Whitby Group Practice
Spring Vale Medical Centre, Rievaulx Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1SD
Tel: 01947 820888
Out of Hours: 111

Whitby Group Practice GP's

Dr Lynda M. Carter -  BSc, MSc (dist), Cert Pall Care, MB BS, MRCGP, BSc Med Microbiology, MSc Medical Immunology, Cert of Essential Palliative Care, Dip Fac Sexual & Rep Healthcare, Dip Trop Med & Hygiene (dist), PG Cert ED (Primary Care) (merit)
St. Georges Hospital Medical School London 2004

Dr Rebecca J. Chandler - M.B., Ch.B., MRCGP, DFSRH
Liverpool 2003

Dr Napa S. Gopikrishnan - M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S (Ed)
Madras, India 1990

Dr Robert Hazledine - M.B., Ch.B., MRCGP
Glasgow 2001

Dr Tara A. C. Hazledine - M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H., nM.R.C.G.P.
Edinburgh 2000

Dr David M. Hilson - M.B., B.S.
York 2011

Dr Paul C. Johnson -  M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H., F.P.Cert, M.R.C.G.P., F.R.C.G.P.
Manchester 1983

*Dr Rosanna L. Jones - M.B., Ch.B., MRCGP, DCH, FSRH
2005 Aberdeen

Dr Martin J. H. Linton - M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.G.P., D.A., F.P.C.
Leeds 1985

Dr Terry McCormack - M.B., B.S., D.A. (Eng), D.R.C.O.G., D.F.F.P., M.R.C.A.
St Mary’s Hospital London 1982

Dr Amanda L. SmartM.B., Ch.B., MRCGP.,
D.A., F.P.C., D.C.H.
Leeds 1985

Dr Simon J. D. Williams - M.B., Ch.B., MRCGP
Aberdeen 2004

Dr Kate Reynolds  - M.B., Ch.B., MRCGP

Dr Colette Broadhurst - M.B., Ch.B. 1992 Edinburgh

Dr Carolyn J. Fisher - M.B., Ch.B., F.P.Cert Manchester 1983
Dr Sarah Brown -  M.B.,Ch.B., Birmingham 2012


Nurse Practitioner

We have appointed a Nurse Practitioner, who is fully trained to diagnose:

  • Asthma Problems
  • Abdominal Pain / Symptoms
  • Eye Problems
  • Throat Problems
  • Thrush / Urine infections
  • Muscular or bony injuries / Symptoms e.g back pain
  • Children with a Temperature
  • Chest Infections
  • Headaches
  • Ear Problems
  • Rashes / Skin Infections
  • General or Emergency Contraceptive Advice
  • Refer for further tests e.g.
  • x-rays

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurses are available from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Later appointments can be arranged for certain clinics so please ask one of our receptionists.

Nurse Run Clinics are run by appointment from the Practice Nurses consulting rooms as follows

Diabetic Clinic
Asthma Clinic 
COPD Clinic
Hypertension Clinic
Coronary Heart Disease Clinic
Treatment Monitoring Clinic 
Cervical Smear Clinic 
Cryotherapy Clinic 
Family Planning Clinic including insertion & removal of subcutaneous contraception and coils.
Immunisation Clinic 
Foreign Travel Advice and Immunisation 
Leg Ulcer Treatment Clinic 
Stroke Clinic
Sexual Health Clinic - Chlamydia Screening, Condom Distribution & Contraception Advice
New Patient Health Checks
NHS health checks on patients aged 40-70 with no pre-existing conditions
Smoking cessation advice
Advice about healthy eating
Weight management
Drug monitoring

Every Autumn we offer Flu Vaccination to patients in the following categories:-.

Look out for the dates advertised in the Surgery, on your prescriptions or in the Whitby Gazette.
We operate a two week drop in anytime period and have nurses dedicated to giving flu vaccinations only during that period. Waiting times are very short on the day.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccination please use one of these's extra clinics.

  • All those over 65 years of age.
  • All those with Diabetes, Lung Disease, Heart Disease and Kidney Failure.
  • The main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
  • Patients taking immunosuppressive drugs.
  • Patients who are Pregnant


GP Registrars and students

This is a training practice. Fully qualified doctors training for a career in general practice are attached to the practice for periods of 6 months.

You may be offered an appointment with the GP registrar should your own doctor not be available. Please treat them as one of us.

Medical students also visit the Practice. We are training partners with the Hull York Medical School and Imperial College, London. If students are present with your doctor you would be informed of this prior to your appointment. Please accept their sitting in on your consultation. If you are not happy with this please inform the receptionist.

Occasionally you may be asked whether you would mind your consultation with the doctor being video taped. This is done solely for the purposes of educating doctors and would only be done with your written consent. The tape is only seen by doctors and is erased as soon as the educational activity has been done. If you change your mind after a consultation the tape would be erased immediately. We are very grateful for our patients co-operating with this activity.

Our Team

Whitby Group Practice employs the following ancillary staff to ensure the smooth running of the medical centre:

Practice Manager: Alison Williams
Head of Operations: Ness Dixon
Head of HR, Premises & Patient Liaison: Vikki Royal
Head of Finance: Mark Wakefield

Admin Team
3 Administrative Staff
3 Secretary
4 Receptionists
5 Dispensing Staff

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner: Maxine Atkinson

Nursing Team
Senior Practice Nurse: Mell Dunwell
9 Practice Nurses
7 Healthcare Assistants

Housekeeping Team
4 Housekeeping Staff

Robin Hood's Bay
Our Branch Surgery has the following staff:

3 Receptionist/Dispensers
1 Practice Nurse (from Whitby)
1 Healthcare Assistant
2 Housekeeping Staff

District Nurses and Health Visitors are attached to the Practice.
Midwives are accessible through Whitby Community Hospital.