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 Hannah Marshall
MBBS (2008 Newcastle) MRCGP
Having worked at Greystoke during my training I re-joined the practice in 2016 as a partner. I teach medical students from Newcastle University at the practice and am very grateful to our patients for their invaluable contribution towards this. I am interested in all areas of medicine but particularly enjoy looking after pregnant women and children.
Dr Jo-Anne Shaw
MBChB (2000 Leicester) DRCOG, MRCGP (dist), GP Trainer
Having qualified in 2000, I commenced GP training in Yorkshire before moving to Northumberland with my husband. We now have 3 school aged children and a small menagerie of pets. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, especially elderly care, palliative care, women’s health and urology. I am also a GP Trainer.
Dr Milly Jerram
MBBS 2001, MRCGP and DFSRH
I came to Newcastle to study Medicine and have been in the North East ever since. My clinical interests include women’s health, palliative care and mental health and I enjoy the variety of General Practice, as well as the opportunity to get to know people and their families over time. I am a tutor for 4th year Medical Students.
Salaried GPs and Advanced Nurse Practitioners:
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 Graeme Denman
MA (2006 Aberdeen) MBBS (2011 Newcastle) MRCGP Cert Med Ed
Originally from Glasgow, I studied psychology in Aberdeen, then medicine in Newcastle where I settled to complete my GP training. I re-joined the team at Greystoke Surgery in 2017, having spent 12 months here as a trainee in 2014. My work interests include mental health and learning disability, though I see myself very much as a generalist. I also perform joint injections and enjoy medical education. Outside of work and family, my passion is running in the beautiful Northumberland countryside, ideally up at steep hill.
Dr Heather Sherriff
Dr Matthew Keir
MBChB (2012 Manchester) MRCGP DipMedEd
I returned to Greystoke as a salaried GP after having previously worked at the practice as a trainee. I enjoy the variety that general practice offers, and the opportunity to get to know patients over time, but particularly enjoy seeing patients with acute health issues. I also work with the team at Newcastle University teaching medical students.
Dr Lucinda Lyall
MBBS (2012), MClinEd (2011), MRCGP (2017)
I qualified and trained in Newcastle upon Tyne. My personal interests include fitness, nutrition, wellbeing and family.
My clinical interests include women’s health and urgent care. I am a regional medical lead for urgent care services out of hours. I also am involved with GP training and supervision.
The role of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
Kayleigh, our Lead ANP wanted to provide patients with information re the ANP role:
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled nurses who have done further training and education to extend their skills within the area in which they work.
They are able to assess, diagnosis and treat both acute and chronic ailments/ complaints as well as manage their own caseload including follow up patients where greater complexity is required. ANP’s are able to request and interpret pathology reports including scans, bloods, as well as refer to secondary care, whether this be under 2-week cancer rules or less urgent referrals. They cover their own care homes, independently performing weekly ward rounds and are highly involved in care planning discussions and palliative care. They are active members and work alongside the GP’s. They do not cover Gynae or HRT.
I was fortunate enough to be offered a job working for Greystoke early in 2020 and joined the team mid Covid pandemic. I have previously worked in primary care in Alnwick and before that worked in community based minor injuries unit. My passions in nursing include elderly medicine and respiratory diseases, I enjoy seeing people in their own homes and environments and feel immense job satisfaction at knowing I am part of a team who deliver amazing holistic care to all of our patients. I enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people along with walks with my dog in the countryside and socialising with friends and family.
We also train qualified doctors (registrars) who have chosen to be GPs and are in the Northumbria General Practice Training Programme. These doctors are attached to the practice for periods of up to a year to gain further experience in family based medicine. They are supervised by the partners, Dr Thompson and Dr Shaw, who are their trainers.
Our current Registrars are:
Dr Stokle – final year of GP training
Dr Abdalla – second year of GP training
Dr Petkov – final year of GP training