Our People

Our practices are led by enthusiastic executive GPs with substantial expertise and a forward thinking outlook in delivering care for their local communities. They are supported by a Board which includes GPs and executives from one of the country’s largest and most successful NHS organisations, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust of which NPC is a subsidiary company.

Please see below for information on our senior team.

Chair
Peter Sanderson is a retired GP, working as a family doctor in Guide Post, south east Northumberland, for 31 years. Before becoming a GP, Peter spent five years as an RAF medical officer. He was...
Medical Director
Nigel Twelves graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 1988. He trained as a General Practitioner on the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme and, after qualifying as a GP in 1993,...
Director
Derek Thomson has been a GP since 1988 and has a practice in Haltwhistle. He is also medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, a position held since 2002. Derek has also...
Associate Medical Director
Non-executive director
Roger is a doctor who trained in Newcastle, Durham, Edinburgh and London, before becoming a consultant physician and gastroenterologist at Newcastle University and Northumbria Healthcare NHS...
Executive GP, Ponteland Medical Group
Executive GP, Cramlington Medical Group
Executive GP, Spring Terrace Health Centre
Executive GP, The Rothbury Practice
Executive GP, Haydon Bridge and Allendale Medical Practice
Executive GP, 49 Marine Avenue Surgery
Non-executive director
Managing Director
Julie has extensive experience in healthcare, joining the NHS in 1984. After qualifying as a registered nurse, she worked in a number of clinical roles within mental health services. Since 2003 Julie...
Group Manager
David has been employed by Northumbria Primary Care Since April 2015 when the company launched. Prior to this David has worked for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2002 as a...
Deputy Group Manager