Our Staff


Dr Ruth Lund

Partner - MB ChB (Liverpool) 1998 DFFP DRCOG MRCGP

Dr. Lund is our Women's Health, Sexual Health Specialist; Mental Health Specialist and Foundation Years GP Trainer.

Dr Chris Stephenson

Senior Partner - MB ChB (Sheffield) 1989 DFFP MRCGP

Dr Stephenson is a Diabetes Specialist and delivers Minor Operations Services.

Dr Mark Welsh

Partner - MBBS (London) 1995 DRCOG MRCGP.

Dr. Welsh is our Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Dermoscopy user, Minor Operations Specialist and Safeguarding Children Lead.

Dr Joanne Dodgson

Salaried GP - MB ChB (Dundee) 1994 DRCOG DFFP MRCGP

Dr. Dodgson is a very experienced General Practitioner.

Dr Mark Bamford

Salaried GP - MBBS (Newcastle) 1988 DRCOG MRCGP.

Dr. Bamford delivers Minor Operations, Dermatoscope services and a Foundation Years GP Trainer.

Dr Kim Hardy

Partner - MBBS (Newcastle) 2009 MRCGP.

Dr. Hardy is our Prescribing Specialist and offers Dermoscopy services.

Dr Claire Morgan

Partner - MBBS (Newcastle) 2009, PG Cert Ed Clin Ed (Newcastle) 2014, MRCGP (2017)

Dr. Morgan is our Adult Safeguarding Lead and Learning Disabilities Lead.

Dr David Evans

Partner - MBBS MRCGP(2018).

Dr. Evans is a Mental Health Specialist, Diabetes Specialist, delivers minor operations and our GP ST Trainer.

Dr Paul FInn

Salaried GP - MBBS (Newcastle) 2009 MRCGP

Dr. Finn delivers Minor Operations and is a Foundation Years GP Trainer.

GP Registrars and Medical Students

Our practice is a training and teaching practice. We have a number of Trainers who undertake the training, mentoring and development of Registrars, Foundation Year 2 Trainee Doctors and Medical Students. 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. There may be occassions when they are required to seek advice from their clinical supervisors or 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. Dr's Bamford and Lund (was Hewitt) are Foundation Year 2 Trainers. Visual recordings of consultations are used for teaching purposes. You will be asked to sign for consent before being filmed. Rest assured, all films are erased after use. 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.

Nurse Practitioners

Sandra Mason

BSc (Hons) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Daniel McCann

PG Cert Nurse Practitioner

Catherine Kavanagh


Julie Carter

Joanne Jones

Bev Hamilton

Jill Dobson

Healthcare Assistants

Carole Toman

Tracy Fleming

Tracey McGown

Leanne Lines

Practice Management

Steve Lucas

Practice Manager

The Practice Manager is responsible for the management and organisation of the practice.

Administration Team

The staff behind the reception desk and in the administration area will assist you in making emergency and routine appointments to see your doctor, undertake repeat prescriptions, answer numerous and varied questions and offer help and assistance at all times. It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients' records is maintained at the highest level by all staff. We have a zero tolerance policy to staff abuse. Please treat all our staff with courtesy and respect.


Olivia Loumpa


Clare Walker

Nursing Associates

Victoria Phillipo