The Village Practice

Thornton Medical Centre, Church Road, Thornton, FY5 2TZ - Tel: 01253 955 561

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Who’s who

General practitioners


Dr Preeti Pandya (f)
MBBS., MD., DFFP. DRSH.,MRCGP., Registered 1987 (India) Special interests include Teenage Issues, Women’s Health, Minor Surgery, Medical Education and Research.

Dr Helen Steiner (f)
MBBS., MRCGP., DFFP., BSC. (Hons). Registered 1990 (London UK) Special Interests include Child Health & Women’s Health.

Dr Vinesh R Sobha (m)
Bsc (hons), MBChB, MRCGP, MSc (Diabetes). Registered 2005 (Manchester UK)

Special Interests include Minor Surgery & Diabetes.  Dr Sobha is also Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.

Clinical Paramedic

John Kennedy

Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Staff

Nurse Practitioner

Kay Beaumont

Sister Linda Walsh
Sister Stephanie Boggis
Sister Stella Oldham
Maria Meehan,  Assistant Nursing Practitioner

Rachael Potts Health Care Assistant

Practice Management

Our Patient Services Manager Judith Williams, Business Manager Louise Furnival and Assistant Business Manager Karen Hirst are able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your care and is available, by appointment, to discuss any suggestions that you may have to improve our service to you.
Mrs Louise Furnival (f) Mrs Karen Hirst (f)

Mrs Judith Williams (f)
Mrs Adele Blackburn (f), Reception/Administration Team Leader

Miss Emma Gartside (f) Medical Secretary
Mr Max Newiss (m)

Our Patient Services Manager, Judith Williams, along with the Receptionists are the vital link in our communications. All our staff work very hard to help you obtain the service you require and may need to ask for additional details regarding your condition in order to help you to receive the most prompt and appropriate treatment. Please do not shout at them, they are trying to help you. When telephoning, please give your name, address and, where applicable, your telephone number.
Mrs Anna Isherwood (f) Miss Lisa Croston (f)
Mrs Christine Howlett (f)  Miss Jaimie Sharpe-Simkiss (f)                                     Miss Bethany Grundy (f) 

Healthcare team

Community Midwives
The midwife attends all the Ante-Natal clinics held every Monday afternoon
Julie Scholes (f)

Mr Peter Tyldesley (Psychotherapy Service) (m)
Member of BABCP, BEd (Hons) Lancaster University, PG Cert Primary Care Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire, PG Diploma Advanced Practice in cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Cumbria, Foundation Diploma in the Art of Neuro Lignuistic programming-The International NLP Trainers Association

Miss Victoria Nigam (f)