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Unlike other professions, doctors are now required by law to publish the average earnings of GPs. 

Financial year 2016/17

An average GP at Church Close Surgery earned £53,000 gross for a full-time equivalent post

This is before tax, National Insurance and pension contribution has been taken off

The practice had 2 full-time equivalent GPs

The practice also has to pay the following:

£20,000 per year in medical insurance
£3,000 a year in postage
£18,000 a year in phone and utility bills
Nursing staff, reception and admin staff, pensions and other bills

In 2016/17 the practice spent £40,000 on Locum GPs

We are also a Proper Living Wage employer in line with the recommendations of The Living Wage Foundation

Find us here: Living Wage Map

Practice Management

Clive Elliott (m)

Business Partner

Clive Elliott joined the practice in April 2015 after many years in business. He project managed our new building in Court Street and now oversees practice development and finances.

Mrs Maria Humphries (f)

Practice Manager

Maria joined us in Summer 2015 from Woodside Medical Practice where she gained a wealth of experience. Maria oversees the long term organisation of the practice and She works with the Business Partner to ensure the smooth running of finance.

Jennifer Caldecott (f)

Senior Wellbeing Coordinator and PA to the Business Partner

Jennifer heads up our new Community Wellbeing initiative. She works with outside bodies to coordinate and facilitate events, clubs, activities and support for patients. This initiative is jointly funded by Telford MIND allowing Jennifer to support both MIND and practice patients with issues such as housing, loneliness and depression. She joined us in Summer 2015 and is also PA to the Business Partner.

Mr Alex Richards (m)

Alex joined us in 2017 having graduated with a degree in English. He schedules our clinicians, books locums, oversees our Health and Safety and ensures our IT is working correctly. He also keeps our practice policies up to date, monitors missed appointments and processes requests for patient medical information.

Mrs Julie Johnston (f)

Julie joined us as Medical Secretary in August 2017 and brought a wealth of knowledge from her 18 years' experience at Princess Royal Hospital (Orthopaedic department). She has an Amspar diploma in Medical Secretarial Services and is our only secretary at the practice. 


Anne Liston (f)

Anne has been with us since 2012. She oversees the day to day organisation and running of the reception area. She also monitors cytology, ensuring the admin surrounding the smear examinations is up to date and correct.

Zoe Adams (f)

Zoe has been with us since before moving to our new building at Court Street. She mentors all new staff including our apprentices. She also monitors the NHS Health checks to ensure everyone is invited at the appropriate time. 

Lyn Spice (f)

Lyn has been part of the reception team since April 2016 and now has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of reception.

Katie Wale (f)

Katie joined us in 2017. katie ensures that when a patient leaves the practice, their medical notes are sent to the appropriate location. She also looks after the diabetic foot clinics.

Keiley Witcombe (f)

Keiley is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with us having joined in early 2018. She continues to expand on her knowledge and skills within reception under the guidance of her mentor and other reception members.

Katie Ricahrds (f)

Katie started at Court Street as an apprentice at the beginning of 2017, before becoming a full-time member of staff in February 2018. She now monitors and books all diabetic checks to ensure anyone who is overdue is booked in for a review.

Emily Hopkinson (f)

Emily joined us in 2018. Emily keeps track of each patient who requires an asthma and COPD review and gets them booked in.

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