This practice traces its origins back to the 1870s when it was established by Dr McCoull.
The practice was run by three generations of the McCoull family before being taken over by Dr Cyril Davison in 1943. He worked here for almost half a century before Dr Haywood took over – introducing the name The Adderlane Surgery in 1991. Many of our patients – even those in their mid-70s have only ever had two doctors looking after them – some of the most remarkable long term personal continuity of care in the country.
Dr Pratt joined the practice in 2010 and became a partner in the practice with Dr Haywood in April 2014.
Almost all of our doctors and staff live in Prudhoe – and those who don’t live very near by!
The practice has been at the heart of the community for many years and aims to continue to provide this caring continuity for many years to come.
Who are we?
Dr Stephen Haywood MB BS MRCGP qualified from Newcastle University in 1983. He lives in Clara Vale and has three adult children. Dr Ann Pratt MB ChB MRCGP qualified from Leeds University in 2001 and also lives in Prudhoe with her husband and two young children. Sister Cora Maple works as our practice nurse. She qualified from Hexham General Hospital in 1984 and lives in Prudhoe with her husband and four children. Alison Stimpson is our practice manager who keeps us all going and the practice running smoothly. Our friendly and experienced team of receptionists consists of Julie Nesbitt and Joanne Miller – both of whom live in Prudhoe and Michelle Eustace who lives in Stocksfield. Our midwife is Mandy Robson. Our health visitors are Bridget Etherington and Jill Lee.
We also have help from a Dietician working at the practice
The District Nursing team is based at Oaklands Health Centre, a couple of hundred yards up the hill from us.
Where are we?
Our address is
Adderlane Road, West Wylam, Prudhoe, Northumberland. NE42 5HR
Telephone: 01661 836386 Fax: 01661 831353
You will find the surgery next to number 16 Adderlane Road – geographically just behind the fire station. The surgery is a purpose built stone bungalow with plenty of parking and set in attractive gardens.
Disabled access is via a gentle ramp, and if you need help with the front door there is a bell to push to obtain assistance.
The interior of the building is designed to be fully wheelchair accessible.
The surgery has been designed and decorated to provide a warm and welcoming environment to reduce the stress some people feel in visiting a medical practice and to help encourage communication (and also to make it a nicer place to work!)