Practice Staff

We have a team of fully trained personnel who are available to arrange appointments, deal with enquiries and support your doctors. Any information you give to any member of staff is treated in absolute confidence.

Practice management is in the care of Mrs Helen Shillcock who may be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspect of your health and treatment, or to discuss with you any suggestions or complaints. Our assistant manager, medical secretary, administrative team and receptionists are also available to help you.

Our two practice nurses, Sister Jean Levy and Sister Dawn Rigby, deal with most treatment room conditions, chronic disease management, minor surgery, cervical cytology, family planning, child health surveillance, immunisation and travel advice.

Our two Health Care Assistants, Mrs Jane Marshall and Mrs Samantha Twidale, are available to provide phlebotomy (blood taking) services, new patient and routine health/weight checks, blood pressure monitoring and B12/Pneumo/Flu Jabs. We also have practice phlebotomist (blood taking), Nicky Dolan. 

Our district nurse team is based at Bootle Health Centre and lead by Care Manager Sister Sue Meehan. Their telephone number is 0151 922 7753.

Other Health Professionals include health visitors who are closely involved in the health care of patients, particularly children. A midwife attends the surgery for two sessions per week to look after our pregnant ladies.



Dr Helen Mercer MBChB (Liverpool 2002), BSc Hons Pharmacology (2001), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH (Female) 

Dr Jackie Anten MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP (Female)

Salaried Doctors

Dr Sarah Akbar MBBS (Female)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sister Yvonne Sturdy


Sister Jean Levy RGN

Sister Dawn Rigby RGN

Health Care Assistants

Jane Marshall (HCA)

Samantha Twidale  (HCA)

Nicky Dolan (Phlebotomist)

Admin Staff

Practice Manager

Helen Shillcock

Assistant Manager

Debbie Baxter 

Receptionists and Admin Staff

Tracey Smith - GP Assistant

Irene Baxter  - Admin

Nicola Dunn  - Secretary

Shannen Smith - Admin

Angela Matthews - Reception Manager

Lyn Herbert  

Caroline Austin

Lynn Whitaker

Alison Moore