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

    Telephone: 0191 219 6100
    Out of hours: 111

    National Health Service

    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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Dr Jonathan Caudle MB ChB 1992 UK MRCGP DRCOG Dip Ther
    Male. GMC No 3565153
    Jonathan works every day except Wednesday. 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 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 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.

    Salaried GPs

    Maria Balfry MBBS(Hons) UK   2011 MRCGP 2017
    Female. GMC No 7139511
    Maria works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and also at St Oswald’s as a palliative care speciality doctor.

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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

    Deb Benson RN Dip HE RM Bsc(Hons)

    Available every Wednesday morning between 9.00am and12.00pm at the Ante Natal Clinic. The midwife can also be contacted at Walkergate Centre on Tel:0191 275 5891 on weekdays between 8.30am and 9.30am and 1.00pm to 1.30pm.

    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.