We have a range of skilled staff in addition to the qualified doctors at our practice. You can find out more about our dedicated team on this page: 


Dr. Helen Ancliff (female) MBBS, MRCP, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH

Dr. Jane Ancliff (female) MBBS,  DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr. James Phillips (male) MBBS, MA,  MRCGP

Dr. Lucy Brain (female) MBBS,  DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Brain qualified from Newcastle University in 2006.  She did her hospital jobs mainly in Sunderland.  After qualifying as a GP she took 5 weeks off to travel in Asia and then started working at Kepier in 2011, becoming a partner in 2014.  In her spare time she is a fanatical cyclist and takes her bikes around the world.

 Dr. Nicola Mulgrew (female) MBBS,  MRCGP, DFSRH

Dr Mulgrew qualified in Newcastle in 2001. She has worked in various hospital specialities across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham and also spent 18 months in Sydney, Australia on a GP exchange programme before returning to the North East to complete her GP training. She qualified as a GP in 2007 and has worked in various practices in Sunderland before settling permanently at Kepier since 2011. She has enjoyed doing a sabbatical in dermatology and has an interest in skin conditions and performs minor surgery within the practice. She also loves to teach and is a GP tutor for 1st and 2nd year medical students affiliated with both the University of Durham and the University of Newcastle, and has recently taken on teaching 3rd year medical students within the practice alongside Dr Cooke. In her spare time she enjoys to sing and is a long standing member of Inspiration Choir, the community choir of the Sage, Gateshead.

Dr. Alison Clayson (female) MBBS, MRCGP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Helen Page RGN, Dip HE, BSc ( Hons)

 I qualified as a nurse in 1991 at Shotley Bridge General Hospital, and have worked in various hospital settings in the North East. I also worked as a health Visitor for a couple of years in Gateshead which I enjoyed very much.  For the last 12 years I have worked as a Nurse Practitioner in a number of Walk in centres, and Urgent Care Centres. My last job before moving to general practice was as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner in Sunderland Emergency Department.  My main areas of expertise are with acute minor illness and injuries, but am gradually increasing my experience in managing more chronic disease

GP Registrar

The practice has been involved in training GP registrars as part of the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme for a number of years.

Our current GPR is Dr Farhang Hessami

Nursing Team

Staff Nurse Wendy Blackshaw, RN, Dip, Health Studies, Heart Manual Facilitator, Family Planning Cert, Sexual Health Degree

Sister Pamela Eggleston, RGN, ONC, PNC,ENB Diabetes

Health Care Assistants

Susan Green, Senior Health Care Assistant

Kay Stedham Health Care Assistant

Admin Team

Jane Forster, Practice Development Manager

Susan McGrath, Assistant Practice Manager BSc(hons) CMI Management

Christina Patchett, Practice Secretary

Jackie Ranson, Medical Administrator

Joanne Forster, Medical Administrator

Paige Hall, Medical Administrator

Margaret Kirtley, Medical Receptionist

Donna Wilkinson, Medical Receptionist

Hayley Graves, Medical Receptionist

Lisa Cartridge, Medical Receptionist

Daniel Hockridge, IT Administrator

Kirsty Wallwork, Medical Administrator

Natasha Hollis, Medical Administrator

Karlie Parkinson, Medical Administrator

Rose Dodds, Accounts Clerk/Medical Receptionist

Attached Staff

We also have a range of clinicians working with us these include:

Practice Pharmacist, Midwife, District Nurse, INR Technician and Counselling Services

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