He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.

All of our patients are allocated a named, accountable GP when they register with the practice. If you are unsure of your named GP please ask at your next appointment or contact one of our receptionists.

Whickham has been a national finalist in the RHS 'Britain In Bloom' competition over fifteen times, and, as of 2012, has twice been awarded 'Outright National Winner' in its category.

We aim to provide high quality health services that balance continuity of care with good access and resources responsive to patient needs in a caring environment.

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Foodies can sample tasty treats from around 40 traders at the Whickham Food and Craft Festival this weekend

The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on the following dates.  This is to carry out important training for all practice staff and is a District wide initiative which has been arranged by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group.  In an emergency during these times please telephone 0191 4885555 and listen to the message. Tuesday 20th September 2016 Wednesday 5th October 2016 Thursday 17th November 2016 Thursday 2nd February 2017 Thursday 23rd February 2017 Wednesday 8th March 2017

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To the south-west of Whickham, above the River Derwent, are the ruins of Old Hollinside, a fortified manor house[2] once owned by the Bowes-Lyon family.

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The parish is bounded on the north by the Tyne, on the west by the parish of Stella, and on the south-west and south by Lamesley and Marley Hill. The parish priest is Revd. Barry Joseph Abbott.

Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.

Our full address is: The Whickham Practice, Rectory Lane, Whickham, Tyne and Wear, NE16 4PD

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Swalwell and Consett have each made perfect starts, but the NTSL's top two face one another this weekend