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:


Dr Carol Aitken (female) – MB ChB Leeds 1994

Dr Jenny Morgan (female) – MBBS Newcastle 1997

Dr Richard Dawson (male) – MB ChB DRCOG Leeds 1997

Dr Kathryn Carter (female) – MB ChB MRCGP Liverpool 1999

Dr Meena Mascarenhas (female) – MBBS Bangalore 1993 MRCGP 2010, MD, MRCOG, DFSRH

Dr Anna Hazell (female) – MB ChB Sheffield 2006

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 Assistant

Shelley Haswell is our health care assistant. You can see Shelley by appointment for blood tests, smoking cessation advice, blood pressure checks, injections such as flu, pneumonia, B12 and shingles and NHS health checks.

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.

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

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