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THINK!  RING YOUR OWN GP FIRST

With the recent closing of the walk in centres, we encourage all our patients to ring the practice first on 01429 838217  between 8am to 5:30pm for any medical advice.

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Physician Assistants

Miss Victoria Freeman (f)

Physician Associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team. Physician Associates are dependent practitioners, working with a dedicated medical supervisor, but they are able to work autonomously with appropriate support.

Vicky works full time at Wingate. Vicky has a special interest in Cancer and Palliative Care and Pain Management.

Miss Jessica Morris (f)

Physician Associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team. Physician Associates are dependent practitioners, working with a dedicated medical supervisor, but they are able to work autonomously with appropriate support.

Jess works part time with us at Wingate on Thursdays and Fridays. Jess has a special interest in Women's Health.

Pharmacists

Mr Hicham Boumara (m)
Miss Samantha Emmerson (f)
Ms Jamie Chng
Ms Huddah Khalil (f)
Ms Jodie Cairns (Pre Registration Pharmacy Technician) (f)
Mrs Margaret Corps (Pharmacy Technician) (f)

Community Midwives

Offer full maternity and post natal care.

Contact 0191 5863474.

Community Nurses

The nurses work with the practice providing nursing care, advice and support. They work in close liaison with the doctors and give support to patients too ill to attend surgery.  They also liaise with Twilight Nurses, Macmillan Nurses etc. and give advice on appliances and aids.

Contact No: 0191 5692957.

Sister Andrea Fletcher (f)
Sister Deanna Morris (f)

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Contact:

0300 0269850 - Wingate

0300 0269850 - Peterlee

Attached Staff

Ms Louise Arkwright

Louise Arkwright is our First Contact Physiotherapist and is usually based at Wheatley Hill and Horden 

The role of First Contact Physiotherapists in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue muscle pain at their first point of contact or for follow-up management as appropriate within the healthcare system. First Contact Physiotherapists enable adult patients to be seen in their GP practice without being referred by a doctor.

You can find further information regarding role of FCP by clicking on links below. 

If you have a musculoskeletal problem - THINK FCP - NOT GP !

https://youtu.be/Mk_LTGhQ31A

 

https://youtu.be/7WReMOHykQw

Mr James Buchannan (m)

James Buchannan is our Social Prescribing Link Worker and works across the 4 practices of our Primary Care Network 

Social Prescribing Link Workers connect patients, their families and carers to community groups and help them develop skills, friendships and resilience through a holistic approach.

You can understand more about the role of social prescribing link worker by clicking on link below 

https://youtu.be/cOirdiJUFGM

Ms Rebekkah Ritchie (f)

Rebekkah is our full time Care Coordinator and is usually based at Horden

Care coordinators provide extra time, capacity, and expertise to support patients in preparing for clinical conversations or in following up discussions with primary care professionals. They work closely with the GPs and other primary care colleagues within the primary care network (PCN) to identify and manage a caseload of identified patients, making sure that appropriate support is made available to them and their carers (if appropriate), and ensuring that their changing needs are addressed. They focus on the delivery of personalised care to reflect local PCN priorities, health inequalities or at risk groups of patients. 

Ms Rebekkah Storey (f)

Rebekkah works full time as a care coordinator and works across the 4 practices of our Primary Care Network and is usually based at Horden 

Care coordinators provide extra time, capacity, and expertise to support patients in preparing for clinical conversations or in following up discussions with primary care professionals. They work closely with the GPs and other primary care colleagues within the primary care network (PCN) to identify and manage a caseload of identified patients, making sure that appropriate support is made available to them and their carers (if appropriate), and ensuring that their changing needs are addressed. They focus on the delivery of personalised care to reflect local PCN priorities, health inequalities or at risk groups of patients. 

 
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