Our Staff




Qualified Liverpool 1994, MBChB DFFP DRCOG MRCGP

Provides general medical services and, in addition, maternity services, child health surveillance. Involved in 4th year Liverpool medical student teaching. Trainer in general practice, involved in training doctors who intend to enter general practice. Dr Perkins is the Clinical Lead for the Neston and Willaston Primary Care Network



Qualified Liverpool 1996, MBChB MRCGP

Provides general medical services, maternity services. Additional roles - Lead GP for Mental health and Prescribing



Qualified Manchester 1997, MBChB MRCGP DRCOG

Provides general medical services, maternity services and contraceptive services. Additional role - Neston Surgery Nursing Home doctor. Trainer in general practice involved in training doctors who intend to enter general practice. She is the surgery Safeguarding lead



Qualified Cardiff 2002, MBBCh nMRCGP MRCP DCH DFFP,

Providing general medical services and in addition, maternity services, family planning and child health surveillance. She is Clinical Lead for Heart Disease for the Western Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.



Qualified Liverpool 2003 MBChB, MRCS, DRCOG, DFSRH, DPD Cardiff, MRCGP.

Provides general medical services, maternity and contraceptive services with a specialist interest in Dermatology and Minor Surgery.



Qualified Leeds 2012 (Medicine), Liverpool 2007 (Nursing) BN, MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH.

Provides general medical services, maternity and contraceptive services. Specialist interest in family planning and the menopause. Is able to fit and remove contraceptive implants and coils



Qualified Liverpool 2013 - MBChB and MRCGP

Dr McHugh provides general medical and maternity services. He also performs joint and soft tissue injections.

Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Neston Surgery has two Advanced Clinical Practitioners, both from nursing backgrounds, Jane Austin and Claire James. They qualified as nurses in 1994 and within the surgery they are called Advanced Nurse Practitioner or ANP. They have a wealth of experience to draw on and are qualified at Master’s Level so they can assess, diagnose, treat, provide self-care advice, order tests, make referrals and if indicated issue a prescription as part of your treatment plan. They work very closely with the wider clinical team and complement the role of the GP. They can see people who have symptoms which include but are not limited to, cough, sore throat, urinary symptoms, urinary infections, skin rashes, skin infections, skin lesions, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, ear symptoms, dizziness, headaches, shingles, low level anxiety and wellbeing concerns.


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.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, ear syringing, simple dressings and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Practice Management



Practice Manager


Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. they have a very busy and difficult job to do, dealing with telephone and over the desk 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, filing notes and scanning hospital letters, giving out test results, updating patient records and registering new patients.


The secretaries deal with the doctors’ letters and referrals to hospitals and clerical tasks. The secretaries also record a great deal of information on the computer system. As you will see, a great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to give you, the patient, a pleasant friendly practice.

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.

Attached Staff

The practice is fortunate to be situated next to Neston Clinic, where our Multi Disciplinary team is based. Many other health professionals work at nearby clinics or in the surgery including Phlebotomist, Community Midwives, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Counsellors, Dietician, Physiotherapist and Wellbeing Co-ordinator. They all form part of our extended “primary care team” and together we hope to give you a unified approach to health care.

Neston and Willaston Primary Care Network (PCN)

Neston and Willaston Primary Care Network (PCN) was established in 2019 and is one of the smallest PCN’s in the country covering 21 thousand patients. The network is a collaboration of Neston Surgery, Neston Medical Centre and Willaston Surgery who work closely with the community with the aim of creating a healthier future for our patient population. Within the PCN we have a dedicated team involved with initial planning, sourcing, funding and the implementation of these much-needed services. The PCN has already established roles including Visiting Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Social Prescribing Link Workers, a Clinical Pharmacy team and a counselling service. Our Vision is to: Support positive outcomes in the community Tackling and preventing health inequalities Improve patient access to primary care Help to create a more sustainable NHS