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Organ Donation Week 2nd -8th September

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Fundraising and Patient Donations Thank you for all your kind donations and purchases from the book and DVD sale.  We have so far raised a total of £889.76 from the sale of books and DVDs.  We have also received a total of £1,372 from individual patient donations.  Donations will be used to purchase medical equipment for the surgery.

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Dr Gregory Black (Partner)

M.B., Ch.B. 1994, M.R.C.G.P. Distinction 1998  GB Photo

Dr Black has been with the practice since 2000. He offers a full general practice service and has a special interest in minor surgery, ophthalmology, hypertension, heart disease, respiratory medicine and Ear, Nose & Throat.

Dr Kate Howlett (Partner)

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BSc, University of St Andrews, M.B. Ch. B. (University of Manchester) 1995, MRCGP 2000, DFFP 1999, D.R.C.O.G. 1999, Certificate in Management of Drugs Misuse 2003, Diploma course in Management of Diabetes 2004. 

Dr Howlett has a special interest in heart disease and diabetes as well as contraception, offering full range of contraception services. She joined the practice in 2013, previously working locally and in rural Scotland.

Dr Lynne Harris

LH PhotoB Eng (University of Southampton 1990, MB BChir Final MB Part II with distinction (University of Cambridge) 2007, DRCOG 2010, DFSRH 2012, MRCGP 2013, DGM 2013.

Dr Harris offers a full range of general practice services and has a special interest in the care of elderly patients, particularly those with dementia. She was awarded the Royal College of Physician’s Diploma in Geriatric Medicine in 2013. She also has skills in caring for patients nearing the end of life having completed the Teesside University Practical Palliative Care Course for GPs in 2013. Her other areas of interest include mental health and women’s health. Before joining the team at Ampleforth and Hovingham Surgeries in 2018, she worked as a GP in Cumbria.

Dr Alix Jimenez

RCGP, MBBS with distinction 2009 (Newcastle), BA (Hons) 1999 (Newcastle)  AJ Photo

Dr Jimenez provides a full range of GP services including minor surgery.  Her particular areas of interest include dermatology and mental health. She is currently studying for a postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology.  Before joining the team at Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries she worked as a GP Registrar in Newcastle, Northumberland and Cleveland.

Dr Elizabeth Rusby

ER PhotoBScHons MedSci (University of St Andrews) 2008, MBChB (University of Manchester) 2011, MRCGP 2016

Dr Rusby joined the practice in 2018 having trained and worked locally in Northallerton and Ripon.  Dr Rusby provides a full range of GP services and her particular areas of interest include mental health and women's health.

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