Meet the Team

We have a range of skilled staff in addition to the qualified doctors at our practice.

You can find out more about our dedicated team on this page:

Doctor

Dr Susan D Blake

MB BS MRCGP DRCOG

Qualified Newcastle 1994

Dr Pauline K Josen

MB BS MRCGP

Qualified Newcastle 2002

Dr Elaine C Mak

MB BS MRCGP DRCOG

Qualified Newcastle 2005

Dr Kavitha Ramakrishnan

MBBS, DFFP, MRCGP

Dr Karen A Riddle

MBChb BSC DRCOG DFFP MRCGP

Qualified Edinburgh 1998

Dr Anna L Raczkowcyz

MBBC MRCGP

Dr R Keith Atchison

MB BCh BAO DCH

Qualified Belfast 1983

Dr A Fawohunre

Career Start GP

Nursing Staff

Dana Bird

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Doreen Davies

Senior Triage Nurse

Louise Stoker

Practice Nurses

Danielle Brown

Practice Nurses

Val Oliver

Practice Nurses

Healthcare Staff

Maureen Mercer

Healthcare Assistant

Anna Clark

Nurse Associate

Lysa Gowland

Healthcare Assistant

Nikki Walters

GP Assistant

Pharmacy Team

Mrs Maria Weldon

Pharmacist

Mrs Ashleigh Noble

ARRS Pharmacist

Administrative Staff

Our team of experienced and well-trained support staff is on duty to help you during surgery opening hours.

Our Practice Operations Manager, Mrs Melanie Nobrega is responsible for the organisation and development of all of our team of staff and practice services at the surgery. Mrs Nobrega is happy to assist with any problems, suggestions or complaints about any aspect of our service or your treatment.

Our Business & Finance Manager is Mrs Carole Hutchinson.

The reception team deals with requests for appointments, home visits and repeat prescriptions.

They are there to help you obtain advice and treatment, and any advice they may give is strictly in accordance with guidelines laid down by the GPs and the practice manager.

At times the members of the reception team may need to ask you for more information about your illness or condition to ensure you see the right member of the practice team for your treatment.

All of our staff are bound by the same code of conduct as the doctors and nurses at the practice.

This means that whatever information you give them is treated in confidence and is not discussed with anyone else except other health professionals involved in your care.

District Nurses

Our team of district nurses provide home nursing care and also provide he following services from nearby Southwick Health Centre HUB:

 Removal of stitches, wound care and changing dressings.

Midwives

All of the doctors provide full antenatal and postnatal care in conjunction with our community midwives. The midwives run our antenatal clinic at the surgery on a Wednesday  where they provide care and advice during pregnancy.

They also carry out home visits after childbirth.