Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr Suzanne McKay (f)
GP Partner

MB BS (Newcastle 1998)

Dr McKay became a GP Partner at the Practice on 31st December 2015 after being at the Practice for 14 years.

Dr Jessica Marshall (f)
GP Partner

MBChB (Manchester) 2011; MRCGP (Northern Deanery) 2016

Dr Marshall joined the Practice on 8th August 2016 and became a Partner in July 2017

Dr Meera Nair (f)
Salaried GP

MBBS (India) 2004; MRCGP (London) 2013

Dr Nair joined the Practice as a Part-time Salaried GP in April 2017.

Dr Olusola Popoola (f)
Salaried GP

Dr Popoola has joined the Practice as a part-time Salaried GP in June 2023. She is a qualified GP Trainer and has special interest in Palliative Care.

Pharmacists

Miss Alexandra Mensforth (f)
Clinical Pharmacist



Alexandra joined the Practice in April 2024. She is an independent prescriber and brings a wealth of knowledge from secondary care.

Nursing Team

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Catherine Sinclair (f)
Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Ms Nicola Kirby (f)
Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Nurses

Anne-Marie Lonsdale (f)
Practice Nurse

Mrs Kim McCaffery (f)
Practice Nurse

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.


Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Lynne Dent (f)

Lynne Dent is also Practice champion for Domestic Violence

Mrs Lynn Smith (f)

Lynn Smith is also Practice Cancer Champion

Clinics are held for taking bloods, BPs, new patient medicals, smoking cessation and flu vaccinations.

Practice Team

Practice Management

Mrs Lina Dagiene (f)
Practice Manager

Lina Dagiene is responsible for the overall management of the Practice. It is her responsibility to ensure that the day-to-day organisation and administration is managed in an efficient and caring manner allowing the doctors to devote as much time as possible to caring for their patients.

Lina should be able to help with any administrative or non-medical problem and is available Monday – Friday should you have any queries.

Mrs Christine Nichols (f)
Assistant Practice Manager

Mrs Lynn Blakelock (f)
Administrative Operations Manager


Administration

The admin team are fully trained and do a very difficult job. They are usually your first point of contact and will try to help you. The admin team deal with general queries, repeat prescriptions, appointments and results. The more information you are able to give them, the better they will be able to help you.  All the administration team are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.

Ms Annmarie Riley (f)
Senior Admin

Miss Ruth Jackson (f)
Admin / Phlebotomist

Ruth is also the Practice Admin Cancer Champion.

Miss Ellie Burrell (f)
Admin‏

Ellie is the Practice’s Admin Carer and Veteran Champion.

Mr Adam Harrison (m)
Admin

Mrs Angela Bailey (f)
Admin

Miss Emma Sewell (f)
Admin

Miss Courtney Sawyers (f)
Admin

Miss Abigail Rowell (f)
Admin

Mrs Shirley Peters (f)
Admin

Mrs Natalie Airey (f)
Admin

Mr Dominic Dagys (m)
Admin Support

Mr Henry Thompson (m)
Admin Apprentice

Healthcare Team

Community Midwives

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 01915026892


Community Nurses

The District Nursing Team deliver services to patients who are housebound and in need of Nursing Care.

The District Nurses also hold wound/dressings clinics at Houghton Health Centre, they can be contacted Mon – Fri on 01915025763.


Health Visitors

The Health Visitors can be contacted Mon – Fri on 0300 0031552.