Dr Barbara Palmer (f)

BA MBBS (Newcastle 1983) DRCOG FP Cert DFFP, Dip Ther

Barbara has been with the practice since 1988. She offers a full range of general practice care to her patients. She has a special interest in diabetes, in child care including safeguarding and in ensuring high quality care is delivered to all individuals especially those less able to access effectively or at the end of life.
Barbara works for the Clinical Commissioning Group as clinical lead for diabetes. In this role she works with patients, voluntary organisations and NHS organisations to improve services to people with diabetes, to develop and improve integrated care across providers and to support training and development in primary care.

Dr Martin Heardman (m)

MB ChB (Glasgow 1987) MRCGP FP Cert

Martin has been a partner with the practice since 1993. He offers general practice care and has an interest in men's health, blood pressure treatment, prevention of heart disease, joint injection procedures and skin diseases.

Dr Louise Duncan (f)

MBBS (Newcastle 1991) DCH Cert DFFP MRCGP

Louise has been working as a GP since 1998. She provides general care and has a particular interest in children's, teenager's and woman's health. She fits contraceptive implants and intra-uterine devices (coils), as does Nurse Practitioner Emma.

Dr Lorna Longworth (f)


Lorna joined the practice in 2011. She previously worked in Benwell. She currently works part time. She enjoys dealing with the wide variety of conditions seen in an average day. Her particular interests include care of elderly patients. She works with other team members to co-ordinate the Patient Participation Group.

Dr Sukey Ho (f)

MBChB (Edinburgh 2013) DRCOG MRCGP

Sukey joined the practice in 2018 having completed her GP training locally. She offers a full range of general practice care. She enjoys getting to know her patients in the context of their own lifestyle and culture, so that their care an be tailored towards their needs.