Dynamic, friendly healthcare
The Hive is a forward thinking medical practice based in Middleton. Since Dr Stockton and Dr Thompson formed their partnership in 2008 the practice has grown from caring for 1800 patients to circa 5000 patients. Known as a friendly practice with a community feel, a positive reputation has accompanied our growth in size. The Practice has also continued to also grow as a team and now employ salaried GPs, a Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistants and a number of administrative staff members.
Looking ahead the Practice will move into a brand new, state of the art, purpose-built medical centre in the not-too-distant future. This will lead to a further increase in the size of our patient base, as the Practice will also serve patients from Chadderton, Oldham and the surrounding areas.
The Practice is keen to maximise the opportunities of the new building, which could potentially lead to us offering further enhanced services in addition the core and enhanced services we already offer. We also aspire to become a hub of the community, offering a range of activities and services to benefit patients on a holistic level, from cradle to grave.
To be the heart of the community; providing excellent healthcare for all.
Healthy and happy community
To provide and promote holistic health care from cradle to grave
To promote health to our patients
Break down barriers to access health services GP lead family healthcare
Friendly service to allow accessible healthcare
As a team we have set out a series of standards for our provision of healthcare which we feel will enable us to provide our patients and stakeholders with the best possible service by suitably qualified people. In the interest of your health, it is important for you to understand all the information given to you. Please ask questions if you are unsure of anything.
To provide you and your family with the best possible care the practice, we aim to adhere to the following conditions:
To help us provide you and your family with the best possible care, we ask that you adhere to the following conditions:
We are delighted to introduce our friendly and caring staff
After studying to become an orthopaedic surgeon I had a change of career path, deciding that General Practice was for me! I worked in various GP practices in the Manchester area and was then, along with Dr Thompson, given the opportunity to take over an existing practice in Middleton, which we then re-located to the Boarshaw area. As a partner I am tasked with ensuring that the practice is providing a high standard of care to the population we serve, both clinically and professionally. I have a keen interest in minor surgery and orthopaedics and am able to perform various procedures to ensure our patients can be given the choice of being seen at the surgery rather than at the hospital for their procedures.
I qualified as a GP in 2002 and worked in various GP practices before getting the opportunity to take over an existing practice with Dr Stockton which we then relocated to the Boarshaw area in December 2008. As a partner I am responsible for ensuring that the practice achieves high standards in clinical care and maintains a high level of professional service at all times. My clinical interests include women’s and children’s health and I have recently completed my diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and hope to increase services the practice offers in this area.
I love being a G.P. as I find all areas of medicine interesting but have a particular interest in obesity and weight management.
I’m a Stockport girl who had the pleasure of going to medical school in Newcastle upon Tyne. I qualified in 2010 and I started work as a medical journalist in 2007. I have been Deputy Editor for the Royal College Of General Practitioners Journal ‘innovAit’ for GP trainees which helps me keep up to date.
I enjoy being a generalist and seeing patients as a whole person instead of a list of conditions and so remain interested in everything and anything. However, as well as Dr Thompson, I enjoy helping with issues relating to women’s health and am the children’s lead for the clinical commissioning group.
If you ever see someone messing around in the surgery garden, it is not a live gnome but me indulging in one of my many hobbies.
I am currently working at the practice as both a support team member and a health care assistant and enjoy both aspects of my job. I have a special interest in minor surgery and I am administrative lead for the minor surgery clinics we run at the surgery, which involves booking appointments and managing stock levels of surgical instruments. I having completed my procedure assistance training, which allows me to assist the patient and doctor during minor surgery procedures.
I am currently in a dual role at the practice as both Health Care Assistant and Support Team member. Within my role as Health Care Assistance I am able to carryout a blood test, blood pressure and much more. I enjoy the interaction with the patient during my clinics
I have been working at the practice since it opened in December 2008 following 15 months of previous GP reception positions and before that a background in jewellery retail and production for which I completed a diploma. Over the course of my employment at the practice I have had the opportunity to progress from receptionist to Reception Supervisor and now to the Practice Manager. Along with the years of experience gained, I have also completed a number of qualifications including ILM Level 5 Management. My role is varied and no day is ever the same but this is what I love about the job.
I enjoy horse riding and sailing although have little time for both with a young family to look after!
I worked in the Accounts department at Macclesfield Borough Council for eight years, during which I completed my AAT accounting qualification at the local college. I also ran the Lease Car scheme for the council, catering for over 100 members of staff and their vehicles. I then took a hiatus from Finance to pursue a teaching career; this was rewarding if extremely challenging and when the opportunity came about to work at the Practice and return to working in finance I was delighted to take up the role, especially I as get to combine my Accounts work with working with the general public in a customer facing role.
Away from work I love all sports – both watching and participating – but particularly football, rugby and boxing. I also love the theatre – again both watching and participating – and have acted in 17 plays and recently directed my first. Finally, I enjoy keeping fit (trying to get fit may be more accurate!) at the gym when I get the chance.
I have been with the surgery now since 2016. I have now progressed and am now the Support Team Supervisor of which I am very proud. I have never worked in a GP surgery before and found it quite challenging at first, but I now really enjoy my job. I come from a previous NHS role at the Child Health Department in Oldham, and before that Learning Disabilities in Rochdale. In my spare time I like looking after my animals which include dogs, cats, rabbits, hamster and goldfish.
I have worked at this GP practice since January 2016 and my duties are currently supporting the office team and assisting with the Minor Surgery clinics Dr Stockton runs at the Practice.I have been working in a clinical setting for many years and enjoy the team camaraderie and the relationships with both staff and patients.Out of work, I enjoy getting out with my children and my dog, Fleur. I also like to keep fit and to socialise.
I have been working at the practice since joining as an apprenctice in 2016. I completed my apprenticeship in 2018, gaining an NVQ in Business Management in the process. My role at the surgery was initially solely as a Support Team member. However, I have since trained to be a Health Care Assistant (HCA) and now combine these two roles. The latter role involves me performing blood tests, blood pressure checks and diabetic reviews. I have previously worked in social care, education and animal management. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and pet dogs.
I joined the practice in July 2017 as a member of the Admin/ Support Team staff after working for a large public sector organisation for over 35 years. I have prior experience working with the public – be it via telephone or face to face – dealing with a range of different enquiries and situations, which have helped me settle into my new role within the practice. When not in work I keep active by swimming, attending gym class and walking. With regards to the latter, I was very proud to complete the 3 peaks challenge in Yorkshire in September 2017.
My name is Siobhan, and I joined the team in 2017. After taking time out to raise three children, I made the leap and returned to work, joining this fantastic family run GP’s practice.
I now call Manchester my home after being here since attending Manchester Metropolitan University in 2001. However you can recognise my voice when calling the surgery with me being the only ‘Brummie’ in the building.
My free time is spent making weddings as a freelance florist, but mostly you can find me running around after the kids!
The practice would like to be the Hub of the Middleton community and the surrounding areas. We have been actively involved in a number of community initiatives, including helping out at a local community centre, the Lighthouse Project, including by helping to decorate their new building; by raising awareness of and helping the homeless through a number of outreach projects; and by raising money for various charities through participation in a number of charity races and events.Read More
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