Our team pride themselves in delivering outstanding NHS medical care. If you’re looking for a GP surgery which values personal care and continuity then look no further.
“Helping you to Better Health”
Dr Helen Coundon
Appointment availability: Monday AM, Tuesday PM, Thursday PM, Friday
Helen’s clinical interests and skills are in coil and contraception implant fitting, women’s health, GP training and teaching, mental health issues and therapeutics and medication.
Helen enjoys yoga and tap dancing in her spare time. She also loves walks in the countryside of Northumberland and County Durham.
Dr Sarah Hartley
Appointment availability: Monday, Wednesday
Dr Hartley qualified in 1997, she was originally from North West of England but lived and worked in the North East since 1997. She enjoys cycling, baking and family time. Her clinical interests are skin, musculoskeletal problems and women’s health.
Dr Hartley provides joint injections (knee, shoulder, base of thumb and trigger finger) and undertakes minor surgery for the practice.
Dr Jane Atkinson
Appointment availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Dr Atkinson also works at the University and has teaching qualifications. She grew up in County Durham and went to Manchester University. She enjoys cycling, swimming and running.
Dr Ima Williams
Appointment availability: Tuesday
Ima qualified as a doctor from the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone before training as a GP in the UK. Her interests include geriatric medicine.
She enjoys walking, foreign travel and spending quality time with family.
Dr Richard Arthur
Appointment availability: Thursday, Friday
Dr Arthur studied medicine at Warwick, and his clinical interests include palliative care and men’s health.
Dr Arthur loves the outdoors: climbing, surfing and hiking.
Dr Rachel Roe – GPR Doctor
Appointment availability: Tuesday, Friday
Dr Roe graduated from Newcastle University in 2016 and is completing her final 6 months of GP training at Bridge Medical. Her special interests include women’s health, contraception and sexual health. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, baking and spending time with family.
Dr Ese Olanrewaju – GPR Doctor
Appointment availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Dr Ese Olanrewaju obtained her medical degree from Nigeria. She has a background in Paediatric Medicine. Her clinical interests lie in infectious diseases. In her free time she enjoys travelling, cooking and entertaining people.
Health Care Assistant
Our Nursing Team are here to help you. Our team can offer you advice and support with various queries such as cervical smear tests, blood tests, diabetes, vaccinations, asthma, hypertension, heart and stroke monitoring and health promotion.
The Pharmacy Team at Bridge Medical consists of:
- John Sherwood
- Eliza Hughes
- Michelle Collins
Our Pharmacy team are responsible for all patient medication reviews. They look at any changes in medication on behalf of our doctors.
GP Net Earnings Computation
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
The average earnings for GPs working at Bridge Medical in the last financial year was £61,395.