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Drs Priestley, Martin, Madan, Bennett, Karigiri, Williams & Saravanan welcome you to Highfield Surgery


This web site is provided for present and intending patients of the practice, but every visitor is welcome.

By following the menus on either side of this page you can find all the surgery information which we encourage you to explore, and then please try out the new interactive options at the bottom of the page. Meanwhile our web links, minor illness, health information pages, and news alerts will help you to reliably keep up to date about health matters from the Internet.

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Please Note
Starting Monday 4th January 2016 Highfield Surgery will have new opening hours. Please click here to view them.





Changes At
Highfield Surgery
From August 2015

Both Dr Priestley and Dr Williams have now taken on new roles within the practice and as a result they will no longer be available for routine appointments.

If either Dr Priestley or Dr Williams is your regular GP then, in the future you will need to book appointments with one of the other GPs.

To compensate for this reorganisation and for the loss of appointments due to the retirement of Dr McGuire at the end of June 2015, we have appointed two new salaried GPs who are due to start at the beginning of August 2015. These are Dr Nicola Barr, who has recently finished her GP training at the practice and Dr Atul Sachdeva who has been working as a Locum GP at the practice since April.

All our GPs are friendly and below is a list of GPs we currently have available for routine appointments. In our latest patient survey more than 75% of patients who booked with a new GP were very happy with their appointment.


Below is a list of GPs currently available for routine appointments



Dr Michelle Martin 

Dr Martin is a part-time partner working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. She has a special interest is in Palliative Care, and also works for the local Hospice on end of life care. Dr Martin is also a member of the CCG Board.


Dr Anil Madan 

Dr Madan is a full time partner and he has a special interest in hypertension, audit, pharmacy/prescribing matters and mental health.


Dr Daniel Bennett 

Dr Bennett is a full time partner and his special interests are GP education, contraception, minor surgery and dermatology. Dr Bennett is a GP trainer.


Dr Ajay Karigiri 

Dr Karigiri is a full time partner and his special interests are orthopaedics, including joint injections, Minor surgery, COPD, Men’s health and GP education. Dr Karigiri is also a GP trainer.


Dr Santhana Saravanan 

Dr Saravanan is a part time partner and her working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and her special interests are Diabetes, Child Health and Women's Health including family planning.


Dr Catherine Petrie 

Dr Petrie is a part time salaried GP and her working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, her special interests are Child Health and family planning.


Dr Matthew Wiggins 

Dr Wiggins is a salaried GP and his working days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, his special interests include respiratory medicine and rheumatology.


Dr Nicola Barr  

Dr Barr is a salaried GP having just finished her GP training at Highfield Surgery. Dr Barr currently works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


Dr Atul Sachdeva  

Dr Sachdeva is a salaried GP with a special interest in urology and minor surgery. From September he will be working on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Dr Mark Paffey
Dr Paffey is a salaried GP having just finished his GP training in Chorley. From October 2015 he will be working on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.




Highfield Surgery & Dr Williams Amalgamation

As of the 30th of June 2015 Highfield Surgery has amalgamated with Dr Williams' Practice.
We would like to welcome Dr Williams and his staff on board.
The surgery will now be based on both the middle and top floor of the Primary Care Centre.

Middle Floor:
Same day appointments
Prescription Requests and Pickups
Blood tests, Dressing and miscellaneous Health Care Assistant appointments.

Top Floor:
Routine GP and Nurse appointments.
Booking appointments and general enquires.

We are hoping for a minimum disruption, there will be a further two GPs and a trainee doctor starting over the next few weeks.

We remain dedicated to provide the best possible care for all of our patients. We apologise for any teething problems you may have experienced during the changeover.


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