Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr. I Pattison (Male) GP Partner 

Qualified from Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1996. 

Specialist interests: Orthopaedics and Paediatrics.

Dr W Richardson (Male) – Associate GP

Qualified from Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1986.

Specialist interest Palliative Care

Dr M Nungsari (Female) – Careerstart GP

Qualified from Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2018

Specialist interest in Teaching

Dr D Madukwe (Male) – GP Locum

Dr F Kendall-Holmes (Male) GP Partner

Qualified from Newcastle upon Tyne University in 2008. 

Specialist interest Teaching, Palliative Care, Diabetes.

Dr N C Devlin (Male) – Associate GP

Qualified from Manchester University in 2014.

Specialist interest Diabetes

Dr K Leitch (Female) – GP Registrar

MBBS – GP registrar’s are qualified Doctors training to become GPs

Our Nursing Team

Mrs Joanne Hilton (RGN) 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Miss Tarnya Sillett

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Nicky Helps (RGN)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Frailty Nurse

Joanne, Tarnya and Nicky are trained nurses with additional qualifications that allow them to work alongside the doctors to assess and treat patients with minor and acute illness. You may be offered an appointment with Joanne, Tarnya or Nicky if you ring for an urgent appointment, they will examine you if needed and diagnose your problem. They can also prescribe any medication you may need. Nicky also specialises in frailty identifying and targeting frail patients to ensure they have proactive care.

Mrs Alison Crozier (RGN)

Practice Nurse

Miss Jessica McCabe (RGN

Practice Nurse

Mrs Faye Lennon (RGN)

Practice Nurse

Alison, Jess and Faye are specially trained in chronic disease management so that they can provide comprehensive care for those suffering from diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease, etc. They also hold clinics for childhood immunisations,cardiovascular risk, travel vaccinations, cervical smears, over 75 screening etc. Please ask at reception for an appointment with our practice nurse.

Wendy Telfer

Healthcare Assistant

Debra Richardson

Nurse Associate

The team are supported by Wendy and Debra who have undergone special training so that they can take bloods, blood pressures, perform ECGs and Spirometry etc. Debra has undergone further training to take on more specialised tasks such as smears etc.

Our Practice Team

Mrs Tracy Hutchinson

Practice Manager

Mrs Claire Baines

Assistant Practice Manager

Mrs Dorothy Clark

Office Manager

Mrs Michelle Surtees


Miss Niamh Large


Ms Wendy Telfer

Receptionist/Healthcare Assistant

Mrs Nina Lewins


Mrs Kate Smith


Ms Catherine Young


Mrs Yvonne Bilton


Mrs Debra Richardson

Nurse Associate

The Practice Manager is responsible for the organisation of the practice. If you have any suggestions or complaints please ask to speak to her.

The practice team have an important job and endeavour to deal with your queries, appointments, repeat prescriptions etc. as efficiently as possible. They have enquiries and calls coming from every direction, so please be patient. On occasions the receptionists may need to ask you a few details. They have been trained to make these enquiries in order that we can help you in the most appropriate way. 

We are very busy and always try to serve with a smile. Sometimes the staff ask you questions, which seem silly or even annoying, but please be patient with them since these questions have a reason behind them. 

There are receptionists available either face to face or over the telephone from 8.0 am until 6.0 pm Monday to Friday. 

Practice staff are bound by the same confidentiality rules as Doctors.

Our Sunderland Community Team

District Nurses

The District Nurses see housebound patients at home and work in the Health Centre Treatment room doing dressings, taking bloods, ear syringing, measuring blood pressures and giving injections. They work with the Practice in providing nursing care, advice and support to patients too ill to attend the surgery.

Health Visitor

Sue Martin is the health visitor attached to our practice. She works alongside our practice team to provide comprehensive to all children from birth to 5 years of age.

District Midwife

Full ante-natal care services are available at the surgery. The midwife holds weekly clinics but can also visit you at home (if necessary). Please ask at reception for details.


The Dietician is employed by Sunderland City Hospitals. She holds clinics in the health centre giving specific dietary advice.

Smoking Cessation

The practice encourages patients to stop smoking and will signpost you to the available clinics. Please ask at reception if you are considering stopping smoking.

Sick Children

Telephone: 0191 5210210. We will endeavour to see children under 10 years of age as soon as possible if brought to the surgery. If you are in any doubt about bringing your child, please ring to speak to the doctor.


The chiropodist is based in the health centre and works alongside the practice team.