Find out more about the Fishergate Hill Surgery

Our Staff


Dr. James Southall. BSc. MBBCh DCH MRCGP


Dr. Debashree Ghosh MBBS, MRCOG,MRCGP

Dr. Ashok Patel MB, ChB, DRCOG

Ms Wendy Gibney (Nurse Clinician)

Ms Nicola Keenan (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Sr Shirley Porter RGN (Practice Nurse)

Sr Sue Brown RGN (Triage Nurse)

Sr Maris Mercer (Practice Nurse)

Mrs Shila Uttamlal ( Healthcare Assistant)

District Nurses

These are important members of our Practice Team who are available by appointment at the surgery. Currently these appointments are on Thursday afternoons. The District Nurses provide a 24 hour service in the community and can be contacted on:Preston 401914 from 8.00am – 5.00 pm, Preston 401176 from 6.00 – 11.00 pm and Preston 788058 (ask for the District Nurse) from 10.00 pm – 8.00 am.


The Midwife holds an Antenatal Clinic on Thursday mornings by appointment

Health Visitors

You can see the Health Visitor at various clinics.


If the doctor feels you would benefit from counselling, you can be referred to one of the Counsellors who will contact you direct to make an appointment. They can help with many concerns, including bereavement, debt and relationship problems, as well as many other social issues.

Respiratory Clinic

This is a regular clinic for the Respiratory Nurse to hold annual reviews on patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other related diseases.

Mr Jerry Brees   Practice Manager

Karen Woodward Assistant Manager

Fran Richards Secretary


Clare Barron

Stacey Milnes

Sumitra Parmar

Louise Turner

Kim Banks

Julie Houldsworth

Chloe Nichols

Nicola Hermitt

Lisa Banks BSc (Hons) Pharmacy GPHc

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You can book your appointment with us in a variety of ways.

By phone on 01772 254 484 Online by clicking here Can't get to the Surgery? Home visits can be booked