Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Salaried GPs

Dr Fiona Lessels

MBChB BSC MRCGP DCH

GMC Number: 3582886

Dr Lessels graduated from London in 1992. She has a particular interest in minor surgery and dermatological conditions.

Dr Brian McGregor

MBChB

GMC Number: 3266045

Dr McGregor graduated from Leeds in 1987. He joined the practice in December 2013. He has a particular interest in joint injections and minor surgery.

Dr Amelia Edwards

MBChB

GMC Number: 7459423

Dr Edwards graduated from Liverpool in 2014 and joined the practice in 2020. She has a particular interest in gynaecological conditions.

Dr Miriam Hodgson

MB BS

GMC Number: 6114861

Dr Hodgson graduated from Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2005 and joined the practice in 2020.

Our Nursing & Clinical Support Teams

Nurse Practitioner

Sister Julie Caskie

RGN BSc

A Specialist Nurse will undertake many of the nursing procedures at the surgery, such as child immunisations, ECGs, dressings and injections.¬†They are also trained to perform annual reviews with patients who have long term chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, heart disease including hypertension. They undertake separate training for each type of problem, so not every nurse can undertake all types of reviews if they haven’t completed training for all. Julie is a registered Non-Medical Prescribers.

Practice Nurse

Emma Smith

RN (Adult)

Our Practice Nurse or Treatment room Nurse carries out nursing procedures/duties including smear tests, ECGs, hearing tests, blood pressure checks, adult & child immunisations, dressings, diet & healthy lifestyle, family planning & reproductive sexual health.

Pharmacist

Mrs Alia Awni

Mr Umar Ahmed

Our Pharmacist is here to help the GPs and Nurses with any medication reviews patients need, freeing up time for our GPs to spend on patients medical problems.

Phlebotomists

Susan Thomas

Donna Foulkes

A Phlebotomist is trained to take blood samples only

Dispensers

Susan Oldfield-Reilly

Our dispensers are responsible for dispensing medicines, medical equipment and appliances to patients, upon the presentation of a prescription to patients from the surgery GPs

Our Practice Teams

Practice Management

Mrs Stephanie Drury

Managing Partner

Our Managing Partner is responsible for ensuring the practice runs efficiently and effectively.

Patient Services Team

Sue Park

Receptionist

Julie Norman

Receptionist

Our Patient Services Team have a demanding and difficult job. They are the first point of contact when coming to the surgery and will always attempt to deal with your requests as efficiently as possible, although this can occasionally take some time. Please be patient, especially during busy times.

Administration

Julie Riley

Administrator / IT Co-ordinator

Julie supports the practice GPs and Practice Manager, dealing with administrative and website related workload

Facilities

Sue Metcalfe

Cleaning Operative

Sue is a very important and integral part of the Surgery Team, to deliver a high quality of healthcare cleaning, which is complex, demanding and not to be underestimated. The aim is to ensure all areas of the Surgery are cleaned on a daily basis to a high standard and that any cleaning related risks are identified, minimised and managed on a constant long-term basis