DR ROBERT CARTER
BM ChB (Manchester 1985), FRCGP, D. Therapeut, D Pract Derm, MClinEd
DR STEVEN ROWAN
BSc (Hons), MB ChB (Glasgow 1996), DRCOG, DFFP, D. Therapeut, MRCGP (2002)
DR JULIAN WALLER
MB ChB (University of Birmingham 1998)
DR VICKY MASON
MB BS (Newcastle 2006), DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP
DR ANGUS ROSS
MBBS (Newcastle 1994), MRCP (Edinburgh)
DR ANNA JOHNSON
MBBS/BSc (Imperial College London 2005), MRCGP (2012), DRCOG, DGM, DFSRH
DR COLIN CUTHBERT
MA, PhD, MB ChB (Sheffield 1983), DRCOG, MRCP, MRCGP, Adv. Dip. GP Training
DR LIS KENYON
MB BS (University of London 1985)
DR URSULA HEIDENREICH
State Exam Med (Aachen 1990)
DR LUCY BLACKLOCK
MBBCh (Cardiff 2017), BSc, PGCert Med Ed, MRCGP (2023)
The practice trains doctors who wish to specialise in general practice and these doctors work as part of the practice team for between four and twelve months. Other doctors trained in general practice will also occasionally work in the practice e.g. locums to cover sickness. Medical students may also spend some time in the practice gaining experience.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma and diabetes. They carry out cervical smears and ear syringing.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Phlebotomists take blood samples from patients.
The practice manager 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 practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Practice Manager - AMSPAR
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dispensing medication, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
GP receptionists have an enormously important and often difficult job to do but they are hugely experienced and knowledgeable so please be kind to them! Our receptionists may ask you about the details of your illness or problem but they only do so to help you and they are bound by the same duties of confidentiality as doctors and nurses.
The nursing team based in Barnard Castle includes District Nurses, Midwives, Health Visitors, Community Psychiatric Nurses. Other nurses who attend the surgery at regular intervals include Heart Disease Specialist Nurse, Smoking Cessation Specialist Nurse, Diabetic Specialist Nurse, Dietician.