|Dr Robert Stephenson
||MA, MB, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DOM
Qualified London 1983
|Dr Jennifer Lawn
||MB, ChB, MRCGP
Qualified Manchester 1983
|Dr Elspeth Giles
||MB BS MRCGP DRCOG
Qualified Newcastle 1997
|Dr David Hans
Qualified Manchester 2003
|Dr Rosie Peel
||MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
Qualified Newcastle 1995
|Dr Ceredwin Churchill
||Details to follow
We have four practice nurses who run appointments between 8.30am and 6.50pm. The nurses perform an increasing role in the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, chronic pulmonary disease and heart disease. They also run stop-smoking clinics and give contraception checks and travel vaccinations. In addition, their duties include taking cervical smears, blood tests, giving general medical advice, health checks, weight checks, vaccinations, syringing ears, and dressings. Our treatment room is well equipped and has a wide range of educational material.
Health Care Assistant (HCA)
We now employ a part time HCA
District Nurses, Health Visitors & Midwives
We work closely with these important professionals who are employed by the Primary Care Trust. They are state registered nurses who have undergone further training. District nurses look after the nursing needs of patients confined to home. Health visitors advise on all aspects of health for mothers with young children. Midwives look after the antenatal and postnatal care of pregnant women. If you wish to contact a member of our attached staff please contact reception or telephone the Community Hospital where they are based (757220).
Chiropodists, Physiotherapists, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Macmillan Nurses & Social Workers.
Your doctors can put you in touch with many other professionals including chiropodists, physiotherapists, community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, Macmillan nurses and social workers.
Margaret Thornborrow is our practice manager and responsible for most aspects of the running of our practice. She will happily deal with any queries, suggestions, or complaints that you may have.
Assistant Practice Manager
Our assistant practice manager is Sue Hulme who also has many responsibilities within the practice including covering for Margaret when she is away.
We have two secretaries who perform a wide variety of tasks including referral letters, dealing with hospitals, and general administration. Reception will sometimes need to pass your query on to them, particularly if it involves a private referral or the “ choose and book’ system.
Our receptionists will be your first point of contact within the practice. They will be able to deal with most queries and perform a wide range of work including making appointments, booking visits, repeat prescriptions, dealing with inquiries and general administration. Their job is a very demanding one which they do very well. If you are experiencing problems, please do not "take it out" on them - approach your doctor or the practice manager instead
We are a training practice.
You may be offered an appointment with a registrar. These doctors are fully qualified and have spent several years in hospital practice. You may also be asked if a medical student can be present during your consultation. Please let reception know if you have concerns when offered an appointment with a registrar, or if you are told a medical student might be present. The practice will close on a few afternoons each year for staff training. These dates will be publicised well ahead.