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Walton Medical Centre Walton Surgery
Tel: (01255) 674373

About Us


A brief history of the Practice


In 1980 the surgery in Vicarage Lane was conceived and built by Dr Gerald Clark and Dr Geldard. Prior to that, surgery in Walton was operated from a small basement in the High Street. Later, in 1980, Dr Beardmore joined the partnership and in February 1990 Dr John Woodfield became the fourth partner.


Due to increasing demands, a new surgery was built in Kirby Cross which opened in November 1990. In 1992 Dr Nigel Roper joined the practice and in 1993 Dr Gerald Clark retired to be replaced by Dr Joanne Thompson who was appointed the fifth partner. In 1996 Dr Woodfield left, to be replaced by Dr Guy Goundry.


The practice continued to expand and so, in November 2001, Dr Lemke joined us as our sixth partner. In October 2002, Dr Carlos Knorr joined the practice as a salaried doctor. Around this time the practice switched to having all our patient records stored onto computer rather than held manually in paper form. In October 2004, Dr Best joined the practice as a salaried GP and in April 2005 she and Dr Knorr became partners. In June 2006, Dr Beardmore retired from the partnership and in March 2007 Dr Best left. Dr Haleem Fadaly joined the team as a partner in September. In 2008, Dr Geldard retired and Dr Doria was appointed as our latest partner. In 2012 Dr Fadaly left us to take up a salaried position at another practice.


In February 2013 Dr Goundry retired as a partner from the practice but continued to work as a part time salaried doctor. In June 2013 Dr Paolo Doria left us to take up a salaried position at another practice and Dr Goundry officially retired from the practice. In June 2014 Dr Carlos Knorr left the practice to take up a salaried position at another practice and the following month we welcomed to the team Dr John Harriott as a salaried doctor to the practice.


Around this time, due to a significant shortage of doctors which, over the months, forced the practice to significantly reduce its operability from the branch surgery, the practice took the decision to sell the Kirby Cross surgery and draw in its boundary, in a bid to better manage the workload for the remaining doctors and clinical staff. In October 2014 the Kirby surgery closed.


In July 2015 Dr John Harriott was appointed partner, followed eight months later by the departure of Dr Nigel Roper who left to take up a salaried post.


Our aims are simple


They are to provide the best quality, comprehensive healthcare for our patients. The practice is committed to the principles of the Improving Working Lives (IWL) standards to provide a positive, employment friendly approach to the delivery of our healthcare service. Attainment of the IWL standard was achieved by the practice in 2005 and, in 2006, we achieved accreditation to be a 'Two Ticks' Positive about Disabled People employer.


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