Team

Updated on 12th May 2020 at 3:10 pm

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DOCTORS:

Dr Malcolm Orr (Male Partner)

MB, ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP (1998, Dundee) Works every day except Tuesday

Dr Catherine Bromham (Female Partner)                 

MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP (1997, London) Works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Dr Angela Rau (Female Partner)                           

MBBS, MRCGP, PhD, BSc (2006, London) Works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Sarah Belton                               

MBBS, BMedSci, DRCOG, DFSRH (2001, Newcastle) Works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Amy Tromans                             

MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH (2015, Newcastle) Works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (am)

Dr Kathryn Barnes                         

MBBS, MRCGP (2018, Newcastle) Works Tuesday, Wednesday (am) and Thursday

 

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.

ADMIN MANAGER (Catherine Carnaby)

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

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGER (Louise Trench)

Looks after the Data Entry Team who are responsible for:-

  • Scanning hospital letters on to the clinical system and read coding to the patient record.
  • Summarising patients medical notes on to the clinical system.
  • Audits and searches.
  • Chronic disease management and recalls.
  • Specialist clinics eg baby immunisations, minor operations, joint injections etc.

SECRETARIAL AND RECEPTION OFFICE LEAD (Andrea Wright)

Looks after the Secretarial and Reception Teams and is the Carer’s Champion for the practice.

The Reception Team handle all patient contact on the telephones and at the front desk.  They also carry out various administration duties including photocopying, franking of post, change of patient details, filing etc.

The Prescription Clerks are Receptionists who have a dual role and are trained to process all repeat medication requests and deal with queries from patients, local chemists and hospitals.

The Secretarial Team are responsible for the processing of all typing requests from clinicians within the practice.  This includes onward referrals to hospitals using the electronic referral system, letters to consultants/patients, private work requested for insurance purposes, maintenance of the practice’s email, providing a link between the patients and the hospital and preparing reports requested from local authorities.  They attend the weekly referrals meetings with the clinicians, take minutes for meetings and are the Care Navigators for the practice.

 

NURSE PRACTITIONERS:

Sue Colden; BSc (Hons), RGN

Ruth Bishop; BSc (hons), RGN

GP REGISTRAR:

Dr Rachel Hodgson

PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE:

Amy Grimmer; BSc (hons) Biomedical Science, PGDip

PRACTICE NURSES:

Liz Harmer; RGN

Lesley Carter; RGN

Zoe Stewart; 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, blood pressures and assisting in minor operations.  They also process all new registrations and carry out new patient checks.

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.

DIETITIAN:

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