Team

Updated on 30th September 2011 at 1:10 pm

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DOCTORS:

  • Dr Malcolm Orr                                MB, ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP   (Partner) Works every day except Tuesday

Male Partner                                          (1998, Dundee)

  • Dr Catherine Bromham                   MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP   (Partner) Works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Female Partner                                      (1997, London)

  • Dr Angela Rau                                  MBBS, MRCGP   (Partner) Works  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Female Partner                                       (2006, London)

  • Dr Sarah Belton                               MBBS, BMedSci, DRCOG, DFSRH   Works Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Female Doctor                                       (2001, Newcastle)

  • Dr Amy Tromans                             MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH  Works Monday (AM), Tuesday and Wednesday

Female Doctor                                        (2015, Newcastle)

  • Dr Kathryn Barnes                          MBBS, MRCGP  Works Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday

Female Doctor                                        (2018, Newcastle)

 

THE PRACTICE TEAM:

PRACTICE MANAGER (Sue Rowland)

Looks after the day to day administrative running of the practice and co-ordinates the work of the other staff. She will help you with any problems that you may encounter in using our facilities.

RECEPTION STAFF:

(led by Andrea Wright and Catherine Carnaby)

Your first point of contact with our practice. They will try to meet all your requirements. Advice that they give is strictly to the guidelines laid down by the Practice Manager and Doctors.

ADMINISTRATION STAFF:

The administration team carry out a wide range of responsibilities, including;

  • Typing referrals for further care, through the Choose and Book system.
  • Scanning hospital letters on to the clinical system and read coding to the patient record.
  • Summarising patients medical notes on to the clinical system.
  • Processing patients registration and change of personal details.
  • Processing patient reports for insurance companies, solicitors etc.

NURSE PRACTITIONER:

Sue Colden; BSc (Hons), RGN

Ruth Bishop; BSc (hons), RGN

GP REGISTRAR:

Dr Habib Dhawar

PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE:

Amy Grimmer; BSc (hons) Biomedical Science, PGDip

PRACTICE NURSES:

Liz Harmer, RGN

Ashleigh Nixon, RGN

Lesley Carter, RGN

They provide advice and care for immunisations, health check-ups, cervical smears, baby immunisations, and chronic disease clinics including asthma and diabetes.

CLINICAL SUPPORT ASSISTANTS:

Judith Rutherford, Bev Hook, Jenny Thompson

They work under the supervision of qualified nurses doing blood tests, ECGs, blood pressures and  assisting in minor operations.

DISTRICT NURSES:

Attached to the practice and working from the Health Centre for home nursing care and dressings, and treatment of minor injuries.

HEALTH VISITORS:

Are nurses who specialise in child health, family support and  health advice for all age groups. They can be seen without an appointment at the well-baby clinic or by appointment either in the surgery or at your home.

COMMUNITY MIDWIFE:

Provides care and advice during pregnancy and after childbirth. She runs ante-natal and relaxation classes.

PSYCHOLOGIST, COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC NURSES AND COUNSELLORS:

Help in the management of emotional and psychiatric problems.

PODIATRIST:

Attached to the practice and, helped by a foot care assistant, provides a
chiropody service for the elderly, children and those at high risk including people with diabetes.

SPEECH THERAPIST:

Provides advice on speech development and help with mature  patients who may have speech problems.

DIETICIAN:

Visits the Health Centre weekly.  This service is for diabetic patients only, who have been referred to the clinic.