St James Health Centre

About St James Health Centre

St James Health Centre with its century-old history is the oldest Surgery in Liverpool City Centre. Our NHS GP Practice aims to provide the highest quality of medical care possible to the Liverpool community. Our team is led by GPs with experienced clinicians such as Advanced Nurse Prescribers, Physician associates, Clinical Pharmacists and technicians. We are a training practice and have doctors in training for the speciality of Family Medicine. Our practice is also attached to a local Primary Care Network consisting of local GP surgeries working together to deliver better and more equal care across the city. Including Primary Care specialities such as first point contact physiotherapy, minor surgery, social prescribing, contraception and coil fitting and mental health support.

New Patients Welcome

We are currently accepting new NHS patients including students living within Liverpool City Centre and some surrounding areas. Click the link below to find out more information about how to register with our practice.

Opening Times

Monday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Friday – 8:00am – 6.30pm

Opening Times

Monday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 6.30pm
Friday – 8:00am – 6.30pm

How to find us

St James Health Centre

29 Great George Square
L1 5DZ


We try to make sure it is accessible for everyone. If you have specific needs that you're concerned about please get in touch. Our practice offers the following facilities:

    Car Parking
    Disabled Parking
    Disabled WC
    Wheelchair Access
    Chinese Translation
Other services you can use

If you are experiencing an emergency you should call 999.

Out of Hours: Our practice provides an 'out of hours' service between 6.30pm – 8:00am during week days, weekends and bank holidays. This service if operated by 'Urgent Care 24' who can be contacted by calling 0151 220 3685

Non-Emergency Advice: If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone by dialling “111”. Alternatively you can still check your symptoms on or use eConsult to send a message to our doctors.

Your local NHS Walk in centre: Our nearest walk in centre is The Beat Walk-In-Centre based on Hanover street/David Lewis Street, in Liverpool City Centre (Postcode: L1 4AF). Opening hours from 7am 10pm weekends and bank holidays 9am 10pm. Tel: 0151 247 6500

Meet the Team

Our Doctors

    Dr Nigel Chatwin (Partner)
    Dr Robina Ghosh (Partner)
    Dr Francisco Lopez
    Dr Kirsty McAvoy
Practice Team

Maria Crane is the Practice Manger. The practice team consists of administration staff, a Medical Secretary, a Medical Receptionist and a Chinese Medical Interpreter.

Healthcare Team

The healthcare team consists of multiple and varied roles, such as Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Pharmacist, Social Prescriber and Health and Wellbeing Coach.

Public Transport options

The centre is accessible and within walking distance of a number of public transport routes. 

By Bus

Brick Street, Hardy Street, Upper Duke Street are the three closest bus stops to St James Health Centre, all within 500 yards.

Check Merseytravel to find a public transport route to the centre.

By Train

Liverpool Lime Street station is 15 minutes walk and Liverpool Central station is 12 minutes walk away.

GP Average Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in St James Health Centre in 2020/21 was £69,550 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 3 part time GPs.