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.
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.
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.
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.
Anne Ryan RGN
Sue Harkness RGN
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.
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.
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.
Aileen oversees the running of the Practice. Comments or suggestions on how we run the Practice are always welcome.