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Practice Management

Mr Johan Taylor (m)



After training in law, followed by roles in management, sales and marketing, I joined Marple Cottage Surgery in 2003. 

As Managing Partner my role involves managing the smooth running of the practice, ensuring that we provide an excellent clinical service for all our patients, whilst providing strategic and business direction for the ongoing development of the practice.

I am also a Non-Executive Director of Viaduct Care CIC, the GP Federation for Stockport. 

If you would like to contact me please email [email protected] 


Mr Thomas Spedding (m)

Assistant Practice Manager

I am responsible for the operational management of the practice, overseeing the administrative and IT functions of the practice. 

Dr Andrew Johnson (m)

johnson.jpgBSc MB ChB MRCGP

Dr Andrew Johnson became a Partner at Marple Cottage Surgery in 1999, following 18 months in the sunshine of Western Australia where the first of his two daughters was born.

His interests include chronic diseases such as Hypertension (Blood Pressure), Heart Disease, Asthma and COPD. He also performs a variety of minor surgery procedures.

Having played competitive sport all his life Dr Johnson also has a major interest in Musculoskeletal (bone and joints) medicine, from sports injuries and prevention of these to Arthritis.



Mrs Amanda Halliwell (f)
Miss Danielle Mellor (f)
Miss Katy Waters (f)
Mrs Louisa Greevy (f)
Mrs Zara Perkins (f)


Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Helen Hastie (f)

Reception Supervisor

Penny Skelton (f)

Reception Supervisor

Billy Leach (m)

Deputy Supervisor

Rhiannon Bowen (f)
Hilary Thomson (f)
Mrs Nicola Arrowsmith (f)
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