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 Helen Ancliff graduated at Newcastle University in 1991 and after a short spell in hospital medicine, became a GP at Kepier in 1996, at first as a GP trainee, becoming partner in 1998. She works part time. This was initially due to family commitments but as her family are now grown up, she spends her spare time walking, cycle, running and ballroom dancing.
Her special interests within general practice are contraception and diabetes.
Dr. Jane Ancliff (female) MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr. James Phillips (male) MBBS, MA, MRCGP
Dr James Phillips trained at Cambridge University obtaining a degree in physiology (2000) before completing clinical training in Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ London hospitals, graduating in 2003. He undertook further training in London and qualified as a General Practitioner in 2007. Dr Phillips moved to the north east in 2007 taking a salaried job at Kepier Medical practice, becoming a partner in 2009. Professional interests include diabetes and geriatric medicine. Pastimes include time with family, a keen interest in all aspects of wood working, whether building or fixing as well as walking in the countryside.
Dr Glynn Malone (Male), MBCHB 2000, MRCGP 2007
Dr. Alison Clayson (female) MBBS, MRCGP
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
SUSAN SMITH – RGN, NP, ANP
I qualified as a Nurse in 1985 at Sunderland. In 1987 I joined the Prison Service where I worked for 23 years, in that time I completed the Level One Nursing Course with a certificate in Nurse Higher Education in 1999 at Newcastle University. In 2003 I completed Nurse Prescribing and Supplementary Prescribing Course, I then went on to complete the Clinical Skills course at Sunderland University followed up by Minor injuries and Ailments course at Teeside University. Since leaving the Prison Service I have worked mainly in Primary care Walk – In Centres.
ALLISON COTCHER – HE/Dip/RGN, BSc Minor and Major Illness, Independent Nurse Prescriber.
I have worked mainly in prison and GP surgeries but have also spent time working in urgent care centres. I specialised in acute illness and injury but I do have interest in other areas such as asthma, contraception and HRT.
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 Assistant
Lucille West, Health Care Assistant
Siobhan McDonough , Health Care Assistant
Susan McGrath, Practice Manager BSc(hons)
Joanne Forster, Assistant Practice Manager
Christina Patchett, Practice Secretary
Jackie Ranson, Medical Administrator
Hayley Graves, IT Administrator
Natasha Hollis, Medical Administrator
Margaret Kirtley, Medical Receptionist
Donna Wilkinson, Reception Supervisor
Megan Galloway, Medical Receptionist
Shauna Walker, Medical Administrator
Karen Holmes, Medical Receptionist
Sam Abele, Medical Receptionist
Rebecca Armstrong, Apprentice Medical Receptionist
Louise Barton, Apprentice Medical Receptionist
Rose Dodds, Accounts Clerk/Medical Receptionist
We also have a range of clinicians working with us these include:
Practice Pharmacist, Midwife, District Nurse, INR Technician and Counselling Services