Dr Watkins, Gareth David - Partner

MBBS DRCOG FRCGP

Qualifying from Newcastle 1985, and after training on the Northumbria GP training programme he joined the practice as a partner in 1989.

Having an interest in the education of future doctors he gained a certificate in postgraduate education in 2001 and then has spent time as a medical student teacher, trainer for the NGPTP and foundation school.

In 2004 he became a training programme director for the Northumbria training programme and went on to be an Associate Director at the Northern Deanery.

In 2014 he returned to spend more time in the practice ,but continues to supervise the foundations doctors that rotate through the practice.

Dr Oxby, Alison - Partner

MBBS MRCGP DFFP LOCIUT FinDoc
Registered 1989 at London University

Dr Oxby has been a partner in the Practice since 2004. She is based at Broomhill Health Centre. She has extensive experience in contraception and women's health issues. She is the Practice lead on contraception, HRT and sexual health issues within the Practice and holds weekly sexual health clinics.

She is currently the Practice prescribing lead working closely with the Practice Medicines Manager.

Her interests outside the Practice are music, singing, travel, cooking and being mum to two young boys.

Dr Burville, Ben - Partner

Dr Burville qualified as a General Practitioner from Sheffield University in 2003. He has been a GP Trainer and NHS Appraiser since 2010.

Following on from his House Officer role he went straight onto the Northumbria Scheme for GP Training.

His interests in the Practice include child and adolescent medicine, diabetic care and minor operations.

He is a married, family man who enjoys a range of sports and is passionate about wildlife. When not at work he can often be found diving in the North Sea off the Farne Island. He has been involved in numerous BBC wildlife programmes - see www.youtube.com/bburville

Dr Katherine Carman, GP

Dr Carman qualified from Newcastle University in 2009. She then did her post-graduate and GP training throughout Northumberland and came to join Coquet Medical Group in 2014. She is now based at Amble Health Centre but covers Broomhill as well.

Dr Carman is interested in all aspects of General Practice. She runs the postnatal clinic and is involved with the Northumberland Breastfeeding Strategic Group.

Outside of work Dr Carman can be found mountain biking, fell running with her dogs and spending time with her young family.

GP Earnings Statement

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.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in this practice in the last full financial year was £85,499 before Tax and National insurance. This is for six full time GPs, three part time Gps.

Dr Pettifer, Matthew William - Partner

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG FP Cert.
Registered 1989 at Newcastle University

Dr Pettifer has been a partner in the Practice since 1995. He is based at Amble Health Centre. He is an established trainer of Specialist GP Registrars.

Dr Pettifer runs the new baby health check clinic.

In 2014 he returned to spend more time in the practice ,but continues to supervise the foundations doctors that rotate through the practice.

Dr Long, Kathleen - Partner

MBBS MRCGP DCCH FP Cert.
Registered 1982 at Newcastle University

Dr Long trained at Newcastle Medical School and completed the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme in General Practice. Before joining Coquet Medical Group, she worked as a Principal in General Practice in Cramlington and then in Wooler.

She has been a GP Trainer teaching Registrars training in General Practice. She is still involved in recruiting new registrars to join the Northern Deanery.

She is interested in all aspects of General Practice and likes to remain a generalist.

She is now the Lifeboat Medical Advisor for the Amble RNLI and is looking forward to her involvement with the station.

Dr Jamie Willey GP

Dr Willey qualified from Newcastle University in 2008. He went on to complete his General Practice training in the North East and has been working in the area since completing this in 2013. He has a special interest in the management of drug and alcohol problems and also in Learning disability.

He enjoys music and plays in a band. Also he loves spending time in Northumberland hiking, fishing and playing golf.

G.P. Registrars

We are fortunate in having been selected as one of the Practices which provides experience for young doctors embarking on a career in General Practice. These doctors, known as G.P. Registrars, are fully qualified and often have extensive hospital experience. They usually stay for a period of six months. Very occasionally consultations with the registrar will be recorded on video as part of their training. You will be asked prior to your consultation if you object. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times.

Foundation Doctors

Coquet Medical Group is fortunate to have been selected as one of the Practices which will provide experience for Year 2 doctors on the Foundation Programme. These young doctors will stay for a period of 4 months and will consult patients under the educational supervision of the Practice.