Our Team

We are really proud to have some of the highest patient and staff satisfaction rates across GP Out of Hours services nationally. Our team continually strives to support the needs of our patients, not only in providing the best care, but also in ensuring the patient experience is second to none.


Dr Whittaker

Medical Director Dr Tim Whittaker qualified at Liverpool Medical School in 1981. He spent five years working in St Helens & Whiston hospitals before becoming a GP in St Helens in 1986. Tim has now left General Practice to undertake the role of Medical Director at St Helens Rota, having been involved with out of hours services since 1989. He is passionate about delivering excellent out of hours care to patients and enjoys organising weekly learning groups for local GPs and medical students. In his spare time Tim loves to play golf, travelling and gardening.

Steve Holbrook

Director of Operations Steve is a Chartered  Management  Accountant by profession. He held senior finance positions in the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Industry before joining the Health Service in 1990. Since then he has had experience in Finance and General Management in the Acute sector, Community sector and Commissioning. He has worked with St Helens Rota for the last 4 years.

Dr John Kurzeja

Board Secretary John studied medicine at the University of Liverpool, qualified in 1981 and became a full time GP in 1986. John has been involved in the management of the GP Out of Hours service in St. Helens for approximately 25 years. John has a particular interest in urgent care services and sits on the area committee for urgent care.


Key Staff

Karen Cunliffe

Policies and Procedures and Medicines Management 


Susan Knowles

Doctors Rotas and Payroll 


Anne Marie Roberts

Doctors Pensions, Complaints, Patient Satisfaction Surveys


Deborah Middlehurst

Accounts Payable

Cheryl Whittaker

Project Manager



Dr Gillanders 




 Dr Reade




 Dr Bansal




Gary Barker – Advanced Nurse Practitioner



April McBride – Advanced Nurse Practitioner



Dr Whittaker




Dr Kurzeja




Dr Saksena




Service Enquiries

We are happy to discuss new customers’ requirements. Please contact Steve Holbrook, Director of Operations, via the contact form linked below.