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Practice Staff


Dr N J Muttucumaru (m) 
Dr Muttucumaru the owner and clinical lead for the organisation, qualified as a Doctor in 1985 at The University of Leicester and specialised in a number of medical and scientific areas, including  Orthopaedics and Psychiatry and  Biochemistry, He became a General Practitioner in 1993 and has over 20 years of experience in primary care.  In 2009 he was successful in his bid to provide the primary care needs for the Buckshaw Village development and soon afterwards opened a brand new surgery.  Dr Muttucumaru has a wide range of interests, and is passionate in his desire to offer community based services for patients from the surgery.   He also provides an innovative continuity of care model for patients located within the Oakbridge Retirement Village complex, specifically tailored to meet the needs of dementia patients and for long term rehabilitation patients.  Dr Muttucumaru normally helps on the Walk In clinics on Mondays and Fridays, but typically has pre-bookable appointments mid-week.

Dr Sharma (m)
Dr Sharma has been a GP since 2008. He started his medical career at St Andrews and Manchester and worked locally in Chorley General Hospital up until 2004. He then trained as a GP at St Albans/Hemel and Watford. He moved to Buckshaw to be closer to his extended family. His areas of medical interest include Diabetes and Joint Injections / musculoskeletal medicine.  Dr Sharma normally helps on the Walk In clinics on Mondays and Fridays, but typically has pre-bookable appointments mid-week and often on a Saturday.

Dr Awad (f)
Dr Awad joined Buckshaw Village Surgery in October 2016, initially as a long term locum before joining the team as a permanent member of staff in late 2016.  Dr Awad trained and worked in the midlands before moving to the local area in 2016.  She currently works 2 days a week; Monday and Tuesday and most weeks has pre-bookable appointments on Tuesdays and helps on the walk in clinics on a Monday.  

Dr Stringfellow (f)
Dr Srtingfellow joined the team at Buckshaw Village Sugery in April 2017.  A female doctor with a special interest in family planning and trained in carrying out detailed baby checks, she will is a welcome addition to the team.  Dr Stringfellow works Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she helps on the walk in clinic and also provide pre-bookable appointments.

Dr Ramesh (m)
Dr Ramesh is a well known, long term locum who has provided cover across the organisation for the last couple of years.  Currently working at both Buckshaw Village Surgery and Eaves Lane Surgery Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Dr Ramesh often helps on the walk in clinics and has pre-bookable appointments in the middle of the day and at weekends.

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Tracy Muttucumaru (f)

Miss Jacqui Chester (f)

Barbara Wright (f)
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Below is a list of some of the common problems our Nurse Practitioners can treat:

Earache, sinusitis, hayfever, tonsilitis, sore throat, flu symptoms, chesty cough, asthma, laryngitis, conjuctivitis, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, rashes, stings, abscess, athletes foot, eczema, shingles, chicken pox, emergency contraception, cystitis, vaginal discharge, back pain, stiff neck, pulled muscles, frozen shoulder, mastitis, tiredness.

Practice Nurses

Sister Fiona Chester (f)

Sister Lesley Bunting (f)

Sister Sarah Minton (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Nurse Aga Kevan (f)

Nurse Martin Chell (m)

Practice Management

Mr Brian Hann (m)
Business and Operations Director (Group)

Mr Craig Lee (m)
Buckshaw Village Surgery Practice Manager

Mrs Naila Nisar-Butt (f)
Management Team


Cheryl (f)

Office Co-Ordinator

Ela (f)
Medicines Co-Ordinator

Beverley (f)

Yvonne (f)

Anne-Marie (f)

Charlotte (f)

Ellie (f)

Joanne (f)

Lisa (f)

Olivia (f)
Office Junior

Rebecca (f)
Receptionist (Apprentice)

Stacey (f)


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