Meet the team

Dr Charlotte E. Winfield


Charlotte has worked as a GP in the practice since 2005. She has an interest in medical education and enjoys teaching medical students in the practice. She is kept busy looking after her 3 young children outside of work and also enjoys walking and running when time allows.

Dr Sharmila Parks


Dr Parks joined the practice in June 2014. Sharmila has 3 children, all boys. She has an interest in young people’s health and also in sexual and women’s health. In her spare time she enjoys running and swimming.

Dr Elspeth Wise


Dr Wise joined the practice in December 2015. She has a particular interest in musculoskeletal problems and has worked in both the rheumatology departments at the Freeman Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital. She has 2 daughters and is kept busy looking after them but does enjoy cooking and walking in her free time.

Dr Busby


Dr Catherine Busby joined Talbot in 2019 as a Career Start GP, after completing her GP training working across the North-East in hospital specialties such as Acute medicine, Care of the Elderly, Obstetrics and Psychiatry. At work she enjoys teaching medical students and further study; having completed the postgraduate diploma of the Royal college of Physicians. At home she likes to play the piano, garden, and explore locally on her bicycle. However, mostly her time is kept busy raising her two independent daughters!

Jill McIlroy

Practice Manager

Rebecca Sinclair

Practice Manager

Paula Jackson

Nurse Practitioner

Helen Ross

Nurse Practitioner

Sharon Wood

Practise Nurse

Joanne Prior

Health Care Assistant

Victoria Martin

Practise Nurse

Helen Heslop

Health Care Assistant

Tori Connolly

Practise Nurse

Clerical Staff

We have a team of 8 reception staff and 7 administrative staff. These help to ensure that the practice runs efficiently and patients receive the best service we can provide. All information given to staff is treated in the strictest confidence.

District Nurses

The team of District Nurses are based at Clarendon. Should you wish to contact them please ring (0191) 283 1073


Our midwife, Alison Wood, is based at Clarendon, Hebburn. Should you wish to contact her please ring (0191) 2831288

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitor, Anne Appleby is part of a team based at Clarendon. Should you wish to contact them please ring (0191) 283 1508