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You may have heard in the news over recent months of the increasing burden General Practice across the country is under. Greater complexity of patient needs, real term funding cuts and recruitment difficulties have meant that patients are having to wait longer to see their GP.

NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group are exploring whether we can use technology to improve patient access to GP practices whilst at the same time reducing the demands on practices.  Not all of these methods may be currently available, but it will help us to decide where we should concentrate our developments.

We would be grateful if you would spend a couple of minutes answering these questions.  This survey is being conducted anonymously any data collected will only be used for the purpose of this research.


Dr Adam Podogrocki (m)

Dr Adam Podogrocki MBBS graduated from Newcastle University in 1987.

Special Interests:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Ethnicity
  • Male Sexual Health
Dr Michaela Symon (f)

Dr Michaela Symon MBchB, MRCGP, DFFP graduated from Dundee University in 1994.

Special Interests:

  • Female Health
  • Child Health
  • Offers contraception services inc intrauterine devices
Dr Akila Thangaraj (f)

Dr Akila Thangaraj MBBS, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCPG graduation in Tamilnadu, India in 2004.

Special Interests:

  • Female Health
  • Medical Student Teaching
Dr Despina Gkisaki (f)

Dr Gkisaki graduated from Athens University in 1997 and initially trained in General Medicine. Ptychion latrikes Athens (MBBS), MSc, DFSRH, DRCOG, MRCGP, PGCertMedEd.

Special Interests:

  • Diabetes
  • Medical Education
Dr Kazi Shahadat (f)

Dr Kazi Fatema Shahadat MBBS, MRCGP graduated from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2002.

Special Interests:

  • Chronic Illness
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Medical Education - GP Training
  • Minor Surgery
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