Our team at Newbiggin by the Sea


Dr Chris Marr
Dr Caroline Phipps
Dr Alistair Blair
Dr Jacinta Manship
Dr Suzanne Renner
Dr Zoe Crichton
Dr Emma Baines
Dr Dietrich Reimold
Dr Tamara Moks
Dr Kate Harrison
Dr Anna Lewis
Dr Almira Hudson
Dr George Calder
Dr Nicola Darrington
Dr K Sreekissoon
(MBBS Newcastle 2013, DRCOG 2016, MRCGP 2018)
Dr S Charnock
(MBChB Dundee 2014, MRCGP 2020)

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Working alongside our doctors, we now have a team of highly qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’s). They have all studied nursing for 3 years and post qualification (working for a minimum of 3 years), have gone on to undertake additional training to qualify as an ANP.  We also have specialist Paediatric ANP’s who specifically see patients from birth to 18 years of age.

ANP’s are all trained in the assessment and diagnosis of common medical conditions, can prescribe medications and arrange sick/fit notes once the patient has been assessed. (Patients with complex medical histories should continue to see a doctor.) The ANP appointments are booked using the same method as that of a doctor.

Nurse Practitioner

Stacey Bain – BSc (Hons) Manchester 2014, Independent Prescribing 2019

Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Julie Norris

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

Waqaas Saddique – MPharm Sunderland 2010, ACP Bradford 2019

Nursing Staff

All our nurses have a wide range of responsibilities and duties with differing areas of special expertise and interest, providing quality of care in chronic disease management, health promotion and women’s health and immunisation.

In addition, the Community Nurses provide care to patients in their own home, eg, following hospital discharge and practice Treatment Room sessions.

The members of our Nursing Team are:

Practice Nurse Sister Frances Lonsdale RGN

I have worked at Wellway Medical as a Practice Nurse since 2014 and am currently the interim Nurse Manager.  I am the Immunisation Lead for the practice.  I have a professional interest in Diabetes, Women’s Health and Respiratory problems.

Practice Nurse Sister Ellyse Sherman RCG

I have worked as a Practice Nurse at Wellway since 2015.  My main professional interests are Women’s Health; including contraception, cervical cytology and sexual health.

Practice Nurse Sister Helen Laude RN (Adult) DN (Specialist Practitioner)

I joined Wellway as a Practice Nurse in 2017 having come from a background of Community Nursing.  I undertake a range of Practice Nurse duties and have a lead role for Dementia, Learning Difficulties and Epilepsy.

Practice Nurse Sister Claire Durkin RGN (Adult) DN (Specialist Practitioner)

I recently joined Wellway as a Practice Nurse having come from a background of District Nursing Sister.  I undertake a range of Practice Nurse duties and I am continuing to develop many skills required for this role.

Healthcare Assistants

Gillian Herron, Gillian Small, Lorraine McCabe, Katie Jewitt, Kim Julian

Our duties in the surgery are mainly phlebotomy – new patient checks, routine birthday checks for patients with specific conditions e.g. high blood pressure, anaemia etc. We check blood pressure, urine, height, weight and give advice on healthy living. We do routine six monthly and annual checks on diabetic patients, foot pulses and perform well person checks. We also carry out flu vaccinations.

Patient Services Team

A trained team to assist in the daily running of the practice, by efficiently booking appointments, organising home visits, ensuring that repeat prescriptions are promptly dealt with and advising on the health care services.

GP Registrars & Medical Students

Wellway Medical was one of the original five training practices which started the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme in 1969 and we have been a ‘training practice’ ever since.

Fully qualified doctors gain special experience of general practice during their 6 month period with us and this includes conducting surgeries, doing home visits and attending special clinics. At all times these GP Registrars are supervised by one of the partners.

Please note: Your medical records may be used for training purposes. If you have any objection to this, you should inform the surgery at your earliest opportunity.

We also have medical students with us from time to time as part of their studies and they sit in with one of the doctors during surgery. Please tell the receptionist if you wish to see the doctor alone. You will be informed if a medical student is sitting in with a Doctor.

We are pleased to be involved in the training of future general practitioners. General Practice registrars are fully qualified doctors who have chosen general practice as the career they wish to pursue. They gain valuable experience by being based in the Practice for six-months at a time. At all times they provide the same standard of care provided by the other doctors of the practice.

By the nature of the assessment of general practitioners, they may often video record consultations, this is for educational purposes only and helps the doctors improve their skills. If you do not wish your consultation to be video taped, just say so. Your care will not be affected in any way.

Senior doctors, monitoring training standards within the Practice, may occasionally view patient records. If you have any objection to this, you should inform the surgery at your earliest opportunity.

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