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THINK! RING YOUR OWN GP FIRST
With the recent closing of the walk in centres, we encourage all our patients to ring the practice first on 01429 838217 between 8am to 5:30pm for any medical advice.
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MBBS 2004, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
MRCGP 2012, Newcastle
Dr Samuel is a GP trainer and leads on the training elements in the practice. Dr Samuel works part time in the practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and is based mainly at Wingate. Dr Samuel leads on Diabetes and other Chronic Disease Conditions and works closely with our Practice Nurses. Dr Samuel also has interests in Management and Commisioning and works closely with the management team and is the Primary Care Clinical Director for Easington District Primary Care Network.
MBBS 2003 Newcastle. MRCGP 2009
Dr Barnsley's interests are varied but include child health, cardiovascular disease and mental health. Dr Barnsley has various lead roles in the practice and works 8 clinical sessions and is based mainly at Horden. Dr Barnsley also leads on providing enhanced care to residents of Hawthorns Care Home, Peterlee
Dr Clark works part time and is based mainly at Wingate and Wheatley Hill.
Dr Dibdin works part time and is usually based at Wingate. Dr Dibdin is also a GP Educator in the practice.
Dr Naing is a Senior GP Partner and works mainly at Wheatley Hill. Dr Naing is full time and works Monday to Thursday. Dr Naing also leads in providing enhanced care to residents of Abbotts Court Care Home, Wheatley Hill.
Dr Htoo is a full time GP Partner and mainly works in Wheatley Hill, Kelloe and Wingate. Dr Htoo also leads on Diabetes Care in the Practice. Dr Htoo also leads in provision of enhanced care to residents of Beeches Care Home, Kelloe
Dr Adla is a part time salaried GP in the practice with a special interest in Women’s Health. Dr Adla also specialises in Joint Injections and has an interest in Palliative Medicine and Frail and Elderly . Dr Adla is usually based at Peterlee.
With a big interest in teaching and training, Dr Hassan is a part time GP and is usually based at Wingate and Peterlee. Dr Hassan also leads on providing enhanced care to residents of Divine Care Home-Wingate, Peterlee Care Home-Peterlee and Bannatyne Care Home-Peterlee.
Dr Clare Francis is a part time GP and usually based at Wingate and Wheatley Hill.Dr Francis has a special interest in Palliatve Care.
Jan works part time and usually based at the Extended Primary Care Services at Peterlee Health Centre.
Nikki works part time at the Extended Primary Care Services @ Peterlee Health Centre
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.
Mr Joseph Chandy is the Practice Manager and Senior Strategic Managing Partner of the Practice. Joseph offers strategic support to the practice at all levels.
Elaine Wilkinson is the operational manager and is the first point of contact for all operational management issues of the practice. Elaine is also one of our longest serving members of our team with a vast experience in General Practice.
Patricia is our finance officer and assists the management team with existing skills from her previous roles and vast experience in General Practice over many years.
The Admin and Reception team have an important job and endeavour to deal with your questions, appointments, repeat prescriptions etc. as efficiently as possible. They have enquiries and calls coming from every direction, so please be patient. On occasions the receptionists may need to ask you a few details. They have been trained to make these enquiries in order that we can help you in the most appropriate way.
Sometimes they may need to ask for further details. They are not being nosey and are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses. All medical information, which is held on your behalf, is governed by the Data Protection Act and staff are vigilant in ensuring that only essential information is made known to other practice staff.
Receptionists are the engine house of the surgery, doing a wide range of administrative jobs, answering telephone calls and greeting patients at the counter. At times there may be slight delays so please be patient until they can attend to you.
Practice Staff are bound by the same confidentiality rules as Doctors. We comply fully with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Victoria provides weekend services to the practice as part of the secretarial team
Physician Associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team. Physician Associates are dependent practitioners, working with a dedicated medical supervisor, but they are able to work autonomously with appropriate support.
Vicky works full time at Wingate. Vicky has a special interest in Cancer and Palliative Care and Pain Management.
Jess works part time with us at Wingate on Thursdays and Fridays. Jess has a special interest in Women's Health.
Offer full maternity and post natal care.
Contact 0191 5863474.
The nurses work with the practice providing nursing care, advice and support. They work in close liaison with the doctors and give support to patients too ill to attend surgery. They also liaise with Twilight Nurses, Macmillan Nurses etc. and give advice on appliances and aids.
Contact No: 0191 5692957.
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.
0300 0269850 - Wingate
0300 0269850 - Peterlee
Louise Arkwright is our First Contact Physiotherapist and is usually based at Wheatley Hill and Horden
The role of First Contact Physiotherapists in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue muscle pain at their first point of contact or for follow-up management as appropriate within the healthcare system. First Contact Physiotherapists enable adult patients to be seen in their GP practice without being referred by a doctor.
You can find further information regarding role of FCP by clicking on links below.
If you have a musculoskeletal problem - THINK FCP - NOT GP !
James Buchannan is our Social Prescribing Link Worker and works across the 4 practices of our Primary Care Network
Social Prescribing Link Workers connect patients, their families and carers to community groups and help them develop skills, friendships and resilience through a holistic approach.
You can understand more about the role of social prescribing link worker by clicking on link below
Rebekkah is our full time Care Coordinator and is usually based at Horden
Care coordinators provide extra time, capacity, and expertise to support patients in preparing for clinical conversations or in following up discussions with primary care professionals. They work closely with the GPs and other primary care colleagues within the primary care network (PCN) to identify and manage a caseload of identified patients, making sure that appropriate support is made available to them and their carers (if appropriate), and ensuring that their changing needs are addressed. They focus on the delivery of personalised care to reflect local PCN priorities, health inequalities or at risk groups of patients.
Rebekkah works full time as a care coordinator and works across the 4 practices of our Primary Care Network and is usually based at Horden