St Anthony's Road, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2NN

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Telephone: 0191 219 6100 (Out of hours: 111)

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Healthcare Team



Dr Wendy Ross MB ChB 1986 UK MRCGP DRCOG Dip Ther
Female. GMC No 3182097
Wendy has worked at St Anthony’s since 1992. She is the practice lead for heart and kidney disease. She does minor surgery and fits the contraceptive implant. She usually works on Monday and Thursday.

Dr Jonathan Caudle MB ChB 1992 UK MRCGP DRCOG Dip Ther
Male. GMC No 3565153
Jonathan works Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He is our lead for chest conditions and our does minor surgery. He is a GP trainer.

Dr Clare Hodgkinson MB BS 2004 UK MRCGP
Female. GMC No 6098491
Clare works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Her special interests are substance misuse and alcohol problems and healthcare of asylum seekers and refugees.

Dr Jonathan Coates MB BS 2009
Male. GMC No 7042834
Dr Coates works Monday, Tuesday and Friday and has special interest in Ophthalmology.

Dr Maria Balfry MBBS(Hons) UK 2011 MRCGP 2017
Female. GMC No 7139511
Maria works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Teaching and Training

St Anthony’s is a training practice. This means that we have doctors working with us for six months at a time who are fully qualified doctors doing special training to become GPs. At some times in the year we also have medical students (who are training to become doctors) attached to us for shorter periods. You will always be asked if you are happy for a student to see you, and you are always free to say no.

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Practice Nursing

Nurse Practitioner

Helene Archer RGN

Nurse Practitioners have completed advanced training in the management of minor illness and longterm conditions; they can prescribe the same medication as the doctor.

Practice Nurses

Anne Ryan RGN
Sue Harkness RGN

Provide a full range of nursing duties in addition to specialist clinics.

Nursing Assistants 

Rachel Wood & Paula Davison

Nursing Assistants see patients for registration health checks, blood pressure checks and takes blood. They also assist with minor surgery, carry out spirometry and ecg tests and act as a chaperone.

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Community Team

District Nursing Team

No longer based at the practice but you can contact them on 0191 214 1154 (8:30am –5:00pm) or 0191 282 3869 all other times.

Community Midwife

Available every Wednesday between 9am and 3.30pm the Ante Natal Clinic is now covered by the Willow Team. They are a team of 6 midwives, who provide antenatal, intrapartum and post natal care. They can be contacted at the Willow Team office on 0191 213 8769

Health Visiting Team

Janet Liddell RGN, RHV
Sarah Jones RGN, RHV  
Fern Pratt RGN, RHV

Offer help, support and advice to pre school age children and their families, on a wide range of issues and problems.  They are based at the Health Centre and are present at the Baby Clinic every Tuesday afternoon.  They can be reached by telephone on Tel: 219 6139.

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Practice Manager

Aileen Parkins

Aileen oversees the running of the Practice. Comments or suggestions on how we run the Practice are always welcome.