Slider

The GP Team

A Training Practice

The Weardale Practice is an accredited GP training practice. This means that from time to time, in addition to our regular GPs, you may meet a junior doctor who is training to become a GP. Junior doctors are fully qualified doctors and will have already trained and worked in hospitals. You can expect them to provide the same range of full GP services.

Dr Hazel Dendle

MBBS (Newcastle 1994) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

I have been with the Practice since 2002. As well as providing all general practice services, I have a special interest in Women's health, sexual health and contraception. I'm also a GP trainer.

Dr Kath Fielder

MBBS (Newcastle 2008)

I first came to the Practice in 2012 as a trainee, returned as a locum and am now a Partner. I provide full general practice services, with an interest in mental health. I'm the Practice's lead on patient engagement.

Dr Matthew Hackett

MBBS (London 1988) MRCGP DRCOG DCCH

I've been with the Practice since 1997. I offer a full range of general practice care, with a special interest in diabetes, and lead our diabetic clinic. I also offers acupuncture for some conditions. I'm the Practice lead for research.

Dr Amy Rowan

MBBS (Newcastle 2009) MRes MRCGP DRCOG

I joined the Practice in 2015. I have an interest in medical education, and provide a full range of general practice services. I became a Partner at the Weardale Practice in January 2017.

Dr Ben Rowley

MBBS (Newcastle 2008) MRCGP (2013) DRCOG

I've been with the Weardale Practice since 2014. In addition to the full range of general practice care, I'm the main provider of medical supervision to Weardale Community Hospital.

Dr Tom Rowley

MBChb (Glasgow) MRCGP

I joined the Practice as a Partner in 2017. I offer a full range of general practice care.


Administration Team

Julie Armstrong

I manage the branch surgeries in Wolsingham and St John’s Chapel.

Trish

I'm part of the Administration support team.

Lorraine Brooksbank

I'm the Team Lead for the Administration Staff.

Rachel

I'm part of the Administration support team.

Glenis Moses

I work in the Administration support team at the Weardale Practice. 

Lesley Richardson

I'm a Receptionist in the Administration support team. 

Carly Roddam

I'm part of Administration Support team for the Practice.

Sandra Vasey

I'm one of the Administration support staff.

Melanie Williams

I'm part of the Practice's Administration support team.


Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs)

ECPs work in the GP team to diagnose and treat a range of conditions, as well as prescribing medication.

 

Mark Dillon

I'm an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) and work as part of the GP Team. My role  is to offer speedy access to primary health care through diagnosing and treating a range of acute illnesses and ailments, including prescribing medication. I joined the Practice in November 2018.


Pharmacists

Kate Waistell

Clinical Pharmacist

I joined the Practice in April of 2019, having previously worked in community pharmacies across the North East. I studied at the University of Sunderland, and hope to specialise in psychiatric medicine or women's health. I'll be doing medication reviews and clinics with patients, as well as prescribing medicine.

Lisa Hext

Clinical Pharmacist

I carry out medication reviews with patients, as well as offering clinics both in person and over the phone.

 

Thomas Watkinson

Clinical Pharmacist

As well as prescribing medication, I hold medication reviews with patients, and do in person and over the phone clinics.


Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support Practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Christine Brown

Healthcare Assistant

I look after patients who come to the Practice for blood tests, heart monitor tests (ECGs) or health checks. I work across all three sites in Stanhope, St John's Chapel and Wolsingham.

Diana Bell

Healthcare Assistant

I'm mainly based in the Stanhope Health Centre, but sometimes work in Wolsingham and St John's Chapel. I look after patients who need blood tests, ECG (heart monitoring tests) and health checks.

Karen Nicholson

Healthcare Assistant

I mostly work at the Health Centre in Stanhope. As a Healthcare Assistant, I do blood tests, ECG (heart monitoring tests) and health checks for patients.

Philippa

Healthcare Assistant and Clinical Read Coder

As well as doing blood tests, heart monitoring tests, or ECGs, and health checks with patients in Stanhope, I'm also a Clinical Read Coder. Recording and coding the details of patients' visits means we better understand everyone's needs. 


The Nursing Team

Practice nurses are qualified registered nurses. They help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The Practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Marie Myers

Nurse Manager

I joined the Weardale Practice in September 2018, having previously worked in the Prison Service. I have a particular interest in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Susan Groves

Treatment Room Nurse

I joined the Practice in April 2018. Before qualifying as a Nurse I worked as a Healthcare Assistant. I'm currently working to complete specialist Diabetes training.


The Practice Team

Debra Graham

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager, I'm responsible for the smooth day to day running of the Practice.

Judith Hutchings

Business Manager

I'm responsible for managing the performance of the Practice.

Vicky Watson

Managing Partner

As well as overseeing day to day operations, I work on development and making sure the Practice is successful, efficient and sustainable. I'm also a Partner at the Practice.