SSPCC Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY4 1TJ

Current time is 12:00 - We're open


Telephone: 01253 953950

Out of Hours: 111

Doctorlink will be replaced by a new patient online triage system in June 2022

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Practice Staff


We are a long established teaching practice, so doctors experienced in hospital medicine sometimes join us for attachments to gain insights into family practice. We additionally teach medical students from Manchester & Liverpool University. Occasionally consultations are video recorded to help with training. You will always be told about this in advance and of course you may choose whether or not to participate. Your assistance is greatly valued and appreciated.

We also employer a number of Nurse Practitioners, a nurse practitioner is a trained RGN (Registered General Nurse) who has undertaken additional specialist training to degree level. A Nurse Practitioner can see patients with undiagnosed problems; they can perform medical examinations, make a diagnosis, treat patients and/or refer patients. They work with patients to develop strategies to improve their health and to prevent illness through health education and counselling. They work closely with the doctors and other members of the nursing team. 


Dr M Martin (MBCHB, MRCGP)

Senior Partner - Graduated from Manchester University 1993- special interests Palliative Care and Children’s Health.

Dr Daniel Bennett (MBCHB MRCGP DFSRH)

Partner - Graduated from Manchester University 2003- special interests Cardiology, Learning Disabilities and Medical Education

Dr Nicola Barr (MBCHB MRCGP)

Partner - University of Manchester 2010 - Special interest in Medical Education

Dr Catherine Petrie (BSc (Hons) MBCHB MRCGP)

Partner - Manchester University 2003- special interests Children’s Health, Family Planning.

Dr Carolina Espada (MRCGP)

Partner - University of Beira Interior 2007 Special interest in frailty

Dr Elizabeth Hodgson (MBCHB MRCGP)

Partner - Manchester University 2013 - Special interest in Womens Health

Dr Matthew Wiggins (MBCHB MRCP MRCGP)

Salaried GP - Manchester University 2004- Special interests Respiratory Medicine and Rheumatology.

Dr Rebecca Udani (MBCHB MRCGP)

Salaried GP - Manchester University 2006 Special interests - Minor Surgery, Joint injections, Mental Health

Dr Richard Williams (MBCHB MRCGP)

Salaried GP - Manchester University 1983 Special interest in Dermatology

Dr Sabia Dayala (BSc (Hons) MBChB MPhil MRCP MRCGP SFHEA)

Salaried GP - Manchester University 2003 Special interests Dermatology, Medical Education

Dr Marie Shah (MB BS 2011)

Salaried GP - University of London 2013

Nursing Team

Practice Nurse & Healthcare Assistant Services

Antenatal clinics are held by appointment only. They are run by the community midwife. As soon as you know you are pregnant, contact the surgery to arrange ante-natal care.

We run a full immunisation and vaccination service including childhood immunisations, tetanus, influenza, pneumonia and travel immunisations, all by appointment only. It is essential to book a nurse appointment for your first consultation regarding travel advice.

There is a “call and recall” system in operation across Lancashire on behalf of the GP surgeries to remind you about cervical screening, or “smear tests”. They are carried out by the practice nurses.

The practice nurses undertake contraceptive checks once you have been settled on your regular pill by the doctor or Family Planning Clinic. We also offer coil and Implanon insertions.

These are run by the Health Care Assistants, who carry out general screening and give lifestyle advice. You may receive an invitation to attend a health screening, but you can also refer yourself directly through the receptionist. All new patients automatically receive a check-up when they register with the practice.

These are run by the practice nurses. They are for patients with diseases in which properly devised management plans can reduce the risk of complications, and they include: asthma, diabetes, hypertension, COPD and heart disease.


The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme could help you if you are living with obesity and also have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both. If this is you, you could benefit from this 12-week programme. It’s free and easily available via a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

  • You must be 18 or over.
  • You must have a BMI greater than 30. The BMI threshold will be lowered to 27.5 for people from black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds, as we know people from these ethnic backgrounds are at an increased risk of conditions such as Type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI.
  • You must have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both.
  • You must have a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access.

Speak to your GP practice or local pharmacist today to find out how the programme could benefit you.

If you do not have diabetes or high blood pressure, you may still benefit from the NHS Better Health programme.

Admin Team

Jeanette Millward

Practice Manager

We have a number of receptionists, prescriptions clerks, pharmacy technicians, medical secretaries and administrative staff who also help support the smooth running of the practice.

All our staff are here to help you, and will do so to the best of their ability. We expect them to treat you with respect and courtesy at all times, and we ask you to be polite and courteous in return

Staff Responsibilities and contact
Health visitors Provide care and advice for the pre-school and school aged children.  They can be contacted by telephoning 01253 951641
Midwife Available to all pregnant patients and in the immediate time after giving birth.  They can be contacted by telephoning 01253 957688
Community Matrons and District Nursing Team They are part of our local hub.  They can be contacted on 01253 951225 or you can be referred by your GP surgery.  They are able to refer patients to social services or other agencies for care and advice.  District Nurses also nurse terminally ill patients who wish to remain in their own home
Social Prescriber They give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.  Patients are referred by their GP surgery
First Contact Physiotherapist Works Tuesdays at Highfield doing both telephone and face-to-face appointments for newly presenting problems only.  Referrals can be made by speaking to a member of the Highfield team.
Mental Health Practitioner Works Mondays at Highfield Surgery doing both telephone and face-to-face appointments.  Speak to a member of reception to book in with them.
Psychologist We have limited access to a Psychologist who works Mondays at Highfield and you can be referred by a GP