Meet our staff


Dr Hugh J Nielsen (Male)
BM Bch 1979 MA Oxon 1980
MRCP (UK) 1986
Member of Faculty of homeopathy 1990

Dr Ruth Brown (Female)
MB ChB 2003 Liverpool
Interests: Family Planning and Women’s Health

Dr Matt Wong (Male)
MBChB (Liverpool) 2008
MRCGP 2017Interests: Paediatrics 

Practice Manager

Mrs Karen Hewitt is the Practice Manager.  She may be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health care and treatment.  She is also available to discuss any suggestions or complaints that you may wish to raise.  Please ask at reception if you wish to make an appointment to see her.

Practice Staff

Healthcare Assistants/Receptionist - Nicola

Services offered by HCAs

Flu injections/Pneumonia injections/Shingles injections and B12 injections (not loading dose)

Blood pressure monitoring

Lifestyle advice

NHS health check/new patient health checks


Lorraine, Nicky, Irene, Monica, Ann, Rachel & Debbie

Sometimes our receptionists need to ask for details of your illness. They have been trained to make these enquiries so that we can help you in the most appropriate way. Any information you give will be treated in the strictest confidence as the receptionists are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors.

Practice Nurses

Rhona Smith & Trish Welsh

Our nurses provide the following services

  • Chronic Disease Management and prevention
  • Cytology (smears)
  • Contraceptive Advice/Pill checks
  • Foreign Travel advice and vaccinations
  • Occupational Vaccinations/childhood catch up immunisations/Flu vaccinations

Health Visitors

Health Visitors can be contacted on 0151 295-9700


THE VILLAGE MEDICAL CENTRE average earnings calculation for the year ended 31st March 2021

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS
services to patients at each practice.
The mean earnings for GPs working in The Village Medical Centre in the financial year
ended 31st March 2021 was £67,117 before deduction of employee's superannuation
contributions, tax and National Insurance. This is the average pay for the 3 part-time GPs
and 1 part-time GP locum who worked in the practice for more than 6 months during that