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


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.


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

Jessica Bewick

Health Care Assistant

Lucille West, Health  Care Assistant

Siobhan McDonough , Health Care Assistant

Admin Team

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

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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