Treetops Primary Healthcare Centre, 47 Bridle Road, Bromborough, CH62 6EE

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Telephone: 0151 327 1391

Fax: 0151 327 8670

Practice Staff


Dr Margaret Porteous (f) (Senior Partner)

Edinburgh 1983, Qualifications M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.G.P

Dr Karen Cooke (f)

Sheffield 1995, M.B., Ch.B., D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P

Dr Paula Cowan (f)


Dr Sam Huddlestone (m)

Sheffield 2003, MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, PG Dip. Sports Medicine

Dr Nazia Mohammed (f)

Dr Christopher George (m)

Dr Kelly Fleet (f)

Liverpool 2006, MbChB, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Alison Hughes (f)

Leicester 2007, M.B. Ch.B (Hons) M.R.C.G.P.

Nursing Team

A nurse practitioner is an experienced nurse with additional specialist training. They are qualified to diagnose illness, decide on treatment and issue prescriptions. They usually see people with new illness and do not normally see people with on-going problems.

The practice now has 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners that will be be your first point of contact for most acute illnesses that require an ‘on the day ‘appointment.

The type of conditions our Nurse Practitioners are able to treat are:

  • Acne
  • Generally unwell children
  • Mild Strain
  • Sinusitis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Genital Thrush
  • Minor Illnesses
  • Sore Throat
  • Athletes Foot
  • Hay Fever
  • Muscle & Joint Pain
  • Teething
  • Cold Sores
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Threadworm
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Head Lice
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Nappy Rash
  • Urine Infection
  • Cystitis
  • Heart Burn
  • Oral Thrush
  • Verrucae
  • Dermatitis
  • Impetigo
  • Pregnant Ladies
  • Warts
  • Ear Pain & Infections
  • Indigestion
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Fever
  • Migraine
  • Scabies
  • Generally unwell adults
  • Mild Sprain
  • Sickness & Diarrhoea

Our Nurse Practitioners offer telephone consultations and face to face appointments Monday to Friday, both AM & PM.

Our Practice Nursing Team, led by Sister Karen Atkins, consists of  5 qualified nurses. They run a number of clinics throughout the week and are highly experienced in assisting our GPs and supporting our patients.  They run a number of chronic disease management clinics including diabetes, asthma, COPD, as well as Dementia assessments, family planning clinics, travel immunisation sessions and child health immunisations.

The practice has over 600 patient’s with diabetes, over 900 patients with respiratory disorders, over 400 patients with coronary heart disease and over 300 patients requiring anti-coagulation treatment. Our nursing team co-ordinate the care for all these patients and see them regularly to help control their symptoms. All of our nurses are highly qualified and are constantly looking to increase their knowledge and skills. The practice supports this in every way as it allows us to offer our patients a wider variety of services in the community.

Health Care Assistants

The practice currently has 1 Clinical Assistant and 2 Health Care Assistants (HCA’s). Our HCA’s  support our GP’s and nurses in caring for our patients. They offer a variety of services including blood pressure checks, B12 injections, ear syringing, hearing tests and ECG monitoring.

Our HCA’s help to look after our ever increasing elderly population. We have over 1200 patients aged 75+ and our HCA’s along with a Nurse and a GP offer in-depth assessments to assess mobility, risk of falls, memory, care planning, carer needs and lifestyle advice.

Our HCA’s also provide clinical support to Dr Cooke and Dr Huddlestone for Seafarers medicals including ENG and Oil & Gas.

As a practice we want to ensure all of  our staff are equipped to help and support patients within the boundaries of their roles and expertise. This has led to a culture of learning and development and as a result we are able to upskill our staff to  provide a wider range of patient services.

Admin Team

Rachel Stott

Practice Manager

Alison Clare

Reception Manager

Kevin Gately

Finance Manager


Medical Secretary


Medical Secretary


Medical Secretary

Liz Parkes

Medicines Manager

Susan Hoggarth

Medicines Manager

Other Staff

Ehtzaz Chaudhary (m)

Physicians Assosciate

Physician associates (PAs) are medically trained, healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and other members of the practice team to provide a range of patient care.

They are able to:

  • Take medical histories from patients
  • Carry out physical examinations
  • See patients for on the day or scheduled appointments
  • Manage and treat patients of all ages and make referrals
  • Visit patients at home, nursing or residential homes
  • Review and act on laboratory results
  • Run specialist clinics such as family planning, baby checks, long term conditions or minor ops – with extra training
  • Teach and supervise students
  • Provide patient health promotion and disease prevention advice
  • Help GPs with some admin tasks

They are trained and qualified to run their own clinical appointments but always work   under the supervision of a GP.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am - 20:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am - 20:00pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am - 20:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am - 20:00pm
  • Friday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Saturday
    08:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday