Shiney Row SurgeryKelso Grove Shiney Row Houghton le Spring, DH4 4RWTel: 0191 385 2512
Dr McKay became a partner at the practice on 31st December 2015 after being at the practice for 14 years.
MB BS (Newcastle 1998)
MBChB (Manchester) 2011
MRCGP (Northern Deanery) 2016
Dr Chaplin joined the practice on 8th August 2016 and became a Partner in July 2017
MBBS (India) 2004
MRCGP (London) 2013
Dr Meera Nair carried out some Locum Sessions and then joined the Practice Team as a Part-time (4 sessions per week) Salaried GP in April 2017.
Dr Rachel Jones joined the Practice Team on 8.8.2017 working as a Part-time Salaried GP (6 sessions per week).
SRN, BSc (Hons)
Training Mentor to Students
RGN, BSc (Hons)
Practice Nurse RGN, RM, BSc (Hons), SPOHN
The Practice Nurses hold clinics Mon-Fri. An appointment should be made with the Nurse if you need immunisations, BP checks, cervical smears, dressings, blood samples, ear syringing etc. The Nurses also hold various other clinics eg Travel Clinics, Asthma/Diabetes/IHD/Hypertension/Smoking Cessation and many more
Anne-Marie joined the Practice Team on 8.7.17 as a Practice Nurse.
Clinics are held for taking bloods, BPs, new patient medicals, smoking cessation and flu vaccinations.
Lynn has completed her training and is now a fully qualified Health Care Assistant.
Elizabeth joined the practice in August 2017 as Business Manager.
Ellie joined the Practice Team in December 2016
Adam joined the Practice Team in September 2017 as a Modern Apprentice.
Louise joined the Practice Team in January 2018.
Courtney joined the Practice Team in February 2018.
Donia joined the Practice Team in April 2018.
If you are pregnant and will need to see the midwife, you no longer need to make an appointment with the GP. You can fill out a form at Reception and the Midwife will contact you direct to arrange to visit you at your home.
You only need to see the clinician if you no longer wish to continue with the pregnancy
The Midwife can be contacted Mon - Fri on 0191 5026892 The Midwife holds antenatal clinics at:
The Midwife linked to the Practice is Carol Forrester
The District Nursing Team attends to the patients at the practice and they also visit patients who are confined to the home and are in need of Nursing care. The District Nurse can be contacted Mon – Fri on 0191 5025763
District Nurse holds clinics at:
The Health Visitors can be contacted Mon - Fri on 0191 584 4566
The Practice Named Health Visitor is Dawn Starkey
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