Caring for the elderly in our communities

Here at TyneHealth we are privileged that our frailty nurse practitioners lead in the provision of enhanced healthcare services for older people living in care homes. Working in partnership with our colleagues in the care homes, local primary care networks and wider community services this service seeks to embrace a proactive approach to care delivery using the robust evidence base of comprehensive assessment and care planning.

How the service works

Older people can have the most complex of needs and addressing these needs can be hugely challenging.  Whilst there is a strong evidence base demonstrating that older people benefit most when they have access to multidisciplinary teams working within integrated services, it is difficult to find anything happening inside older people’s healthcare that has not been influenced by nurses.

Currently the Care Home Service operates in the North West area of North Tyneside as well as in the Whitley Bay area. If you or your family are registered with the following link GP practices in each area, then our team of nurse practitioners will be working alongside you, your family and care givers, with your GP, to understand your needs and facilitate excellent care delivery.

Meet The Team

Our care home team work in two PCN areas – Whitley Bay and North West North Tyneside.

Dr Funmi Nixon provides GP support to the two teams across both areas, while our frailty nurses are linked with care homes in each PCN area, working together in locality teams to provide continuity of care to residents.

Dr Funmi Nixon

Care Home / Frailty Service Lead

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North West Area

Sarah Halliday

Frailty Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Halliday

Michelle Scott

Frailty Nurse Practitioner


Sarah Willers

Frailty Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Willers

Whitley Bay Area

Jill Creed

Frailty Nurse Practitioner


Nicola Nicholson

Frailty Nurse Practitioner

Nicola Nicholson

Natalie Nisbet

Frailty Nurse Practitioner


Lisa Smythe

Frailty Nurse Practitioner


Gemma Young

Frailty Nurse Practitioner


Our Partner GP Practices & Care Homes

Below you can find a list of our Care Homes split by Primary Care Network (PCN) areas. Each care home is listed underneath the GP practice it links with.

Please note some care homes are shared between two GP practices therefore are listed twice. You can find full address and contact details for partner GP practices here.

    • Lane End Surgery

      • Ashfield Court

        • Great Lime Road, Forest Hall, Tyne & Wear, NE12 9DH – Shared link with Swarland Avenue Surgery
    • Swarland Avenue Surgery

      • Ashfield Court

        • Great Lime Road, Forest Hall, Tyne & Wear, NE12 9DH – Shared link with Lane End Surgery
    • West Farm Surgery

      • West Farm

        • West Farm Avenue, Longbenton, Tyne & Wear, NE12 8UT
    • Wideopen Medical Centre

      • Heatherfield

        • Lee Street, Annitsford, Tyne & Wear, NE23 7DP
      • Woodley Hall

        • 1 Gill Court, Brunswick Village, Wideopen, Tyne & Wear, NE13 7DU – Shared link with Woodlands Park Medical Centre
    • Woodlands Park Health Centre

      • Woodley Hall

        • 1 Gill Court, Brunswick Village, Wideopen, Tyne & Wear, NE13 7DU – Shared link with Wideopen Medical Centre

    • Beaumont Park Medical Group 

      • Rosemount

        • Sunningdale, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE25 9YF
    • 49 Marine Avenue

      • Eastbourne House

        • The Links, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 1PG
      • Seaview

        • 5 East Parade, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 1AW
      • Kendal House

        • 29 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 1DP
    • Marine Avenue Medical Centre

      • Redesdale

        • Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 9QS
    • Park Parade Surgery

      • Eothen Homes

        • Park Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 2TX
    • Whitley Bay Health Centre

      • St Anne’s

        • 1-4 Rockliffe, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 2BG
    • Monkseaton Medical Centre

      • Earsdon Grange

        • Thorntree Drive, Wellfield, Whitley Bay NE25 9NR