Rectory Lane,
Guisborough, Cleveland,
TS14 7DJ

Healthcare Team


Doctors

Dr Patrick N Gordon

MBBS Newcastle 1992, MRCP 1996, MRCGP 2000, DCH 1999
Completed Cleveland GP training scheme in 1999 following General Medical postgraduate training in South Tees Hospitals. Particular areas of interest include musculoskeletal problems, child health and child protection and teaching of medical students.

Dr Allison Armitage

Having qualified in Newcastle in 1988, I did all my hospital and GP training in Airedale, West Yorkshire. I then returned to the North East to be a GP partner in 1993.

I am very much a generalist and believe in the holistic approach of treating the person as a whole and not just the disease. I enjoy giving personalised care to individuals and their families over a long period of time.

Dr Teik Goh

MBBS MSc DIC DCH DGM FRCGP
Dr Goh joined the partnership at The Garth Surgery in March 2011. He completed Northumbria GP Training Scheme in 2009, and has special interests in care of elderly, research and health management. He is currently the Clinical Director for the East Cleveland Group Primary Care Network. He also a member of the NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Medical Technologies Advisory Committee.

Dr Fiona McHardy

MBChB MRCGP DFSRH
Trained in Leeds and qualified in 2001. Completed Leeds GP training scheme in 2005. Special interests in women's health and contraception and fits contracetive coils and implants. GP trainer supervising doctors doing GP specialist training, and GP tutor and appraiser.

Dr Catriona Speight

MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
Having qualified from Newcastle in 2000, I worked for a year in Australia before completing my GP training in Leeds. I moved back to the North East in 2013. My areas of interest include sexual health, family planning including fitting coils and implants, women's health and breastfeeding support.

Dr Irene Redolat Castella

LMS U Barcelona 2000
Qualified as GP in 2004 (Castellon)
Diploma in Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 2005 
Post Graduate Diploma in cardiovascular medicine for general practice. Distinction (Sheffield Hallam 2006 to 2009)
Diploma in Palliative Care for general practitioners 2009
Post Graduate Certificate on Electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation in 2012. Teeside University

Dr Eleanor Sutherland

MBChB with honors Liverpool Medical School 2005
MRCGP 2010
Diploma in Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 2010
Diploma in Palliative Care 2014
GP Trainer 2018

After completing my medical degree and initial training in the North West, I did my GP Training in the Scarborough area before moving back to the local area. Special interests; teaching and training, women's health and paediatrics.

Dr Katherine Anthony

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Training Practice

This practice trains junior doctors. They are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what to do they will ask more senior colleagues for advice.

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Nursing Team

Nurse Practitioners

Rosie Watts

I qualified as a nurse in 2004 after training in Leeds. My specialist interest is Respiratory with COPD and Asthma . I have worked in acute medicine, respiratory services including Asthma Oxygen and COPD amongst other lung conditions. I have also worked as a Community Matron before taking the post here as Nurse Practitioner.

Caroline Walker

Emma Wilde

Examples of the services provided by our Nurse Practitioner.

Practice Nurses

Alison Rye
Qualified in adult nursing in 2006 at Teesside University. After qualifying my first job was at James Cook University Hospital as a staff nurse in the Accident & Emergency department. I then gained some experience in midwifery before joining the Garth in 2009 as a practice nurse.

Karen Clark

Gemma Maplethorpe

I qualified with an adult nursing degree in 2012 from Northumbria University. My first job was  working on the acute assessment unit (ward 15) at JCUH. I then worked as a district nurse within Guisborough & East Cleveland before moving to general practice. I joined the Garth in January 2024 as a practice nurse. I undertake long term condition reviews, particularly Diabetes, COPD and Asthma.

Examples of the conditions which our nurses can treat or give advice upon.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Debbie Wallace
I have worked at Poole Hospital, Stockton Lodge Nursing Home, Elmridge Nursing Home, and Moorlands Nursing Home, before joining the Garth Surgery.

Donna Jowers
I spent 5 years in the metropolitan police service before moving into the care sector. I started in elderly care, then I moved on to young adults in care with disabilities. There I gained my level 3 in health care before moving into the NHS family. I spent 2 years on the community team in Wiltshire before starting my degree as an assistant practitioner at Oxford Brooks university spending a lot of time on placements learning different skills from rehabilitation to the fast pace of accident and emergency.  I moved to the northeast this year to start my new adventure with the Garth Surgery and in due course complete my degree.  

Phlebotomist

Brenda Jones

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Community Team

Community Midwife

Ashleigh Oyston

Community Nurses

Sarah Mallett
Jane Binks

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Nurse

Debbie Blair

Counsellors

Pauline Barwick. Practice Counsellor

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Practice Management

Practice Manager

Tara Rose

Deputy Practice Manager

Sharon Appleyard
Sharon began working at the practice in July 1998 as a receptionist after completing an Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR) diploma at college.

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Administration and Reception

Administration

Michele Martin
Secretary
Michele lives in Guisborough and joined the practice in 1993 as a receptionist. Some years later she became the practice secretary and is happy to help with any referral queries you may have.

Andrea Hardy

Secretary

Stephen Wildman
Information Technology Clerk

Laura Harrison

Clinical Administrator

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Moira Shields, Victoria Wall, Adele Cotterill, Elaine Gilding, Deborah Thompson, Jenifer Bowes, Joanne Sawden, Claire Mortell, Tracy Cox, Mandy Warren, Rosie Henderson, Lindsay Scott, Gemma Ing.