Healthcare Team

General Practitioners


Dr R Chopra MBBS MRCGP DRCOG (Newcastle 1984)

Dr L J Gilfillan BScMB ChB DGM DCH DRCOG FPCert FRCGP (Manchester 1983)

Dr O Jardine MBBCh (Cambridge 2008)

Dr J Bumbra Degree of Medicine, Degree of Surgery (Dundee 1986)


Dr D Wall MRCGP MBChB (Glasgow 2000)

Dr P Chopra MRCGP, MBChB (Edinburgh 2010)

Dr C Bignell MBBS MRCP MRCGP DTM&H (Newcastle 2007)

Teaching & GP Registrars

We are a teaching practice and every 6 months there will be a change of GP Registrar, who is a qualified doctor attached to the Practice to gain experience in general practice.

On occasion patients may be asked to participate in a video recording of the consultation. Intimate physical examinations will not be recorded. The camera will be switched off on request at anytime during the consultation. The tape will be used for teaching purposes or to assess the doctor and will only be seen by persons who have legal access to your medical records. Patients’ notes will also be used for teaching purposes.

Nursing Team

Nurse Practitioner C Horrocks - MSc, BSc (Hons), RGN, Independent Prescriber

Nurse Practitioner K Dickinson - BSc (Hons), Nurse Practitioner, Independent Prescriber

Nurse Practitioner A Carr - BSc (Hons), Dip HE Child, Independent Prescriber

Nurse Practitioner S Allison - BSc (Hons) Nursing Science Northumbria 2004, RGN/RSCN HE Dip Child, Independent Nurse Prescriber

Practice Nurse Z Stewart - Master in Nursing 2nd Class (Hons) Northumbria 2015

Practice Nurse G Dixon - Advanced Diploma Adult Nursing Northumbria 2014

2 Health Care Assistants

Further information on our nursing services can be found here.

Practice Management & Administration

Mrs M Punton Practice Manager

Miss P Rigg Practice Administrator

Other Practice Staff

  • 4 Senior Officers
  • 11 Clerical Officers
  • 2 Domestic Staff
  • 1 Handyman

Attached Staff

  • 10 District Nurses
  • 1 Dietician (Wednesday)
  • 1 Midwife (Tue & Thur)
  • 2 Clinical Pharmacists
  • 1 Physiotherapy Practitioner