Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Harpreet Kalra (M) – Partner GP

Dr Kalra joined the practice as a New Partner in December 2022

Dr Julie Oliver (F) – Salaried GP

MRCGP GPwSI – Qualified in 1996 at University if Leeds. Dr Oliver joined the practice in September 2019.

Our Nursing Team

Nurse Elaine Armstrong (F)
Nurse

Elaine joined the practice in June 2019.  Elaine carries out a wide variety of nursing procedures by appointment only. They include Diabetes management, COPD and Asthma management, childhood immunization, foreign travel follow ups, removal of stitches, cervical smear and contraception. Elaine is a Nurse Prescriber

Practice Nurse Marina Dempsey (F)

Marina joined the surgery in March 2023 and carries out a wide variety of nursing appointments, which includes Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, childhood immunisations, foreign travel, wound care, cervical screening, contraception reviews and HRT reviews.

Mrs Jennie Griffin (F)

Nurse Advocate

Jennie’s role is to take blood, blood pressures, ECGs, provide ear care, wound care, NHS Health Checks and has received C-Card training. Jennie joined the practice in November 2018 has served in the Military and is our Military Veterans Lead.

Mrs Karen Hadley (F)

Healthcare Assistant

Karen has completed her training as a Health Care Assistant

Karen’s role is to take blood, blood pressures, ECG’s, provide wound care, NHS Health Checks and has received C-Card training.

Our Practice Team

Miss Joanne Marshman (F)
Practice Manager

Joanne is responsible for the non clinical management of the practice. Joanne was appointed Practice Manager In January 2022 having been the Assistant Practice Manager for 6 years previously. She joined the practice in March 2009 as a Medical Secretary. J

Julie Ledger (F)
Patient Liaison Advisor/Senior Receptionist

Julie is an extremely experienced medical receptionist who is the first port of call for any patient related issues. Julie is available to patients Monday to Thursday and will be more than happy to help.

Our receptionists are responsible for the administration and reception work in the practice. They follow instructions from the doctors and Practice Manager. The reception staff have lots of experience ranging from 20 years to 2 years. Their job is very demanding so please be patient.

Joshua McBride (M)

Joshua is an experienced medical receptionist who is the surgery’s first port of call every afternoon.

Mrs Lisa Justice (F)

Lisa is an experienced medical receptionist and is responsible for the day to day duties within the practice.

Mrs Lynn Outhwaite (F)
Care Co-ordinator

Lynn is available to patients from Tuesday to Friday to discuss any social related issues in order to refer onto our Social Prescribing Team.

Joanne Crewdson (F)
Secretary

Joanne is our medical secretary and is responsible for the day to day processing of referrals and choose & book. Joanne is available to patients Monday to Thursday.

Miss Kacey Blenkinsopp(F)

Kacey is an experienced medical receptionist and is responsible for the day to day duties within the practice.

Mr Reece Bainbridge (M)

Reece is an experienced medical receptionist who is the surgery’s first port of call every morning.

Our Healthcare Team

Health Visitors

Tel: 03000 266 499

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.


Community Nurses

Tel: 03000 267 979

The District Nurse team is based at Consett, they visit patients who are housebound and patients who require treatment after they have been discharged from hospital.


Macmillan Nurses
Tel: 01207 523673
Macmillan Benefits Office – Tel: 0191 3708764

Counsellors
Talking Changes (f)
Tel: 0191 3333300

Community Midwives
Tel: 01207 594401

Crisis Team
Tel: 03000 200 317