Dr David Curtis Ridley
MBChB (1980 Sheffield)
I am a full time partner at Greystoke Surgery and have been since 1984. I was lucky enough to join the practice when it was in Oldgate and was very much involved in the conversion of Greystoke from a house to the present surgery. Before returning to my home town I did my medical degree in Sheffield then my GP training in Chesterfield, where I met my wife. I enjoy all aspects of family medicine and consider myself as a generalist with widespread medical interests.
My wife is now one of our practice nurses, I have two grown up children making their own way in the world. Interests outside practise are walking, cycling and rugby (now just watching).
Dr Jane Elphick
MBBS (1982 Newcastle), MRCP, DRCOG, MRCGP
I was born and went to university in Newcastle. Initially, I trained and passed the exams to become a hospital consultant. However, during this time, I realised that the aspect of medicine that was most important to me was getting to know and care for people, whereas the prime focus for hospital medicine has to be the illness they have. I moved to general practice and joined Greystoke as a partner in 1988. I work 6 sessions a week. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but have a special interest in women’s health, family planning and respiratory medicine.
I am married to an architect and have two wonderful sons. My weekends are spent sailing and walking my spaniels in our beautiful Northumberland countryside.
Dr Karen Thompson
MBBS (1990 London) DRCOG MRCGP
I grew up in Gosforth but trained at King’s College London before coming back to my roots and have lived in Morpeth for over 20 years now.
I love to play netball and touch Rugby (despite the bruises) and I also run a bit (you might see me out there!).
My clinical interests are particularly female health, including family planning and coil fitting, but I enjoy all aspects of general practice.
Dr Richard Glennie
MBChB (1998 Dundee) DRCOG MRCGP DipClinEd
I joined Greystoke as a partner in 2003. I am clinical lead for Diabetes, Atrial fibrillation and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). I also work for the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group as Clinical information Officer and am also the Chair of the LMC (Local Medical Committee), which representative NHS GPs and their interests to the NHS health authorities.
Dr Matthew Kurian
MBBS (2001 Newcastle) DFFP DRCOG DCH MRCGP
I joined the practice in 2005 as a GP Trainee. Following the completion of my training I took up the Salaried GP post at Greystoke and then Partnership in 2008. My work interests include Cardiovascular Disease, Child Health, Minor Surgery and training future doctors and GP registrars. Outside work, I am (rather unfortunately) a Crowd Doctor for Newcastle United Football Club, a keen indoor rower and play for my local church hockey club. Keep an eye out for my face painted in our hockey team colours at the annual flu clinics prior to Saturday matches!
Dr Hannah Marshall
MBBS (2008 Newcastle) MRCGP
I trained at Newcastle University, including spending time as one of Dr Glennie’s medical students here at Greystoke, and then worked as a junior doctor in County Durham before returning to Greystoke in 2012 during my GP training. I rejoined the practice as a partner in 2016. I am interested in all areas of medicine but particularly enjoy looking after pregnant women and children.
I also work one day a week at Newcastle University teaching medical students as well as studying towards a Masters in clinical education. I am originally from North Yorkshire and now live in Newcastle with my husband and our baby daughter. Outside of work I enjoy playing tennis, baking and cake decorating.
Dr Graeme Denman
MBBS (2011 Newcastle)
I am thrilled to have rejoined the team at Greystoke Surgery as a partner, having spent 12 months here as a registrar in 2014/15. Since then, I have gained further qualifications in medical education at Newcastle University, and valuable experience in paediatric rheumatology and community mental health. I currently work every Tuesday at the Great North Children’s Hospital as a specialty doctor, seeing children with bone and joint problems, and am a tutor for third and final year medical students. Outside of work, I have entered the world of ultramarathon running and have completed two 110km fell races in the Lake District, hard work when combined with being a husband and raising two young hyperactive boys! Originally from Glasgow, I have fallen in love with the North East, both the wonderful people of the region and the stunning countryside and coastline it offers.
Dr Lucy Carrie
MBBS (Newcastle 1989) MRCP MRCGP
I came to Newcastle as a student some years ago and have stayed in the North East. I am married with 3 children, twins and a younger one. I am interested in many aspects of general practice, particularly women’s health and family practice. My outside interests continue the sports themes of Greystoke – netball, tennis and sailing are my choices!
I am delighted to have joined Greystoke and be part of a team committed to the optimum care of their patients.