Healthcare Team

Pharmacists

Mr Matthew Harvey (m)
Our Practice Pharmacist is Matthew Harvey who works on a Monday and Wednesday afternoons. He also undertakes Adult Asthma Reviews and medication reviews. Matt is an Independent Pharmacist Prescriber, who deals with repeat prescription queries and medication queries from patients.

Attached Staff

Attached staff include Health Visitors, Midwives, District Nurses, Treatment Room Nurses, Chiropodists, Audiologists, Dietitians and Counsellors.

Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner

  • Stephanie Hewitt – BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy at University of Liverpool (1998)
    MSc in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at MMU (2017)

    Stephanie provides a first point of contact for patients with musculoskeletal disorders – problems affecting the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. If you are struggling with back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, arthritis, knee pain etc. then please consider booking an appointment directly with Stephanie. She can assess and diagnose the problem, arrange appropriate investigations such as x-rays, bloods and scans, provide expert advice on management and refer on to a specialist service, such as an orthopaedic consultant if appropriate.

Social Prescriber

  • Rece Whitfield – My name is Rece Whitfield. I am Rainford Medical Centre’s social prescriber.

A social prescriber helps people by connecting them to a range of services and local community groups to support with social, emotional, and practical needs. I can help you reduce isolation and loneliness and improve general health and wellbeing, with social contact, emotional support, advice, and information.

I have lived in St Helens all my life; my hobbies are pretty much any sport but watching and playing Rugby League is where my passion is at. I love listening to music and going out on walks as it helps me to destress from life and take time out for myself. One of my top tips is you are the only one who can take time out for yourself so make sure you do it.