Associated Staff

We have a number of practitioners and other staff who work from our Practice periodically as follows:

Living Well Coach: Alison Wilson is here to support patients: not currently with other services for mental health and addictions and who do not have ongoing mental health needs (e.g. Personality Disorder or Psychosis). Patients who may have a range of Long Term physical health Conditions (cardiac, respiratory, diabetes, cancer, frailty), have multi-comorbidities or have had a recent change in life circumstances and this will encompass all ages of adult patients (over 18) and both those in and out of work. Patients may be referred to this service by one of our clinical team or if you would like a referral please discuss this with one of the team. Attached is the criteria for referral.

Community Midwives:- Margaret Willocks RN, SRM.  The midwives run our pre-natal clinics which are held at Appleby Health Centre. If you would like to get in touch with a midwife please call Tel: 01768 353719 and leave a message, if they are unavailable you will be called back as soon as possible.

Breastfeeding Workshop at Penrith Birth Centre – held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 09:30 – 11:30. There is no need to book, please just turn up.

Health Visitor:- Janice Loftas, Janice covers our area and is primarily based at Appleby Health Centre but consult patients at Temple Sowerby Medical Practice. Janice can be contacted directly, if she is not in a message can be left and she will return your call. Tel: 01768 354964

Health Visitor Baby Clinic – Temple Sowerby Surgery – by appointment only : as above please contact Janice directly. Penrith Breastfeeding Group – (Infant Feeding Coordinator available throughout the session) held at Penrith Leisure Centre every Tuesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm If you would like a private appointment, please phone 01768 354964.

Surgery Information

Do not book a GP appointment if you think you might have coronavirus. Instead stay at home and self-isolate avoiding close contact with other members of your household.

Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help.
If you do speak to one of our Doctors you must inform them of all symptoms you are experiencing.


During the current COVID-19 outbreak, patients experiencing certain symptoms (breathing issues and / or fever) and who have been telephone assessed by a GP to need a face-to-face examination will be called to our local ‘Red Hub’.

Click here to find out more about where to go, what it will look and feel like and what to do when you arrive.
There is also a short film and animation to explain why it looks different for children.

Further information available here