Our Staff

Doctors

DR STEFAN WALDENDORF

Partner - MB. DRCOG. MRCGP. (Germany) 1996

Qualified at Cologne University Hospital in 1996 and has been a partner since 2003. He has a special interest in teaching and has introduced the training of medical students at Linden Hall Surgery. We now train Registrars and Foundation year doctors and Dr Waldendorf is a trainer for these. He is the Clinical Director for the Newport & Central Primary Care Network (PCN) and also works as an Appraiser for other doctors. He takes a keen interest in photography and has four children.

DR ABIGAIL KINMOND

Partner - BmedSci (hons), BMBS (hons), DRCOG, MRCGP

Qualified from Nottingham in 2007. She returned home to Shropshire after completing her GP training in 2012, to be near relatives and have her family. And has been a Partner at Linden Hall since 2013. She has an interest in Womens Health and Diabetes Care. She is a GP trainer. She enjoys gardening, painting (when she has the chance), walking her spaniel and a single malt whisky by a roaring fire.

DR JONATHAN YIN

Partner - MBBS. MRCGP. (London) 2009

Qualified from St Barts and The London in 2009. He moved to Shropshire where he met his wife who is a nurse and who has since had 2 children. After Foundation training he trained as a surgeon before qualifying as a GP in 2016. Having been a Registrar and subsequent salaried doctor at Linden Hall Surgery he became a partner at the practice in 2017 where he also continues to do regular minor surgery. His hobbies include art and football.

DR THOMAS KWAN

Partner - MBChB MPhil MRCGP

Qualified from Keele University in 2015. Originally from Manchester, trained as a junior doctor and GP registrar in Shropshire, and am now a GP trainer. His main clinical interest is palliative care, for which he is the lead in the practice. He and his wife have two children who take up most of their love, time and energy, but outside of this, he loves to cook, eat, and then try to run/cycle off what he has cooked and eaten.

DR DENISE LEES

Salaried GP - MB. Ch.B. MRCGP. DRCOG. FPCert.

Born and attended school in Stoke on Trent, qualified in Manchester in 1987. Trained on the Northumbria GP training scheme and moved to Telford in 1991 initially as a partner at Charlton Medical Practice then as a salaried Gp at Linden Hall. Have 3 grown-up children. Enjoy swimming and relaxing next to a log fire with a book and glass of wine.

DR EMMA STRETTON

Salaried GP - MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH

Trained at St Bartholemews and The Royal London. Graduated 2001. Grew up locally and attended Newport schools. Returned to Newport in 2002 because quite simply, it was home. Happiest on top of a mountain ( or enjoying a well earned glass of wine in the pub at the bottom) and pottering on the water on the paddeboard or kayak.

DR CHARLOTTE ANDERSON

Salaried GP

Originally from Derbyshire, Dr Anderson qualified from Keele University in 2016. Since then she has completed her post graduate training across Staffordshire and Shropshire before joining us as a salaried GP at Linden Hall Surgery in 2021. Dr Anderson also works in education teaching medical students at the University of Buckingham's campus in Crewe. Outside of work, Dr Anderson enjoys spending time with her family and their horses. She is wildlife mad and loves to travel seeing the animals of the world.

DR AMNA HUSSAIN

Salaried GP - MB.Ch.B.

DR IKENNA EZEAMII

Salaried GP

DR TOLULOPE TAIWO

She is an international medical graduate from Nigeria who completed her medical training in 2009. She had since been in clinical practice and followed her passion by enrolling in GP post graduate training in the UK. She loves walking ,learning about different cultures and visit to museums. She looks forward to travelling around the world sometimes in the future.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

ALISON BRADBURN

Nurses

The following services are offered by the nursing team: Wound dressing and suture removal, family planning advice, cervical smear tests, childhood immunisations, foreign travel and routine immunisations, minor casualty service. Special clinics such as asthma, diabetes, COPD and coronary heart disease.

KATY SIMON

DipHE Adult Nursing

Lead Nurse

TANIA FISH

RGN Dip

SARAH AMOS

Healthcare Assistants

The following services are offered by the healthcare assistant team: Blood tests, blood pressure checks, NHS health check, Injections, Dressings, ECG tests and ear syringe.

RACHEL HUGHES

Healthcare Assistant

KATHY HILTON

Healthcare Assistant

CONRAD SUMNER

Healthcare Assistant

GP Assistant

SARAH KINMOND

Practice Management

SUSIE MURPHY

Practice Manager

The practice manager has an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the practice and the Primary Care Network (PCN). Susie and her family have lived in Newport for many years. Please feel free to approach her with any queries you may have about administration, registration or suggestions to improve the efficient running of the surgery.

JO MALPASS

Deputy Practice Manager

CAROLE NICKLIN

PA to Practice Manager

Reception

Anne Austin & Anne Liston and their team of receptionists have the unenviable task of running the surgery timetables and trying to fit dozens of requests for doctors’ appointments into a fairly tight schedule. If the doctor that you have requested is not available it may be that they are already heavily booked or may be away on an educational course or on holiday. The receptionist will do her utmost to make the next best alternative arrangement. They are there to help you – not to prevent you from seeing the doctor.

Secretaries

The secretaries are very rarely seen. They spend most of their days on the computer because the accuracy of their work and its presentation is essential for all communication between the hospitals and ourselves. Please note that all our staff are trained to keep all information about you strictly confidential.

First Contact Physiotherapist

Ben Lannie, our physiotherapist can deal with most problems concerning muscles, joints or bones and pains, like arthritis, sprains or back pain. He can assess, provide advice and refer on if necessary.

Cancer Care Coordinator

Louise McMullen is our Cancer Care Coordinator and can help support you following your diagnosis. Louise has been working with us since November 2022 and she can offer help, advice, and signposting if further support is required. You can request a face-to-face appointment or a phone call. You can book direct through reception, or you can be referred by your GP. Appointments are for up to 45 minutes. Louise works for us every Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Clinical Pharmacists

Phil Griffiths, Keely Tudor and Andrew Hon will deal with many of your medication related questions. Phil is also trained to deal with minor ailments like water infections, tonsilitis or ear infections. He also manages some long term conditions like high blood pressure.

Mental Health Practitioner

Emma Smith works for us every Tuesday, she is a trained mental health practitioner and can deal with more complex mental health problems and will provide interventional treatments.

Paramedic Practitioners

Charlie Cambidge and Peter Atkinson are both very experienced paramedics and are helping us with home visits and support the duty doctor by dealing with minor ailments.

Social Prescriber

Our social prescriber Nikki West is based at Linden Hall Surgery. Social prescribing can support in many ways. This can be financial issues, housing, mental health support, wellbeing, feeling isolated, lonely, low motivation, low confidence, poor sleep patterns. Ask your health professional the next time you are in the surgery to be referred to our Social Prescriber.