Dr Denise Wilkins MBChB MRCGP DRCOG
Denise joined the practice as a Partner in September 1981 and is the longest serving GP here at the surgery. Denise is part time and is here in the surgery 2 days a week on Monday and Wednesday. Denise’s professional interests include diabetes and women’s health.
Dr Amy Gall MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
Amy joined the practice in September 2004 and became a Partner in August 2008. Amy is part time and offers surgeries on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Amy is taking the lead on behalf of the Practice in GP Clinical Commissioning, working closely with Practice Managers and GP’s from across the North and East of the city to identify service improvements for our patients. She is also the Medicines Management Lead for the Clinical Commissioning Group.
In addition to this work she is also responsible for prescribing and cardiovascular medicine.
Dr Luci McWhor MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
Luci joined the practice as a Partner in October 2010 and works here on Monday, Wednesday Thursday mornings and Friday. Luci has a clinical interest in respiratory disease, such as asthma and COPD, osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease.
In addition to her other responsibilities Luci also provides a Minor Surgery service for patients who require removal of small skin lesions or joint injections. Luci also has a special interest in dermatology.
Dr Nicola Hampton MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
Nicola joined the practice as a salaried GP in October 2001 and has surgeries on Tuesday and Friday morning.
In addition to her usual surgeries Nicola offers a coil and implant clinic on Friday afternoon.
Dr Lucy Hudson MBBS MRCGP
Lucy joined the practice as a salaried GP in July 2013 and became a partner in August 2015. She works here on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and does a ward round at a local care home on Wednesday mornings. Lucy is our lead partner in child safeguarding matters and older peoples care. Lucy is a GP trainer and supervises doctors training to become GPs.
Dr Danielle Robinson MRCGP DFSRH BMBS
Danielle joined the practice as a salaried GP in March 2015, she works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Danielle is the practice’s lead for adult safeguarding. Danielle has clinical interests in sexual health and women’s health.
Dr Polly Chadwick MBBS MRCGP
Polly joined the practice as a salaried GP in February 2016 after training here in 2015. She graduated from Newcastle University in 2009. She works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dr Alison Craig MBChB MRCGP
Alison joined the practice in January 2018 as a salaried GP. She currently works on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Alison has an interest in medical education, and teaches our medical students on a Wednesday morning, and also teaches at Newcastle University on a Thursday. She also has a special interest in Palliative Care.
Clinical Pharmacist & Business Lead
Mr Benjamin K Hannan MPharm DipClinPharm IPresc MRPharmS
Ben joined the practice in June 2016. Clinical pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals who train for many years to become specialists in medicines and how they work. They can work directly with you, as part of the general practice team, to make sure your medicines help you get better and stay well.
Ben is also the practice’s Business Lead, and is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. The Business Lead is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. He supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Jenna Bell (Practice Nurse)
Vicky Billington (Community Practice Nurse)
Tracy Miles (Healthcare Assistant)
Liz McMaster (Healthcare Assistant)
Our practice nurses and health care assistant will see you for a wide range of services including health checks, holiday vaccinations, smoking cessation, reviews for people with problems such as asthma & diabetes, smear tests & blood pressure checks plus numerous other things. When making an appointment with the nurse or health care assistant it is helpful to tell the receptionist the reason for the appointment as some things will require a longer than usual appointment. Our healthcare assistants can provide many of the same services as the nurses but not all so please check with a receptionist when making your appointment.
Vicky is our Community Practice Nurse who visits mainly our housebound patients with chronic diseases and helps them with the management of their conditions.
In addition to our practice nurses we also have a phlebotomist, Sally Cummings, who comes into the surgery every Monday lunch time just to take blood samples requested by our doctors.
District Nursing Team
We have a District Nursing Team attached to the Practice. Most of their work is to provide care to our patients in their own homes during spells of illness when patients are unable to come into the surgery. The team work closely with our doctors as well as other specialists who may be involved in patients care. The nurses can obtain specialist equipment, including continence products.
In addition to the care they provide in the home, the team also provide a number of appointments each week in the surgery for patients needing dressings changing.
Diane Trenholm and Lyndsay Stephenson
Our health visitors are based at the surgery and you can contact them via the practice telephone number. Our health visitor team focus on children, especially on prevention & health education
Mrs Becky Graham
Becky supports the Business Manager with the day to day running of the practice.
Administration & Secretarial Teams
In addition to our clinical team we have a team of helpful and experienced reception and secretarial staff who are committed to assisting and supporting our patients. To ensure they can do this as efficiently as possible they may need to ask for further information or to check information in your medical records when you telephone the surgery.
They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses. Please show the same courtesy to them as you would to the rest of the team.
We will not tolerate violence or abuse directed towards any of our staff or doctors.