Dr Henry Choi – Partner
MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, FP cert.
Dr Choi has been a full time partner since 1990. His clinical interests are in Diabetes and Cancer. He has been Sunderland Diabetes and Cancer lead for over 15 years. He has held senior clinical executive positions within Sunderland PCT and CCG for over many years. Dr Choi also performs minor surgery and joint injections.
Dr Choi works all day Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.
Dr Gavin Milligan – Partner
MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Milligan is a GP Partner experienced in Accident & Emergency Medicine. His specialist interests include minor surgery and joint injections. Dr Milligan is the practice lead for Safeguarding.
Dr Milligan works Monday morning and all day Thursday/Friday.
Dr Rory Mackinnon – Partner
BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCGP
Dr Mackinnon is a full time GP partner at the practice. He enjoys all aspects of primary care and has a special interest in education. Dr Mackinnon is our GP lead for both medical student and junior doctor (F2) training, and for prescribing. He is keen to utilise clinical training and education as a means to develop primary care to meet both the current and future needs of our patients.
Dr Mackinnon works Monday and Wednesday mornings and all day Tuesday/Thursday/Friday.
Dr Martin Weatherhead – Partner
MBBS 1998, MRCGP
Dr Weatherhead has been a full time single-handed GP in Sunderland since 1997. He is now embracing life as a Partner within Bridge View Medical Group. His clinical interests are substance misuse, dermatology and the health needs of populations in areas of high morbidity and deprivation. Dr Weatherhead also performs joint injections.
Dr Weatherhead works all day Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
Dr Ruth Graham – Salaried GP
Dr Graham has a special interest in education and training.
Dr Graham works all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Dr Robert Shepherd – Salaried GP
MBBS, MRCP(UK), MBGS
Dr Shepherd works all day Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Dr Helen Schofield – Salaried GP
Dr Schofield works all day Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dr Katherine Premchand – Salaried GP
MBChB 1997, MRCGP
Dr Premchand works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Dr Victoria Middleton – Salaried GP
MBChB 1998, MRCGP
Dr Middleton works Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Dr Celine Ting – Salaried GP
BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCGP
Dr Ting has a special interest in dermatology.
Dr Ting works all day Thursday and Friday.
Dr Fiona Watters – Salaried GP
BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCGP
Dr Watters has a special interest in education and training.
Dr Watters works all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Junior Doctor(s)/Medical Students
Our practice trains junior doctors and medical students. Junior doctors are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what to do they will ask more senior colleagues for advice. Medical Students are supervised closely by Dr Mackinnon and you will always see a Doctor when you come to see them.
Our current junior doctors are:
Dr Mobasher Choudhary – GP Registrar (Junior Doctor)
Dr Harry Preston – F2 training doctor (Junior Doctor)
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
RGN, RMN, DPSN, BSc (Hons), Dip PED
Neil has been a Nurse practitioner for the past 15 years both in hospital and in the community. He has experience in adult and child psychiatry, elderly medicine, orthopaedics and previously held the position of clinical lead for the minor injuries unit in Washington for five years. Neil has been an independent nurse prescriber since 2003.
RGN, BSc (Hons)
Brendan is our frailty nurse and works full time. He visits and assists with our housebound/care home patients as well as running a minor illness clinic daily.
Practice Nurses and Nursing Support
Sister Lesley Weston – RGN, RM
Sister Judith Hamilton – RGN BA(Hons), Supplementary Prescribing qualification
Sister Katie-Jo Simpson, RGN, Career Start Practice Nurse
Susan Walmsley – HCA
Kelly Laws – HCA
Hannah Fraser – Trainee Nursing Associate
Hannah Dixon – Trainee Nursing Associate
Senior Practice Pharmacist
Anna Creber – MPharmS, PG Clin Dip, independant NMP
Amanda Fair – L.LB(Hons), MCMI registered
Wendy Page – BSc(Hons), Assoc CIPD
Secretaries – June, Joanne and Shelia
Supervisors – Helen, Lisa, Emma, and Natasha (Data Administration)
Data Administrators – Rachel, Lynn and Susan
Phlebotomists – Colleen and Loraine
Smoking Cessation Adviser – Jenny
Receptionists – Geraldine, Colleen, Patricia, Loraine, Susan, Jenny, Jessica, Evonne