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Our Team

General Practitioners Normal Working Days
Dr Jacqui Merckel
Monday & Wednesday
Dr Tim Young
Monday morning & Wednesday's
Dr Davina Solomon
Tuesday & Thursday
Dr Phil Harbot
Every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Dr M Galea
Tuesday morning, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Dr A Tooze
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning
Dr S Williams
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Dr Rachel Hutchinson and Dr Matthew Chalmers are our current GP Registrars at the Practice. They will be with us until the end of January 2021.

Click here for more information about training of GP's / GP Registrars.

Click here to download the declaration regarding GP earnings in 2018/19.

Dermatology (Skin) - Dr J C Merckel
Ophthalmology (Eyes) - Dr T Young
Minor Surgery - Dr M Galea, Dr J C Merckel & Dr T Young
Woman’s Health - Dr A Tooze
COPD & Asthma - Lyn Hind, Rachel Brierley & Russell Willett
Diabetes - Angela Coburn
Proctoscopy - Rachel Brierley

Practice Manager

Andrew Pearse

Nurse Practitioner

Lyn Hind

Lyn Hind is able to run surgeries alongside the doctors and can utilise skills or techniques traditonally used by doctors. Doctors advice will always be sought should extra help be needed.

Practice Nurses

Angela Coburn, Rachel Brierley & Russell Willett

Our practice nurses work closely with the doctors and nurse practitioners and provide a wide range of nursing services which include blood tests, ear syringing, dressings, vaccinations, cervical smears and health checks. Practice nurses and nurse practitioners are able to run specialist clinics which include heart disease, diabetes and asthma.

HCA’s & Assistant Practitioners - do not see patients under the age of 16 years old.

Assistant Practitioners

Trudy Cartwright & Hayley Cooper

Healthcare Assistants

Mandy Riley & Adelle Brittleton

Our HCA's work alongside our practice nurses. Their skills include blood taking, blood pressure recording, ECG's and flu jabs together with basic health checks.

Administrative Assistant / IT Manager

Andy Sayer

Lead Secretary

Margaret Lord


Andrea Pearson & Emma Yates

Services & Project Manager

Sue Birkbeck

Medicines Manager

Jayne Bland

Dispensary Manager

Joanne Marston


Lisa Steadman, Wendy Hayton, Alison Pedley, Heidi Seymour & Lynne Henderson

Medical Records Manager

Tanya Wallace

Medical Records Admin Team

Kathryn Walls

Lead Receptionist

Janet Allonby


Andrea Pearson, Margaret Lord, Karen Hill, Tanya Wallace, Kathryn Walls, Emma Yates, Lucy O'Donoghue, Becky Dixon, Georgina Harrison, Emma Harding.

Other Staff


The midwives hold clinics on a Wednesday morning at the Brough surgery. If you are thinking of starting a family, you can make an appointment with either the doctor or midwife for a health check and advice. The midwife will then advise you on antenatal and postnatal care.

She can be reached on: 017683 53719
Penrith Maternity: 01768 245240
Helme Chase Kendal: 01539 725375


Our Physiotherapist Adele Roche can be contacted on 017683 72474.

Referral is via a self referral form, available from our Reception team.

Health Visitor

Beth Postlethwaite is here to help and advise on any aspect of family health 017683 54964.

District Nurse

Our District Nurses are able to support you with nursing care at home 017683 51179.

Occupational Therapist

Kirsty Franklin and Liz Dixon offers their services to the Practice once per week and referral is normally made via the Practice team.

Living Well Coach

Emily Howarth represents our new Wellbeing Service in conjunction with Eden ICC. Referral is made by your doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse. Emily will be available on Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's. Full details can be found in our Wellbeing Service leaflet, available at the Practice.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Referral is normally made by your doctor.

Palliative Care Team

Includes your GP, District Nurses, Macmillan Nurse and Social Worker. We work closely together to give you and your family the best possible care. Contact details will be given to you should the need arise.

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