Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with the practice, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership.
Having made a choice it is advisable to see the same doctor whenever possible, especially for follow up of a continuing problem.
Dr John J. Edwards
MBChB, MPH, PhD, FRCGP, DFPH
GMC No: 3334148
Dr Elizabeth Cottrell
MBChB, PGDipMedSci, DFSRH, DRCOG, PhD, FRCGP
GMC No: 6145537
Dr Prabhakaran Rajkumar
Salaried GPGMC No: 6036892
Dr Junaid Tipu
Salaried GPGMC No: 6127702
GMC Number refers to the General Medical Council Medical Register.
We now have a number of locum GPs working at the practice to support the delivery of GP care to our patients.
Dr Ayesha Shafaq
Dr Kennedy Ogujiuba
Dr Anshika Gangwar
Wolstanton Medical Centre is a training practice for General Practitioner Registrars and doctors in training. These are fully trained doctors with a wealth of hospital experience who are being trained for the Primary Care setting.
Training may involve shared surgeries with another doctor and video surgeries. The reception staff will inform you if the consultations are being filmed. Please say if you would prefer not to be filmed.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Specialising in Long term conditions
Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners are highly experienced nurses who have undergone additional training to manage certain problems without the need to see a doctor.
They are able to prescribe certain drugs, and are always able to seek further advice from one of the doctors immediately, if necessary.
Physician Associates support GPs to assess, diagnose and manage patients.
Appointments can be made with them for assessment and treatment of minor ailments, cervical smears, dressings, ear syringes, immunisations, etc. Health Services provided by our Nursing Team.
Health Care Assistants
Health Care Assistants (HCAs) have a supportive role in the medical centre, and work under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.
Stephanie Kelly-LeeseAssociate Practitioner
The District Nurses are based at a number of centres. They may be contacted by telephone on 0300 124 0092.
For more information please see District Nursing.
The Health Visitors can be contacted on 0300 303 3923. They run a number of drop clinics at different centres. For more information see Newcastle Health Visitors Clinics.
The practice has an attached Midwife who is based at Bradwell Hospital and can be contacted on 0300 123 0905 ext 6161.
Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)
If you feel you may benefit from seeing a CPN, it will be necessary to see one of the doctors first to identify how you may best be helped.
First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs)
The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.
FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
Please ask at Reception for an appointment.
Your Link Worker, Mandi works alongside GPs and other staff in your Doctors Surgery.
Find our more about Social Prescribing.
Mental Health Practitioner
You can book directly with Marie, our Mental Health Practitioner via our reception.
She will consult with people of any age with new or existing mental health problems.
Health & Wellbeing Coach
Management and Administration
Leila is responsible for the day to day running and organisation of the practice.
Administration and Secretaries