We have a range of skilled staff in addition to the qualified doctors at our practice. You can find out more about our dedicated team on this page:

Your Doctors

Current Locum GP Cover

Dr Anna Klonowics
Dr Ben Afzali
Dr Susan Ibrahim
Dr Dawn Adkin
Dr Joanna Katory

Practice Manager:-   Mrs Angela Laws

Reception Manager:- Mrs Gillian Brack

Clerical Support Team 

Siobhan McDonough(Also completing – Level 3 Healthcare Support apprenticeship)

Carol Gaston
Linda Proctor
Naomi Barrow
Craig Davies
Emma Laws (Also completing – Level 3 Healthcare Support apprenticeship)

Your Practice Nurse Team
Deborah Dews Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Jackie Richardson Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Angela Matfin Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Bowes Practice Nurse

Your Health Care Assistant
Christine Burke

Health Visitors
Karen Moody
Shona Kerr
Joanne Kirkup
The Health Visitors call into the surgery on a regular basis.  They are available for advice at other times by contacting
Briarwood Clinic 0191 414 1421

Community Nursing:-   Susan Hamilton
The community nursing team are available either by contacting the surgery or by telephoning their base at
Blaydon 0191 283 4599

Midwife:-   Joanna Clark
The midwife holds an Ante-Natal Clinic at the surgery each week
Wednesdays 1:30pm to 4:30pm

                               Pharmacist: – Tracy Groves –  The practice employs a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians who advise and arrange medications.  They may contact you by telephone to discuss your medications on behalf of the practice

Our reception team are fully trained, they are your first contact with your practice in helping you with your query, they are asked to collect brief information from patients to ensure that all patients receive the appropriate level of care, directing patients to the most  appropriate health professional, however if you feel an issue is very private and do not wish to say what this is then this will be respected.
The reception team work closely with your doctors and nurses.

Carol Gaston (Receptionist) holds the British Sign Language Grade 1 Qualification.   If you feel this would be helpful during your contact with the practice, Carol is available Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 12.00 pm and Monday, Tuesday and Friday 12.30 pm – 4.00pm, Wednesday 1.30 pm – 6.00 pm







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