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SURGERY CLOSURES 2020

The surgery will be closed from 12pm on the following dates for staff training;

  • Thursday 26th November


Practice News

We would like to welcome Dr Bell back to the surgery from Wednesday 4th November following her maternity leave.  Dr Bell will be working on Wednesday and Fridays at the surgery.


ADVICE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Please click the following link to view a useful poster to help your children during this time Parents advice

PRESCRIPTION NOTICE

Due to the high demand in requests for prescriptions the turn around time is now 72hrs. We are working hard to process these requests as quickly as we can. Please only order if you are due to run out.

BABY CLINIC

BABY CLINICS WILL STILL BE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY AS USUAL BUT THERE WILL BE NO HEALTH VISITOR AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND YOU MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, WALK IN APPOINTMENTS NOT AVAILABLE. WE DO ADVISE THAT PLANNED IMMUNISATIONS SHOULD GO AHEAD AND THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM A GP.


 


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Doctors

Partners

Dr Carol Brooks (f)

MBBCh, BAO, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG  Part Time

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)

MBBS MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG LoC  SDI (2006) Full Time

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 Cheong K Foo (m)

MBChB, MRCP, FRCGP (1987) Full time

I 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. I do 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.

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

Associate GP

Dr Jaishanker Viswanath (m)

MBBS, DLORCS, MRCGP  

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 Dean Hanafy (m)

MBBS MRCGP MA (Cantab) MSci

 After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, I worked as a management consultant for three years. However, I decided to switch careers and study medicine, graduating from Newcastle University in 2015. I spent the initial years of my training in London before returning to the North East, completing my GP training at The Grove.

 In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit, travelling and following the fortunes of Middlesbrough Football Club.

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

Dr Elizabeth Little (f)

MBBS BSc (hons) MSc PgC (Med Ed) MRCGP (2016).

Originally from Edinburgh, I came to Newcastle to study medicine and have remained here ever since. My main interest is in primary care research. I spend two days a week working at the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre: Newcastle, studying new and evolving treatments for common conditions seen in primary care. I have three young children and enjoy playing squash, tennis and walking my black Labrador, Skye.

Dr Rachel Taylor (f)

MBBS DGM DRCOG MRCGP

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.

Registrars

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 Lucy Lee
 
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