Meet The Team
All our practitioners are degree qualified Podiatrists and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Sonia Morgan BSc (Hons) MCPodPodiatrist
Sonia studied for and achieved her degree at University of Salford. She has spent a number of years in the NHS and private practice prior to setting up her own practice in 2012. Sonia's patients always receive the best possible care and attention. She is entirely patient-focused and she is passionate about the healthcare services she provides.
In addition, Sonia is HCPC registered and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. She regularly undertakes CPD (Continuing Professional Development) activities ensuring she is always up to date with the latest developments in the profession.
Sonia has lived in St Annes since 2000 and in her spare time she enjoys baking, shoe shopping, home improvements and generally messing about with her two crazy standard poodles Fozz and Rizzo!
Josie Griffiths BSc (Hons) MCPod
As well as achieving a Podiatry degree, Josie also undertook a degree in Health Studies with Applied Social Science giving her a good general understanding of health, which is one of her interests.
Josie has previous experience of setting up and running her own private practice in Bolton, her hometown having worked for the NHS for a number of years prior. She is thorough and takes huge pride in her role as a Podiatrist; she enjoys meeting new patients and overall enjoys looking after people.
Josie is a registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, reading and trips to the Lake District with her husband. Josie and Sonia have been work colleagues and friends for a number of years, meeting regularly on St Annes beach for dog walking with Sonia's poodles and Josie's Border terrier, Austin.
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Minhaz Patel BSc (Hons) MCPod
Minhaz studied at the university of Salford, achieving his degree in Podiatry in 2012. As well as being part of the team here, he also works with the NHS where he deals with a varied caseload and often with patients suffering highly complex and/or multiple medical conditions. As they say: ‘work hard and play hard’, Minhaz hits the gym five times a week. He also enjoys going out and travelling the world whenever he has the opportunity or whenever he can make the time!
Helen Kitchen BSc (Hons) MCPod
Originally from Blackpool, Helen started her career as a dental nurse and worked in that field of healthcare for 15 years in both NHS and private practice before moving into Podiatry.
Soon after achieving a diploma in Dental Radiography in 2011, Helen decided to further her career and studied to achieve her degree in Podiatry, which she did in 2016 after many years of dedication and hard work. She then commenced working within the NHS and this gave her the opportunity to experience a diverse range of conditions ranging from basic foot and nail health to more complex conditions, including diabetic foot wounds and toenail surgery. Helen joined the team in 2017.
In her leisure time, Helen enjoys walking and she recently climbed to the summits of Ben Nevis and Mount Snowden. She also enjoys cooking, crafting and all things arty. Travel is another passion and her preference is to be in sunny climes!
Louise Sibley BSc (Hons) MCPod
Louise is the newest member of the team, having joined us in February this year.
Louise studied at Salford University for her degree in Podiatry. Following qualification, she spent a year with the NHS, treating mental health patients, in the main. After this, she followed her dream to go to Ireland where she worked for 10 years with the Health Service Executive in Cork, where she treated patients with a variety of medical conditions.
Since moving back to the North West of England, Louise re-established herself in the community by setting up a private practice in her home town of Bolton.
Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family, cooking, reading and having days out in St Annes with her dog ‘Fifi’.
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A Lytham girl born and bred, Janet joined Sonia in April 2013 and takes great pride in her role as Senior Receptionist.
Janet is a caring, people-person, who aims to make patients feel welcome.
In her spare time, Janet loves being outdoors on her small farm, where she tends to her sheep, calves and chickens – her ‘free-range eggs’ are a big hit with patients!
‘Sandgrown’ (born and lived in Lytham all of her life), Sue enjoys spending time with her two music-producer sons and listening to their latest creations. She also enjoys lots of walkies with her miniature schnauzer Millie and her husband of too many years to mention!
She is the sister of our Senior Receptionist, Janet.
Gill joined us in 2018, having had several years' customer services experience, many of which were spent working with the NHS.
Her interests include cooking, knitting, socialising with family and friends and spending time with her six grandchildren and her husband.
Gill enjoys helping and caring for our patients in her role as Receptionist.