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Dr Christopher Burdon (m)

Chris BBSc (Hons) MB BS DRCOG MRCGP Doccmed Trained at Barts (London) Qualified 1984.

I was brought up in Gosforth and trained as an undergraduate at Barts in London. I did my GP training in the North East.

I have a keen interest in teaching and training, both undergraduates and postgraduates, and I am a Training Programme Director on the Northumbrian General practice Training Scheme. My other main professional interest outside GP is Occupational Medicine. I am married to another local GP and have 2 sons and 3 dogs.

Dr Stephen Turley (m)

StephenMb BCH BAO DRCOG, MRCGP DOccMED, Trained in Belfast, Qualified in 1986

I qualified in 1986 in Belfast and have worked in the North East since 1987. I completed my GP Training in 1991 and have worked at Roseworth since 1996. My area of special interest outside of General Practice is Occupational Health and I work in a variety of NHS and non NHS settings. I am actively involved in all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate medical training within the practice.

I am married with three daughters and a dog. I am interested in football, old cars, cult television programmes and trying to stay fit by running (slowly). I have been trying with limited success to learn German for the past three years.

Dr Halina Tomaszczyk (f)

HalinaMD MRCS LRCP DRCOG JCPTGP Trained in Poland Qualified 1983

Originally qualified in Krakow, Poland. Re-qualified at St. George’s, London, GP training scheme in London.

A keen interest in women’s health issues, providing coil (IUCD) and contraceptive implant fitting within the practice.

Married with 3 children, and enjoys running (non-competitively), volleyball and gardening.

Dr Andrea Younghusband (f)


Born in Newcastle, trained in Newcastle. Married to a GP.
Andrea loves her dogs too!

Three children (1 girl, 2 boys).

Dr Chris Collins (m)

Chris CMBBS MRCGP and DipOccMed

Studied at Newcastle University and qualified in 2009. Completed GP training in 2014. I trained here at Roseworth Surgery before being offered a post as a salaried GP.

Outside of work I like to keep active with my main passion being sport. I play both football and tennis regularly and in the summer I enjoy getting out on my bike.

Dr Ben Abawe (m)

BenGraduated from medical school 2009 in Nigeria.

He has been in the UK since 2015 and worked as an SHO in medicine at a Hampshire hospital.

He will be at Roseworth until February 2019.

Dr Fran Breen (f)
Dr Sami Takroni (m)
Dr Kate Rowley (f)
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