Temple Sowerby Medical Practice

Linden Park, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1RW
017683 61232

Practice Staff


Dr Jo Thompson (f)
MB, BCh University of Wales, Cardiff 1989 GMC No.3406692 (Partner)

Dr Helen Jervis (f)
MBChB University of Sheffield 1995, MRCGP GMC No. 4189662 (Partner)

Dr Nicki Cawley (f)
MB BSc 1998 University of London 1998 – GMC No 4538486 (Employed GP)

Dr Russell Ellwood (m)
MB ChB University of Leeds 1983, GMC No: 2832281 (Employed GP)

Nursing Staff

Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Prescribing) – Jude Routledge

Lead Practice Nurse – Caroline Shannon

Our nursing team are qualified and registered nurses who offer a wealth of experience and can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Jane Dodgson, Jackie O’Neil and Lucy Bustin

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as: blood pressure measurement, new patient health checks and medical condition reviews. They may also assist the doctor or act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.


Our Healthcare Assistants carry out the process of drawing blood for a variety of testing reasons and the testing of urine samples.


Practice Manager – Paula Breen

Practice Management involves day to day operational management of the business aspects of the practice ensuring the appropriate systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care. These include: patient safety, finance, human resources, health & safety, information technology, premises and equipment. Practice Management supports the work of GPs and other medical professionals in the delivery of patient services, it also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Patient Support Team – Administration

  • Heidi Strong – Medical Secretary
  • Anne – Senior Administrator
  • Jackie – Senior Administrator
  • Jules – Senior Administrator
  • Lucy – Finance Administration and Reception
  • Lydia – Reception
  • Kirsty – Reception


Dispensary/Medicine Manager – Donna Simpson

  • Sharon – Dispenser
  • Janet – Dispenser
  • Jade – Dispensing Assistant