Meet the Team


The Practice was founded in the 1940’s in the Westminster area and we moved to our current purpose built premises, with full disabled access facilities, in the heart of Ellesmere Port in September 1992.

The Practice is managed by our partners who are available for appointments as stated below.

Please note that doctors are required to attend training and meetings so they may not always be available in which case you will be offered an appointment with an alternative doctor.

Dr. Christopher James MacDonald
Dr. Catherine Wall
Dr. Chris Dale
Dr. Kanapathipillai
(Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday AM)
Dr. Charlotte Newton
Dr. John Harrison
MBChB (hons) MRCGP
Dr. Eleanor O’Brien
MB ChB MRCGP Salaried GP
Dr Lucy Probert
MB chB MRCGP – Salaried GP
Dr Sophie Handy
(Tuesday Wednesday Thursday)
MB cHB MRCGP- Salaried GP
Janet JordanAdvanced Nurse Practitioner
Sharon, Sonia, Kathryn and ElinNurses
Rachael , IzzyGeneral Practice Assistant (GPA)

Specialist areas

Our doctors specialise in certain areas in addition to their general practice responsibilities.

Training: Since the early seventies the practice has been committed to the training of Medical Students and General Practitioner Registrars. Sometimes it may be requested that your consultation be videoed. This is for training purposes and will only be viewed by the GP registrar and her/his trainer.

  • Dr. Wall, Dr Dale, Dr Newton and Dr Harrison – GP Registrar trainers

Child health surveillance: Dr Dale and Dr McDonald

Minor surgery: Dr Kanapathipillai

Sexual Health: Dr E O’Brien and Dr L Probert

Health Visitors

The health visiting team our located:

  • Stanlaw Abbey Children’s Centre, Alnwick Drive, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9HE
    Phone: 0151 337 6425

This covers the whole of Ellesmere Port.

Non-clinical Staff

Administration staff

The administration staff include a practice manager Becky Sutton, Team leader Amy Roberts a practice secretary, 7 full time admin team members and 1 admin apprentice.

Admin Team functions

The Admin Team has a difficult job to do and are here to help you. They will assist you in making appointments, requests for home visits, answering enquires and they perform many other administrative duties.

Please remember that if you are kept waiting or seem to be asked one or two personal questions they are carrying out our policy which is aimed at making the Practice run smoothly. They have to judge the urgency of requests so please try to give the information they require. They have been told to elicit this and are not being nosy.

The Admin Team is bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses.

Additional Roles

As part of the One Ellesmere Port Network we are able to recruit additional roles into primary care to help create a bespoke multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of the local population and support patients where it is most needed. 

We currently have the below roles in our practice and network. Some of these clinicians will offer appointments at the practice and at other practices across Ellesmere Port. 

  • Helen – Clinical Pharmacist (Hosted by Practice)
  • Nicola – Trainee Pharmacy Technician (Hosted by Practice)
  • Suzanna – Occupational Therapist (Hosted by Practice)
  • Stephanie – Care Co-ordinator (Hosted by Practice)
  • Abbey – Care Co-ordinator (Hosted by Practice)
  • Liam – Advanced Clinical Pharmacist (Hosted by One Ellesmere Port)
  • Tom – Dementia Nurse (Hosted by One Ellesmere Port)
  • Elaine and Ashley – Dietitians (Hosted by One Ellesmere Port)
  • Kathryn – Wellbeing Co-Ordinator (Hosted by Primary Care Cheshire)
  • Neil, Jonny, Deepa, Anna – Physiotherapist (Hosted by countess of Chester)
  • Abb, Emily, Francesca, Annabel and Dean – Social Prescribing link workers – (Hosted by Health box)
  • Claire and Lisa – Children and Young person mental health practitioner – (Hosted by Health box)
  • Bryn – Health and wellbeing coach – (Hosted by Health box)