Dr. Noreen Powell
MB ChB (Leeds 1980)
DCH MRCGP DRCOG
Dr. Powell has been a partner with the practice since 1993. Her interests include family planning and dermatology.
Dr. David Shovlin
MBBS (Newcastle 1995) FRCP FRCGP
Dr. Shovlin has been a Partner since 2001. He has a special interest in cardiovascular medicine and spends half a day each week in the cardiology department at Hexham General Hospital and two days per week as a Director of the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group.
Dr. Paul McClintock
MBBS (London 1989) MRCGP DRCOG DCH
Dr. McClintock has been a partner since 2002. His interests include cardiovascular medicine, asthma and immediate care.
Dr Nick Hargreaves
MBBS (Newcastle 1999) MRCP MRCGP
Dr. Hargreaves has been a partner since July 2008
Dr Anne Chalmers
MB ChB (Leicester Warwick 2005)
Dr. Chalmers has been a partner since April 2013
Our other doctors
Dr. Eleanor J Gallagher
B Msc MB ChB (Dundee 1989) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr. Gallagher has been with the practice since 1994
Dr. Rachel Thomson
MB ChB (Liverpool 1991) DRCOG MRCGP
Dr. Thomson joined the practice in 2004. She has a special interest in family planning and attends the Sexual Health Northumberland group.
Dr Nikki Franc
MBBS (Newcastle 1998) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr. Franc joined the practice in 2011
|Linda Helmore, Hazel Darling and Alison McClintock|
Our practice nurses aim to promote a healthier lifestyle and reduce the incidence of heart diseases, strokes and some cancers. They offer a wide range of clinics in health promotion and management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma. Our practice nurses also offer family planning advice.
Practice nurses are registered nurses (RGN) with additional training and qualifications who work in the surgery providing skilled nursing and health care. They work in close co-operation with our doctors.
Health Care Assistant
Sandra Bell offers appointments for taking blood, fitting our 24 hour blood pressure monitor and ECG event records, standard ECGs and NHS Health Checks.
Our community nursing team are qualified nurses who have completed a course of additional training to enable them to give skilled nursing and health care to people both in their own homes and on the surgery premises. Treatment room sessions offer a wide range of services such as general advice on health care, wound dressings and ear syringing.
Health visitors are qualified nurses with postgraduate qualifications, specialising in child and family health. They visit all families with children under 5 years to advise and support in all aspects of child care. Health Visitors work in the community, alongside other members of the Primary Health Care Team, seeing people in the home and in clinic settings to promote healthy lifestyles. They contribute to maternity services in clinics and in homes. They may be contacted at The Abbey Clinic, Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm and through the surgery.
Community Nursery Nurse
Our community nursery nurse is trained in child development and works alongside health visitors with children who have sleeping, feeding, toileting and behavioural difficulties. She promotes positive parenting and participates in the routine developmental screening assessments. She offers breast feeding support and runs baby massage sessions.
Our community midwife provides care for mothers before and after delivery, and care for the baby for the first fortnight of life. Occasionally, she may deliver babies in hospital or at home. Doctors and midwives share the care of patients between them. Our midwife can be contacted through our reception staff or the maternity unit at Hexham General Hospital.
Our dietician offers specialist advice food. She works with people to promote nutritional well being, prevent food-related problems and treat disease.
If you are troubled by for example, anxiety, depression, stress or relationship worries your GP may refer you to a practice counsellor.