Blackhall & Peterlee



Dr Robin W Armstrong (m)
MBB.Ch. BAO 1987, MRCGP 1991, Dip Pal Med 2002.

Dr Anne C Blandford (f)
MBB.Ch. 1989, MRCGP 1996, DTM&M 1994
Diploma in Child Health 1993, DRCOG 1993, DFFP 2003.

Dr Kamal Sidhu (m)
MBBS 2002, MRCGP 2008, DFFP 2007, DRCOG 2008

Dr Savitri Laloo (f)

Dr Raghad Mustaffa (f)
MB ChB 2000

Dr Karina McCaffer(f)
MB ChB 2011 University of Aberdeen

Dr Mary Kwok (f)
MB BS 2005

Dr Diya Kuruvila (f)
MB BS 2007 University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Nurse Practitioners

Ms Louise Stockley (f)

Our Nurse Practitioner works at both sites, she can treat and prescribe for a range of minor illnesses and acute medical problems.


Mrs Julie Warin (f)
RGN 1996, Cervical Cytology & Breast Awareness 2003, Smoking Cessation, Practice Development in coronary Heart Disease 2006, Practice Development in Asthma 2007 - Practice Nurse for both sites

Mrs Victoria Hunter (f)
Practice Nurse for both sites

Mrs Karen Austwicke (f)
Practice Nurse for both sites

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Kim Errington (f)
NVQ Care Level 3 2000. Certificate of Phlebotomy 2006, Smoking Cessation 2007

Ms Natalie Fairley (f)
Phlebotomy 2009, Smoking Cessation 2010

Ms Paula Butler (f)
NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care 2008, Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care 2012, Wound Management Degree Module 2015


Jill Green (f)

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

Practice Management

Catherine Armitage (f)
Practice Manager.

Mr Richard Flaherty (m)
Assistant Practice Manager.


Keith Judkins (m)
Finance Officer

Mrs Joan Todd (f)
Computer Manager

Mrs Susan Elves (f)
Asst Practice Manager - Peterlee

Mrs Christine Teasdale (f)
Assistant Practice Manager - Blackhall


Ms Joanne Tait (f)
Receptionist – Peterlee

Ms Diane Scott (f)
Receptionist – Peterlee

Mrs Louise Atkinson (f)
Receptionist – Peterlee

Mrs Linda Fullard (f)
Receptionist – Peterlee

Mrs Christine Farn (f)
Receptionist – Peterlee

Mrs Helen Cummings (f)
Receptionist - Blackhall

Mrs Gemma Pattinson (f)
Receptionist - Blackhall

Mrs Jayne Gibson (f)
Receptionist - Blackhall 

Mrs Allison Pearce (f)
Receptionist - Blackhall

Miss Emily Purcell (f)
Receptionist - Blackhall

Miss Alix Longstaff (f)
Receptionist - Blackhall

Community Midwives

Work from Blackhall only providing full maternity and post-natal 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 5863474/ 0191 5870069


We are very fortunate to have a Physiotherapist based at our Blackhall Surgery. Referrals are made through your Doctor only.


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.
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Contact Us

Blackhall Community Health Centre
Hesleden Road
TS27 4LQ
Peterlee Community Hospital
O'Neill Drive
Co Durham

Tel: 0191 586 4331
Fax: 0191 586 8288

Out of Hours: 111
Please note that calls may be monitored or recorded