Meet your GP Surgery Team

Doctors – GP Partners

Dr Marcus Jacobs

Qualified as a doctor in 2001. He trained at St Andrews then Manchester University. He became a GP in 2006 and joined us in 2009.

Dr Zak Uddin    

I qualified from Manchester University in 2004 and initially pursued surgical training before switching to General Practice. I have been at Chorley Health Centre since March 2022. I am hoping to set up a minor ops service

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Helen Mather   

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Practice Nurse

Ms Julia Nicol

Practice Nurse


Ms Michelle Innocent

I qualified from Aston University in 1997 then did my pre-registration in Wigan Infirmary. I then worked in community pharmacy for many years and developed strong clinical governance and management skills.

Recently I moved into the practice pharmacist role to apply my knowledge in different ways. I am very interested in clinical pharmacy and am working towards attaining an independent prescriber qualification in the near future.

I believe strongly in patient centered care and understand we need to take a holistic look at medicine treatment and understand the whole person rather than seeing them as the sum of their pills.

Practice Management

Mrs Jacci Rowley

Practice Manager 

Mrs Emma Whittingham

Assistant Practice Manager

Admin and Reception

Mrs Debbie Makinson

Practice Secretary

Mrs Kelly Kos

Practice Secretary and runs the Patient Participation Group

Mrs Elizabeth Buckingham

Lead Receptionist

Mrs Susan Henry


Mrs Mary Southworth


Mrs Kirsty Brown

Administrator / Receptionist

The receptionists are here to help patients. They are responsible for answering the telephone, making appointments, booking in patients, dealing with patient queries, and printing prescriptions. Anything you share with them will be treated in confidence.  

They are trained to assist you with any enquiries you may have regarding the services which the Practice provides and help you with queries such as test results, or anything you are unsure about.