Team

Doctors

Name Qualification Position M/F Photograph
Dr Helen BlackMBChB, DRCOG, DFFPPartner - Dr Helen Black was brought up in Edinburgh and attended Edinburgh University. She spent some time during her training in Newfoundland and Ontario before returning to Edinburgh for her finals. After graduating in 1990 she worked for three years as a junior doctor in central Scotland and Fife before working as a GP registrar in a busy North Edinburgh practice. Helen was awarded the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1993. She joined Bunbury Medical Practice in 1995 and became the Senior Partner in 2008Female
Dr John BerryMBBS, MRCOG, MRCGPPartner - Dr John Berry qualified from King's College Hospital in London in 1990, he then embarked on extensive training in gynaecology in addition to the usual requirements for general practice. In 2002 he introduced Men's Health Clinics, which have proved very successful. He is a keen sportsman and spends weekends either at Harlequins Rugby Club, or on the racecourse (Ascot, Chester, Haydock etc) as medical officer . His sports medicine knowledge is gained from painful personal experience. He is the trainer in the practice and oversees any registrar we have in 6 or 12 month periods of training.Male
Dr Nick DixonMBChB, MRCGP, DFFPPartner - Dr Nick Dixon is originally from Kirkham near Preston. Since graduating from Liverpool University Medical School in 1996, Nick has worked in a number of local hospitals and practices, including Hope Farm Medical Centre, Great Sutton which he joined in 2006. Nick joined the Bunbury Practice team in 2009 and became a partner in the practice in March 2011.Male
Dr Kath DarnboroughMBChB, MRCGPSessional GP With Portfolio Career. Kath qualified in Liverpool in 1986 and worked in Australia for a year after registration, and returned to complete GP training on the South Coast. She returned to Chester when her husband was appointed Consultant Anaesthetist at the Countess of Chester Hospital in 1997. She has since worked part time as a GP locally, combining work with bringing up three sons, two of which are now training as doctors. Female

Practice Nurses & Team

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Steph BurrowsNurse Practitioner
Natasha KeepingPractice Nurse
Kate BloorHealth Care Assistant
Amanda NaylorPhlebotomist

Additional heathcare staff

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Community Care Team

A team of health and social care professionals who work alongside your GP to support you at home. The team includes nurses, therapists, well -being coordinator and social worker, who also have strong links with many health, local authority and voluntary agency teams.

A member of the team will be able to assess your health and social care needs, aiming to help you maintain or regain as much independence as possible, either following a recent episode of illness; discharge from hospital or as a result of an ongoing health condition.  The team will ensure their input is coordinated and regularly discusses with yourself, your doctor and other professional involved in your care.

Care coordinator- 01829 261640
District Nurses- 01829 733193

We also have Health Visitors, Midwives and a dietician who visit the surgery for clinics.

Practice manager

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Alan CourtenayPractice Manager - The Practice Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the practice. He is supported by an excellent administrative team consisting of a Reception Manager and five receptionists, an IT Manager and three part-time secretaries. The Dispensary is very busy and run efficiently by the team of nine dispensers and assistants.

Practice staff

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Caroline JonesReception Manager