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The Team


  • Dr. Janet McCallum (f)


    Dr McCallum trained at Newcastle University and joined Priory Medical Group in 1996. She is Senior partner and the adult safeguarding lead. She is GP liaison for Coble House Nursing Home and has special interests in care of the elderly and vascular disease.

    Dr. Janet McCallum (f) works in the practice

    • Monday, Tuesday am, Thursday and Friday am.
  • Dr. Judith Wills (f)


    Dr Wills qualified from Leeds University in 1993. Having moved back to the North East in 1994 she started working at Priory Medical Group in 2001. Her interests include diabetes and women's health (including HRT and fitting coils and implants).

    Dr. Judith Wills (f) works in the practice

    • Tuesday morning, Wednesday and Friday
  • Dr. Andrew Duggan (m)


    Dr Duggan qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2005. After working in the Midlands and then New Zealand he returned to his native North East for GP training. He has been at Priory since 2013 and became a partner in 2015. Dr Duggan has an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine and runs the minor surgery and joint injection services.

    Dr. Andrew Duggan (m) works in the practice

    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Dr. Catriona Rutland (f)


    Dr Rutland qualified from the University of Leeds in 2005 and came back home to the North East to do GP training. She joined Priory Medical group in 2013 and joined the Partnership in 2021. Her interests include dermatology, contraception (fitting contraceptive implants and coils), and diabetes. Dr Rutland also works for Newcastle Hospitals as a Dermatology Speciality Doctor.

    Dr. Catriona Rutland (f) works in the practice

    • Monday, Tuesday morning and Thursday.
  • Dr. Alex Kent (f)


    Dr Kent qualified from the University of Southampton in 2012 and returned to the North East to do GP training. She joined Priory Medical group in 2018 and joined the Partnership in 2022. She is the Medical Director at NENC ICB, North Shields PCN director, a trustee for Age UK North Tyneside and a GP trainer. Clinical interests include child health, health promotion and lifestyle medicine and holistic care for older people. She works on Monday and Friday. She is usually at North Shields or Tynemouth (Hadrian park when required).

    Dr. Alex Kent (f) works in the practice

    • Monday and Friday
  • Dr. Hannah Dalton (f)


    Dr Dalton qualified from Newcastle University in 2009. She joined Priory Medical Group in 2017, becoming a GP Partner in 2022. She is interested in all aspects of General Practice, particularly women's and child-health. She also enjoys training the doctors of the future and one of the GP Registrar trainers as well as being part of the Medical Student teaching team.

    Dr. Hannah Dalton (f) works in the practice

    • Monday am, Tuesday am, Wednesday and Thursday all day
  • Dr. Carly Hire (f)


    Dr Hire qualified from the University of Leeds in 2014 and worked as a junior doctor in Yorkshire. She completed the last of her GP training at Priory Medical Group after choosing to return home to the Northeast. She enjoys teaching medical students at the practice and also works at Newcastle University.

    Dr. Carly Hire (f) works in the practice

    • Monday and Tuesday
  • Mrs. Tracey Pearson (f)

    Practice & Respiratory Nurse

    After completing her registered general nurse training 1985 via Preston Hospital school of nursing she initially worked as a staff nurse in theatres and then gynaecology before joining Priory Medical group as a practice nurse. Her special interests are Respiratory management and cervical cytology (smears).

    Mrs. Tracey Pearson (f) works in the practice

    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Regan English (f)


    Regan graduated with a Masters in Pharmacy from Durham University and went on to complete her training at Northumbria hospitals/North West PCN. She has previous experience in primary and secondary care and joined Priory Medical Group in February 2022. Regan leads our medicines management team to ensure safe and appropriate prescribing for our patients. Her clinical areas of interest are COPD, women's health, hypertension and epilepsy. She also has a wider interest in healthcare leadership.

    Regan English (f) works in the practice

    • Tuesday-Friday
  • Dr Alexa Rae (f)


    Dr Rae qualified from the University of Newcastle in 2007 and completed her GP training locally in 2012. She has recently joined the practice in August 2022 after working with us as a locum GP over the last five years. Her interests include minor surgery, women’s health, and child health.

    Dr Alexa Rae (f) works in the practice

    • Tuesday ,Thursday, Friday
  • Helen Parker (f)

    Practice Nurse

    Helen qualified from Northumbria University in 2013 as a registered adult nurse. She worked at the RVI in acute medicine before working as a community nurse. Helen joined Priory Medical Group in 2022 as a treatment room nurse. She is completing the relevant training to become a practice nurse. Her main interest is wound care.

    Helen Parker (f) works in the practice

    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Charlotte Fisher (f)

    Physician Associate

    Charlotte qualified from the University of Newcastle in 2021. She has been working with the practice since 2019. She has a background in Physiology and a previous degree in this subject. Charlotte sees a broad range of patients in our surgery and will be joining our team providing minor surgeries at our Tynemouth branch. She also works for the PCN as the Clinical cancer lead.

    Charlotte Fisher (f) works in the practice

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning and Friday.
  • Dr Ian Donkin (m)


    Dr.Donkin has been a partner at the practice since 2001, his post-graduate qualifications are DRCOG and DFFP. He is the practice lead in respiratory medicine and child safeguarding lead. Dr Donkin is the practice supervisor for the F2 Junior Doctors.

    Dr Ian Donkin (m) works in the practice

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Victoria Brown (f)

    Healthcare Assistant

    Victoria joined the practice in June 2006 as a medical receptionist and subsequently became qualified as a healthcare assistant. She takes bloods, blood pressures, measures height and weight, pre diabetic screening, gives flu vaccinations and carries out cardiovascular disease health checks.

    Victoria Brown (f) works in the practice

    • Monday - Friday
  • Marie Naisbitt (f)

    Healthcare Assistant

    Marie has worked at Priory for many years as a medical receptionist and used to work as a phlebotomist. In the Autumn of 2022, she began training as a healthcare assistant. She will soon join our established nursing team to assist with tasks such as blood taking, checking BPs and BMI.

    Marie Naisbitt (f) works in the practice

    • Part time.
  • Lauren Bell (f)

    Practice Nurse

    Lauren joined PMG in Summer 2022. She has been a qualified RGN since 2011. She has worked across the country and has been working as a district nurse for the past 8 years. Her main interest is in wound management, especially complex post op wounds and leg ulcer management. She will soon be qualified in cervical screening (smears) and baby immunisations.

    Lauren Bell (f) works in the practice

    • Monday, Thursday, Friday
  • Anna Dodds (f)

    Community Midwife

    Anna is our community midwife and she started at Priory in February 2023. If you are newly pregnant, you can book directly with the midwifery team via www.northumbria.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity#c67e142b

    Anna Dodds (f) works in the practice

    • North Shields on Thursday morning
    • Tynemouth on Friday morning
    • Hadrian Park on Monday morning