Meet the Team

Our Doctors


Dr Rhiannon Lorna Olwen Bigham

MBBS (University of Newcastle, 1990), MRCGP.

Dr Laura H. Mezas

Degree in Medicine, Artsexamen, Amsterdam 1994, DRCOG, MRCGP.

Dr Kizzy Dyas

MB. ChB (Leeds) BSc (Leeds) MRCGP, DFSRH 

Dr Alex Hetmanski


Dr Rachael Emison

MB. ChB (Leicester Warwick Medical School 2003), MRCGP and DFSRH

Lisa Kitson

(Advanced Nurse Practitioner) RGN, BSc (hons) Community Health Care Nursing, MHSc Advanced Clinical Practice, Diploma in Asthma, COPD and Family Planning, Extended and Supplementary Prescribing

Salaried GP

Dr Phillip Woodhouse

MB. ChB (Leicester 1998) MRCGP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Jayne King 

Our Nursing Team

Sister Kathleen Boon 

Sister Claire Pilling

Sister Sarah O’Doherty

Sister Imogen Wellman-Brown

Kelly Gaskell 

Community Practioner

Sarah Allen


Kellie Cartwright

Health Care Assistant

Rebecca Burke


Sarah Foster

Health Care Assistant

Practice nurses are available for you to consult by appointment. They also attend to dressings, give immunisations, take cervical smears, take samples and perform tests requested by the doctors. 

They run clinics for the following: 

Diabetes, Asthma, Cardio/vascular, Hypertension, Child Health, Audio (hearing tests), Cryotherapy (wart/verruca), Winter Wisdom clinic (including flu/pneumonia vaccination). Travel advice is available within normal treatment room sessions. You may meet any of our four practice nurses as they have differing work commitments. We also employ two Phlebotomists and a Health Care Assistant, who will assist the practice nurse team with taking blood and various tests.

Our Practice Team

Diane Buckingham

Practice Manager

Gary Valentine

Office Manager

Rachel Dudding

Operational Manager

The practice team also consists of administrators, receptionists and secretaries along with 2 apprentices.

Our Healthcare Team

Working alongside Glebe House Surgery but based in the Health Centre, Sussex Street, Bedale are district nurses, health visitors, midwives, psychologist, primary mental health care worker, social worker, chiropodist, speech therapist, family planning doctors, and dietitians. The telephone number for the Health Centre is01677 455393