Heaton Road Surgery

Our Team

Doctors

Dr Mobasher Choudhary

Sessional GP
Male

Mobasher joined the practice in October 2022. Mobasher is currently employed by the Practice to provide cover during the maternity leave of our salaried GPs.

Dr Amy Gall

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG

GP Partner
Female

Amy joined the practice in September 2004 and became a Partner in August 2008. Amy works in the practice on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays. Amy is taking the lead on … [continue] Dr Amy Gall

Dr Lucy Hudson

MBBS MRCGP

GP Partner
Female

Lucy joined the practice as a salaried GP in July 2013 and became a partner in August 2015. Lucy works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. She oversees the management of … [continue] Dr Lucy Hudson

Dr Polly Chadwick

MBBS MRCGP

GP Partner
Female

Polly joined the practice as a salaried GP in February 2016 after training here in 2015. She became a partner in June 2018. She is the lead doctor for diabetes … [continue] Dr Polly Chadwick

Dr Nicola Hampton

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG

Salaried GP
Female

Nicola joined the practice as a salaried GP in October 2001. She works on Monday and is the GP in the baby clinic on Tuesday afternoons and she also offers … [continue] Dr Nicola Hampton

Dr Alison Craig

MBChB MRCGP

Salaried GP
Female

Alison is currently on maternity leave. Alison joined the practice in January 2018 as a salaried GP. She works on a Monday and Thursday. Alison has an interest in medical … [continue] Dr Alison Craig

Dr Catriona Hall

MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, FRSH

Salaried GP
Female

Catriona joined the practice in May 2019 as a salaried GP. She works on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. She is palliative care lead for the practice. Areas of special … [continue] Dr Catriona Hall

Dr Hayley Wallace

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG

Salaried GP
Female

Hayley joined the practice in January 2020 as a salaried GP. She works on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  She has an interest in women’s health and sexual health.  Hayley is … [continue] Dr Hayley Wallace

Dr Lizzie Schofield

Salaried GP
Female

Lizzie is currently on maternity leave. Lizzie studied medicine in Yorkshire and relocated to the North East to train as a GP.  She joined the practice in January 2022 and … [continue] Dr Lizzie Schofield

Dr Esther Chan

MBChB, MRCGP, MRCP

Salaried GP
Female

Welcome to Dr Esther Chan.  Esther joined the practice in September 2022 and she works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Attached staff

Mary Riley


Mary is a the practice’s care home/frailty nurse practitioner.  She works full time, however her work is divided between Heaton Road Surgery and another GP Practice in the East PCN … [continue] Mary Riley

Tracy Bell


Tracy joined the team in December 2020 as the practice Social Prescribing Link Worker.  She receives referrals from the practice team to work with all patients who require support outside … [continue] Tracy Bell

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 … [continue] District Nursing Team

Health Visitors


  The health visitor team focus on children, especially on prevention & health education.  You can contact any member of the health visitor or school nursing team directly on 0191 … [continue] Health Visitors

Practice nurses

Victoria Billington

Community Practice Nurse

Vicky deals with a range of conditions and health concerns. She sees patients in the surgery for vaccinations, management of long term health conditions, annual reviews and contraception.  Additionally Vicky … [continue] Victoria Billington

Additional healthcare staff

Rachelle Wilde


Rachelle is the a Health Care Assistant at the practice and she has worked within the NHS for around 4 years.  Her role includes taking blood samples, performing ECGs, diabetic … [continue] Rachelle Wilde

Karen Stokoe

Practice Pharmacist

Karen joined our surgery in May 2018.  Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals trained over 5 years to become specialists in medicines and how they work.  Karen has also completed further … [continue] Karen Stokoe

Elizabeth McMaster

Healthcare Assistant

Our Healthcare Assistants are valuable members of our nursing team. They are able to take blood samples, do blood pressure checks, ECGs, diabetic foot checks, Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, NHS … [continue] Elizabeth McMaster

Practice managers

Kay Bainbridge

Assistant Practice Manager

Kay joined the Practice in 2019 working as a medical receptionist. In 2021 she became the Practice Care Coordinator before becoming the Assistant Practice Manager in 2022.  She manages the … [continue] Kay Bainbridge

Bethany Cave

Practice Manager

Bethany joined the Practice in December 2022 as the Practice Manager. Prior to this, she worked as the Data Lead for a GP Surgery and has 6 years experience working … [continue] Bethany Cave

Practice staff

Gemma

Medical Receptionist

Megan

Administrator

Liz

Prescription Clerk/HCA

Louise

Primary Care Coordinator

Maureen

Reception Team Leader

Evie

Medical Receptionist

Maria

Records Clerk

Alison

Medical Receptionist

Taylor

Practice Secretary

Ella

Medical Receptionist

Lily

Apprentice Medical Receptionist