Lowther Medical Centre

01946 692241

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Dr José Luis Fernández Fidalgo

Dr José Luis Fernández Fidalgo

Qualified Oviedo, Spain 1986 LMS Certificate in Diabetes Care

Salaried GP Partner

Dr Jose Fidalgo, General Practitioner (Salaried) joined the practice in 1997. Dr Fidalgo’s special interests are Care of the Elderly and Diabetes.  

dr ami hall

Dr Ami Hall


Salaried GP Partners

Dr Ami Hall, General Practitioner (Salaried Partner) joined the Practice in 2014. Dr Hall’s special interests are Palliative Care and Gynaecology. Dr Hall is our Performance and CQC Lead.  

Dr Jerome Poppe


Dr Jerome Poppe joined our Practice in October 2020. Dr Poppe is our Palliative Care Lead.

Dr Magda Rocha

Dr Magda Rocha, General Practitioner (Salaried Partner) joined our Practice in July 2020. Dr Rocha has a special interest in women’s health. Dr Rocha is our Safeguarding Lead.

Dr Joseph Davis

MB ChB 2001 (University of Manchester)

Salaried GP

Dr Joseph Davis, General Practitioner (Salaried)

Dr Joanne Hull-Davies

MB ChB 1989 (University of Leicester)

Salaried GP

Dr Jo Hull-Davies, General Practitioner (Retained post) Dr Hull-Davies’s special interests are women’s health.

Dr Emeka Abalu

Dr Emeka Abalu is our GP Trainee.  GP Trainees are qualified Doctors who spend an additional 3 years in GP Practices and Hospitals to gain further experience to prepare them … [continue] Dr Emeka Abalu

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Dr Fiona Ironside

Qualified 1985 MB ChB, MRCOG, MRCGP

Salaried GP Partner

Dr Fiona Ironside, General Practitioner.  Retired end of September 2020.  Locum shifts only as required

Physician Associate

Miss Kinza Ali

Miss Kinza Ali is our Physician Associate. Physician Associates are trained healthcare professionals who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as part of the team.  They have a dedicated … [continue] Miss Kinza Ali

Nurse practitioners

Nurse Practitioners

We have a highly trained and multi-skilled team of nurses. Our Nurse Practitioners, Diana, Ann and Emma work supporting the On Call doctor/triaging the many calls for medical advice between 8.00 am and … [continue] Nurse Practitioners

Mental Health Nurse

Tony, our Mental Health Nurse sees patients with diagnosed mental conditions plus those patients seeking help for anxiety, stress, low mood, bereavement.

Practice nurses

Nurse Prescriber

Anne-Marie is our Nurse Prescriber who works alongside our Nurse Practitioners and GPs.

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurses are Michelle and Lesley. The Practice Nursing team are the experienced professionals who can help you in many different aspects without the need to see a doctor. They will … [continue] Practice Nurses

Additional healthcare staff

Health Care Assistant

We have a Health Care Assistant (HCA) Tracy. Tracy will do injections, dressings, blood tests, ECG’s and blood pressure readings.


Our Phlebotomists are Joanne, Debbie, Sharone, Lynsey and Janice.  They are able to take bloods and blood pressures.


We have two (non-prescribing) Pharmacists – Kelly and Eleanor who will deal with medication queries and also have medication review clinics in the afternoons. These appointments are booked by our … [continue] Pharmacists


Antenatal clinics provided at the Practice


We have a team of Paramedics who action Home visits on a daily basis for Copeland Practices

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors that are attached to the practice are concerned with the promotion of health and the prevention of ill health through the provision of education, advice and support, … [continue] Health Visitors

District Nurses

The District Nurses provide day to day nursing care, advice and support in the home. If help or advice is required they can be contacted through Lowther Medical Centre.

Macmillan Nurse

The Macmillan Team has extensive knowledge and experience on the care of patients with cancer and other serious illnesses. They can provide support for patients and their families.


Familiar Faces – Psychological support workers to help complex patients who have multiple contacts (GP referral) First Step  – Counsellors who offer CBT, support of depression anxiety etc (referral via … [continue] Counsellors

Practice manager

Service Delivery Lead

Our Service Delivery Lead is Lesley Bethwaite.   Lesley will be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical enquiries and are also available to discuss any suggestions or complaints … [continue] Service Delivery Lead

Practice staff

Elderly Care Co-ordinator

We also have an Elderly Care Co-ordinator – Arlene who also covers Phlebotomy when Joanne and Debbie are away.


Your first point of contact with our Practice. Receptionists are responsible for dealing with enquiries, organising appointments, preparing repeat prescriptions and ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Practice under … [continue] Receptionists

General Administration

We have an experienced administration team that will be able to answer many of your queries promptly.