PCN Staff

Blackpool Central West Primary Care Network employs several staff who run clinics out of both Adelaide Street and Harris Medical, as well as the other surgeries part of the PCN.

Clinical Care Coordinator

A care co-ordinator is a trained health professional who helps by consulting with patients and determining their needs, developing care plans, coordinating patient-care services, educating patients about their condition, and working with the care team to evaluate interventions.

Cheryl Leese (f)

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Chelsea Bligh (f)

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Nikita Ibbotson (f)

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Katie Lee (f)

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Carolyn Williams (f)

Carolyn joined the Blackpool Central West Primary Care Network team in October 2020 and brings exceptional organisational skills together with over 30 years of administrative experience to fulfil this new and challenging role, complimenting the additional members of the ever growing Central West PCN Team.

In her spare time Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym and going on holiday.

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists, or OTs, work with anyone who may be experiencing physical, psychological and/or social problems, either from birth or as a result of trauma, illness or ageing. An OTs goal is to help patients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Julie Crompton (f)

Julie Crompton is the Occupational Therapist for the PCN and joined us in June 2020.

Julie graduated from St Martins College Lancaster in 2011, after completing a BSc Hons  Degree in  Occupational Therapy. Since qualifying Julie has worked in a range of hospital and community settings supporting individuals with both mental and physical health needs.

When not at work Julie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Social Prescriber

Social prescribing helps you to explore extra services that may support you to improve your health, well-being and independence. A social prescriber can tell you about what activities and services are available locally and help you to access them.

Kate Ballout (f)

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Claire Hardman (f)

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Caron Lydon (f)

Caron started working with Central West Primary Care Network in October 2019. Since then she has been running clinics across all the network practices, and has a keen interest in employment and volunteering. When not at work Caron enjoys snowboarding, films and music.

Qualifications: NVQ Level 4 Advice & Guidance (2007), Community Health Tutor Training (2004), English Studies BA Hons.

Rachel Wilkinson (f)

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PCN pharmacists assist practice pharmacists in their role, providing supplementary support with medication queries, clinical audits, clinical documents, and additionally with medication reviews.

Anne Connor (f)

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Ana Gomes (f)

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Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians play an important role, complementing clinical pharmacists, community pharmacists and other members of the PCN team. Pharmacy technicians are different to clinical pharmacists as they are not able to prescribe or make clinical decisions, instead working under supervision to ensure effective and efficient use of medicines.

Leanne Armitage (f)

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Emma France (f)

Emma France is a Pharmacy Technician for the PCN and joined us in April 2020.

Emma has worked in community pharmacy for 15 years. In her younger days she worked for A2B Pharmacy on Red bank Road in Bispham and then for the previous 12 years at Whitworth Chemist on Bloomfield Road. Emma really enjoyed her time there but was ready for a change and a new challenge. Emma says, “I have seen many changes over the years and look forward to bringing the experience I gained in Community Pharmacy into Primary Care. I hope to be able to bridge the gap together between the two and look forward to us all working as a team.”

Emma leads a very busy life, with both working full time and owning a horse there is never a dull moment, but she wouldn’t change a thing.

Helena Singleton (f)

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