Railway Medical Group

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Our Team

This is a list of our Healthcare Professionals.

Dr Jane Lothian – Clinical Associate for Railway Medical Group

Practice Manager

Chris Watson


Dr Peter McEvedy 

MB BS  1984 (Newcastle)
Married with 1 daughter
Full-time partner
GP in Blyth since 1988
Interests & Hobbies:Classic Cars, Tennis, and Bassett Hounds     

Dr Carol Henderson  MB

ChB  1988  (Leeds)     MRCGP
Part-time partner 3 and a half days
GP in Blyth since 1993
Married with 3 boys
Interests & Hobbies:Cycling, Tennis and Walking

Dr Nicola Shiell     MBChB

2000 (Sheffield) MRCGP 2006  DCH 2003 DRCOG 2004
Part time partner 3 days
GP in Blyth since October 2006
Married with 2 daughters
Interests and Hobbies: Plays for local netball club, horse riding, theatre and spending time with family.

Dr Grace Watts

Joined the practice on 16th December 2013
She has a special interest in Women’s Health and is currently working Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday morning and all day Friday.
Dr Watts previously worked at Walker Medical Group in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dr Watts lives in Gosforth with her husband and two young sons.

Dr Pepper Atkinson

Joined the team on 1st January 2014
Dr Atkinson has a special interest in Womens & Sexual Health and also Child Health.
She currently works 3 full days, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Dr Atkinson previously worked in a GP Practice in South Shields, she lives in Seaton Delaval with her husband and baby daughter.

Dr Helen Harman MRCGP

DFSRH MBChB (2009, University of Manchester)
Salaried GP
Joined the practice 7th April 2015
Special interest in sexual health.
Married. Living in home town of Whitley Bay.
In spare time enjoys walking and cycling when weather allows.

Dr Ruth Parr

Part time salaried GP who works Monday,Wednesday and Thursday.
Joined practice in October 2015.
Special interests in diabetes and mental health.
Lives in home town of Whitley Bay with husband and two young sons.
Enjoys cycling, going to the cinema and spending time with her family

Dr Smith

Before becoming a GP I worked in hospital medicine in the Newcastle Hospitals. I trained at Newcastle University I have a lot of experience working in palliative care and elderly medicine. I am the Lead GP for the frail and elderly pathway within the practice.

I have a passion for horses and have two that I ride every day, I also compete in dressage. I ride one horse before work so apologies if I frequently look like I have just come from the stables.

Dr Yarrow

I grew up in Whitley Bay before moving to Edinburgh to study at medical school. After completing my studies I moved to Durham where I completed my GP training scheme. I recently got married so we moved back to the coast to be near our families. I am hoping to change to my married name of Dr Wallace soon but there is a lot of paperwork to sort out first.

Dr Van Den Bos

I attended medical school in Manchester and graduated in 1998. I survived being a junior doctor and went on to complete GP training in Rochdale. I have been working as a GP in Blyth since 2007. I have loved getting to know the town and its residents. Despite the hard work I enjoy my job and hope to be around for a long time to come.

Dr Swati Sheth

Dr Laura Corrigan

MB Ch.B (Edinburgh University 2003) MRCGP MRCP

Dr Hilary Ainsley

MB Ch.B (Manchester University 2001) DFFP MRCGP LLM

Dr Emma Stewart

Dr John McHugh

He has special interests
in male health needs, care of the elderly, hypertension and
heart disease.

Dr Rebecca Cross

Dr Simone Nagiah

Dr Helen Berry

Dr Simone Nagiah

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Shaun Hetherington

Lesley McVittie

Nurses & Healthcare Assistants

Elaine Sansom

Worked as a Practice Nurse for several years, Nurse Prescriber with a specialist interest in asthma, COPD and minor ailments as well as usual nursing duties.

Rachel Hutchinson

I have been a nurse for 12 years and employed with the practice nearly 7 years, currently working towards my prescribing qualification, I cover a full range of patients including smoking cessation.

Dawn Richardson

I have been qualified for 35 years and working as a practice nurse for 16 years. My areas of interest are Heart disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Asthma and COPD.

Kath Pogue

Practice Nurse

Julie Foster

Practice Nurse

Beverley Williams

Healthcare Assistant

Caroline Burton

Healthcare Assistant

Amy Wilshire

Healthcare Assistant

Kelsie Thompson

Healthcare Assistant

Keren Patterson

Healthcare Assistant