How our Practice works

 The Pendle Medical Partnership 

The Pendle Medical Partnership works hard to provide a friendly, efficient and caring service where the needs of our patients come first and foremost. Each and every one of us will work to ensure that each patient is treated courteously and with respect, and receives the highest standard of care we can provide within the resources available to us.

We work from two sites - The Surgery at Earby, and Colne Corner Surgery within Colne Health Centre; patients are welcome to register with us from a wide area across Pendle and the surrounding towns and villages. As one of the largest practices in East Lancashire, we are able to offer an extensive range of services, enabling our patients to be cared for in the community, often avoiding the need for long waits for hospital services.

With 10 GPs, 3 experienced practice nurses, an advanced nurse practitioner, our own pharmacist, health care assistants and receptionists with excellent knowledge of services in this area, we believe that we are well equipped to support you with your health and care needs.

Working across two sites and with a significant number of staff, we strive to ensure that a local, family feel to our Partnership is achieved whilst maintaining a professional service at all times. We have grouped our staff into 3 teams. The aim of the teams is to try and help with continuity of care which we know is important for our patients and our staff. This enables our staff to be part of a small team whilst having the benefits of a larger organisation and ensures that they are supported and are continuously learning and developing together. Whilst doctors and nurses work across both sites you may see any care professional you choose on either site, however, you may wish to consult with doctors or nurses in a particular team to help with continuity of your care.

You can find out more about each of the team members if you go to the section of our website ‘Members of our Team'.

Our Practice Teams

Team East Lancashire

With primary responsibility for the areas of Colne, Nelson and Barrowford:

Dr Esther Smith (GP Partner)

Dr Elyse Baril-Guerard (GP Associate)

Dr Tim Smith (GP Associate)

Mrs Louise Nash (Practice Nurse)

Mrs Megan Holmes (Health Care Assistant)

Mrs Nic Raw (Administrative Coordinator)

Team West Craven and Villages

With primary responsibility for the areas of Barnoldswick, Salterforth, Kelbrook, Foulridge, Trawden and Lanshawbridge:

Dr Philip Huxley (GP Partner)

Dr Catherine Taylor (GP Partner)

Mrs Tracy Bentley (Practice Nurse)

Mrs Rachel Oldham (Health Care Assistant)

Mrs Tracy Snowden (Administrative Coordinator)


Team Earby and the Borders

With primary responsibility for Earby, Thornton in Craven, Lothersdale, East and West Marton:

Dr Mike Horsfield (GP Partner)

Dr Joanna Huxley (GP Associate)

Dr Salma Khatana (GP Associate)

Ms Sara Rowland (Advance Nurse Practitioner)

Mrs Kathryn Clarkson (Practice Nurse)

Mrs Tracy Snowden (Administrative Coordinator)

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