Marine Lake & Estuary Medical Practice

Marine Lake Health & Wellbeing Centre, Orrysdale Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5AA

Telephone: 0151 625 9171

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Dr Edward Roche

MB ChB (Liverpool 2002) MRCGP

Originally from Northern Ireland, I came to medical school in Liverpool University and qualified in 2002 and became a GP partner in Marine Lake in 2011. Prior to joining the partnership, I worked as a GP in care homes, and this very much started my special interest in working with care homes, elderly patients, end of life care and issues around mental capacity. I work in the practice 2 days a week. The remaining 3 days are spent supporting healthcare service development and clinical governance. I am Chair of Primary Care Wirral GP Federation, which is a collaborative of practices looking to improve primary care services in Wirral. Until December 2021 I was Medical Director of Push Doctor, a large provider of digital consultations to the NHS in England. I am an NHS GP appraiser. I am married with 3 kids and I am a keen club runner in my spare time.

Dr Patricia White

MB ChB (Liverpool) DFFP MRCGP – qualified 1988

First came to West Kirby in 1990 as a registrar and have been a partner in the practice for 25 years. I have been a trainer for 15 years and I am actively involved training registrars and foundation doctors at the practice. I enjoy all aspects of primary care with education being my main special interest.

Dr Lee Malpas

MB BS (London 1998), MRCGP

I did my medical degree at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London followed by junior doctors training posts at Arrowe Park Hospital and the Countess of Chester Hospital. Part of my general practice training included some very useful experience at The Hospice of The Good Shepherd in Chester. My interests include diabetes, care of the elderly and also joint injections.

Dr Josie Jevons-Hurst

MBChB (Liverpool 2005), nMRCGP, diploma FSRH

I qualified as a GP in 2010 and have been working at Marine Lake since 2014. I did 2 lots of training at Marine Lake in 2007 and in 2009 and enjoyed it so much I came back after a few years at a GP surgery in Wallasey. I am from the West Midlands originally but now live near Chester and really enjoy working on the Wirral. 2 years ago I trained to fit contraceptive coils and do this once a week at the practice. This goes along with my interests in family planning and gynaecology in general. I also do baby checks and have an interest in paediatrics. Another role I have is mentoring the 5th year medical students that do placements at our practice. I enjoy supervising the 5th years and the trainee doctors that we have in the practice.

Dr Henry Aldwinckle

MBBS (London 2003) MRCGP PG Dip (derm)

I was born and brought up on the Wirral where I still live with my wife Clare and my three daughters I went to Birkenhead school before going to study Medicine at Guy’s and St.Thomas’ in London. I graduated in 2003 and moved back to the Wirral in 2007 to complete by training to become a GP. After completing my GP training and passing my membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in 2009 I was offered a salaried GP post with Dr Wells and Partners (that would soon become MLMP) and was made Partner after one year. I have developed a special interest in Dermatology and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University passed with distinction in 2013. I am very happy to see dermatological conditions and I perform regular Minor Surgery sessions at MLMP.

Dr Deborah Forsdyke

MB ChB (Liverpool) DFFP MRCGP – qualified 1988

‘I have been a GP partner in West Kirby for the past 26 years since finishing my GP training at the practice. My main interests are GP training, minor surgery and child health surveillance.

Dr Paul Brown

MB ChB (Liverpool 2002) MRCGP

I have been a GP in West Kirby since 2006 after previously being a resident and patient here in my youth.I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2002 and ultimately completed my GP training in Moreton. I still live locally with my wife and our 3 children who are in primary school. As part of being a GP at the practice I have developed interests including child health, Joint Injections and training junior doctors to become GPs. Alongside my practice work I am also a medical officer for the local RNLI stations.

Dr Michael Parton

BSc MB ChB DLO DFFP DRCOG (Liverpool 1993)

I have been a GP in West Kirby since 2001. I qualified in Liverpool in 1993 and have done a number of hospital jobs prior to General Practice, mainly in the field of Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT). I am married with 2 girls, both currently at University studying Chemistry & Sports Science. I provide a wide variety of GP Services but have a special interest in ENT and Mental Health issues especially anxiety.

Dr Helen Wordsworth

MB ChB (Liverpool 2000) MRCGP

Dr James Perry


Having attended Medical School in Lancaster and completing a Masters Degree in Research I moved to Liverpool to complete my Foundation Programme in RLUH. I then moved to the Wirral for my GP training. I have a special interest in Primary Care Research and work for the NIHR locally. I also have an interest in Urgent Primary Care and MSK, acting as SRO for Health Wirral Pre-hospital Urgent care. A further special interest lies in innovation and digital healthcare.

Dr Charlotte Wade

MBChB (hons) MRCGP

I studied Medicine at the University of Liverpool and did all of my Foundation and GP training in the Merseyside region. I was fortunate to work in a variety of specialities but outside of General Practice I spent a lot of time working in Accident & Emergency and in Neurorehabilitation. I have an interest in fertility and education.


Dr Jessica Bell

MBChB (Manchester 2013) DFSRH MRCGP

I have been a GP at Marine Lake Medical practice since 2018. I did my medical degree at the University of Manchester followed by foundation training in Chester and GP training on the Wirral, which is where I am originally from! I have a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare which is one of my areas of interest, but I really do enjoy all aspects of general practice. I currently live in beautiful North Wales and have previously volunteered, and remain good friends, with the North East Wales Search and Mountain rescue team. I have a young family who keep me very busy outside of work for the time being but I hope to return to volunteering in the future. In my spare time I love nothing more than to get outside and enjoy lots of forest and hill walks to keep fit and active.

Dr Jenny Nelson

MBChB (Liverpool 2008) MRCGP, DFSRH

Originally from North Yorkshire I came to Liverpool to study medicine in 2004, qualifying in 2008. I originally started training in obstetrics and gynaecology but made the decision to change to GP training in 2014. I then trained part time, alongside having 2 children and qualified in February 2022. I did 18 months as a trainee in marine lake, loved it so, came back to work as a salaried GP.

I have continued my special interest in women’s health and currently work 3 days a week at Marine lake and I also do one gynaecology clinic a week at Arrowe Park Hospital. I have also recently taken over the role of foundation doctor supervisor for the practice.

I’m a wife and mum of 2 children and in my spare time like to play hockey.



Dr Thomas Danby


Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) are nurses who have undertaken a master’s level in clinical practice. ANPs have authority in patient diagnosis and are trusted to independently assess, diagnose, manage and care for patients with complex clinical issues.

These types of nurses can work within emergency, primary and acute settings, and have a higher level of education and experience than most other nurses.

What can an ANP do?

The role of a ANP differs greatly in comparison to a general nurse. Responsibilities of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner can include:

  • Diagnosing health conditions
  • Conducting check-ups
  • Researching patient conditions
  • Referring patients to specialists
  • Maintaining records of patient medical history
  • Prescribing and administering medication

Karen Trow - ANP - Deputy Nurse Manager

Julia Harrison - ANP

Chelsee Kendrick - ANP

Physician Associates

Physician Associates (PAs) are medically trained, healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and other members of the practice team to provide a range of patient care.

Katie Sharpe - Physician Associate

Bethan Hughes - Physician Associate

Nursing Team

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Sarah Kingsland - Senior Nurse Practitioner

Debbie - Practice Nurse

Barbara - Practice Nurse

Debbie - Practice Nurse

Maureen - Practice Nurse

Bev - Practice Nurse

Michelle - Practice Nurse

Kimmy - Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Sue - HCA

Julie - HCA





Nadia Rose - Practice Operations Manager

Charlie Taylor-Jones - Practice Business Manager

Mo Cole - Office Manager

Wayne - Patient Access Team Leader

Lynsey - Patient Access Team Leader

Jordan - IT & Data Team Leader

Angela - Patient Correspondence Team Leader

Rachel - Triage Team Leader

Clair - Meds Mgmt Team Leader

Julie - Facilities Manager


Pharmacists have responsibility for medicines optimisation within the PCN, medicines reconciliation, the provision of expert advice on clinical medicines and the undertaking of structured clinical reviews with patients to proactively manage their complex polypharmacy needs.

Health Coaches

Health Coaches provide personalised lifestyle support, helping patients to increase activity levels, improve eating habits and maintain the long-term changes they need to improve their health and wellbeing.

Social Prescribers

Social Prescribers provide immediate non-clinical support and connect people to community groups and agencies with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing. Improving your lifestyle or taking control of a practical problem can be very challenging and people often feel daunted at the prospect of change and don’t always know where to start.

Social prescribing link workers help give you the confidence, encouragement and support you need to make and sustain changes that will help you to feel better in yourself.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 to 20:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 to 20:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 to 20:00
  • Friday
    08:00 to 18:30
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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