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 Glynn Malone, MBCHB 2000, MRCGP 2007

Dr. Paula Stidolph

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


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

Admin Team

Susan McGrath,  Practice Manager BSc(hons)

Joanne Forster, Assistant Practice Manager

Christina Patchett, Practice Secretary

Jackie Ranson, Medical Administrator

Daniel Hockridge, IT Administrator

Natasha Hollis, Medical Administrator

Margaret Kirtley, Medical Receptionist

Donna Wilkinson, Medical Receptionist

Hayley Graves, Medical Receptionist

Rebecca Hudspith, Medical Receptionist

Megan Galloway, Medical Receptionist

Shauna Walker, 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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