The Practice Team

General Practitioners

Dr Caroline Sprake (Partner)
MBBS MRCP MRCGP

Dr Richard Davis (Partner)
MBBS DCH MRCGP DFFP

Dr Meenu Amonkar (Salaried GP)
MBBS DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Helen Flett (Salaried GP)
MBBS DRCOG MRCGP DTM&H

Dr Ryan Whitehouse (Salaried GP)
MRCGP MBBS

Dr Matthew Kaczmar (Salaried GP)
MRCGP MBBS MRes

GP Registrars

GP Registrars are qualified doctors training to become GPs. They usually come to the practice in February and August each year and stay for 6 months. Dr Caroline Sprake and Dr Richard Davis are GP trainers. They oversee the work of the Registrars during their time with us.

Practice Nurses

We now have 2 part-time nurses, providing a range of general and specialist services, including cervical smears, care of long term conditions, immunisations, health promotion and family planning advice.

We also have 2 Health Care Assistants providing routine services such as blood taking, blood pressure recording and ECGs.

Administrative Staff

The practice employs a Practice Manager and a team of reception, administrative and secretarial staff. All help to ensure that the practice offers a friendly, effective service.

All staff are required to comply with a Code of Confidentiality and are required to respect any information you give them with discretion and confidentiality.

Community Nurses

These nurses are employed by Northumbria Healthcare. They mainly provide nursing care to patients in their own homes. Some clinic sessions are also provided at The Oxford Centre, West Farm Avenue, Longbenton.

Patients can leave a message/arrange an appointment or visit by telephoning 0191 2380044 Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm or 0845 6080321 at other times.

Health Visiting Team

The health visiting team for North Tyneside patients is based at Shiremoor Children’s Centre.The telephone number is 6432110. Patients living in Newcastle are cared for by a Newcastle Health Visitor based at Regent Point, Gosforth. The telephone number is 2826433. Both teams provide a range of services including advice on child and parenting issues, baby clinics, baby massage and various other groups, as well as health promotion for the whole family and community.

Other Attached Staff

We also have a wide range of other staff who work at the practice or offer appointments locally:

  • Physiotherapist.
  • Psychologist and other Mental Health Workers.
  • Counsellor.
  • Midwives.
  • Podiatrists.
  • Dietician.