Meet the Team


Our doctors work in a partnership. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the practice.

Wherever possible, we will arrange an appointment with the Doctor of your choice. At times it may not be possible to do this, and you will be offered an appointment with one of the other partners.


Dr Ambar Duree
MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP (Newcastle 1994)

Dr Duree joined the practice in 2009 and is a fully registered GP trainer and has medical interests in womens’ health and palliative care.

Dr Kenneth Atkinson
MBBChir BA(Hons), MA (Cantab) MRCGP (Cambridge 2009)

Dr Atkinson joined the practice in August 2014 and has medical interests in ENT, Dermatology and Paediatrics.

Dr Ailsa Mitford
MBChB (Hons) (Liverpool 2009), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, Clinical Education PGCert.

Dr Mitford joined the practice in August 2014, is a fully registered GP trainer and has medical interests in women’s health including family planning, paediatrics and joint injections.

Salaried GPs

Dr Charity Konfortov
MB BS (Newcastle upon Tyne 2003)

Dr Konfortov joined the practice in November 2016 as a Salaried GP.

Dr Phil Woodhouse
MB ChB (Leicester 1998)

Dr Woodhouse joined the practice in May, 2022 as a Salaried GP.

Dr Katie Boon
MB BS (Cambridge 2009)

Dr Boon joined the practice in June, 2022 as a Salaried GP.

Dr John “Greg” Clements
MBBS (London 2009) BSc (Hons) MRCGP (2014)

Dr Clements joined the practice in May, 2019 as a Salaried GP.

Dr Anita Erika Mercer

Dr Mercer joined the practice in April, 2024 as a Salaried GP.

Doctors in Training

Mayford House Surgery is a training practice. GP Registrars and Foundation Year 2 doctors work with the Practice for twelve and four months respectively. These doctors are hospital trained and have been qualified doctors for a number of years. During the time at the practice they learn to apply their skills within the community.

We hope you will be happy for these Doctors to play a part in your care but if you have any concerns about this please inform the Receptionist and we will respect your wishes.

Medical Student

Mayford House Surgery periodically takes on a Medical Student to supervise and they work alongside one of the GP Partners seeing patients. The patients they see are also seen by the GP Partner to ensure a full and safe consultation experience. This is to encourage more people to see the NHS and GP Surgeries as a career option.

Practice Nurses & Healthcare Assistants

All our nurses are experienced in all general nursing duties including wound care, injections and are available for general enquiries and advice. They are available by appointment. They are supported by our Health Care Assistants. The nurses can also deal with some minor injury and illnesses.

Jane Wright
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) work independently and with the other healthcare professionals to assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. They aim to provide expert professional advice to patients, families and carers. Our ANP appointments are available to those requiring a same day appointment, HOWEVER they do not see patients requiring sick notes, and pregnant patients.

Karen Hill
Practice Nurse Manager

Donna Bowen
Specialist Frailty Nurse

Rebecca Wood
Practice Nurse

Heather Chandler
Practice Nurse

Sonia Rowan
Practice Nurse

Julie Sansum
Healthcare Assistant

Andrea Corfield
Healthcare Assistant

Rachel Williams
Healthcare Assistant

Care Co-ordinators, Pharmacists & Dispensers

Our pharmacists are responsible for ensuring that you are getting the maximum benefit from the medication we prescribe. Our pharmacist is also able to see patients for their medication review, so please state this to our reception team if this is what you need to be seen for.

Our dispensary staff are responsible for the ordering and stock control of medicines and for making up the prescriptions for those patients who live in the rural parts of the practice area and for whom we dispense all necessary medicines.


Jennifer Greenbank

Julie Hutchinson

Kat Triffitt

Dispensing Staff

Dispensary Manager





Dispensary Assistant

Practice Team

Our Practice Manager co-ordinates the smooth running of the Surgery with responsibility for all aspects of staffing, premises and financial management. They’re also responsible for the non-clinical welfare of the practice patients.

Nicola Tallentire
Practice Manager

Josh Parker-List
Assistant Practice Manager

Lisa Pickering
Management and IT Support Officer


Our reception staff provide the first point of contact for patients either on the telephone or in person at the surgery.

Reception Team Leader









Care Co-ordinators

James Kelly
Care Co-ordinator

Claire Everett
Care Co-ordinator


Our secretarial staff are responsible for the administration, clerical and secretarial work at the Practice.




Letter Management Administrator


Clinical Research Assistant

GP Assistant

Attached Staff

Fiona Miranda
First Contact Musculoskeletal Practitioner

Jacqui Scotting
First Contact Mental Health Consultant

Kate Marriot
Social Prescriber

Karen Andrews
Social Prescriber

Attached Healthcare Professionals

Ambulance Paramedics

The paramedics are based at both Northallerton Surgeries. Any of the Paramedics may attend for a home visit after the patient has been assessed by a GP that may require their expert assistance.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are based at Gibraltar House, Thurston Road, Northallerton. They are qualified nurses with extra training in child health and health promotion. They are available for advice and support and can be contacted on 01423 544271. They visit families at home and carry out development checks.

District Nurses

They are based at Mowbray House Surgery. They are able to provide nursing care to the housebound and to those patients who have recently been discharged from Hospital. Their direct telephone number is 01609 764407.

Community Midwives

They are based at the Maternity Unit, Friarage Hospital and can be contacted on their office number 763084 or though the hospital switchboard (779911).  The Midwife holds antenatal clinics on Mondays and Wednesday at the surgery.

Community Psychiatric Nurses

Some are based in offices at Vine House at the Friarage Hospital. They can provide help in the assessment of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, anorexia and manic depression. The CPNs provide a liaison service between the Community Mental Health Team and General Practice.

Mental Health Nurse

A registered Mental Health Nurse visits the Surgery, providing help to our patients in many mental health situations, after being referred by one of the doctors.

Counselling Service

The NHS offers a counselling service. A referral letter from one of the doctors is required first.