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Why it is important to attend your annual asthma review. (click here)

Why it is important to attend your annual chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) review.(click here)

Why it is important to attend your annual coronary heart disease (CHD) review. (click here)

Why it is important to control your blood pressure. (click here)

County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust and the North East Cancer Alliance have produced an information video on the Two Week Wait (2WW) Cancer Pathway: Click Here


Dr Mark R Bamford (m)

Senior Partner

MBBS (Newcastle) 1988 DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Chris J Stephenson (m)


MB ChB (Sheffield) 1989 DFFP MRCGP

Dr Mark Welsh (m)


MBBS (London) 1995 DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Ruth Lund (f)

MB ChB (Liverpool) 1998 DFFP DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Kim Hardy (f)


MBBS Newcastle 2009 MRCGP

Dr Claire Morgan (f)

Dr Claire MorganPartner

MBBS (Newcastle) 2009

Dr Joanne Dodgson (f)

Salaried GP

MB ChB (Dundee) 1994 DRCOG


General Practitioner Registrars and Students

Our practice is a training and teaching practice. Dr Kay-Worrall is our qualified trainer and she undertakes the training of our Registrars. Our Registrars are fully qualified and have a great deal of hospital experience. Registrars are usually attached to our practice for 6 to 12 months and patients find their fresh, enthusiastic approach adds to the health care we provide. The Registrars usually become GPs after completing their training, and are at all times encouraged to seek advice when required from their supervisors and the other more experienced GPs in the practice. We also teach Foundation Year 2 Doctors, 1st/3rd/5th year Medical students and Pharmacy students. The Foundation Year 2 students are usually attached for a four-month period, currently Dr Shuyang Xia is with us until December 2018. Dr Bamford and Dr Lund (was Hewitt) are both Foundation Year 2 trainers. Visual recordings of consultations are used for teaching purposes. You will be asked to sign for consent before being filmed, and can be rest assured that all films are erased after use. Currently  head  Dr Clare Francis is the  GP Registrar with the practice. 

When booking an appointment you may be asked if you would consult with one of our Registrars who are excellent Doctors, appointed by the practice. We are confident that they will give our patients modern, effective caring treatment.

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