|Dr Iain Serrell
MB ChB (Manchester 1977) DRCOG MRCGP (Male)
|Dr J Brendan Ryan
MB ChB (Sheffield 1986) (Male)
|Dr Catherine Spooner
MB ChB (Liverpool 1990) MRCGP (Female)
|Dr Emer O’Donnell
MB BCh (Dublin 1997) BAO MRCGP (Female)
|Dr Shahrian Chowdhury
MB ChB (Manchester 2005) MRCGP DRCOG (Male)
| Dr Raquel Garofano
MB BS (Granada, Spain 2001) MD, MFyC (Female)
|Dr Fareeha Amin
MB BS (Pakistan 2002) DROG MRCGP (Female)
|Dr James Spooner
MB ChB (Leeds 2006) MRCGP (Male)
|Dr Tom Hodgkinson
MB BS (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 2006) MRCGP (Male)
|Dr Robyn Grayson
MBBS (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 2006) MRCGP (Female)
Nurses play an increasingly important part in the modern health service. Our practice nurses are:
Ruth Parkinson (Nursing Team Leader)
Vicky Chiverton, Petula Castledine, Jenny Lloyd, Jeanette Ravey, Vicky Watts, Sara Turner, Lesley Parker, Julia Sanderson (Phlebotomist/ECG/24HR BP), Jo Kaczmarek (Phlebotomist).
We have a District Nursing Team that cares for patients at home often following discharge from hospital. They also run daily dressing and treatment clinics at the surgery - details from reception.
Each of our nurses has a specialist role in addition to their general nursing role. From time to time you might find that you are asked to see a nurse for care that you may previously have received from a doctor.
Could all suggestions, compliments and complaints be sent for the attention of Stephanie Haslam at our usual address.
We have a strong team of other professional staff not listed above. These include health visitors, midwife, physiotherapists, mental health staff and citizens’ advice workers. Details of their services can be obtained from reception.
We are proud and privileged to be an Accredited Training Practice. This means that we are responsible for the training of new doctors at postgraduate level.
Any doctors who are training at the Practice will work under the supervision of one of our GPs and will endeavour to work to the same high standards as the rest of our team.
The types of training doctors that you might encounter.
These are doctors who have completed a minimum of 2 years work as a doctor and have chosen to train as GPs. The training programme is 3 years long and you may therefore see registrars in their 1st (ST1), 2nd (ST2) or 3rd (ST3) year of training. They stay with us for between 6 months and 1 year.
They are allocated between 10 and 20 minutes to consult with patients and will initially be closely supervised by a GP until they have demonstrated their competence. Before they qualify as GPs, they will have to undertake further examinations and demonstrate to us that they are able to practice to an excellent standard.
Registrar doctors working at the practice need to video consultations for training purposes. When the doctor is videoing you will be informed of this when you book your appointment and your written consent to take part in the video consultation will always be asked for before your consultation. You have the right to refuse your consultation being videoed and this will not impact the care you recieve.