Meet the Team

Dr David Owen Goldberg MB ChB DRCOG

Dr Goldberg qualified in 1986 at the University of Liverpool and built up the practice as a single-handed GP for many years before taking on Dr Halstead in 2014. Dr Goldberg has a special interest in minor surgery and is also one of the medical advisors to the local drugs team. 

Dr Gina Halstead MBBS MRCGP DipVen

Retired as Partner in March 2022 and will return as a salaried GP later in the year. 

Dr Gina Halstead qualified in 1987 at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Dr Halstead has worked as a GP in this area for many years and joined the practice part time in 2014. Dr Halstead also works as a GP commissioner of healthcare services. Her special interests are sexual health and mental health. 

Dr Debbie Harvey

Dr Debbie Harvey qualified at King's College London in 1992. Dr Harvey joined the practice in 2014 and works one morning a week, mainly at Sefton Road Surgery. She is also a cancer and end of life GP lead for South Sefton, Cheshire and Merseyside. 

Dr John Wray

Dr John Wray qualified at the University of Liverpool in 1985. Dr Wray joined the practice in 2017 and works one morning a week at Concept House Surgery. He is also the Deputy Medical Director for North West Ambulance Service and Clinical Vice Chair for South Sefton CCG.  

Dr Ruvindi Wijenayake 

Dr Ruvi qualified in 2020 and joined the practice in June 2022. Dr Ruvi works Tuesday to Friday across both surgeries. 

Dr Sarah Popplewell 

Dr Popplewell qualified in June 2022 and joined the practice in August 2022. Dr Popplewell works Thursdays and Fridays across both surgeries. 

Gillian Riley

Retires in October 2022.

Gill Riley is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Gill has been with the surgery for many years, since 2006. She is qualified to prescribe, refer and examine patients and is available by appointment and also by telephone consultation. Gill currently works Wednesdays and Thursdays across both surgeries. 

Jodie Donnelly

Jodie Donnelly is a Practice Nurse came to work with us in July, initially on a temporary basis to help out with childhood immunisations.  She joined in August 2020 and is available by appointment and also by telephone consultation. Jodie works part time and is currently training to do cervical smears. 

Jayne Barron

Jayne Barron is a Health Care Assistant who has worked at the practice since 2008. Jayne sees patients for routine care such as general health advice, blood pressure checks, phlebotomy, foot checks for diabetic patients. She currently works Thursdays and Fridays across both of our surgeries.

Karenza Newton

Karenza Newton is a Health Care Assistant who joined the practice in 2019. Similar to Jayne, Karenza sees patients for routine care such as general health advice, blood pressure checks and foot checks for diabetic patients. Karenza will take bloods from children age 12+. 

Practice Management:  

Jenny Young, Practice Manager

Louise Johnson, Deputy Practice Manager 

Diane Welsh, Office Manager 

Reception and Administration Team:

Heather, Administration Assistant 

Julie,  Senior Medical Receptionist

Linda, Medical Receptionist

Megan, Medical Receptionist

Rachel, Medical Receptionist

Susan K, Medical Receptionist

Susan P, Medical Receptionist

Ashleigh Kelly, Medical Receptionist - currently off on Maternity leave until December 2022

Gillian McGuinness, Medical Receptionist

Lorraine McCouid - Medical Receptionist 

Teaching and Training

Concept Houser and Sefton Road Surgery provides placements for doctors undertaking their Foundation Programme, but what exactly is a Foundation Year 2 (F2) Trainee? 

F2 doctors join us on 4 monthly rotations and will see patient independent, under the close supervision of their supervisor. Their 

We also from time to time have other colleagues such as District Nurses training with us, we will always inform you and give you the choice to be seen on your own if you wish.