Blackhall & Peterlee Practice

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Our Allied Health Professionals


Raluca Usvat (f)

Deborah Ngongo (f)

Lesley Callaghan (f) – Pharmacy Technician

Practice pharmacists work with patients on medication reviews, hospital discharges and chronic diseases.

Social Prescribing Team

John Kelly (m) – Social Prescribing Link Worker

Jade Hizzett (f) – Young Persons Social Prescribing Link Worker

Sarah Marsh (f) – Care Co-Ordinator

The social prescribing team work together to enable health professionals to refer patients to a range of local, non-clinical services.

First Contact Mental Health Practitioner (FCMHP)

Pearl Cusworth (f)

The FCMHP is available for any patient over the age of 18 who is not currently under the care of secondary or community mental health services. They can refer on to mental health services where required and can direct patients to appropriate support services. You do not need a referral and can book an appointment by speaking to one of our reception staff.

Community Midwives

Work from Blackhall only providing full maternity and postnatal care.

Community Nurses

They are attached to both sites and provide nursing care, advice and support. They work in close liaison with the Doctors and give support to patients too ill to attend surgery. They also liaise with Twilight Nurses, MacMillan Nurses etc. and give advice on appliances and aids.

Telephone No: Blackhall 0191 587 2053 Peterlee: 0191 527 9210

Health Visitors

Work again from both sites, concentrating on families with children under 5 years and especially new babies. They run Baby Clinics jointly with the Doctors and also visit the elderly when necessary.

Telephone No: Blackhall 0191 5872087 Peterlee: 0191 586 3474/ 0191 587 0069


We are very fortunate to have a Physiotherapist based at our Blackhall Surgery. You do not need a referral and can book an appointment by speaking to one of our reception staff.


A counselling service is provided at our Blackhall site. Referrals are made through your Doctor only.


We also have a Chiropodist based at our Blackhall Surgery. Referrals are via your Doctor or Nurse.

All appointment enquiries are on 01429 285060.