Plane Trees Group Practice Tel: 01422 330860

Our Doctors

DR G Chandrasekaran

DR J Knowles

DR C Mccusker

DR P D Kumar

DR S Gallimore

Advance Nurse Practitioner

Working alongside the GP’s, a nurse who has received extensive training and is able to diagnose, prescribe and make clinical referrals.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

A pharmacist who has undertaken further training and is able to prescribe, assist with minor ailments, carry out medication reviews and make clinical referrals

Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner

Our Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner specialises in muscular and joint pains. She is able to clinically assess, offer appropriate advice and exercise. She is also able to prescribe medication if needed. The specialist can also refer you to a GP, or on to the hospital if appropriate.

Our Nurses

Vanessa Hewitson-Townley

Lindsey Marshall

Wendy Atkinson

Practice Management

The management team are employed by the Practice and are responsible for the general day to day running of the Surgery.

This includes: patient services, practice and staff development, financial management, human resources, premises management and information technology.

Clinical Administration

Clinical administrators are employed to ensure all patient data is integrated into medical records. Their role involves all aspects of medical record management including; processing prescription requests, recording clinical investigations, clinical coding of medical records and electronic summarizing of medical records.  A lead clinical administrator is employed to develop and implement clinical pathways, templates and protocols in line with local and national service requirements. 

Patient Advisors 

A morning and afternoon team of patient advisors perform a key role in providing a comprehensive reception and administrative support service for the practice. All patient advisors are trained to process repeat prescriptions. In addition, we have members of staff who have advanced training to deal with more complex prescription enquiries. We are currently training two new patient advisors and therefore, would be very grateful for your patience while they are going through their induction period.


A team of medical secretaries provide administrative support at the Practice. Their work includes: processing referrals and letters via the Choose & Book system, preparing reports and patient information for appropriate healthcare professionals and processing private work such as copy medical records, etc.

Primary Health Care Team

The Health Visiting team are located at Creations Childrens Centre in Pellon and can be reached on 030 030 45076.

The Midwife Team are located at Creations Childrens Centre in Pellon and can be reached here

Our District nursing team is based at Beechwood Health Centre 01422 340264

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