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Receptionist / Secretary Mrs Eileen Vyse

Mrs Eileen Vyse

Job Title

Admin

 

Doctors

Dr Paul Evans

Job Title
General Practitioner / Partner
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, Wednesdays and Fridays

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 Wednesdays.

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 Fiona Steedman

Job Title
Staff Gps
GMC Number
6135059
Special Interests
I qualified from Newcastle Medical School in 2006.  I have an interest in Dermatology and Family Planning.

Nursing Team

Sister Verna Brodie

Job Title
Practice Nurse
Qualifications
RGN

Mrs Carole Smiles

Job Title
Primary Care Navigator / Healthcare Assistant / Phlebotomist

Community Healthcare

Mrs Rachel O'Neill

Job Title
Community Midwife
Qualifications
SRN SCM - Registered Midwife

Administrative

Mrs Val Hempsey

Job Title
Practice Manager / Partner
Qualifications
B.A. Professional Certificate in Management
Additional Notes
I have been with Bridges since 1979 and became the sole contractor in 2006 until October 2018 when Dr Paul Evans joined me as a partner. I am the Practice Manager Lead for Gateshead CCG and I have a particular interest in the development of the Primary Healthcare Team.

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
Admin

Mr Jed Morrison

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!

Mrs Michelle Sewell

Job Title
Receptionist
Special Interests
I have started working for Bridges Medical Practice in January 2018.
Prior to this, I worked for two years at Oxford Terrace Medical Group as a receptionist also. I really like my job.
I have 4 grandchildren who I love to bits.
In my spare time, I like walking my two cocker spaniels Rufus and Joey.

Katie Gallagher

Job Title
Receptionist

Colin Jameson

Job Title
Receptionist
Qualifications
BSc

Kimberley Golding

Job Title
Receptionist
 

Miss Lauren Quinn

Job Title
Apprentice / Receptionist

Mrs Samantha Annison

Job Title
Apprentice / Receptionist

Staff

Mrs Beverley Knotts

Job Title
Practice Pharmacist
Qualifications
MRPharmS
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