Our Staff

Doctors

DR STEVEN QUILLIAM

MB BS (Newcastle 1982) MRCGP DRCOG

I come from the Isle of Man and went to Newcastle Medical School, qualifying in 1981, then returning to the Isle of Man as a junior doctor. I came back to Northumbria to train as a GP in Hexham, and have been a Prudhoe GP since 1985. I work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

DR HELEN THORNTON

MBBS (Newcastle 1993) MRCGP DFFP DCH DRCOG

Having lived in Yorkshire I went to university in Newcastle and qualified in 1993. I trained to be a GP on the Northumberland scheme and became a partner at the surgery in 2000. I am part time and work Monday, Tuesday and Friday. I live locally with my family.

DR JOHN GREEN

MB BS (Newcastle 1996) MRCS (Eng) MRCGP DFFP

I was born in Saddleworth, near the Peak District. I trained at the University of Newcastle and qualified in 1996. I completed GP training in 2002 and became a partner at the practice in 2003. I am available every day except Fridays, working early on Thursday.

DR ALTHEA CARR

MBBS (Newcastle 2002) MRCP MRCGP DFFP

I grew up in Edinburgh and went to University in Newcastle, graduating in 2002. I completed my GP training locally in 2009 and have worked in the North East since. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice with particular interest in Care of the Elderly and contraception. I also perform joint injections. I live in the local area with my husband and three young children. When not at work I enjoy getting out on my bike and love spending time outdoors. I will be working part time on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

DR CLAIRE JENNINGS

MB ChB (Manchester 1985) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

I am a part time GP here available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I was born in Sunderland and qualified in Manchester. I am married with three daughters.

DR ABOSEDE KOKUMO

GP Registrar

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

HEATHER BOBA

MICHELLE ORTON

JANICE DE VERE

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, new patient checks and assisting with minor surgery. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

JEAN SMITH

MARY GOWLAND

Practice Management

ANTHONY HOCKEY

Practice Manager

Our practice manager is responsible for all aspects of the practice. If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints about our services he will help you. You can contact him for advice either in writing or by ringing the practice.

Reception

Our friendly reception team provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide useful information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions, dealing with prescription queries, dealing with patient records, carrying out searches and practice audits.

Secretaries

Our secretaries are able to help you with your queries about referrals outside of the practice e.g. hospitals, physiotherapy etc. as well as medicals and reports that you have requested for outside agencies.

Community Midwives

MANDY ROBSON

Community Nurses

Community Nurses are based predominantly at West Wylam Health Centre where they normally provide particular patients clinics.

CLAIRE WHITTLE

Community Matron

KARLEIGH ORMSTON

HAZEL MCPHERSON

HAZEL WILLOW

KATHRYN HEALEY

KATIE HUNTER

KAREN PATTISON

VICKI REYNOLDS

SARAH ANFIELD

JO MCDERMOTT

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. Our health visitors are assisted by a nursery nurse and student health visitors.

LYNN BAINBRIDGE