Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Ian Kirkham


Gender: Male
GMC: 2553579

Dr Ian Kirkham qualified in 1981 at Dundee University. He is interested in sports medicine and provides acupuncture for pain relief.

He is married with 2 children. He enjoys caravanning, cycling and walking mainly in the Scottish Hills – he loves bagging Munros (129 to date), playing piano, guitar and singing.

Dr Peter Smith


Gender: Male
GMC: 3184257

Dr Smith qualified in Manchester in 1987. Member of Royal College of General Practitioners. Worked in Bermuda and Australia before re-settling on the Fylde Coast. Married with 3 sports mad sons. 

Interests are family practice, urgent care, and keeping fit into later life. Keen golfer and rather play anything than watch something. 

Dr Howard Brown


Gender: Male

GMC: 3263255

Sandgrown – born in Blackpool – went to Thames Road Primary School , then Blackpool Collegiate High School and Sixth Form College before heading off to Birmingham University and qualified in 1987.

After houseman year spent 2 years in Adelaide, South Australia before completing my GP training locally.

FT GP principal Aug 1993 – Jan 2016 Mount View Practice , Fleetwood

Moved to Bloomfield Medical Centre Jan 2016

Have been Director for FCMS  and still involved in clinical governance since it started almost 30 years ago.

Medical interests include respiratory medicine and drug and alcohol addiction.

Social interests include golf at Royal Lytham GC, good food, great wine and holidays abroad – often with golf included !

Dr Anthony Loock


Gender: Male
GMC: 6054649

Qualified in South Africa, University of Pretoria, 2001. He does child Health Surveillance (baby checks). He is also a GP trainer and safeguarding lead.

Dr Helen Moore


Gender: Female
GMC: 6145482

Our Nursing Team

Andrea Mottram
Nurse Practitioner

Andrea is a very experienced nurse prescriber who will see all same day acute appointments.

Amy McLaughlin
Nurse Practitioner

Amy is a very experienced nurse prescriber who will see all same day acute appointments.

Andrea Mottram and Amy McLaughlin – our Nurse Practitioners – will triage and see face to face same day acute illnesses.

Lindsey Beasley
Practice Nurse
Specialising in Diabetes

Clare Shanley
Practice Nurse
Specialising in Respiratory & Women’s Health

Julie Staves
Health Care Assistant

Debra Clarke
Health Care Assistant

Joanne Saunders
Mental Health Nurse

Julie Staves and Debra Clarke – our HCAs – long term illness reviews, blood tests and health checks – as well as new patient registration health checks.

Our Practice Team

Karen Smith

Practice Manager

Karen has 23 years continuous service working for the NHS with experience in Primary and Secondary Care. She has been integral to service re-design, service improvement, relationship management and incorporating GP Forward View,

Karen is married with 2 grown up children and has an interest in Theatre and the arts. She can often be found walking her two Springer Spaniels.

Amy Holcroft 

Deputy Practice Manager

Karen McGuinness

Patient Liaison Manager 

Tel: 01253 204222

Kirsty Hollingworth

Reception Manager

Tel: 01253 204222

Our Attached Team

Clinical Pharmacist

We are happy to announce that we have our own clinical pharmacist who can help you with medication problems, changing meds, checking you are on the right meds etc.

Any prescription enquiries should now be put through to our Medicines Management Team. This team is led by Sarah Morley our clinical pharmacist, she is joined by Paula Ward our pharmacy technician and Katy Whitehead who operates the prescription line. They are here to look after your prescription/medicine requirements.

Please try and order your prescriptions (especially repeats) online using a form or via The NHS App or Patient Access.

Sarah Morley
Clinical Pharmacist

Community and Network Staff

Health visitor

The health visitors can be contacted on 0300 247 0040 (option 2) for any advice and support your require for your child.

District Nurses

The district nurses are responsible for providing nursing services in the community and run dressing clinics on certain days. Please contact the district nursing team on 01253 951533.

Community Midwife

The midwife looks after the health of all our pregnant patients and runs the antenatal clinic. They can be contacted on 01253 951545.

Care Home Team

Kath Gammage is our care home lead nurse who helps the doctors deal with all our patients that reside in local nursing homes. 

Network Staff

The network known as Wyre Intergrated Network – WIN, made up of 4 local surgeries (Lockwood Surgery, Beechwood Surgery, Queensway Medical Centre and The Village Practice) now employs staff that work across all 4 practices, enabling us all to offer more appointments and services to our patients. To make an appointment with any of the below, please contact the surgery in the usual way 01253 204222.


We have 2 paramedics, Holli and Karen they both do face to face appointments for acute illnesses and also assist with home visits.

Mental Health

Joseph is our new mental health practitioner, he works alongside Joanne at the surgery and has access to secondary care advice and services. He also offers CBT sessions. 

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing helps patients improve their health, well-being and and social welfare by connecting them to existing community services/groups and helping to form new ones. They address patients needs in a holistic way and focus on “what matters to you?” They can accept referrals for patients with long term health conditions, mild to moderate mental health issues, patients who are vulnerable and those with complex social issues. 


We also have a pharmacy team, made up of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, they help the surgeries deal with their patients medication queries and drug monitoring.