Emma Turnbull

Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Emma is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at West Road. She is a qualified nurse who has undertaken additional training to advance her skills. This training enables her to see you as a doctor would but with restrictions. She can examine and diagnose like the doctor would. She can manage your care in terms of ordering and interpreting investigations, referring and prescribing medication as the doctor would too. Emma's extra training also allows her to fit and remove contraceptive implants and coils.

Clare Stephenson

Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Clare is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at West Road. She is a qualified nurse who has undertaken additional training to advance her skills. This training enables her to see you as a doctor would but with restrictions. She can examine and diagnose like the doctor would. She can manage your care in terms of ordering and interpreting investigations, referring and prescribing medication as the doctor would too.

Rebecca Shearer

Lead Practice Nurse


Nurses have a key role to play in the continuing development of the services offered by the practice and in a wider context within the NHS. Our own team of nurses are invaluable and have a wide range of roles and skills. We have three highly qualified registered nurses at the practice and the support of district nurses and healthcare assistants for patients who are housebound.
The practice nurses hold clinics each weekday mornings and afternoons. Clinics are by appointment, but the nurses are willing to see any appropriate emergencies or give advice over the phone.

Kim Neal

Practice Nurse


Nurses have a key role to play in the continuing development of the services offered by the practice and in a wider context within the NHS. Our own team of nurses are invaluable and have a wide range of roles and skills. We have three highly qualified registered nurses at the practice and the support of district nurses and healthcare assistants for patients who are housebound.
The practice nurses hold clinics each weekday mornings and afternoons. Clinics are by appointment, but the nurses are willing to see any appropriate emergencies or give advice over the phone.

Judith Flanagan

Practice Nurse


Nurses have a key role to play in the continuing development of the services offered by the practice and in a wider context within the NHS. Our own team of nurses are invaluable and have a wide range of roles and skills. We have three highly qualified registered nurses at the practice and the support of district nurses and healthcare assistants for patients who are housebound.
The practice nurses hold clinics each weekday mornings and afternoons. Clinics are by appointment, but the nurses are willing to see any appropriate emergencies or give advice over the phone.

Lynda Imeson

Assistant Practitioner


Lynda has been working in the practice since 2012 she has undertaken a level 5 two-year foundation degree in health or social care, a level 6 modules in diabetes in practice and a foundation spirometry certificate to achieve a level of skills which allows her to work alone without supervision. Lynda carries out agreed procedures, referring to a professional for guidance when necessary. Lynda particularly enjoys delivering Doppler investigations and the application of compression therapy along with raising awareness around wellbeing strategies. Lynda also works alongside community domestic violence support workers.

Barbara Fisher

Health Care Assistant


Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Community Midwives

Our highly skilled Midwives provide care and support during pregnancy and for 28 days after the birth.

To contact a Midwife telephone 0191 2823842 Monday - Friday: 8.30 - 9.00am and 1.00 - 1.30pm. Our midwives can be contacted during antenatal clinics at the surgery on Tuesdays 9.00am - 4.00pm.

Community Nurses

We also have a team of District Nurses attached to the practice. They are based at Arthur's Hill clinic but have daily contact with the surgery. They work in partnership with the practice team to provide skilled nursing care, advice and support to patients, their families, carers and access to other health care services for patients who are housebound.

To contact a District Nurse: Telephone 0191 2823869

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are registered nurses who usually have at least 2 years experience in nursing before undergoing their health visitor training. Our Health Visitor team work with all age groups, and take a special interest in the health and development of children.

Health Visitors are able to give you information on services available within the community, e.g. hospitals, playgroups, nurseries, voluntary services etc. They attend baby clinics, immunisation clinics and antenatal clinics. Our Health Visitors run Baby Clinics to give advice on feeding problems and general health matters, and to check weight and height from birth to 4 years.

One of our doctors is also available during Baby Clinics. Baby Clinics run on Wednesdays 1.00 - 3.00pm. To contact a Health Visitor telephone 0191 2823241