Stockbridge Village Health Centre
Tel: 0151 489 9924
Fax: 0151 489 8298
Stockbridge Village, formerly known as Cantril Farm, was developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s and has been described as a monstrosity erected to house the over spill from central Liverpool from where people were decanted. The practice was initially established in 1968 in a council house by a GP who was determined to offer an effective General Practice and Primary Care Team to the Cantril Farm residents at a time when such terms were barely understood. Since then both the community and the practice have progressed.
The area is more stable with improved housing, falling vandalism and crime rates, with family networks remaining strong in a tightly knit community. The progressive five partner practice, long established in the training of GP registrars (all partners are ex-trainees of the practice), occupies a modern purpose built, well equipped Health Centre shared with other health professionals and district nurses with adequate numbers of cheerful clerical staff and practice nurses. With a list size of 8,500 patients it remains the only general practice in Stockbridge Village and as such has a singular place in the local community.
Extended efforts and additional work undertaken by the partners and practice manager result in close links with the local hospitals and a very good relationship with the local Health Authority.
To the incoming registrar it offers an integrated teaching programme in primary care medicine in an environment where hard work and a good sense of humour prevail, with a commitment to continually improve and remain to the fore in the modern developments in general practice, without ever forgetting the ideals of a pioneering doctor more than 30 years ago who went on to become regional adviser in general practice.
Dr S Hinton, Dr P.L. Jones, Dr T. Mullin, Dr P. Rigby, Dr P. Barry