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About Us


Rocky Lane Medical Centre is a modern purpose built centre, dedicated to providing Primary Care Services to the community.

The surgery is open from 08:00 to 18:30 from Monday to Friday.

Extended hours on Monday to 20:00 hours.

 Services offered:

  • GP consultations by appointment. You have a choice of consulting a a male or female GP.

  • Late evening session ( GP consultation)  on Mondays by appointment from 18:30 to 20:00 hours.

  •  Nurse Clinics for variety of problems including Chronic Disease Management.

  • Minor Surgery

  • Joint Injections 

  • Child Surveillance Clinics run jointly with the Health Visitor and the GPs

  • Antenatal Clinics ( Midwife led clinics)

    Baby Massage Classes - booked by Midwives

    Baby Yoga Classes - booked by midwives

  • Counselling sessions run by Inclusion Matters ( booked by GP)

    Group Therapy for Anger management and Anxiety Management.


The Team

General Practitioners:

    Dr Hitesh Kothari MBBS;LRCP,MRCS(Edin);LRCP&S(Glas) DFM & Ethics; MFFLM(RCP London)

    Dr Galina Artioukh MBBS.

Practice Nurse:

    Ms. Katerine Ryan Nurse PRactitioner

    Mrs. Angela Kerr Practice Nurse

    Ms. Margaret Vicars: Health Care Practitioner.

Practice Manager:    

     Mrs. Pauline Arthur

Senior Practice Receptionist:    

    Mrs Sharron Gillespie

Practice Receptionists:

    Mrs. Elaine Walsh

    Mrs. Sharon Trafford

    Mrs. Lynne Abbott

    Miss. Gail Hollis


Health Visitor

     Mrs Cathy Quinlan





History of project

We are a small practice, previously practising from 4 Abbeystead Road, Liverpool 15. The premises, which had served a purpose over the years for

providing primary care. However the premises were clearly unsuited for providing the range of services that are expected of any modern Primary

Care Provider. Dr. Kothari and later Dr Artioukh undertook the project of developing a new Medical Centre in the area. With the cooperation of the

Liverpool Family Health Services Association explored the possibility of developing a new purpose built premises in 1992. After exploring a range of

options, the site adjacent to Chelwood and District Workers Association (CADWA) appeared to be the best option.  This land, originally belonging

to Lord Cranbourne, was leased to CADWA, with a covenant over it - that it could only be used for the community.

Over the years, numerous organizations and people have been vital in the development of the project.

Mr. Tom Penn of the Liverpool FHSA and later, Leoni Beavers have been vital to keep the project going.

The Trustees of the Childwall Open Spaces Trust and the Members of the Chelwood and District Workers Association have been of great assistance. 

This is a Private Finance Initiative, with the developers and landlords being Castlemead Homes.

The premises are constructed with the aim of looking at the future developments in Primary Care and ample space exists to develop more services.

We have the Consultation suites, the Counselling suite, the Treatment rooms and Education suites upstairs.

Health and Safety issues have been kept in mind and we provide full disabled access.  

Our users

This website is with a view to informing the patients of the practice and those wishing to glean some information about the Rocky Lane Medical Centre.

You are welcome to explore the website. We would welcome your views and your comments. We will be updating the website on a regular basis and you will find

some useful links to websites that provide valuable information.

In the near future, you could use this website to make an appointment to consult the General Practitioner or the Practice Nurse.


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