Healthcare Team


Doctors

Partners

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 Daniel Prem MB BS 1997 UK MRCGP
Male. GMC No 4430502
Dan works every day except Thursday. He has a particular interest in musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions. He is the lead for mental health services, cancer and palliative care. He also supervises the medical students.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Practice Manager

Aileen Parkins

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