Our Staff

Doctors

DR LYNNE BLOXHAM

MB ChB (Birmingham 1977) MRCP DCH

DR STEPHEN KIRK

MB ChB (Birmingham 1989) DRCOG MRCGP

DR PETER WHITNEY

MB BS (Newcastle 1998) DRCOG DFFP MRCGP

DR ANDREW PORTER

MB BS (Newcastle 1996) DRCOG MRCGP

DR SIMON MCCANN

MB ChB (Manchester 1995) DRCOG MRCGP

DR KIRSTY JONES

MB ChB (Birmingham 1999) DRCOG DFFP MRCGP

DR DEBORAH WILMOT

MB BS (Newcastle 2002) MRCGP

DR NUMAN YUSUF

MBChB (Leeds 2010) MRCGP

DR FUNMI NIXON

(Ibadan, Nigeria 1992) MBBS DFFP MRCGP

DR CANDACE ELLIOTT

(Cardiff) MRCGP-2018 MBBS-2006 Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology-2012

DR ADRIAN JEFFERIES

GP Registrars

The Whickham Practice is a GP training practice. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who intend to pursue their careers in General Practice. They all have experience of working in other branches of medical practice. They come to work in this Practice to gain their initial experience of general practice working alongside and under the supervision of more experienced doctors. We value the contribution they make to the work of the practice and we do hope that you will readily accept appointments when they are offered for these doctors.

Nurses

A Practice Nurse is present in the practice weekdays from 09:00 until 17:00. Appointments can be made for a variety of matters particularly immunisations, dressings and the removal of stitches. The nurses are also available to carry out a variety of health checks including cervical smears, family planning check-ups and advice concerned with heart disease prevention. We also have Health Care Assistants and Phlebotomists who carry out new patient health checks and take blood for testing.

SUE GREENWELL

Nurse Manager, RGN Bsc

NICOLA SIMPSON

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

KAREN FINNEGAN

RGN Bsc

SUE HICKS

RGN

KAREN DENT

Treatment Room Nurse RGN

CLAIRE PARKER

Assistant Practitioner

Healthcare Staff

CAROL WATSON

Healthcare Assistant

SUSAN TULLY

Phlebotomist

CINDY WYLIE

Healthcare Assistant/Phlebotomist

LOUISE MCVITTIE

Healthcare Assistant

Practice Management

SUE JENNINGS

Practice Manager

The Business Manager is appointed by the Partners and is responsible for all matters of business, organisation and administration within the practice. The Business Manager will be able to help you with any non-medical aspects of your health and treatment with any suggestions you have to enable us to improve services.

Reception

Receptionists are present in the Health Centre continuously during the hours of opening. Our receptionists have a difficult job to do and are often under extreme pressure. Please be patient. Everything they do is under the instructions of the doctors and they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality.The doctors have set down protocols for the reception staff to follow. These are designed to both help and safeguard your interests. They may therefore ask you for further details when you telephone, in order to ensure that we can assist you as speedily as possible.

DEBRA CHARLTON

Reception Manager

Mrs Charlton will be able to assist patients regarding appointments and medicals. She will also assist with any queries from patients to enable the practice to improve aspects of reception services.

ALYSON VEITCH

Reception Supervisor

Administration

GLYNIS MCKERNAN

Admin Assistant

Secretaries

The secretaries support the doctors by dealing with correspondence, typing referrals/reports and answering enquiries from patients and outside agencies.

GILLIAN COULSON

Secretarial Manager

ELLEN KERRIDGE

LORRAINE TYSON

CLARE WARREN

Prescription Department

MAXINE HETHERINGTON

Prescription Manager

MONA LANDALE

BETHANY HUMES