Doctors

Dr Mark Baxter

Dr Mark Baxter

MB, ChB (Liverpool 2003), MRCS (2007), DFSRH (2009), MRCGP (2011)

Partner

Usual surgery days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Baxter, originally from Yorkshire, graduated from The University of Liverpool in 2003. He worked at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital for his pre-registration job before undertaking training in surgery, predominantly in orthopaedics. He gained the Diploma, and was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2007. In 2009 he changed career and began the General Practice training scheme, becoming a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011. After spending some time working as a locum in Liverpool and Wirral, he then joined a large urban practice in Anfield where he stayed for two and a half years before joining Grassendale. His interests include musculoskeletal medicine (he undertakes a weekly "injection clinic") and promoting physical activity as a way of preventing and reducing illness.

He is married with two young sons. Outside medicine he is interested in photography, SCUBA diving, Olympic weightlifting and IT. He designed and maintains this website.

Dr Catherine Widnall

Dr Catherine Widnall

MB, ChB (Liverpool 2008), MRCGP, DRCOG

Partner; GP Trainer

Usual surgery days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Widnall (who previously practised under her maiden name of Dr McCauley) is originally from Tyrone in Northern Ireland, she moved to Liverpool in 2003 to study medicine and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2008. After completing her pre-registration jobs at Whiston Hospital she entered the GP training scheme in 2010, becoming a member of the Royal College in 2013. She worked as a GP in Widnes prior to joining Grassendale. Dr Widnall has recently been confirmed as a "GP Trainer" which means that we will soon have up and coming doctors (GP registrars) undertaking some of their general practice training with us.

She is married with a young son, loves spending time with friends and family, walking her dog and she plays netball for a local ladies' team.

Dr Ryan Power

Dr Ryan Power

MB BCh (Queen's Belfast, 2009) BAO MRCGP

Associate GP

Usual surgery days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Power is from Derry in Ireland.  He qualified from Queen's University Belfast in 2009.  After a few years working in Critical care in Melbourne, Australia he moved to Liverpool to complete his GP training.  Alongside his GP role he continues to work as a speciality Doctor in Emergency Medicine in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

His interests include gaelic games and football,  playing for local teams in both sports.

Dr Maura Henry

Dr Maura Henry

MD (St Matthew's 2007), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH

Associate GP

Usual surgery days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr Henry is originally from County Roscommon in the West of Ireland. She completed her foundation training with NIMDTA in Northern Ireland. Following this she undertook rotations in general medicine and dermatology. Dr Henry received her diploma from the Royal College of General Practitioners after completing her training here in Merseyside.

Her interests include women's health, sexual and reproductive health and minor surgery. Dr Henry lives locally with her husband and three young children. She enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.

Dr Andrew Lake

Dr Andrew Lake

BSc, MB, ChB (Sheffield 2013), MRCGP, DRCOG

Associate GP

Usual surgery days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Dr Lake is originally from Norfolk, and graduated from the University of Sheffield after studying Medicine. He has a Diploma with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and he has also completed a degree in Pharmacology at Leeds University. He has completed his postgraduate GP training in the Royal Liverpool Hospital, Alder Hey, Whiston and St Helen's.

He currently works with the University of Liverpool one day each week teaching medical students and has an interest in medical education.

Outside of medicine he enjoys watching movies and playing football.

Dr Nimrit Dhillon

Dr Nimrit Dhillon

MB, ChB (Leeds 2012), BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP

Associate GP

Usual surgery days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Dr Dhillon, originally from Nottingham, graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012. She completed her pre-registration jobs and GP training in London, becoming a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2018. She also has a degree in Medical Imaging from the University of Leeds and a Diploma with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She has recently moved to Liverpool, and has been working as locum GP until now. Dr Dhillon's professional interests include joint injections and teaching - she is hoping to become a 'GP Trainer' within the next few years, so that she may train other doctors (GP Registrars) at the practice.

Dr Dhillon lives locally with her husband. She enjoys socialising with friends, regularly going to the gym, watching movies and travelling.

Dr Nicola Thorbinson

Dr Nicola Thorbinson

MB, ChB (Liverpool 2010), MRCGP, DSFRH

Associate GP

Dr Thorbinson is currently on maternity leave

Dr Thorbinson is originally from North Wales and moved to Liverpool to attend medical school. Since graduating she has worked at hospitals across the region finished her General Practice training in August 2015. Following this she has worked as a GP in north Liverpool before moving to join Grassendale Medical Practice in June 2016. She sits on the Liverpool Local Medical Committee which will provide opportunities to address key issues currently affecting General Practice. Other interests include Women’s health and family planning, as well as teaching.

Dr Thorbinson lives locally with her husband, daughter and cat Penny. She enjoys socialising with friends, shopping, yoga and travelling.

Click to find out about Named GPs

All NHS GPs must ensure that for each of its registered patients (including those patients under the age of 16) there is assigned an accountable general medical practitioner (accountable or "named GP"). The accountable GP takes lead responsibility for ensuring that any services considered necessary to meet the needs of the patient are coordinated and delivered. However, this is effectively an administrative role - and there is no obligation for you to see your accountable GP for your appointments. Indeed, if you usually see one of our other doctors in the practice we would encourage you to continue seeing them for continuity of your care.

We have already informed over 4000 of our patients who their accountable GP is, but if you are not yet aware of yours, please contact the surgery and we will let you know. We have allocated patients to GPs based on the first letter of their surname. The allocations are as follows:

Surnames starting A-C: Dr Cook; D-G: Dr Power; H-L: Dr Baxter; M-O: Dr Power; P-S: Dr Widnall; T-Z: Dr Fielding

GP average earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The mean earnings for GPs working in Grassendale Medical Practice in the financial year ended 31st March 2017 was £62,324 before deduction of employee's superannuation contributions, tax and National Insurance. This is the average pay for two full-time GPs and five part-time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months during that year.