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Please note : The surgery is currently undergoing some renovations within the Practice, which should last until the end of February 2018. Apologies for any inconvenience and disturbance caused during this time. 

 Mindline Cumbria: 03005610000- Open Monday-Friday : 12-9pm and 5-9pm Saturday. Offers free confidential advice to patients and family members regarding all mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: Our GP's do not see patients with dental issues. You are advised to contact your dental practice or Dental Direct on 01228 603900.


Dr Rachel Preston (f)


Lead GP for the practice

Qualifications: Manchester University in 1994

Specialist Interests: Our heart disease lead and practice management lead GP

GMC No: 4101864

Outside work:

Dr Chris Staines (m)


Qualifications: MBChB, MRCP UK, MRCGP Edinburgh in 2006. RCGP Certificate in the Management of Drug and Alcohol Misuse.

Specialist Interests: management of drug and alcohol misuse, medicines management, diabetes, and GP trainer

GMC No: 6134755

Outside work:

Dr Mark Plenderleith (m)


Qualifications: MBChB Manchester 1988, DTM+H Liverpool 1999

Specialist Interests: Interests include respiratory medicine and travel medicine. Developing interest in allergy.

GMC No: 3282423

Outside work:

Dr Sam Solomon (m)

Qualifications: BSc in Psychology MBChB DRCOG DCH Qualified in Liverpool in 2004

Specialist Interests: Interests include kidney disease and palliative care

GMC No: 6101490

Outside work: Out of work a keen climber and runner

Dr Hannah Ashley (f)

Qualifications:  MBChB Birmingham 2006, MRCGP

GMC No. 6135420

Hannah Ashley (nee Kenyon) joined us as a GP having previously worked at the practice in 2011 as part of her GP Registrar training.

In her spare time Hannah’s favourite activity is cardio tennis, the tennis equivalent of Zumba!


Dr Juliet Rhodes (f)

Qualifications: BM BS 1989 University of Nottingham

GMC: 3407325

Special Interests: Dr Rhodes has many years of experience in general practice with particular skills in women’s health and contraception, minor surgery, rheumatology and dermatology

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