Meet the Team

Meet our practice team!


Dr David Clifford


Mb ChB Leicester University 1990. DCH DRCOG

Interests real ale and “walking and talking”
Medical interests – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, men’s health.

Dr David Thomas


Dr Tracey Turpin


Dr Turpin graduated from Newcastle Medical school in 2005 with distinction, and worked in Gateshead before joining the practice in 2016. Her interests include teaching and training, including medical students from Sunderland University and training doctors who are specialising as GPs.

Dr Katie Fleming


Dr Fleming graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 2006.  She joined the practice in 2013 and has an interest in chronic disease management such as diabetes.

Dr Natasha Abbott


Dr Peter Mattinson


MB BS, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP (1988 with distinction)

Dr Mattinson graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 1984. He joined the practice in 1988.

Dr Kate Garbash


Dr Uday Gajawada MBBS MD MRCGP 


Dr Claire Greenfield


Dr Holly Siddle

GP Registrar

Nursing Team

Leona Chaytor

Nurse Practitioner

Emma Noble

Community Nurse Practitioner

Hi, my name is Emma, I am one of the community nurse practitioners here at Chastleton. Medical Group. I have a wealth of experience in multiple NHS settings which enables me to manage complex conditions. I look after our two aligned care homes and visit our housebound and elderly population to improve patient care and prevent hospital admissions. As a CNP, I link our ‘at risk’ patients and their families to the practice.  

Clare Edwards

Community Nurse Practitioner

Hello, I am part of the Community Nurse Practitioner Team looking after our frail and elderly housebound patients.

I have enjoyed a long career in hospital , care home and community nursing and management but my last 7 years at Chastleton have been the best!

I will be retiring this year to spend more time with increasing numbers of grandchildren and my Central Asian Shepherd dog, Desmond.

Denise Muncaster

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Sheila Thexton

Practice Nurse

Emily Young

Practice Nurse

I’m Emily, I’m one of the practice nurses at Chastleton Medical Group. Previously I worked in secondary care so have experience working in both care sectors. I have an interest in woman’s health but do enjoy every aspect of my role. I also play for a netball team in my spare time to keep fit.

Rebecca Love

Nurse Associate

Rebecca is a Nurse Associate based in Chastleton Surgery and has worked within primary care settings for over 7 years. She has gained a vast amount of knowledge and skill during her time on the TNA course and has a passion for the nursing profession, empowering people to live a healthy life and prevent ill health.

Laura McManus

Nurse Associate

Laura McManus is a Nursing associate working within Chastleton medical group, I have worked in the NHS for many years In various different roles. I joined the team at Chastleton in 2022 from the community Nursing team, where I have been able to develop my clinical skills and broaden my knowledge.

Health Care Team

Jayne Gauden
Health Care Assistant

Jayne has 36-year experience working at CHASTLETON.

She started work as a receptionist then trained to become a Health care assistant.

Jayne enjoys promoting health and wellbeing to patients as well as patient care.

Tracey Walker
Health Care Assistant

Tracey is one of the HCA’s at Chastleton.  She has worked at the practice since 1997 and is one of the longest serving members of our team. 

Pharmacist Team

Nadia Haq


Hi, my name is Nadia and I am the Practice Pharmacist at Chastleton Medical Group. I qualified at Liverpool John Moores University just over 2 years ago and started working for Chastleton straight after.  I work here 3 days a week mainly doing medication reviews, synchronisations, and answering medication queries. The pharmacy team do a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ work to improve our patient safety and ensure your medication is in line with current guidelines. You can book in for a telephone call with me regarding any issues related to your medications. As I always say to patients who find out I’m here – use me! 😄



Louise Wardle

Pharma Tech

Louise is the Pharmacy Technician based in Chastleton Surgery.  She just started with the surgery in September but has worked in pharmacy for over 10 years.  You will likely be contacted by her to book medication reviews and blood tests for medication monitoring.  She helps with prescription queries and out of stock items, as well as being able to synchronise repeat medications to help make ordering prescriptions easier for patients. 

Michelle Roberts

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Michelle is the SPLW based in Chastleton Surgery. She has a wealth of experience working in the NHS, Social Care and Housing sector within County Durham and is passionate about helping people work towards their goals and improving people’s health and well-being.

Jemma Coulson

Care Coordinator

Jemma is a Care Coordinator based at Chastleton Surgery. She has experience in both Reception and Administration within General Practice. Her main role within Chastleton is arranging the annual Long Term Condition reviews and other monthly recalls.

Angela Elliott

Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Angela (but you can call me Angie) and I am one of the Care Co-ordinators at Chastleton Medical Group. I have several roles here including cancer safety netting, looking after the safeguarding register and being the point of contact for carers and patients with dementia to name a few. I can provide support and advice to patients and if they need more in-depth social support, I can refer to our Social Prescriber, Michelle. I’m more than happy to receive enquiries from patients regarding any social concerns as I can always signpost to the appropriate service.

Practice Team

Reception Team

Ria Boulton

Reception Manager

My name is Ria, I am the Reception manager here at Chastleton. I have worked here for 4 years and have experience in different sectors of the NHS. I take pride in helping patients and supporting our staff to deliver the best care possible. My roles include assisting with the flow of the practice, training and leading our receptionists and working closely with the practice managers to provide an efficient and patient-centred service.  

Kay Kirby

Senior Receptionist

I’m the Senior receptionist and Learning Disability champion at Chastleton. I’ve worked here for 6 years and help the team with all reception duties, I deal with deductions/ registrations and prescriptions. I enjoy helping people and spreading smiles.
Also.. Recovering Jaffa Cake addict!

Clare Smyth


Clare is a Receptionist who enjoys working as part of a Team at Chastleton Surgery.
The reception Team are initial point of contact for the surgery, face to face or over the telephone.  Booking appointment for GP’s, Nurses and offering appointments at Extended Access for evenings or weekends.

Providing basic information and navigating to appropriate services depending on the query.

Clair McKay


My name is Clair I have been a receptionist at Chastleton for 2 years. I arrange baby immunisations and prescriptions also I enjoy helping people. I love dogs and have two who are treated like royalty

Stephanie Robinson


My Name is Stephanie but prefer Steph.
I moved up to the Northeast from the Wirral Merseyside 3 and a half years ago to Live with my Husband. I’ve worked at Chastleton Medical Group since moving here, its good to be part of a lovely team, part of my role is to make appts F2F and by Telephone.



My name is Alicia and I’m new to the role of a receptionist. I enjoy working with the team and because of my background in care I find helping people very rewarding.

Holly Winstanley


My name is Holly, I’ve worked as a receptionist for nearly a year at Chastleton. I enjoy helping people as I have a background in care. I enjoy the fast-paced environment and getting to know patients.

Danielle Dowd


My name is Danielle, as a GP receptionist, my job responsibilities include answering the phones, scheduling appointments, assisting patients with enquiries and facilitating prescription orders. Along with the team I contributing to the smooth functioning of the medical practice.

Meghan Wilkinson


My name is Meghan and I am one of the GP receptionists at Chastleton. My job role entails scheduling appointments and helping patients with queries within the surgery.

Data Team

Kristy McGray

Data Administrator

I work as a Data Admin within Chastleton.
I scan and code patient data onto medical records whether this be hospital correspondence or summarising newly registered patients records.

Lisa Hackett

Data Administrator

Lisa is a Data Administrator in Chastelton Medical Group.

I work as part of a team to scan and code patient letters and data to their medical record quickly and efficiently.

Medical Secretaries

Dawn Elmore

Medical Secretary

As a medical secretary we deal with most of the outgoing correspondence in the practice such as letters and medical reports.  We also process both NHS and private referrals using the electronic referral system or by post.
I have been with Chastleton for around 20 years covering a variety of roles in reception before becoming a medical secretary in January 2023.

Michelle Morgan

Medical Secretary

As a medical secretary we deal with most of the outgoing correspondence in the practice such as letters and medical reports.  We also process both NHS and private referrals using the electronic referral system or by post.

I have had a variety of roles whilst working at Chastleton and have recently joined the secretary team.

Holly Jenkins

Medical Secretary

Practice Management

Victoria Reed

Business Manager

As Business Manager, my role involves managing and coordinating all of the business aspects of the practice.  This includes ensuring the right systems are in place to support the highest possible standard of care to all Chastleton patients, human resources, finances, patient safety, premise and equipment maintenance and information technology. 

Jonny Wilde

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, ensuring staff are working towards delivering the highest standard of care to all Chastleton patients.  I ensure our communication with staff, patients and carers is clear and effective.  I also deputise for the Business Manager as needed. Also Loves LEGO!