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MBBS Newcastle upon Tyne 1986, DFP 1989, MRCGP 1991, FRCGP 1996
Consulting days Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
Dr Levick has been a GP in the area since 1991. He took over the practice in October 2005 and has been responsible for the development and expansion of the surgery.
Ear nose & throat problems, minor surgery and sports medicine.
MBBS Newcastle upon Tyne 1990 MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
Consulting days Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
Dr Patterson has worked part-time in the practice since 2004. She combines her role at the practice with her work as a specialist GP providing palliative care at St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham.
Palliative care and women’s health.
MBChB (University of Sheffield 2004), MRCP 2006, DFSRH, MRCGP 2012
Consulting days Tuesday / Thursday / Friday
Dr Patel started at the practice in January 2016, having trained and worked in General Practice since 2009.
Elderly care, women’s health, chronic kidney disease and diabetes
MBChB (University of Aberdeen 1994), DRCOG
Consulting days Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
Dr Imlach has worked in General Practice since 2002, with 14 years as GP Partner at a large practice in Blyth, Northumberland.
Learning disabilities, minor surgery and joint injections
RGN BSc Hons. Julie is an Independent Nurse Prescriber
RGN, BSc Hons. Dawn is an Independent Nurse Prescriber
Our Nurse Practitioners can deal with minor ailments such as coughs, colds, chest infections, eye problems, earache, sore throats and cystitis.
Mandy is an Independent Nurse Prescriber
You can make an appointment directly with one of the nurses. The receptionist will advise which nurse is appropriate.
Our Healthcare assistants support the practice nurses with their daily work and carries out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, new patient checks and may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
The management team is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Patricia, Donna and Jean are responsible for referrals and the choose and book system helping to make sure that patients get their hospital appointments at a time and place that suits them.
Together, the team run the dispensary and the repeat prescription services.
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