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Clinical Staff


Dr S J Young (Male) MBChB, MRCGP – Snr GP Partner

Dr Young has been at the practice since 1995 and has a wide breadth of experience across general practice. He is a keen cyclist and has a special interest in sports injuries. He offers steroid injections for shoulder problems when required.  Dr Young is also the Senior Partner.

Dr D J Bloom (Male) MBBS, BSc Hons, MRCGP – GP Partner

Dr Bloom has been at the practice since 2016. He has a special interest in working with people who experience persistent pain conditions to try and improve their quality of life. He enjoys running and has recently been persuaded to buy a bike by Dr Young. 

Dr S Machin (Female) MBBS – Salaried GP

Joined the practice in January 2021.

Dr L Townend (Male) MBBS – Salaried GP

Joined the practice in September 2022.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)

Advanced Clinical Practitioners come from a range of professional backgrounds, such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and occupational therapy. They are educated to Masters level and have developed skills and knowledge to allow them to take on expanded roles and scope of practice caring for patients.

Michelle Cairns

Physician Associates (PA)

A Physician Associate supports doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They have taken post graduate training and work under the supervision of a Doctor. They are trained to perform the following day to day tasks as well as many more:-

Taking Medical Histories from Patients
Performing Physical Exams
Diagnosing Illness
Seeing patients with long term chronic problems
Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Analysing Test Results
Developing Management Plans
Providing health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients

Leighann Neilson and Maddie Fitzpatrick