: cervical smears, elderly health checks, new patient medicals and the monitoring of various conditions including diabetes, asthma, HRT and cardiovascular problems. They are also able to offer advice on a wide range of medical issues including minor illness and travel abroad.

The Practice has two Health Care Assistants who hold clinics to take blood tests, syringe ears, administer B12 injections and run ECG tests.

Becky Parkin – Health Care Assistant and Diabetes specialist

Carolyne Graham – Health Care Assistant

We also now have a Phlebotomist holding specific clinics to take blood.

Vanessa Roper – Phlebotomist


Diane Hobro FENT 
Sarah Wood FENT
Chelsea Finch FENT
Natalie Edwards FENT
Catherine Hargreaves FENT

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. 

Allied Health Professionals

Clinical Pharmacists 

Conor Corbett  Clinical Pharmaist
Jessica Seed Pharmacy Technician
Jodie Wilkinson  Pharmacy Technician 

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.

Mental Health Professionals

 We now have a mental health clinic at the surgery. Mr David Venn offers face to face and telephone appointments for patients struggling with any aspect of their mental health. David operates the clinic from the Whalley Practice every Friday. To book, phone us at 01254 919888.

First Contact Practitioner

We also have a new 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. 


Practice team

Practice Manager – Luan Stewart     

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

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
Erica Mileham Administration
Peter Nash Administration
Danielle Leech Administration
Janette Winnard  Administration

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
Harriet Dalton Reception/Administration
Danielle Hadcroft  Reception/Administration
Christina Watson  Reception/Administration
Catherine Counsell Reception/Administration
Rebecca Morris Reception/Administration
Lisa Lomas Reception/Administration
Sheryl Mcdermott-Mercer Reception/Administration
Alex Isherwood Reception Apprentice


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 Elliott Dispensary Manager
Lucy Watson Dispensary Manager
Laura Bellamy  Dispenser
Jane Stewart Dispenser
Amy Verity Dispenser
Joanne Taylor  Dispenser
Heather Groves Dispenser (Locum)

There is a Receptionist/Dispenser at our branch surgery at Sabden who is available to deal with any queries regarding appointments, home visits, test results etc. They also process requests for repeat prescriptions and dispense the drugs ready for patients to collect.

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 01200 449109.

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

The chiropodists can be contacted on 01200 413500.

A team of Community Midwives are attached to the Practice and hold clinics at Whalley Surgery on Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons. To register your pregnancy and self refer, visit the ELHT maternity website below or call the Blackburn Birth Centre on 01254 733434. 

Maternity and Newborn services :: East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (