The Doctors

Dr John Patrick O’Donoghue MBChB DCH DROG FRCGP

Having qualified in medicine in Cork, Ireland and completed the Cleveland Vocational Training Scheme I joined Marsh House Medical Practice in the 80s.

My interests are in Childrens Health, respiratory problems, GP education and training. I helped to make Marsh House a training practice which has continued and now includes medical student teaching.

I have also been a Local Medical Committee Chairman, GP appraiser, Practice – quality assessor (QOF), more recently a GP commissioner.

I was nominated by my GP colleagues to be a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2004.

I am married to a GP and have 2 children. My interests include music, walking and sport.

Dr Helen Murray MBChB MRCGP DPD

Dr Murray qualified as a doctor at Leeds University in 1986. After working for several years in Hospital Medicine, particularly in Care of The Elderly and Infectious Diseases, she trained as a GP from 1999-2001.

She joined Marsh House Medical Centre as a Partner in 2002.

In 2007 she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology and now works one half day per week as a Clinical Assistant in Dermatology in outpatients in North Tees Hospital.

She has been accredited as a GP Trainer since 2010.

Dr Naseem Khan MBChB MRCP MRCGP, dip family planning

Dr Khan graduated in Pakistan. In November 1998 he moved to the UK and started working for the NHS as a junior doctor at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. He then specialised in renal medicine at JCUH and Nottingham City Hospital. In 2003, he was accepted onto the Cleveland General Practice Vocational Training Scheme. Part of his GP training was at Marsh House Medical Centre with Dr O’Donoghue as his supervisor. He enjoyed his training very much and when a post became available at Marsh House he applied and happily become a GP partner in 2005.

He is the lead practitioner for minor surgery and long acting reversible contraception. He is also a tutor for Foundation doctors at the surgery and a GP lead for the North East Renal Network.

He enjoys different business ventures and is a director for Billingham Headway Limited, Billingham Health Limited and Tees Locum Corporation.

He lives locally with his wife and 2 young children. In his spare time He enjoys playing squash and cooking for his family.

Dr Pawanjit Singh MBBS MRCP MRCGP

Having originally qualified as a doctor from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1998, Dr Singh trained further in local hospitals and practices to become a GP. He joined the practice in 2006 where one of his roles includes being responsible for training of GP registrars (General Practitioners to be). He lives locally in Billingham. He also works as an Appraiser of other local GPs. His interests include golf and NUFC.

Dr Judith Donkin MBChB (Hons)

Dr Donkin started her NHS career as a qualified nurse. She returned to studies and attended medical school in the early 1990s and graduated from Leicester University in 1999. She returned to the north east and completed the Cleveland GP Vocational Training Scheme.

She joined Marsh House Medical Practice in 2005 having worked briefly in Darlington.

Her clinical interests include sexual health and palliative care.

She leads the undergraduate training in the practice co-ordinating teaching for 3rd, 4th and 5th year medical students.

She also works for Durham University as teaching fellow for year 1 and year 2 medical students.

Dr Donkin lives in Thorpe Thewles with her husband and 2 children. She tries to keep fit and enjoys running and cycling.

Practice Address

Marsh House Medical Practice
Abbey Health Centre
Finchale Avenue
Billingham
TS23 2DG

Opening Times

Monday: 08.00 - 19.30
Tuesday: 08.00 - 19.30
Wednesday: 08.00 - 18.00
Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00
14.00 - 18.00
Friday: 08.00 - 18.00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Accessing the Right Treatment

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