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Sam Gorton

Updated on 17th September 2019 at 10:46 am

Sam joined the team in the role of Practice Nurse in September 2019

Debbie Hamilton – Business Manager

Updated on 17th September 2019 at 10:43 am

Debbie joined us as Business Manager in August 2019 and is responsible for ensuring the efficiency of business operations, setting strategic goals for the future and providing financial and business advice to the GP partners for the development and implementation of the practice corporate strategy. Originally from Warwickshire, Debbie moved to the Northeast in 1997 […]

Dr Nicola Smith

Updated on 2nd July 2019 at 5:15 pm

Having previously worked with us as a GP registrar, Nicola joined us as a GP in September 2019

Dr Sofia Dos Santos

Updated on 12th November 2018 at 11:55 am

Dr Dos Santos (MBChB BSC MRCGP)  joined the team in October 2018 after relocating to the area Sofia is a ewly qualified GP on the career start program who undertook her medical training in Sheffield and then completed her foundation years at York and Scarborough NHS Trust. She then joined the North West Deanery for GP […]

Dr Jonathan Smith – Partner

Updated on 15th August 2014 at 12:04 pm

Living in the North East all of his life and originally from Stockton-on-Tees Jonathan went to Medical School in Newcastle, and during his work as a hospital doctor and GP trainee spent time in most of the hospitals in our region. He jumped at the opportunity to come and work in South Hetton in August […]

Dr Peter Foster – Partner

Updated on 14th August 2014 at 9:06 pm

Growing up on Teesside and studying medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne Peter has a passion for the North East and joined the practice in February 2011. Prior to this Peter had gained a broad range of experience in Surgery, Medicine and Teaching having completed Basic Surgical training at Queen Elizabeth hospital Gateshead, and spent several […]

Dr Sanna Moss – Partner

Updated on 14th August 2014 at 8:58 pm

Sanna qualified as a doctor locally at Newcastle University and continued her post-graduate training in the North East completing her GP training with Distinction at the Northumbria training scheme. Dr Moss joined the practice as a partner in 2013 after working previously at a neighbouring surgery. Her main interests are teaching and training the next […]

Dr Katie Leaning

Updated on 12th August 2014 at 4:48 pm

Katie grew up near Croydon in Surrey, moving to the North to undertake her Medical training in Sheffield. She trained as a GP in Stoke on Trent and finally moved to the North East in October 2011. She took up her post here shortly afterwards.  

Amanda McCourt

Updated on 25th April 2014 at 1:38 pm

Living locally Amanda has a number of years experience in differing health care roles including a number of years experience of primary care. She has her own clinics, but also performs many duties at the request of the GP’s and Practice Nurse.

Jackie McAvoy

Updated on 23rd January 2014 at 4:47 pm

Jackie is our Nurse Practitioner and manages the nursing team. Jackie is a prescriber and consults with patients seeing many new and acute conditions in addition to minor ailments. She also spends part of every week carrying out practice nurse duties. Jackie has a number of years nursing experience, gaining differing skills from previous roles in […]


Updated on 28th January 2013 at 4:20 pm

We work in partnership with counsellors who hold regular clinics at the surgery


Updated on 28th January 2013 at 4:18 pm

The midwives have a clinic in the surgery every Tuesday afternoon.

Reception and Admin

Updated on 21st January 2013 at 2:57 pm

Our close knit team led by Kirsty are very patient focused and ensure that they deliver fantastic customer service to our own patients, other health professionals and visitors to the practice. The team have an important and busy job and cannot always answer the telephone as quickly as they would like as they are dealing with […]


Updated on 15th January 2013 at 4:16 pm

Our Chiropodist has a clinic for diabetic patients at the practice very Friday afternoon

Health Visitors

Updated on 15th January 2013 at 4:14 pm

Our Health Visitors work in close liaison with the practice, concentrating on families with children under 5 years and especially new babies. They run Baby clinics jointly with the Doctors every Thursday morning.

Community Nurses

Updated on 15th January 2013 at 4:13 pm

The District 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.