Norwood Surgery is a training Practice, which means that fully-qualified doctors, who have usually completed their 4 years of training in hospital medicine. They then spend up to eighteen months working in a practice to develop their skills.
Currently we have 3 GP Registrars who is supervised by our three trainers, Dr S D Tobin, Dr A Al-Dahiri and Dr A Zubairu.
As a patient you may be asked for your consent to be videoed during your consultation for training purposes. The recordings are done in accordance with the Royal College of General Practitioners and as a patient you are entitled to ask for the camera not be used during your appointment. The recordings are strictly confidential and are only used for training purposes.
Dr Simon Tobin
Qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1989.
GMC no. 3321076
Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2013), Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (1993), Diploma in Child Health (1993), Bsc (1st Class Honours) in Biochemistry (1986)
Lives in Southport. Father of 2. My wife (also a doctor) works in St Helens. Interests include; fell running, The Lake District, keeping chickens and chess. Dislikes, Litter and smoking.
Dr Katalin Scholtz
Qualified from Debrecen, Hungary in 1987.
GMC no. 4228363
Anaesthesia and Intensive Therapy Degree in 1995.
Lives in Southport. Mother of two. Interests include; fencing and skiing
Dr Ahmed Al-Dahiri
Qualified from Baghdad University in 1991.
GMC no. 5203768
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2008), MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics (UCLAN - 2006), Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2003), MSc (hons) in clinical physiology 1995.
Lives in Southport. Father of three adorable children, 2 boys and a princess. Interests include; tennis, formula 1 racing and just started golf. I also keep the largest indoor plant in the surgery. Dislikes; non-punctuality, politics and politicians.
Dr Abdul Zubairu
Qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 2005.
GMC no. 6114901
Member of The Royal College of General Practitioners. Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry.
Lives in Southport. Interests include; most sports, travel and weekend lie-ins. Dislikes; DIY and shopping
Dr David Unwin
Qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1982.
GMC no. 2616539
Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2006). Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (1984),
Father of 3, married to a psychologist. Interests include; running (I believe in exercise and its health benefits), can weight loss help blood pressure and other problems?
I am a trustee of the Queenscourt Hospice and also The Three Owls Bird Sanctuary.
Dr Unwin has now retired as a partner from Norwood Surgery. He will continue to work two sessions per week (Monday and Thursday- appointments will be limited) seeing patients and carrying on with his Low Carb work. Next Low Carb meeting to 13th January 2020.
Dr Stephen Fu
Qualified from Liverpool Medical School 2012 (Hons)
Member of Royal College General Practitioners
Lives in Liverpool. Has an interest in palliative care & medical acupuncture