To maintain a safe service and adhere to social distancing rules access to both sites is restricted. Access to waiting areas are via intercom system and are for pre-booked appointments only as we need to control the footfall within our premises due to social distancing rules.  

From Monday 16th March all new appointments booked with a GP will be telephone consultations. Should a clinician feel you need a face to face consultation an appointment time will be given.  As we are experiencing a higher volume of calls, if you are unable to reach the Practice via telephone then please use our eConsult system. 

Fitnotes are not required for the first 7 days of absence from work. If you need an isolation note for your employer these can be obtained from



Dr Stephen Summers (m)

MB, CHB, MRCGP, DRCOG (Date of Registration 1984 - Manchester)

Partner, working reduced time in the Practice as also spends some of his week working at Newcastle Gateshead CCG 

Interests: CCG, COPD, Asthma, Minor Surgery, GP Registrar Training.

Dr Gordon Shiells (m)

MB, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG (Date of Registration 1983 - Newcastle upon Tyne)

Partner, retired from clinicial work 1st February 2021 but continues as a partner supporting the team

Interests: Diabetes, GP Registrar Training, Minor Surgery, Audit, Learning Disabilities and IT.

Practice Lead for Clincial Governance, Quality Assurance and Information Technology

Dr Alison Charlewood (f)

BMED SCI, BM, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG (Date of Registration 1989 - Nottingham)

Partner, works part time

Interests: Mental Health, GP Registrar Training & Human Resources. 

Practice Lead for Mental Health, Access and HR

Dr Andrew Ramshaw (m)

MB, BS, MRCGP, MFSEM, DRCOG, Dip SEM (Date of Registration 1989 - Newcastle upon Tyne)

Partner, working 3 days in the Practice and also spends some of his week working at Musculo-Skeletal Service

Interests: Sports/Musculo-Skeletal Medicine, Minor Surgery, Medical Student Teaching & Practice Finance. 

Practice Lead shared with Practice Manager for Health & Safety, Complaints and Safety Alerts. 

Dr Jill Smith (f)

MB, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP (Date of Registration 1989 - London)

Partner, works full time

Interests: Family Planning (including fitting of implants and coils), Women and Childrens Health, Medical Student Training. 

Practice lead for Safeguarding and Cytology

Dr Victoria Williams (f)

MB, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP (Date of Registration 1990 - Newcastle upon Tyne)

Partner, works part time

Interests: Asthma, Family Planning (including fitting of implants and coils), Women's Health, Medical Student Teaching. 

Practice lead for Immunisation Programmes, Women's Health, Medicine Management and Asthma

Dr Sally Hanley (f)

B.Med Sci, BM, BS, DRCOG, MRCGP (Date of Registration 1990 - Nottingham)

Salaried GP, works part time

Interests: Palliative Care, Antenatal Care, Child Health, Family Planning & Women's Health. 

Practice Lead for Palliative Care

Dr Claudia Newbegin (f)

BA (Hons) Cambridge, BM BCh Oxford, MRCGP, MRCP, DRCOG

Salaried GP, works part time, GP trainer

Practice Lead for NICE Guidelines



Dr Jess Cave (f)

Salaried GP - works all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  currently on Maternity leave until January 2022

Dr Jiyan Darabi (m)

Salaried GP working all day Monday and Tuesday

Dr Irsa Usman (f)

Salaried GP working Thursday and Friday

Specialist interest Diabetes

Dr Sina Sharifpour (m)

Locum GP providing maternity cover for Dr Danielle Wood.  Sina works all day Wednesday and Friday

Dr Danielle Wood (f)

Salaried GP on maternity leave until May 2021

Dr Stephanie Warwick (f)

GP Registrar - qualified doctor continuing training at this Practice working 2 days each week

Dr Aisha Inam (f)

GP Registrar - qualified doctor continuing training at this Practice

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