Our Team.

Values Driven. Professional. Efficient. Friendly.

Dr Danny Wong

Occupation: Occupational Health Consultant
Qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP, PGCGPE, GIOSH, DOccMed, MFOM, MSc(OccMed)

Dr Danny Wong

Danny is our advisory Occupational Medicine consultant.

Having graduated from Newcastle University, Danny has held Occupational Health appointments in the private sector and NHS.

Danny continues to advise public and private sector organisations regarding occupational health issues. He has expertise in the area of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), and experience in dealing with complex work related cases.

Danny holds roles locally with the North East Society of Occupational Medicine building on Continuing Professional Development for Occupational Health Doctors in the region. He is also involved with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in London.

For Newcastle Premier Health, Danny provides mentoring, guidance and advice to our team of physicians and nurses.

Dr Nigel Twelves

Occupation: Non-executive Director, Occupational Physician and Family Practitioner
Qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DipOccMed

Dr Nigel Twelves

Nigel graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 1988 having studied at Ponteland Community High School. Following graduation he trained as a GP in the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme before obtaining a partnership at Ponteland Medical Group in 1994.

In 1997 Nigel became an accredited GP trainer and later obtained qualifications in occupational and aviation medicine.

Nigel is an accredited Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Aeromedical Examiner 10392 (EASA Class 1, Class 2, LAPL and Euro Class 3) and a Health and Safety Executive Appointed Doctor for Asbestos, Lead and Ionising Radiation Medicals and Surveillance. He is also an approved Oil and Gas UK offshore examiner.

Nigel’s areas of interest include orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine, paediatrics and palliative care. He is married with four children; his hobbies include flying, sailing, hill walking.

Dr Sue Clugston

Occupation: Non-executive Director, Occupational Physician and Family Practitioner
Qualifications: BMUS BM MRCGP DipOccMed

Dr Sue Clugston

Sue graduated from Southampton University Medical School in 1987 and completed postgraduate training in General Practice in Birmingham.

Having initially worked as a GP partner at two medical centers in the Birmingham area, Sue was then appointed as the lead GP for diabetes care in Birmingham.  In this role she compiled the Birmingham Diabetes Guidelines on behalf of primary and secondary care.

During her time in Birmingham Sue became a GP trainer and also developed expertise in occupational medicine working for the West Midlands Fire Service and Birmingham City Council.

Sue was one of the first graduates of the University Of Warwick to obtain the Diploma in Diabetes Care and has been a visiting lecturer on subsequent courses.

Sue and her family moved to Northumberland in 2001. She joined Ponteland Medical Group as a partner, subsequently completing the Diploma in Occupational Medicine and becoming an HSE approved examiner for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.

Sue is also an HSE appointed doctor for Lead and Asbestos monitoring. Her other areas of medical interest include paediatrics, women’s health and the care of older people.

Sue is married with two teenage children. Away from work she is keen to support rare British agricultural breeds and enjoys long distance family bike rides and rugby!

Dr Mark McCaldin

Occupation: Executive Director, Occupational Physician and Family Practitioner
Qualifications: MBBS DCH DRCOG MRCGP DipOccMed

Dr Mark McCaldin

Mark graduated from Newcastle University in 1993, completing his postgraduate training in the North East and as a medical officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Mark has served as a military GP and Regimental Medical Officer in Germany, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, and has participated in adventurous training expeditions in Africa and South America.

Having left the Army in 2001 Mark worked as an honorary clinical lecturer at Newcastle University until joining Ponteland Medical Group as a partner in 2003.  He has since obtained the Diploma in Occupational Medicine and is an HSE Approved Examiner for Divers, a Maritime and Coastguard Agency Approved Doctor, and an Oil and Gas UK approved examiner for offshore workers.

Mark has lectured for Expedition Medicine UK Ltd, and led teaching expeditions to Costa Rica and Namibia.  In 2009 he joined Development Direct for a trip to Mbita, Kenya where he spent a week providing medical aid and teaching in a community clinic.

Mark’s interests include musculoskeletal medicine and the management of sports injuries, travel medicine, respiratory medicine and medical politics.

He is a member of the Northumberland Local Medical Committee holds the Executive Director role at Newcastle Premier Health.

Dr Matt Thomas

Occupation: Non-Executive Director, Occupational Physician and Family Practitioner
Qualifications: BMedSci(Hons), MB, BS, MRCGP, DTher, DOccMed

Dr Matt Thomas

Matt graduated from Newcastle University in 2000. During undergraduate training he undertook a period of research in the Royal Victoria Infirmary Haematology department, gaining a Bachelor of Medical Science degree. Following postgraduate training in the central Newcastle hospitals he joined the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice.  Completing his final training post at Ponteland Medical Group in February 2004, he remained there as a salaried doctor before becoming a partner in May 2010.

In 2006 Matt was awarded the Diploma in Therapeutics from the University of Newcastle.  This qualification involved the in-depth study of pharmaceutical drugs and the methods of their administration in the treatment of disease.   Matt went on to become a CAA Aeromedical Examiner (AME) number 10414, accredited to carry out EASA Class 1, Class 2, Euro Class 3 and LAPL medical examinations and he is accredited by Oil and Gas UK to undertake medical examinations for offshore workers.   Matt subsequently gained the Diploma of Occupational Medicine in 2013.  His medical interests include therapeutics and cardiology.

Dawn Mee

Occupation: Clinic Manager
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Dawn Mee

Marian Hawkins

Occupation: Occupational Health Adviser
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Marian Hawkins

Since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1974 Marion has worked within a wide variety of Occupational Health settings. She has gained in depth experience in industries ranging from heavy manufacturing to the banking sector, undertaking activities such as health surveillance, health promotion and attendance management referrals.

Marion joined Newcastle Premier Health as an Advisor in 2010 and is the Lead Nurse to a number of our manufacturing clients.

Marion holds an additional qualification in Hand Arm Vibration assessment and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in assisting clients who wish to set up surveillance programmes.

Marion has a special interest in Attendance Management and works seamlessly alongside clients when helping them manage medical absences in the workplace.

Deb Kelly

Occupation: Occupational Health Adviser
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Deb Kelly

Deb joined the team at NPH in October 2014 bringing with her a wealth of Occupational Health experience both private and public sector working, particularly construction and industry.

Having undertaken a NEBOSH General Certificate she has a great understanding of the clear links between working safely and maintaining a healthy workforce through surveillance and health promotion.  She has actively supported companies to achieve the Better Health at Work Award.

Deb also holds a HAVS Tier 3 Competency Certificate.  She will be the lead nurse in several contracts and will be supporting the wider NPH clinical team.

Andrew Murray

Occupation: Occupational Health Nurse
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Andrew Murray

Andrew graduated in 1992 from Napier University with a BSC in Science and Management and thereafter completed his Diploma in Adult Nursing in 1998. He joined Newcastle Premier Health in May 2015 as a Clinic Nurse.

Andrew has a strong background in respiratory medicine and worked at the Royal Victory Infirmary for a number of years. He also worked for 12 months overseas in New Zealand as a Respiratory nurse.

On return to the UK and until joined Newcastle Premier Health, Andrew worked for the Prison Service. During his time with the service he gained a wide variety of experience in Primary Health care/Occupational Health activities. His remit included: triage of minor illness, emergency responder to critical illness, fitness for work assessments, venepuncture, vaccinations, ECG monitoring and Drug and Alcohol testing.

Andrew runs the clinics at Newcastle Premier Health’s Offices at Regent Centre and assists the Occupational Health Physicians with fitness to work assessments and statutory medicals for Lead, Asbestos, CAA and Oil and Gas. He also manages Newcastle Premier Health’s Drug and Alcohol testing services. Andrew has a keen interest in Health Promotion, particularly Men’s Health, and can assist companies when planning health promotion initiatives.

Diane Loughborough

Occupation: Occupational Health Advisor
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Diane Loughborough

Mark Philpott

Occupation: Business Director
Qualifications: RAMC (Retd) BSc (Hons) BSC (Hons) MSc MMACP MSOM MCSP HPC

Mark Philpott

Mark has business responsibility for Newcastle Premier Health.  He has over 23 years’ experience in the health sector. He started work in 1996 at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a Chartered Physiotherapist and on completion of his medical rotations, subsequently joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as an Officer in 1998. He developed extensive knowledge and skill from his experiences and responsibilities in the military, delivering hospital and community rehabilitation services in the UK and abroad during a ten year career.  During this time he served in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany.  He also served at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, (Headley Court), in Surrey.   Mark completed his Master’s Degree in 2006 from University College London. In 2008 he joined Connect Health Ltd, the largest independent provider of musculoskeletal services in the UK, and acquired extensive knowledge and experience working clinically as an Advanced Physiotherapist and Operations Manager.  His last post position was Head of Operations for the business, with oversight of both the Corporate Occupational Physiotherapy and National Health Services portfolio across the UK (Turnover £10M).  Mark completed a two-year Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at Ashridge Business School in 2014. He joined Newcastle Premier Health in 2016 as Business Director. He is a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and the Health Professions Council.  Mark is passionate about the delivery of values driven quality health care services, which deliver the desired experience for our corporate and individual clients.

Gill Reay

Occupation: Quality Assurance Manager
Qualifications: CIPD

Gill Reay

Gill is an experienced Manager, who has sustained a successful track record throughout her career.  Having spent time in the Women’s Royal Naval Service, she went on to progress her career initially within the retail sector and latterly the private health sector. During this time, she has gained extensive experience in HR, Information Governance, Quality Assurance and Change Management.  She has managed teams of different sizes and has been instrumental in the development of staff to ensure they remained motivated and driven.  Her previous role allowed her to gain extensive experience of upholding Quality Assurance standards and criteria within the Health Sector, and her primary role at NPH is to develop and maintain the high Quality Accredited Standards that NPH is aligned with.

 

Amy Harrison

Occupation: Team Leader
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Amy Harrison

Julie Gibson

Occupation: Finance Manager
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Julie Gibson

Julie manages our financial functions and data within the business. She produces all company statistics for NPH and oversees our data management systems.

Julie holds many years’ experience of working alongside medical professionals and delivering excellent customer service in a healthcare environment. She holds NVQ Management and Customer Service qualifications and AAT accountancy qualification.

Stephanie Lee

Occupation: Business Support Administrator
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Stephanie Lee

Stephanie worked as a cabin crew member for the largest airline in the middle East for 3 years. During this time she gained experience and skills in hospitality, customer service, safety and first aid.

Stephanie recognised her strengths in customer service and hospitality and transferred those skills to the healthcare industry, working in a well known private hospital in the North East for 3 years where she worked on reception and in administration.

Stephanie was then given the opportunity to broaden her skills and took further training to become a Medical Secretary, where she provided support for over 35 consultants both private and NHS. This included a range of specialities including: ENT, Plastics, Orthopaedics upper and lower limb, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Neurology.

Hannah Barlow

Occupation: Business Development Administrator
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Hannah Barlow

Hannah began her working career within the hospitality sector where she worked at a well known 5 star hotel in Manchester as a head receptionist.  Hannah has gained excellent communication and interpersonal skills and learned how to deliver the highest quality of customer service.  Hannah moved to a sales role within a large telecommunications company.  During her seven years with Virgin Media she gained experience in sales, managing teams, delivering training to employees and implementing new sales incentives.  Hannah then relocated to Newcastle with her family and took a new direction in her career and studied for a National Diploma in Dental Nursing.  Once qualified, Hannah expanded her knowledge within the dental industry.  During her time as a dental nurse Hannah became a valuable member of the team and was appointed to train new employees and assist with managerial duties.  Hannah’s vast customer service and sales experience has allowed her to pursue the opportunity of Business Development Administrator and with NPH.

Chelsea Reay

Occupation: Business Systems Administrator
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Chelsea Reay

Chelsea begun her working career within the retail sector, where she developed her Customer Service skills, Chelsea then moved to a Customer Service role within the private health sector.  During the 6 years in her previous health care role, she gained excellent knowledge and developed her capabilities support supporting the use of business clinical and administrative systems.  This included training and supporting team members, ensuring they were confident in the use of the systems and producing quality data reports. To further her skills, she completed a Level 3 Award in Education & Training (E&T) (PTLLS replacement).  Chelsea’s knowledge and understanding of patient administration systems has allowed her to pursue her career and her role of Business System Administrator within NPH.

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