DR RAJ SAHA
MBBS, BSc, RCGP accredited 1999, GMC 4234074
Completed his GP training in 1999. He is a GP trainer and has specialist interests in diabetes and heart failure.
DR ROSS HUDDLESTON
MBBS MMedEd MRCGP GMC 7477336
Fully qualified as a GP in January 2023, after living, working and training in the North East his whole life (apart from the bits when he was working in Malaysia or travelling). The proud holder of a Master's Degree in Medical Education, Ross very much enjoys teaching and helps out with all the students you may see joining us in the practice.
DR ALEXANDRA JONES
Completed her GP training in 2016. She is responsible for teaching 2nd , 3rd , 4th and 5th year medical students and is particularly interested in psychiatry and paediatrics.
DR JAMES GOSSOW
MBChB, FRCGP GMC 4323907
Dr Gossow has a specialist interest in drug rehabilitation and prison/forensic medicine. He has held numerous VSM (very senior management) posts including: PEC (Professional Executive Chair) South Tees, Medical Director for prisons in the North East and Medical Director for Tees PCTs (Primary Care Trusts). Currently Dr Gossow is working as Medical Director for NECS (North East Commissioning Support) and assistant Medical Director for Cumbria and the North East. Dr Gossow became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2009.
DR GILES HORNER
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Partner
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Nursing Team Lead
As an accredited GP training practice we have the privilege of raising local GP's in our region. They contribute to appointments and sometimes become the doctors of the future in our practices regionally.
They are overseen by specialist GP trainers (Dr R Saha and Dr A Jones). They are not medical students but doctors learning the competencies of General Practice.
Emergency Care Practitioners - This role compliments and supports the GP’s and Nurses Practitioners. The Emergency Care Practitioner are former paramedics and are able to prescribe. They have extra qualifications and training in different areas. They are able to assess, diagnosis and treat. They deal with a lot of on the day minor illness but do have the skills to deal with more complex cases.
The clinical pharmacist works to support the practice in relation to prescribing
This Nurse Practitioner role compliments and supports the GP’s and Practice Nurses. The Nurse Practitioner provides care for patients from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment, through to evaluation and if appropriate prescribing. The Nurse Practitioner role is useful for the management of your sudden illness requiring a same day appointment. If at any time the Nurse Practitioner feels you need to be assessed by a GP this will be arranged.
All of the Practice Nurses deliver nursing care to our patients and each has their own special area of interest, the Practice Nurses can help with a wide range of health issues, this includes the management of long-term conditions such as Diabetes and Asthma. They can also offer healthy living advice, administer travel vaccines, perform cervical smears and advise on wound management.
The Healthcare Assistant supports the Practice Nurses with their daily work; she is responsible for carrying out the following duties
Blood tests, Blood Pressure monitoring, Wound Management, ECG’s, Weight Management, Smoking Cessation and Health checks, B12 injections.