Dr Adam Simon
Dr Adam Simon trained in London at University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, qualifying in 1993. He has worked in London, Manchester and New Zealand. He is the founder and Clinical Director of AJ Primus Healthcare, a thriving private GP service in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire. Adam is Chief Medical Officer of Wellness International Ltd. He was one of the founders and Chief Medical Officer of Push Doctor Limited. Adam was a partner at Woodlands Medical Practice, Chadderton, a leading NHS practice from 2001 until 2016.
As well as his medical degree, Adam has a BSc in Epidemiology, a MSc in General Practice and achieved a distinction in his examinations for membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Adam is committed to GP training and education having been for many years a GP trainer, training the new recruits into general practice and a clinical supervisor for medical students attending University of Manchester’s school of medicine.
Adam enjoys running, cycling and kayaking and is very involved in his local community.
Dr Jenny Allen
Dr Jenny Allen trained at Southampton University qualifying in 1996. Jenny gained broad experience of Psychiatry prior to completing her GP training, particularly in the fields of Substance Misuse and Care of Older Adults.
Jenny Allen gained experience of working both in the UK and internationally, returning from a placement in the Middle East in 2018, which allowed her to broaden her experience of caring for patients from a diverse cultural and social background. Jenny has since worked in a number of clinical settings in London before returning to her home in Cheshire in July 2020.
Her preferred consultation style is to work in partnership with her patients, allowing them to be fully involved in their medical care with the guidance of a doctor who understands the importance of patient participation to achieve the best clinical outcomes. She is competent in the care of children and adults of all ages. She has a particular affinity for managing psychological conditions, having gained 7 years of additional experience in the field of psychiatry prior to completing her GP training; she has continued to maintain this interest in her career as a GP.
She believes in a good work-life balance and enjoys being able to spend time with her children who keep her up-to-date with emerging 21st century technology and music, as well as keeping fit with running, cycling and walking in the beautiful outdoors of Britain.
Dr Amanda Lurie
She has worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years, much of this as a clinical lead specialising in medicine, trauma and psychological wellbeing.
Dr Lurie works within the professional and ethical standards of the HSPC and the British Psychological Society, the latter of which she is an associate member. In a session she will draw on her 30 years of experience, using as a main focus cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but employing a range of disciplines in a broad practice.
The people who Dr Lurie works with may have many things which are difficult to cope with. She offers a safe place to explore these feelings together with therapy. She works extensively with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, conflict and other medical conditions.
Dr Laura Fricker
Dr Laura Fricker graduated from Manchester University in 2004 and has been working as a GP within the NHS since 2008.
Dr Fricker worked as a regular locum GP within several surgeries throughout Cheshire whilst she was having her children.
Laura then became a partner at Toft Road Surgery in Knutsford in June 2017 where she continues to work three days a week.
Dr Fricker has a broad experience of all aspects of General practice. She has completed post-graduate training in Women’s Health and family planning, and has a particular interest in the menopause. She has also developed an interest in Sports Medicine throughout her career and has attended several courses in this specialism.
Alongside her General practice work, Dr Fricker has worked as a GP medical expert for several solicitors throughout the UK. As part of this role she provides medicolegal reports in relation to injuries or accident claims.
Laura is a passionate GP who loves her job and believes communication is paramount to the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr Jackie Rose
Dr Jackie Rose is a GP of 29 years’ experience. She previously worked as a GP partner in Rochdale, where her patients responded well to her kind, warm and caring approach.
Dr Rose has developed a special expertise in nutrition. She is currently co-writing a healthy cookery book. She also does voluntary work in preventive medicine and regularly gives talks and lectures on this topic. She is passionate about both preventive medicine and nutrition. Her main goal and objective within medicine is to help people to achieve optimum health and wellbeing.
Her qualifications are MbChB, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG.
Dr David Rhodes
After graduating from the University of Manchester in 2002, Dr David Rhodes has been working as a GP since 2006 and in his NHS partnership in Stockport since 2010. He has broad experience in primary care and associated fields. He has a particular interest in mental health and has completed a foundation programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
In addition to general practice, he has worked at Manchester Piccadilly Walk-In Centre, Salford Homeless Service and Greater Manchester Police as a forensic physician.
He is a confident and clear communicator who enjoys teaching and empowering students, patients and colleagues. He previously worked as a tutor for refugee and asylum seeker doctors at REACHE Northwest. He also spent 3 years as a volunteer mentor for the Albert Kennedy Trust, working with disenfranchised LGBT youth.
Outside of medicine his interests include travel, science, history and languages.