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Hoad Medical Practice is an established small practice and is part of Morecambe Bay ICB.

We have a professional and dedicated management team as well as an excellent reception, admin and nursing team.  They are always on hand to help our patients and provide them with the necessary information about the services we offer.

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Dr Alison Johnston (f)

Dr Alison Johnston

GMC 4203498 MBCHB (Dundee 1995) FRCGP, DFSRH

Dr Johnston joined the Practice in September 2012 as a salaried GP and became a partner in April 2013. Previously she was a salaried GP in Settle, North Yorkshire and a GP partner in Silloth.

As well as working in the Practice, Dr Johnston is also the Clinical lead for our local Integrated Care Community (ICC) and is interested in preventative health and general wellbeing.  She also attends the practice patient participation group (PPG) meetings.

In her spare time, she enjoys running and Thai boxing.


Dr Johannes Rath (m)


Dr Rath

GMC 4473668 Dr. Med (Hanover 1993), DCH, DRCOG

Dr Rath qualified at the Medical School of Hanover, Germany in 1992. After 4 years voluntary work in Zimbabwe he started GP training in Newcastle. After completing the training he worked for 8 years as a GP partner in Stowmarket, Suffolk. 

Dr Rath moved with his family to Ulverston in 2011 and joined the practice in April 2013.  He became a partner in July 2013. He covers all aspects of General Practice and provides continuity of care for our patients.

His special interests are dermatology, travel/tropical medicine, diabetes, minor surgery, palliative care, antenatal care and child health.

Occasionally Dr Rath works for the out of hours service (CHOC) and supports St Mary's Hopsice.

Dr Steve Cottam (m)
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