Our Staff


Dr C Arthur

Qualified: St Thomas’ Hospital MB BS – 1985 DRCOG – 1988 FRCGP – 2016.

Born: 1961 Dr Arthur qualified at St Thomas’ Hospital London in 1985. He is married with two daughters and has lived on the Wirral since 1989. Dr Arthur’s interests are in Minor surgery, Migraine and Orthopaedics. He is also a GP trainer in the practice. He has a keen interest in computer technology & golf.

Dr Ann Cullumbine

Qualified: Birmingham University 1992 MB Bch – 1992 DRCOG – 1995 MRCGP – 1996

Born: 1969 Dr Cullumbine qualified at Birmingham University in 1992 and joined Claughton Medical Centre in 1998. She is married with two children. Her special interests are in Family Planning, Minor surgery and Respiratory medicine. Dr Cullumbines hobbies include cycling, walking and family life.

Dr Laxman Ariaraj

Qualified: Sheffield Medical School MB ChB – 1998 MRCOG – 2004

Born: 1975 Dr Ariaraj qualified at Sheffield Medical School in 1998 and joined Claughton Medical Centre in 2004. His special interests include Paediatrics and Gastroenterology. Dr Ariaraj is married with a daughter and enjoys world travel and sports.

Dr Fiona Cox

Qualified from Liverpool University in 2000 with MbChB commendation. MrCGP in 2003.

Born 1977 Joined Claughton Medical Centre in 2013, She is responsible for Medical Students and is also the Diabetes and Prescribing lead for the Practice. She is a busy mother of two boys, in her spare time she enjoys running & playing Tennis.

Dr Mark Fraser

Qualified from Liverpool University MBChB - 1990, MRCGP - 2008, DSEM - 2014, LLM - 2015

Born 1967 Dr Fraser qualified from liverpool University in 1990. Having completed a basic surgical training program, in 1995 he went to sea working for P&O and Princess Cruises until 2004. Having settled back in the Wirral he qualified as a GP in 2008 and has worked on the wirral since. He joined Claughton Medical Centre in 2013 before taking a year out to complete a masters in Medical Law and Ethics at Liverpool University and returned in 2015. He is the Lead GP in Adult Safeguarding for the Wirral CCG and also acts as an Appraiser and Clinical Investigator for NHS England. Dr Frasers clinical intrests are Minor Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (bones & Joints). He is Married with three children, 2 girls and boy and enjoys sport of all kinds.

Dr Hannah WIlliams


Dr Victoria Joesbury


Dr Nicola Arthur

Qualified from Kings College London in 2011 with MBBS, DRCOG 2014, MRCGP 2016

Born in 1988- Dr Nicki Arthur is Wirral native; she has interests in Women's Health and in her spare time enjoys skiing and walking her dog.

Dr David Lant


Dr David Lant


Dr Andrew Connery


Dr Siobhan WIngate

GP - Calughton Medical Centre

Dr Benjamin Corrin

GP Registrar - Claughton Medical Centre

Nurse Practitioners

Michelle Mannix

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Lucy Fitzsimmons

Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Paula Dewhirst

Practice Nurse Manager RGN RM BSc

I qualified as a registered General Nurse in 1986 and have worked within the Practice since 1992. My special interests are in Diabetes, Respiratory Health including Asthma and COPD, Cardiovascular disease and lately Allergy.

Kyrstal Moore

Adriana Shakeshaft

Kate Hopkins

Rose Flynn

Healthcare Assistants

Laura Whittaker

Jennifer Dodd

Practice Management

Pauline Fletcher

Practice Operations Manager

I started at Claughton Medical Centre in 1997 where I managed the North Clinic. I was involved in the transition process which resulted in the creation of the Paxton Building and am presently Practice Operations Manager. My current responsibilities include: co-ordinating all of the service functions within the practice, establishing links between the PCT and local community and I am first point of call for an enthusiastic team of District Nurses. I also help organise training programmes including those for the University of Liverpool medical students.

Sandra Pritchard

Practice Medicines Manager

I joined Claughton Medical Centre in 1994. My job role as Medicines Manager encompasses all aspects of prescribing.


Sarah McNulty

Finance Assistant

I have worked at Claughton Medical Centre for 21 years. I joined the Practice in September 1990 and started work in the original surgery building 2 days after it was completed and opened. I was the 1st YTS trainee to be employed at the Practice. I have progressed over the years through the Practice undertaking many different roles including Office Junior, Receptionist, Secretary, Fund Holding Assistant, Assistant Practice Manager and currently Finance Assistant. My main job role is to deal with all aspects of finance.

Lynette Forshaw

Admin Assistant

Karen Berry-Smith

Assistant Medicines Manager

I have worked at Claughton Medical Centre since June 2006. I worked for four years on reception mainly answering the telephones and dealing with patient queries. In October 2010 I changed my job role to Assistant Medicines Manager

Laura Colwell

Office Manager - Fender Way Health Centre

I have worked for Paxton Medical group for 9 and a half years. i started as an office junior and worked my way up to Administrative Team Leader in Claughton Medical Centre. In February 2017 I moved to Fender Way as the Office Manager. My job role includes all aspects of administration work, reception duties, secreterial work, handling solicitors and insurance claim, running the safeguarding database and attending meetings.

Leah Clewlow

Admin Assistant

I joined Claughton Medical Centre in 2013 as an office junior. I have since progressed to be the Admin Team leader.

Jemma Parsons

Admin Assistant

I started as an Office Junior at Claughton in September 09. I have now progressed within the practice to an Administrative Assistant. My role includes dealing with Solicitor's requests and any Insurance / DVLA / DLA reports that come through for the GP.

Julie Pickthall

Admin & Reception - Fender Way

I have worked at Paxton Medical Group for 8 years at the Fender branch. I was initially employed as a receptionist but now work on both admin and reception within the practice. My duties include scanning on the mail & recalling patients for their Asthma reviews.

Jennifer Toomes

Administrator at Fender Way Health Centre

Julia Hawthorne

Admin & Reception Assistant - Fender Way Health Centre

Michale Roberts

Admin & Reception - Fender Way health Centre

Tracey Simpson

Finance Manager

Callum Sadler

Lauren Hulse

Admin Assistant


Lyndsay Maguire

Reception Manager

I have worked at Claughton since January 2004. I began as a part-time receptionist and have through the years progressed to full time role Reception Manager and Admin Assistant. I work to ensure the smooth running of reception activities. I am also responsible for recalling patients for Cervical Screenings, amongst other administrative roles.

Diane Roberts

Senior Receptionist

Carol Hollywood

Receptionist - Claughton Medical Centre

Belinda Cooney

I have been employed as a receptionist at Claughton Medical Centre since 2008. My main duties include dealing with patient's queries and concerns at front desk. Other duties include answering the telephone, taking and booking appointments and filing. I also telephone patients regarding follow ups from clinical letters, including arranging appointments or further bloods for the patient.

Caroline Ward

Receptionist - Claughton Medical Centre

I have been a receptionist at Claughton Medical Centre for over 6 years. My main roles are booking doctors and nurses appointments, checking patients in, handling prescriptions and answering telephone queries.

Lynne Price

Kay O'Loughlin

Receptionist - Fender Way Health Centre.

I have worked for Fender Way Health Centre since February 2008. My main job roles are answering the phone, booking appointments, prescriptions and and doing tasks.

Alison White

Receptionist at Fender Way Health Centre.

Elizabeth Frost


Shirley Atherton

Secretary for Claughton Medical Centre & Fender Way Health Centre

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.