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Doctors and Staff

Doctors

Dr Dawn Turner

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBBS DRCOG DFFP
GMC Number
4616287
Special Interests
I am the practice lead for teaching 3rd year medical students and the link GP for Alexandra House Care Home.
Additional Notes
Dr Turner is currently working Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Paul Evans

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBChB MRCGP
GMC Number
6053627
Special Interests
I qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 2002 and have been working in the North East since 2013. I particularly enjoys musculoskeletal medicine / sports injuries and I qualified in minor surgery.
Additional Notes
Dr Evans is currently working Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Dr Helen Ryan

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBBS DRCOG
GMC Number
4618485
Special Interests
I have been working for Bridges Medical Practice since 2006 as a GP. I also spend time working for Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group as a clinical lead for Mental Health and I am a member of the local medical committee. Outside work, I enjoy swimming, playing tennis and going to the theatre.
Additional Notes
Dr Ryan is currently working Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Catherine Lewis

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBBS MRCGP DRCOG FRSH
GMC Number
4617862
Special Interests
I trained at Newcastle University and qualified in 1999.
I have an interest in Dermatology, Mental Health, Women's Health, and Palliative Care.
I also work as a Clinical Author developing guidelines for primary care for GPs and nurses.
Outside work, I enjoy cinema, occasional running, singing, and wine tasting.
Additional Notes
Dr Lewis is currently working Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Bernadette Conlan

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBBS DRCOG
GMC Number
3259560
Special Interests
I trained at Newcastle University and have always worked in the North East, initially working in the West end of Newcastle. I moved across the water in 2002 to join Bridges Medical Practice. My interests are women's health, young people's health, psyhological problems and I am the pratice lead for patients suffering from Dementia. In my spare time, I play tennis and run.
Additional Notes
Dr Conlan is currently working Monday mornings and Thursdays. Her morning appointments starts at 07.30 to allow working individuals to see a doctor before work.

Dr Paula Wright

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
BMedSci MBBS DRCOG MScPhm MRCGP
GMC Number
4018016
Special Interests
I qualified as a GP in 2000 and have been at this practice since 2005. I currently work one day a week at the practice, though I occasionally work additional ad hoc sessions to help the practice.

Outside the practice, I also work for HENE (Health Education North East) on the area of appraisal and education for General practitioners. I have a number of voluntary roles in my local community. Additional qualifications: DFP, PGClined, FHEA
Additional Notes
Dr Wright is currently working on Tuesdays.
Languages Spoken
Portuguese (Portugal)

Dr Dan Cowie

Job Title
Locum GP
GMC Number
4620381
Additional Notes
Dr Cowie is currently working Wednesdays

Dominic Slowie

Job Title
Locum GP
GMC Number
3548097
Additional Notes
Dr Slowie currently works Friday afternoons.

Nursing Team

Sister Verna Brodie

Job Title
Practice Nurse
Qualifications
RGN

Sister Edita Vasiljeviene

Job Title
Practice Nurse
Qualifications
RGN

Mrs Carole Smiles

Job Title
Primary Care Navigator / Healthcare Assistant / Phlebotomist

Mrs Sylvia Bell

Job Title
Phlebotomist

Community Healthcare

Mrs Rachel O'Neill

Job Title
Community Midwife
Qualifications
SRN SCM - Registered Midwife

Joy Taylor

Job Title
Podiatrist

Mrs Terri Hollinghurst

Job Title
Psychotherapist
 

Mrs Nicola Patterson

Job Title
Community Matron

Administrative

Mrs Val Hempsey

Job Title
Practice Manager / Sole contractor
Qualifications
B.A. Professional Certificate in Management
Additional Notes
I have been with Bridges since 1979 and became the sole contractor in 2006. I am the Practice Manager Lead for Gateshead CCG and I have a particular interest in the development of the Primary Healthcare Team.

Mr Boris Landeau

Job Title
Practice Administrator
Languages Spoken
French (Standard), Spanish (Spain)

Miss Joanne Palmer

Job Title
Secretary
Special Interests
I started working for Bridges in May 2009 as a receptionist, but I have since taken on secretarial duties. I have a particular interest in referrals amongst other things but I still like working in reception which allows me to have direct contacts with our patients.

Mrs Eileen Vyse

Job Title
Receptionist / Secretary

Mrs Jacquie Tulip

Job Title
Receptionist

Ms Lisa Shevlin

Job Title
Care Coordinator / Phlebotomist / Receptionist

Mr Jed Morrison

Job Title
Receptionist

Mrs Donna Ryan

Job Title
Receptionist

Mrs Irene Robson

Job Title
Receptionist
Special Interests
I have been a medical receptionist for 7 years and started working for Bridges Medical Practice in 2013. I only work 3 days a week as my husband and I care for my sister who has Downs syndrome and dementia. I also do some voluntary work at a club in Newcastle for adults with learning disabillities. I am the carers' advocate: if you need any information about carers' services, come and speak to me!

Miss Bethany George

Job Title
Receptionist
Special Interests
I have joined Bridges Medical Practice in 2016. I have just graduated from Gateshead College and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Here, I particularly enjoy photocopying, stamping letters, scanning and above all drinking hot chocolate!

Staff

Mrs Beverley Knotts

Job Title
Practice Pharmacist
Qualifications
MRPharmS

Mrs Lisa Loh

Job Title
Practice Pharmacist
Qualifications
MRPharmS

Administration/Secretarial/Reception

The staff help to keep the practice organised and running smoothly, as well as answering the telephone and directing patients. They perform a multitude of clerical and administrative duties. You may talk to them and seek advice in confidence and they will advise on whom you should best see if your problem requires further attention. A private area can be made available for confidential discussions if required.

Practice Manager

Val Hempsey is the practice manager and is responsible for the overall management of the practice, covering all aspects of organisation, including finances, strategy, personnel and services. She is available at most times and would be happy to discuss with patients any problems or thoughts they may have to improve the practice. She would also welcome any positive comments or ideas. Please ask at reception if Val is available. If not, an appointment can be made.

Training Practice

Dr Turner works with Year 3 undergraduate medical students during term time. Subject to the patient's agreement, students may sometimes attend with the doctor at consultations.

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