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M.B B Ch DRCOG FRCGP Dip Clin Ed
Born in Seaford on the south coast. He qualified from Manchester University in 1988. He trained in Burnley, Blackburn and Pontefract before moving to the North East in 1993. He is a GP Trainer and GP Tutor for Hartlepool. He is interested in medical education, child health and mental health problems. He has four children, is a keen supporter of Manchester United, enjoys reading and listening to a variety of music.
Joined the Practice in 2017.
MB ChB FRCGP
Born in Edinburgh and graduated from Aberdeen in 1985. She moved to the North East in 1986 and trained as a GP in Cleveland. She worked in Stockton and Middlesbrough before joining this Practice in 1990. Alison has also become a Fellow by Assessment of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She trains GP registrars from the local training scheme. Her main interests are dancing running and going to the gym. She has two grown up children.
MB BCH MRCGP Dip AGP
Dr Mc Gowan is Irish-American and graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1985. While training to become a GP, he worked in Teesside, Manchester, Lancashire, South Wales and Australia. He joined the Practice in 1991. He has been a GP Trainer in the Practice since August 2001 and has interests in minor surgery, child health and computers. He gained the Diploma in Advanced General Practice at Newcastle University in 1998. Patrick is a keen hill walker, swimmer, part time student with the Open University and enjoys a good book.
MBBS Diploma FSRH
Born in Scarborough and moved to Teesside 23 years ago. She went to school in Redcar and trained at Newcastle University, qualifying in 2006. She has worked in hospitals in Teesside throughout her training and joined the local GP training scheme before joining the Practice in August 2011. She initially joined as a salaried doctor but became a partner in April 2012. She has an interest in sexual health and contraception, fits and removes coils and implants within the Practice. She has twins- a boy and girl- born in January 2016.
MB ChB MRCGP DFFP
Joined the Practice in August 1999, having trained in our Practice on the Cleveland Vocational Training Scheme. She has passed her MRCGP with a merit grade, was awarded the Ruth Dunlop award for GP Trainee of the year on the Cleveland GP Training Scheme and obtained the RCGP Certificate in Drug Addiction Treatment in 2002. She is still an active member of the Cleveland Local Medical Committee and was in post as Chairman from 2006-2009. Dr Roberts is also an elected Director of Hartlepool and Stockton Health (H&SH) the GP federation (a group of local General Practices working together to lead happy, strong and sustainable out of hospital care. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and our healthcare teams.) As well as working part time in the practice she is married with two children and a dog.
Born near Slough 1958 and qualified from Leeds University in 1981. He trained in Falkirk, Lancaster and Preston before moving to the North East. He has been a partner in the Practice since 1986 and over the last four to five years he has taken an increasing interest in healthcare management while reducing his time spent on clinical work. He retired in 2016 but returned part time to support both the practice and the wider healthcare economy at a time of shortage of GPs. He has been chair of NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group for several years but maintains a 1 day clinical commitment as part time partner at Havelock Grange Practice in Hartlepool. He enjoys cycling, cross country skiing and 3D photography.
Joined the Practice in 2018
There are three salaried GP’s, all providing face to face and or telephone review appointments.
We have five Practice Nurses, one Treatment Room Nurse.
The team are trained to give independent advice on a wide variety of health problems as well as carrying out vaccination, dressings, removing sutures and ear syringing.
There are three Health Care Assistants. The team provide advice on a wide variety of health problems as well as carrying out vaccination, dressings, removing sutures and phlebotomy services.
The Practice Manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The Practice Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
We have two admin support staff who support the admin and management teams, three Data Entry Clerks, nine Practice Assistants and four Practice Secretaries. All teams help towards supporting a good quality patient centred care approach.
There is one Domestic at Brierton Medical Centre who ensures the building is clean, tidy and ready to welcome patients.
We have one Practice Pharmacist who provides medicines management advice, support and annual medication reviews via telephone consultations or face to face.
Havelock Grange Practice are part of a Primary Care Network (PCN). You may also be seen be a member of One Life Hartlepool Primary Care Network.
One Life Hartlepool PCN Pharmacist - Provides medicines management advice, support and annual medication reviews via telephone consultations or face to face
One Life Hartlepool PCN Social Prescriber Link Worker - Can help you get specialist support for more than medical issues. You can improve your health and wellbeing through a social prescription.
Community staff are no longer attached to Practices in Hartlepool. They are in three locality teams based geographically in the South, Central and Northern areas of the town. The team involved in your care depends on the area in which you live. If you require any of these services you will be referred into the appropriate team by the Practice.
A Health Visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.