The Team

Doctors

Dr Alan Cunningham

Dr Alan Cunningham

Dr Alan Cunningham was a partner for over 25 years. Dr Cunningham runs surgeries on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoon. Dr Cunningham qualified in Dundee in 1983, his qualifications are MBChb, DRCOG, Dip Therapeutics.

Dr Tom Polito

Dr Tom Polito

Dr Tom Polito has been with the practice since 2006, and has now been a partner for 7 years. Dr Polito runs surgeries every weekday except Wednesday. He is able to administer steroid/cortisone injections. Dr Polito qualified in Sheffield in 1995, his qualifications are MBChb.

Dr Rachel Aston

Dr Rachel Aston

Dr Rachel Aston joined the practice in January 2009, and runs surgeries on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday and Friday mornings. She has an interest in family planning and is trained to fit/remove contraceptive implants. Dr Aston qualified in Nottingham in 2004, her qualifications are BM BS DRCOG DFSRH.

Dr Victoria Finan

Dr Victoria Finan

Dr Victoria Finan joined the practice in April 2014 and became a partner in November 2017. Dr Finan runs surgeries on Mondays and Thursdays. She qualified in Cambridge in 2006, her qualifications are MB, BChir & DRCOG. She has a particular interest in palliative care and is trained to fit contraceptive implants and coils.

Dr Catherine Walker

Dr Catherine Walker

Dr Walker joined the practice in May 2016 and runs surgeries all day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She qualified in Liverpool in 2010, and has a particular interest in palliative medicine.

Dr Charlotte Macdonald

Dr Charlotte Macdonald

Dr Charlotte Macdonald joined the practice in January 2018 and became a partner in October 2018. She runs surgeries on Monday and Thursday mornings and all day Wednesday. Dr Macdonald qualified from Leeds University in 2002, her qualifications are MBChB, DFSRH and MRCGP. She has been working as a GP since 2006 and in Harrogate from 2013. Dr Macdonald has a keen interest in reproductive and sexual healthcare and is trained to fit and remove contraceptive coils and implants.

Dr Imran Shaikh

Dr Imran Shaikh

Dr Shaikh joined the practice in June 2020 and runs surgeries all day on Monday and Wednesday and also on Tuesday morning.  He qualified in 2010 with Degrees from York University and Leicester University and did his medical training around the East Midlands working in the Leicester hospitals and Northampton.  He enjoys all aspects of General Practice.

 

Practice Nurses & Healthcare assistants

We share a team of nurses and healthcare assistants with the other 2 practices in the medical centre; they provide a wide range of care and services such as annual reviews for chronic diseases/conditions such as asthma, diabetes, COPD or hypertension, wound care and dressings, stitch removal, childhood immunisations, seasonal flu vaccinations, B12 injections, blood pressure checks, NHS Healthchecks, ear syringing and contraceptive reviews.

Support Staff

Sarah WilkinsonSarah Wilkinson
Practice Manager
Anne Harries
Anne Harries
Admin Manager
Sarah Woffinden
Sarah Woffinden
Pharmacist
Demmi-Sue MacDermid
Demmi-Sue MacDermid
Medical Receptionist
Emma Balgue
Emma Balgue
Reception Manager
Clare Harrison
Clare Harrison
Administrator/Medical Secretary
Sandrine Trotereau
Sandrine Trotereau
Medical Receptionist
 Emma Little
Emma Little
Medical Receptionist
Jackie Hall
Jackie Hall
Medical Receptionist

Medical Secretary team

We share a team of 6 medical secretaries with the other 2 practices in the medical centre, they deal with all hospital referrals for treatment (both NHS and private) and a wide variety of other incoming correspondence requiring GP input and response.

Other Attached Staff

We work alongside a district nursing team, a counsellor and link worker.

Health Visitor

We work with a Health Visitor team who cover the Harrogate district. For routine baby weighing you are asked to go to the drop in baby clinics (please note that you need to arrive 15 minutes before the finish time) :-

  • Monday – Bilton Children’s Centre (Woodfield school) 9.30am – 10.45am or Knaresborough Children’s Centre (Manor Rd school) 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Tuesday – Harrogate Library, Victoria Avenue 1.30pm – 2.45pm session run on the first Tuesday of every month, Starbeck Library 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Wednesday – Harrogate North Children’s Centre, Saltergate school 9.15am – 10.45am
  • Thursday – Harrogate Town Children’s Centre (Wedderburn) – 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Friday – Stockwell Road Surgery, Knaresborough 10.30am – 11.30am
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