Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr. S Segar (f)
MBChB 1990, DRCOG
(Senior Partner)

Usual days of work – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr. S Colabella (m)
MBChB, MRCGP(Partner)

Usual days of work – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr. R Doyle (f)
(Salaried Doctor)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Dr M Chhoangalia (m)
(Salaried Doctor)

Usual days of work – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr. A Deweever (m)
(Salaried Doctor)

Usual days of work – Friday

Dr. T Leigh (f)
MBChB 1992, MRCP, (Partner)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday DFFP, MRCGP (Partner)

Dr. J Davis (f)
MBBS 1993, PLAB, DCH, DFFP (Partner)

Usual days of work – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr. C Bonshek (f)
(Salaried Doctor)

Usual days of work – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr. S Trevelyan (f)
(Salaried Doctor)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr. R Hawting (f)
MBChB 1997, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCOG, BSc(Partner)

Usual days of work – Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr. C Kidd (f)
MBBS 1988, DRCOG, DFSRH(Manchester Met Student Doctor)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Term time only)

Dr. N Pugh (f)
(Salaried Doctor)

Usual days of work – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr. J Gill (f)
(Salaried Doctor)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Trainee Doctors:

Dr. L Chaudhri
(ST2 to Dr Colabella)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr. R Berry
(ST to Dr Leigh)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  

Designated Clinical Training Practice

The Arch Medical Practice is a designated training practice. Dr Hawting, Dr Leigh, Dr Colabella and Dr Pugh are our designated trainers. They oversee training of  medical students here at the practice. GP Registrars are qualified doctors training to be General Practitioners (GPs). Medical Students are undergraduates training to be doctors.

Student Health Professionals

The practice is involved in teaching a variety of health professionals. From time-to-time we have student nurses and doctors working with us. Wherever possible, we try to include them in the practice team, and they may spend time sitting in consultations with the nurses or doctors. They are bound by the same rules of the professionalism and confidentiality as the rest of the team. We will always inform you when a student might be present during your consultations. You can opt out at any time and this will not affect your care in any way.

Further Training For Qualified Doctors And Nurses

We also have doctors or nurses working with us who are training to be GPs or Practice Nurses. They are already fully qualified Doctors or Nurses but are working under supervision from a Senior GP to develop the skills special to general practice.

Nurses

Nurse Practitioners

Sister Hayley Daniel (f)
Student ANP (Nurse Prescriber)

Usual days of work – Monday and Thursday

Practice Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Sinead Rylance

Practice Nurse

Usual days of work – Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Healthcare Assistants

Miss Mubeen Ikram (f)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Miss Aamina Akhtar (f)

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Phlebotomists

A phlebotomist is someone who is well trained in the skill of taking or drawing blood in a clinical environment. By using venepuncture, which is the process of making an incision in the vein to draw blood, phlebotomy personnel can collect blood samples for the purposes of research, testing, donations, or transfusions.

Practice Management Staff

Mrs Lesley Hyde (f)

The Practice Manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises, equipment and information technology.

The Practice Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Lesley joined The Arch Medical Practice in 2022. She is always looking for ways to improve the practice or services. You can contact her through the contact us section of this website.

Mr Matt Jennison (m)

Matt is our Deputy Practice Manager and supports the Practice Manager in the running of the practice. Matt should be your first port of call should you have any comments or suggestions about the practice.

Matt is responsible for the production of performance and quality standards within the practice, delivered through Quality & Outcomes Framework (QoF), Quality Recovery Resilience Scheme (PQRRS), Direct Enhanced Scheme (DES), Improvement & Impact Fund (IIF), and many other initiatives.

Reception/Admin team

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query.Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

We have a large Reception/Admin staff who are well versed in recognising an emergency situation in which immediate medical attention is required.

Clinical Coders

A clinical coder is a health information professional whose main duties are to analyse clinical statements and assign standard codes using a classification system.

A clinical coder is responsible for analysing a patient’s medical record, which includes reports and letters transcribed by the medical transcriptionist reviews the patient’s file in detail and converts the documented medical procedures, diagnosis, and resources into codes.

Secretarial Team

Medical secretaries provide administrative support to doctors in general practice (GP’s). As well as having strong secretarial skills, our medical secretaries have an understanding of the medical terminology and special administrative practices required in our healthcare environment.

The work of a medical secretary varies from day to day, our medical secretaries have a great deal of patient contact. They are also responsible for dictating letters, sending referrals and much more. Our secretaries will  often support and work alongside GP’s, nurses, practice managers, medical receptionists and therapists.

Our Secretarial team lead is Miss Louise Messitt.

Miss Louise Messitt.
Secretarial team lead

Practice Prescribing Team

Our practice prescribing team are responsible for requesting prescriptions and distributing the request to the appropriate clinician or to our practice Pharmacist. On a day to day basis they will chase hospital discharges, medication quires, community pharmacy queries and patient enquiries.

Our practice prescribing team lead is Ms Ucheoma Onwuka.

Ucheoma Onwuka
Practice prescribing team lead

Health Care Team

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Practice Pharmacist Staff

Pharmacist

Ms Ucheoma Onwuka

Usual days of work – Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm

Uche, our Clinical Pharmacist deals with day to day medicine issues and consults with and treat patients directly. This includes providing help to manage long term conditions, advising those taking multiple medicines (Poly-pharmacy) and delivering clinical advice about treatments. Uche will also assist with communication across a patient’s care pathway, manage medicines shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate.

Day to day work can change often being a Pharmacist but as few examples of what Uche will do on a routine basis are:

Structured medication reviews.

Medication optimization.

Medication consolidation.

Prescribing safety.

Medication quires.

Mr Abdullah Bhana

Usual days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Abdullah, another Clinical Pharmacist of ours also deals with day to day medicine issues and consults with and treat patients directly. Abdullah can help and manage all long term conditions but he has a particular interest in Respiratory.

Abdullah will also assist with communication across a patient’s care pathway, manage medicines shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate.

Day to day work can change often being a Pharmacist but as few examples of what Abdullah will do on a routine basis are:

Structured medication reviews.

Medication optimization.

Medication consolidation.

Prescribing safety.

Medication quires.

Focused Care Worker 

Mr James Melvin

Our focused care practitioner works with patients to fill the gaps between health and social care, helping to unpick and support everything from debt, the threat of homelessness to parenting or benefit problems.

A Focused Care Practitioner is based within your GP practice and can support you with lots of health and social issues that you might be experiencing including issues to do with finances & benefits, family issues, mental health, housing and more. Focused Care Practitioners are highly experienced in what they do and hold lots of knowledge around health and social matters. They will work alongside you (and others in your household if appropriate) and take a patient-based approach to ensure that you are supported for every step of the way. If you would like more information about the Focused Care service or would like to get in contact with the Focused Care Practitioner working in your area, please contact a staff member at your GP practice.​​

Midwife

The Midwives look after all aspects of maternity from initial booking to postnatal care. You can contact St Mary’s Midwife team on 0161 276 6567. The midwifes are in surgery all day on a Thursday and a Friday morning.

Patients can now self refer themselves to St Mary’s Maternity services once they have had their first positive pregnancy test. You can self refer by following this link: mft.nhs.uk/saint-marys/services/maternity-services-obstetrics/

Drug Clinic

Our weekly drug misuse and dependence clinic has been discontinued at the Practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic however the drug misuse and dependency team can be contacted at the Zion Centre on 0161 226 5412. Dr Leigh overseas this clinic.

Yorkshire Health Solutions

Yorkshire Health Solutions are an external organisation that come to the Practice to undertake ultrasounds for our patients on a Friday.

You will need a referral from a GP prior to booking an ultrasound. You will not be seen before a GP has referred you to the clinic.

Hepatology Clinic

We are working closely with the Hepatology clinic at Manchester Royal Infirmary in identifying and treating patient with confirmed Hepatitis C or patient deemed at risk of Hepatitis C. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-c/treatment/

Dr Leigh has a keen interest in these clinics and will often hold them to offer additional support to these patients.

Citizens Advice Bureau

We also have access to this service at our surgery. Patients can be referred via the GP if they are suffering from stress due to problems with finances, housing, employment etc.