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There will be no GP present at baby clinic on the above date. Health visitors and nurses will still be available as usual. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


If you have missed our clinics and need an appointment, please call the surgery to book an appointment with one of our nurses.

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Dr Carol Brooks (f)


I trained and worked in general practice for 7 years in Belfast before coming to Newcastle in 2003.  My medical interests are child and womens’ health as well as psychological problems.I am married with 3 young children and in my spare time I enjoy reading and walking.

Dr Laura Hannon (f)


I’m from Sheffield originally and trained at Newcastle Medical School.  I have worked at a number of hospitals in the region and completed my GP training here. 

I started work at The Grove in 2011 and became a Partner in 2014. I have special interests in contraception, care of the elderly and teaching medical students.

Dr Justin Burdon (m)

MBChB MRCP DTM&H MRCGP MSc (1987) Part Time

Dr Justin Burdon qualified in Bristol in 1987. I worked for several years in general medicine and infectious diseases before going to live and work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1994 and 1998. Since my return to the UK and moving north to Newcastle I have trained and worked as a GP. Medical interests include managing long term illness, travel medicine and teaching medical students and GPs in training. Married with 3 children, my interests include walking and running. I am involved in a local church.

Dr Cheong K Foo (m)

MBChB, MRCP, FRCGP (1987) Full time

Trained in Glasgow University and initially did further training in Paediatrics before deciding to be a General Practitioner. Joined the practice as a full time partner in 1993. Medical interests include paediatrics, musculo-skeletal problems, psychological problems and in problems related to old age. Does baby clinics and minor surgery and helps with teaching medical students and registrars. Involved in clinical governance within the practice and the practice computer system.

Dr Robin Douglas (m)

MBBS, MRCGP, DCH (1992) Full time

I am a Newcastle graduate and have worked in medicine before turning to general practice.I worked in Felling prior to working at The Grove. I am a trainer of GPs and an associate director at the School of Primary Care leading in high quality training across the northern region.

I enjoy minor surgery and sport’s medicine as well as teaching communication skills and psychological analysis. I have four children and I enjoy football, cycling and the occasional sail in the outer Hebrides.
Dr Karen C Nielsen (f)

MBBS, MRCGP, BMedSci, DRCOG, (1988) Part time

I came to Newcastle to train and never left. I joined the practice in 1992 as a full time partner. My interests are gynaecology and family planning, care of the elderly and psychological problems. I also do minor surgery in the practice.  I am married, enjoy my family life and now have time to enjoy running, cycling and walking and even the occasional triathalon.

Associate GP

Dr Guy Clements (m)

MBBS MRCGP (1997) Full time

I qualified as a doctor in Newcastle in 1997 and then had several enjoyable years working in paediatrics.  I then changed career path in 2002 for General Practice, and have worked in Bedlington and Bellingham.  I have special interests in paediatrics, young people’s health and elderly care.  Over the past few years I have become more involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate doctors which is a rewarding part of the job.  I am married and have three young children.  Outside interests include outdoor sport, running and seeing friends

Dr Jaishanker Viswanath (m)


I joined the practice in February 2009.  Prior to which I worked in Ear, Nose & Throat surgery for 14 years.  Part of that time was at North Tyneside General Hospital and the Freeman Hospital.  I run the ENT GP With Special Interest clinic which caters to the surrounding practices as well as this surgery.  I am married and we have twins, who were one of the main reasons for the change in my career.  I have a keen interest in technology and football.

Dr Joanna Bell (f)
Dr Charlotte Ritchie (f)

Dr Elizabeth Little (f)
Dr Rachel Taylor (f)


I was brought up in Gateshead and graduated from Newcastle University in 2013. I spent my Junior Doctor years working across Tyneside and Northumberland, finishing my GP training at The Grove.

My clinical interests are women's health, elderly medicine and medical education.

I'm married to a fellow Geordie and much of my free time is taken up by my young son. My outside interests include reading, running and following football & cricket.


We are a training practice and sometimes the partners are assisted by a general practice registrar. The registrar is an experienced doctor intending on specialising in general practice. He or she will be working with the team on a temporary basis.

Dr Danielle Wood (f)
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