At present four doctor’s work in partnership in the Medical Centre together with salaried doctors and registrars.  Our workforce consists of 19 members of ancillary staff, a nurse practitioner and a nursing team of 6 and a number of attached staff.

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:

GP Partners

Dr Susan Metcalfe, MB BS 1992 Newcastle, MRCGP (Female)
Dr Nicola Shortt, MB BS 2010 Newcastle (Female)
Dr Catherine Arthur, MB BS 2010 Newcastle (Female)
Dr Christopher Powell, MB BCh 2012 Cardiff University (Male)

Salaried Doctors

Dr Maria Shevlane, MB ChB 2016 University of Bristol (Female)
Dr Alexandra Hodgson, MB ChB 2016 University of Leeds (Female)
Dr Alexandra Edwin, MB ChB 2000 University of Liverpool (Female)
Dr Ben Malla, MB BS 2011, Kathmandu University (Male)

GP Registrars

Dr Sarah Clements, MB BS 2015,University of Newcastle (Female)
Dr Michelle Herman, MB BS 2019, University of Newcastle (Female)
Dr Mostafa Eljaafari, MB BCh 2010, University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine (Male

Our Staff

Management Team

Gail White – Practice Manager
Jayne Dafter – Assistant Practice Manager,
Dawn Emmerson – Reception Supervisor
Julie Brown – Reception Supervisor
Lynsey Ash – Office Supervisor

Deputy Supervisors

Debbie Halpin- Reception Deputy Supervisor
Tracey Clarkson – Reception Deputy Supervisor


Gillian McGarrell
Nicola Pearson
Natalie White
Gillian MacBean
Rachel Wardrobe
Joanne Barnaby


Louise Robson
Joanne Richardson
Alex Jenkins
Katie Smith
Emma Hayles

Nurse Practitioner

Hazel Topping

Practice Nurses

Jaimie Fraser
Julie McCaffery
Lisa Dadley
Julie Moore

Health Care Assistants

Anne Sheriff
Kelly Brown
Alison Blythe

GP Net Earnings

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

The average pay for GPs working at Longrigg Medical Centre in the last financial year was £65, 218 before tax and National Insurance.

This was for 5 full time GPs and 1 part time GP.

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