Hetton Medical Centre

Opening Times
Monday8.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday8.00am - 6.00pm
Friday8.00am - 6.00pm

Overview of Our Team


We have a range of skilled staff in addition to the qualified doctors at our practice.

You can find out more about our dedicated team on this page:


We have 6 GPs here at Hetton Group Practice.  Click here for more info/photos of our GPs.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

We have 1 Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Nichola Waters) working alongside our GPs.  Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner can see almost the same problems as our GP’s can with a few small exceptions (see below)

Nichola -no gynae problems or HRT.  She can see children over the age of 3 months.

Click here for more info/photo of our Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

GP Registrars

We currently have 1 GP Registrar:  Dr G James (Male)

As a training practice we take GP Registrars on a 6 month rotation.  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.

Nursing Staff

  • Nichola Waters (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
  • Ann Turnbull – Practice Nurse
  • Judith Young – Healthcare Assistant
  • Caitlin Williams – Healthcare Assistant
  • Rachel McClennan – Healthcare Assistant


  • Julie Tumilty – Practice Manager (BA Hons, Cert Mgmt, PG Cert)
  • Carol Smith – Office Manager
  • Emma Middleton – Deputy Office Manager

The diagram below shows an overview of our Practice Staff: