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Practice Number: 0191 581 2866

Opening Times

  • Monday – Friday - 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Saturday/Sunday - 07.15am - 13.15pm (Appointment Only)

Our Team

The Partners

Dr Rajiv Mansingh (Male) P1400133
MBBS MRCGP DRCOG Dip(Orth) MRCS(Edin) DFFP(Registered 2000) India




thumbnail_IMG-20210704-WA0000Dr Shireen Ahmed (Female)
MBBS MRCGP PGDip(DERM)(Merit) DCH(Theory) DFFP(Theory)




P1400126Dr Saeid Mousavi (Male)

MRCGP MD Iran DFFP Diploma (Theory)




Dr Mona Singh (Female)

Dr Marianne Baker (Female)
MBBS (hons with distinction 2003 ) MRCGP (distinction) DRCOG, DFFP LoC IUT, Loc SDI.

Salaried GPs

P1400129Dr Monica Walsh (Female)

MBBS DRCOG MRCGP FP Cert. DFFP (Registered 1988) Newcastle upon Tyne




Dr Oluwaseun, Akinbande (Male)


GP Registrars

A GP Registrar is a qualified doctor who is training to become a GP through a period of working and training in a practice. They will usually have spent at least two years working in a hospital before you see them in a practice and are closely supervised by a senior GP or trainer.

Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

Nurse Practitioner

Gillian Hanson – (EN, RGN, Nurse Practitioner)
Jillian Holder – (RGN, Nurse Practitioner
Emma McLaughlin –  (RGN, Nurse Practitioner)

The Nurse Practitioner runs ‘on-call’ surgeries alongside the Doctors, as well as Chronic Disease Management Clinics.

Practice Nurses

Tracy Johnson

Melanie Doshi

Jadene Elliott

Gillian Thompson (Trainee Nurse Associate)

The Practice Nurses are available by appointment and can offer telephone advice. They undertake a wide range of procedures including:

  • Blood tests
  • Contraception
  • Skin infections
  • Wound dressings
  • Minor ailments and injuries

The nurses also give advice on Asthma, Diet and Diabetes. They are particularly concerned with preventing disease and promoting good health.

Health Care Assistants

We have two Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) and one Phlebotomist:

Autumn Bird (HCA)
Beverly Wilson (HCA)
Margaret Winder (Phlebotomist)

Autumn and Beverly are responsible for the following:

  • Taking blood samples
  • Taking blood pressure
  • Running Warfarin Clinics
  • Doing ECG’s
  • Basic dressings
  • Weight management
Community Clinical Staff

District Nurses – Contact No. 0300 026 2262

The District Nursing Team provide specialist nursing to those in the community who are unable to get to the surgery for treatment such as wound care.  They are also responsible for the ongoing health care needs of housebound patients and their families with a variety of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, etc. Another large part of their role is supporting terminally ill patients who wish to be cared for in their own home.  They also liaise with Macmillan Nurses, Twilight Nurses and give advice on appliances and aids.

Community Matron

Your Community Matron is an Advanced Level Nurse who has specialist knowledge in long term conditions, e.g. COPD, heart disease; and works together with GP’s, Practice Nurses and District Nurses to provide support for patients.

Community Midwife – Direct No. 0191 565 6256 – Labour Ward 10

Judith Holland(SRN & RM)
The Community Midwife offers full maternity and post-natal care

Contact No. (0191) 581 6560
Direct No.    (0191) 565 6256 – Labour Ward

Health Visitors

Amanda Abley
Deborah Cairns
(along with two Nursery Nurses and Clerical Support)
Contact No. (0191) 581 4500 (Sure Start)

The Health Visitors are concerned with the health and well-being of families.  Health Promotion, early detection of ill health and monitoring of normal growth and development are their responsibility, with particular reference to mothers, babies and the under 5’s.   They liaise closely with the Practice, other members of the Nursing Team and Professions allied to medicine, such as Social Workers, Speech Therapists and Pre-School Teacher Counsellors.  The Health Visitors have specialist knowledge of the facilities and resources available for families and children in the area. They run Baby Clinics jointly with the Doctors and also visit the elderly when necessary.

Administrative support team

Administrative Leadership Team

Joanne Urquhart-Arnold – Practice Business Manager

Joanne Muncaster Assistant Practice Manager

Carol Nail – Accounts & Administrative Manager.

Dawn Lavery – IT Manager

If you would like to speak to any of the administrative support team, get in touch via our reception team.