For a modestly sized practice, we have a relatively large number of doctors and nurses. This enables us to offer choice, as well as a wide range of skills. We also offer long (when compared to some other surgeries) appointments.
We all participate in regular appraisal and proactively seek to improve our skills.
Dr Alan Maguire – GP Partner – MBBS (Newcastle 1990) MRCGP, JCPTGP*
Dr Lynn Corbett – GP Partner – MBBS (Newcastle 1988) DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, JCPTGP
Dr Farzan Kamali – GP Partner – BMBS (Hons) BMedSci, MRCGP
Dr Lorien Dornan – MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, JCPTGP
Dr Charlotte Gooding – MBBS (Newcastle 2008) MRCGP 2016 (* Dr Gooding will be on Maternity Leave from February 2017 – January 2018)
Covering Doctor Gooding’s Maternity Leave is Dr Samantha Foster.
Our current Registrar is Aditi Kumar who will be with us till August 2017.
You may consult with any of the above doctors.
Mrs Linda Kennedy
Mrs Jennie Hill
Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist – Paula Hambleton
Appointments can be made to see a practice nurse about any health matter you wish to discuss, including advice or treatment of minor ailments which you feel do not require a consultation with one of the doctors. Our practice nurses offer a wide range of expertise in nursing and management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes.
Where your medical condition is well controlled, the doctor may ask you to see the practice nurse for further follow up. They will refer you back to the doctor when necessary.
Our practice nurses are available to see patients five days a week (except Thursday afternoon) for routine surgery appointments. In addition they offer emergency first aid access.
Mr Chris Mettham – Surgery & Finance Manager
Mrs Linda Ratcliffe – Reception Manager / Medicine Manager
Mrs Lynne Vinton – Dispensary Manager
Our Reception & Admin
We want your experience with us to always be a good one, which is why our receptionists are recruited and trained to always provide you with a first class service. You will find our reception team always willing to help you.
Miss Catherine Allaway – Receptionist/Secretary
Mrs Liesl Crowe – Surgery Administrator / Dispenser
Mr Rob Forder – Senior Receptionist/ Dispenser
Mrs Lindsay Jordan – Receptionist
Mrs Christine Lawson – Receptionist
Miss Danielle Mackey – Receptionist
Mrs Kath Stobbs – Receptionist
Mrs Angela Blenkinsop is our community midwife. She is involved in the care of expectant mothers, new-born babies and their mothers. She holds clinics in the surgery and also visits mothers in their own homes for at least the first ten days after they have had their baby.
Our Health Visitors
Mrs Jill Lee RGN, RM, H.V. BSc. (Hons)
Mrs Gill Darling, Nursery Nurse
The health visitors’ primary tasks are to promote health and prevent illness in our community. This involves working with the under fives, expectant mothers, the elderly and disabled.
Call our Health Visitors Direct on 01661 843080
The community or district nurses generally care for those who are unable to attend the surgery for nursing treatment. The nursing care given by the community nurses allows people to stay in their own homes who might otherwise need to go into hospital. They also provide care in the surgery.
If you want to speak to the district nurses, they can be contacted via the surgery receptionist. If available, the District Nurse will speak to you directly; otherwise the receptionist will take a message and the District Nurse will contact you as soon as possible.
Community Psychiatric Nurse
Community Psychiatric Nurses, based at the Fairnington Centre at Hexham General Hospital, offer counselling and support for people with mental health problems. They have close links with Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Occupational Therapists. Referrals are normally made by Doctors or Nurses.