Practice Team

We have a comprehensive team of medical, managerial and administrative staff who support the doctors. You can find out more about our team on this page:

Doctors

Dr Carol Aitken (female) – MB ChB Leeds 1994 – Dr Aitken is in practice Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Dr Jenny Morgan (female) – MBBS Newcastle 1997 – Dr Morgan is in practice Tuesdays, alternate Wednesdays and Fridays

Dr Richard Dawson (male) – MB ChB DRCOG Leeds 1997 – Dr Dawson is in practice Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Dr Kathryn Carter (female) – MB ChB MRCGP Liverpool 1999 – Dr Carter is in practice Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Dr Meena Mascarenhas (female) – MBBS Bangalore 1993 MRCGP 2010, MD, MRCOG, DFSRH – Dr Mascarenhas is in practice Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Dr Anna Hazell (female) – MB ChB Sheffield 2006 – Dr Hazell is in practice Mondays, alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays

Dr Zelia Toje (female) – registrar – is with us until February – Dr Toje is in practice Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Practice Nurses

Denise Hill and Helen Lamb

The practice nurses provide expert advice on a wide range of health matters. Click here for services and clinics. Appointments can be booked via reception.

Health Care Assistants and Phlebotomists

Shelley Haswell and Lauren Ashman are our health care assistants. You can see them by appointment for blood tests, smoking cessation advice, blood pressure checks, injections such as flu, pneumonia, B12 and shingles and NHS health checks. Our phlebotomist is Susan Thomas. You can book in to see her for bloods tests and blood pressure checks.

Practice Pharmacists

Our Clinical Pharmacists work as part of our multi-disciplinary team to provide expertise in face to face and/or telephone structured medication reviews, medication consultations, manage medicines and long-term conditions, authorise repeat prescriptions, manage transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing and issue acute prescription requests while addressing clinical, social, and public health needs of patients at our surgery.

Admin Team

Our practice manager is Mrs Kim Christie who is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. She is able to advise you with any queries you may have relating to non medical aspects of your healthcare. She is supported by Mrs Lynne Smart (assistant manager). We have a team of admin staff including receptionists, nurse administrators and secretaries who are normally your first point of contact for most enquiries and requests. Our staff are here to assist patients and will try to help wherever possible – please be nice to them.

Social Prescribers

Social Prescribers and their Health Coach colleagues work alongside GPs complementing their work by looking at the non-clinical issues. An initial “what matter to me” assessment is carried out within 5 days of receiving the referral; to evaluate the best service and/or individual that can support the patient with their presenting issues. Areas of support for example can be around Benefits, finances including debt, Health and wellbeing, social isolation, long term health conditions and becoming more active. Find out more at https://www.sunderlandgpalliance.co.uk/sunderland-social-prescribing-self-referral-form/

Health Care Staff

We have a team of staff who work closely with the practice including district nurses, health visitors, midwifes and social workers. Please contact reception if you require access to these services.

Alternatively you can call direct Monday to Friday:

Midwife – 0191 502 6892

District Nurses – 0191 502 5763

Health Visitors – 0300 003 1552

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