Old Hall Surgery

26 Stanney Lane
Ellesmere Port
CH65 9AD

Tel: 0151 355 1191
Fax: 0151 356 2683 


Within a few minutes driving from Chester, we are a small friendly well-established practice committed to high standards of medicine and intensive coaching of our Registrars in preparation for Summative Assessment and M.R.C.G.P.

We have splendid roomy premises refurbished throughout. The Registrars have their own designated room and have a digital video camera dedicated to their own use. The trainers give comprehensive help with video consultation and audit preparation. The practice closes one afternoon a month for Doctor and staff training (‘Protected Learning Time’).

The Registrars have protected tutorial time and also “hot topic” and review of consultations after every surgery. Registrars are encouraged to attend (and accompanied to) the clinical presentations held at the Post Graduate Education Centre at the Countess of Chester held on Friday lunchtime (‘grand round’). In addition to the half day release on Thursday afternoons the registrar has a further half day off.

Our computer system is Isoft Premiere Synergy the windows based software and we are paper light. Prescribing is done on the computer, as are clinical consultations.


Dr Birch is on the Professional Executive Committee - (PEC) and the Diabetes Local Implementation Team and also the lead for Diabetes, Health of the Elderly and Patient and Public Participation and is a QOF Assessor. Dr Birch as a Trainer is also an Audit Assessor and provides training in Child Health Surveillance and supervision for coil fittings and PBC Lead for the practice.

Dr Phipps has special interests in Nutrition and Pollution Medicine and acupuncture

Dr Shaw is on the Prescribing Committee and the G.P. Group of the Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust. She has special interest and expertise in Diabetes, Rhumatology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Oncology and Palliative care.


Dr. Alan D. Birch M.B., B.Ch., M.R.C.G.P., D.C.H, D.F.P.P
Dr. Martyn R.Phipps M.B., B.CH., D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P

On Call Duty

The out of hours training will be organised by the General Practice Department.

In the meantime, Dr Birch continues to do regular out of hour’s sessions for the P.C.T. and any registrar hoping to gain knowledge and experience in this area would be able to take part in these on a voluntary basis.

The practice has facilitated a number of interested registrars in doing specific project work and extending their training by a further six month period.

We have a great track record in having registrars who not only have been successful in passing MRCGP as well as summative assessment but also enjoyed their stay with us.

Support Staff

The practice currently has 3 Salaried G.P.s who work 13 sessions per week between them.

Dr Jessica Deacon M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P., who works Monday and Friday. On other days she is at the University in Liverpool teaching medical students.

Dr Minnal Nadaph M.B.B.S., M.R.C.O.G., who works all day Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesday morning.

Dr Deborah McCarthy M.B., Ch.B., who works all day Thursday and Friday.

Our Practice Team includes:

  • Practice Manager, Mrs. Sue Roberts, 2 Secretaries, and 9 admin and clerical support staff.
  • We have 1.5 WTE Practice Nursing Staff
  • Health Care Assistant part time
  • The Midwife leads the Ante Natal care for the practice patients and holds clinics once a week in house
  • Attached staff include Health Visitors and District Nurses to support our patients in the community
  • Counselling sessions are held in house and we also accept student counsellors from Chester College.
  • All members of the team are involved in the training of the registrar.
  • The practice also supports the education of Foundation 2 Doctors who join the practice for 4 months at a time.
  • The practice has continually, since the inception of the G.P. Contract, achieved high results points in QOF.

Further Information

If you would like any further information, please contact either one of the Trainers or our Practice Manager, Mrs J S Roberts by telephone or by e-mail as follows This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:11

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