We are a GP training practice which means that we have trainee GP’s working in our practice for 6 or 12 month placements.


The trainees are fully qualified doctors who have already been working in hospitals for at least 2 years, and in many cases for much longer, and you may have already met them in their former roles. When working in the practice their work is supervised by our two trainers, Dr Selby and Dr Norris, who will be available for advice.


We welcome the fresh approaches our trainees bring and find it a stimulating experience to have them working with us. As part of their training these doctors will sometimes need to video their consultations: you will always be asked for your consent if videoing is planned, and you may decline if you do not want to be videoed. However, it would be greatly appreciated if you do consent, in the sure knowledge that your confidentiality will be respected and that you are contributing to the development of our future GP’s.


Dr N Smyrniou (f)

GP Partner
Dr Smyrniou graduated in 1982. She then went on to work in Oldham Royal Hospital and did her General Practice training in 1989. Dr Smyrniou joined the practice in 1992 and has a personal interest in chronic disease management.

Dr P Norris (m)

GP Partner
Dr Norris graduated in 2005 in Manchester. He then went on to do his GP Training in Manchester in 2010. Dr Norris joined the practice in June 2012. Dr Norris has an interest in skin and supports Leicester City. 

Dr S Abercrombie (f)

GP Partner
MB, ChB, M.R.C.P. M.R.C.G.P

Dr Abercombie graduated in 1996 in Manchester. She initially did her Specialist Training in Eldery Medicine before moving into GP Training in 2007. She completed her GP training in 2009 and joined Benchill Medical Practice in August 2016

Dr Z Nawaz (f)

Salaried GP
Dr Nawaz graduated in 2006 in Pakistan. She then went on to work as a Foundation Doctor in Manchester and completed her GP Training in Manchester in 2015. She worked at Benchill Medical Practice in her final year of GP Training and joined the practice in September 2016. Dr Nawaz has two young children and is planning to pursue an interest in Women's Health.

Dr B Gaskell (m)

Salaried GP
BMedSci(Hons), BM BS, MRCGP

Dr Gaskell grew up in Manchester. He attended the University of Nottingham where he graduated in 2012. He spent some time working in Yorkshire, before moving back to Manchester to undertake his GP training. Dr Gaskell did his final year of GP Training at Benchill Medical Practice and joined the practice as a salaried GP in August 2017. 

Dr Emma Ryan (f)

From time to time when doctors are absent we may employ a locum doctor to cover surgeries. We try to use the same locums so that they become familiar with our practice procedures and our patients. Locums are fully qualified and experienced doctors who provide a valuable service to general practice.

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