Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Salaried GPs

Dr Maria Edstam

MB ChB

GMC Number: 7454768

Dr Edstam graduated from Leeds in 2014. She joined the practice in December 2023

Dr Stephen Robertson

MB BS

GMC Number: 6150181

Dr Robertson graduated from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2007. He joined the practice in December 2023.

Long Term Locum GP

Dr Joanna Buk-Filak

Long Term Locum GP

GMC Number: 6147917

Dr Buk-Filak graduated from the Academy of Medicine in Gadansk, Poland in 2005. She joined the practice in 2022.

Our Nursing and Clinical Support Teams

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sheena Thomas

Advanced nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed extra training and academic qualification to be able to clinically assess, diagnose, refer and treat patients who present with undiagnosed or undifferentiated problems. Advanced nurse practitioners are highly-trained health professionals that can undertake complex reviews of patients, similar to GPs. They can assess symptoms and build a picture of a patient’s condition, treat minor health problems, infections, minor injuries and prescribe medication where necessary. They can also often manage more complicated problems, for instance, patients presenting with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes and COPD.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Lewis Johnson

Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) are healthcare professionals, educated to Master’s level or equivalent, with the skills and knowledge to allow them to expand their scope of practice to better meet the needs of the people they care for.  ACPs are deployed across all healthcare settings and work at a level of advanced clinical practice that pulls together the four ACP pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research

Home Visiting Paramedic

Sarah Barrow

Home visiting was traditionally carried out by GPs, but it is now becoming increasingly difficult for GPs to do, and many doctors surgeries, such as ours, are utilising the medical skills of paramedics who are now carrying out home visits to alleviate the pressure on GPs. Paramedics working within primary care possess the knowledge, leadership and complex skills needed for home visiting, and some are independent prescribers.

Lead Practice Nurse

Jennifer Nadin

Our Lead Practice Nurse will undertake many of the nursing procedures at the surgery, such as child immunisations, ECGs, dressings and injections, wound care, smears. She is also trained to perform annual reviews with patients who have long term chronic conditions such as Asthma, COPD, heart disease including hypertension. She specialises in respiratory conditions. She has undertaken separate training for each type of problem, so not every nurse can undertake all types of reviews if they haven’t completed training.

Health Care Assistant

Tracy Richards

Hayley Duckworth

Our Health Care Assistants undertake specific training to allow them to provide a skilled support service to the nursing team and can take blood samples, take your blood pressure, perform ECGs, NHS health checks and other support services.

Our Practice Teams

Practice Management

Helen Quiney

Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager is responsible for the smooth running of the Practice. She supports the GPs, clinical professionals and Managers in delivering a high quality of care in all aspects of patient care & administrative workload.

Natalie Dolecki

Deputy Practice Manager

Natalie is responsible for supporting the Practice Manager in all areas

Patient Services Team

Charlotte Dixon

Head Receptionist

Lucy Watson

Receptionist

Roz Southwell

Receptionist

Our Patient Services Team have a demanding and difficult role. They are the first point of contact when coming to the surgery and will always attempt to deal with your requests as efficiently as possible, although this can occasionally take some time. Please be patient, especially at busy times.