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:
Dr Carol Aitken (female) – MB ChB Leeds 1994 – Dr Aitken is in practice Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Dr Jenny Morgan (female) – MBBS Newcastle 1997 – Dr Morgan is in practice Tuesday, 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 Oye Giwa (registrar) is will us until February – Dr Giwa is in practice Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
James Ross is in practice all day Monday to Thursday. Appointments for James are available by contacting reception and he can treat and prescribe where necessary, for most urgent conditions. James also carries out home visits on behalf of the GPs.
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.
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.
Health Care Staff
We have a team of staff who work closely with the practice including treatment room nurses, 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 5263657 – based at Hetton Medical Centre
District Nurses 5025763 – based at Houghton Primary Care Centre
Health Visitors 5025500 – based at Hetton Medical Centre