Uttoxeter Road | Blythe Bridge | Stoke-on-Trent | ST11 9NT | telephone 0300 123 4017

Blythe Bridge Primary Care Centre

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Doctor Staff

Training Practice

We are an accredited GP training practice and you may be offered an appointment with one of our GP registrars. These are qualified doctors, who usually have several years of hospital experience. We also have doctors spending time with us who have just qualified and are fully capable of seeing patients, but will be under supervision from one of the doctors in the Practice. Patients will sometimes benefit from a longer consultation time with these doctors. Additionally, we have medical students visiting the Practice for short periods of time; they may be present with a Partner in consultations or in visits, but only with the patient's permission. Being a training practice our overall patient care and standards will be scrutinized and must remain high to maintain our training practice status.

For dental emergencies outside
normal office hours
please ring 01782 425846.

Please note that we are unable to deal with dental problems.  If you are not registered with a dentist you can contact the local Primary Care Trust (PCT) on 01782 298000 and they will be able to supply the names and telephone numbers for NHS and private dentists in you area.


Doctors and Staff

General Practitioners

Dr Z Tukmachi MBCHB Mmedsci (cert) MRCGP
Dr Vamsi C Tiguti MBBS DRORTHO

Primary Healthcare Team

The 1 female, 2 male Doctors employ and train our highly experienced staff to provide the best professional back-up possible.  Please feel free to approach any of them for advice or help.  We do!

4 Nursing Sisters (Navy uniforms with white piping)

Sister Marjorie Carnall SRN
Sister Joy Whalley EN RGN DiPN
Sister Ann Hughes RGN
Sister Jane Spencer RGN

They deal with many minor or routine medical matters as well as traditional nursing duties. In addition to their normal surgery, Sister Whalley and Sister Hughes run Respiratory, including Asthma and COPD, Diabetes and Healthy Heart Clinics.

1 Health Care Assistant (burgundy uniform with white  piping)

Helen assists the nursing sisters and runs her own smoking cessation sessions.

2 Dispensers (Red Tunics with Black Skirt / Trousers)

Carol Coates
Mary Day
Anna Pettitt
Our Dispensers order and run the dispensing of drugs and medicines according to the Doctors prescriptions.  They can also give simple drug advice and explanation.

Practice Manager

Jane Bentley
The Practice Manager is responsible for the general management and the day-to-day running of the Practice and will be able to help with any administrative and non-medical matters.  The Practice Manager is also available to discuss suggestions or receive complaints.

1 Assistant Practice Manager
Mary Day

5 Clerical/Secretarial Staff (Plum Tunics with Black Skirt / Trousers)

Gillian Povey
Bev Smith
Tracy Goldstraw
As well as the office work they will help you make the best of our facilities and services.  In case of difficulty they will always let you speak to the Doctor.


Practice Staff are bound by the same confidentiality rules as Doctors.  We comply fully with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

Attached Staff we work closely with

  • Midwives (Antenatal and maternity care)
  • District Nurses (Home Nursing)
  • Health Visitor (Baby and Child advice)
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse (runs clinics once a month)
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses (Help for stress or psychiatric problems)
  • Dietician (Medical food problems and obesity)
  • Physiotherapists (Joint and muscle problems)
  • Chiropodist (Elderly foot care)
  • Occupational Therapists (Disabilities)

We also offer counselling services at the practice. Jo Hibbert has joined us and she holds sessions on Friday afternoons by appointment after referral from one of the doctors.

Should you have any questions or wish to book an appointment with any of the people listed above please do not hesitate to contact the reception staff on 01538 722 323 or 0300 123 4017 and they will be happy to either book an appointment or explain how you can arrange an appointment.