Team

Doctors

Name Qualification Position M/F Photograph
Dr Roger DykinsMBBS (Newcastle 1991) MRCGP, DRCOGRoger is a full-time partner and GP Trainer with special interests in dermatology and mental health. He is the practice lead for finance and education. His spare time is taken up with music, books and family life.Male
Dr Sally ParkinMBBS (Newcastle 2002) MRCGPSally is a part-time Partner and GP Trainer working 3 and a half days a week with interests in palliative care and minor surgery. Sally is the practice lead for respiratory medicine, prescribing and research.Female
Dr Ashleigh WillinsMBBS(Newcastle 2002) MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, DCHAshleigh is a part-time GP Partner working 3 days a week. She has special interest in child health and women's health. She registered to fit contraceptive coils and implants. She also takes an active role in medical student teaching. Ashleigh enjoys walking, music and spending time with her family.Female
Dr Neil StanleyMBBS(Newcastle 2004) MRCGP, MRCPNeil is a full time GP Partner with interests in musculoskeletal disease, adult medicine and chronic disease management. He is trained to undertake joint and soft tissue injections. Neil enjoys spending his free time with his wife and sons and also enjoys golf and cricket.Male
Dr Tom SchatzbergerMBBS (Newcastle 2004) MRCGPTom works full time in the practice having joined the Partnership in August 2016. He is the Practice Lead for patients with Learning Disabilities and is trained to do joint injections and cryosurgery. Male
Dr Robert BarkerMBBS (Newcastle 2007), MRCPRob became a part-time GP partner in August 2017, after having worked as a GP Registrar at Corbridge for two years. He also works as a researcher at Newcastle University on projects related to his interests in elderly care and care homes.Male
Dr Paul BogowiczPaul is a GP Registrar who is undertaking academic research alongside his GP vocational training. He will be working with us on Mondays and Fridays until June 2018.Male
Dr Chris McKelveyChris is a full time GP Registrar who will be working full time in the practice until February 2018 as part of his GP vocational training.Male
Dr Sean CarlinSean is a Hospital Doctor who is in his second Foundation Year (F2) of training and is on placement with the practice until November 2017.Male

Practice nurses

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Sister Karen JoseRGN Dip HSPractice Nurse - Karen is our nurse lead for diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke. She also provides our travel health services and will provide well-man and well-woman check ups. Karen also provides smoking cessation advice, coil checks and pill checks.
Sister Janet DrinkwaterRGNPractice Nurse - Janet is our nurse lead for asthma and COPD. She also provides new patient check-ups, well-man and well-woman checks, weight monitoring and childhood immunisations.
Sister Anne MaddisonRGN Practice Nurse - Anne provides a treament room service including blood tests, ECG recording, BP checks, NHS Healthchecks, height and weight monitoring. Anne also undertakes annual reviews for patients with Coronary Heart Disease.
Debbi BairdHealthcare Assistant - Debbi is our Healthcare Assistant and provides a full phlebotomy service (i.e. blood testing) for the practice. Debbi also does ECG recording at GP's request and will also check heights and weights.
Louise LeonardLouise is a member of our Reception team who has undertaken special training to enable her to take blood samples. She now provides a phlebotomy clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Additional heathcare staff

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Charlie PinkneyMidwife
Sue FletcherHealth Visitor
Sara WelsteadNursery Nurse
Sue ScottPodiatry
Margaret CraigPodiatry Assistant
Carolyn JacksonDietician

Practice manager

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Julie JohnstonBSc(Hons) Dip EM Practice Manager - Julie is responsible for the management of the practice which involves the finances, personnel, IT systems, communication with patients as well as the liaison with neighbouring practices and Northumberland CCG. The Practice Manager should be the first point of contact for patients wishing to register a complaint, suggestions for improvement or constructive feedback.
Nicola LambReception Manager - Nicola is responsible for the management of the reception team, ensuring that reception is adequately manned at all times, she manages the appointments system, identifying potential problems when clinicians are on leave etc. and she also provides administrative support for many of our recall systems such as diabetes and childhood immunisations.
Joyce DickinsonPractice Administrator - Joyce is responsible for much of the financial support required by the practice, generating invoices, administering the payroll and keeping the practice accounts updated and reconciled. She is also the health and safety lead for the practice and arranges maintenance and repairs to the health centre building and equipment.

Practice staff

Name Qualification Position Photograph
KathReceptionist
ClareReceptionist/Dispenser
MeganReceptionist
ShaunaReceptionist
HelenDispenser
VanessaDispenser
GillianDispenser
SarahPractice Medicines Manager
LorraineMedical Secretary
SusanAudio typist/Admin Assistant
AngelaAdmin Assistant
JulieAdmin Assistant