Whitburn Surgery

We have a range of skilled staff in addition to the qualified doctors at our practice.

You can find out more about our dedicated team on this page:


  • Dr R. E. F Cervenak (Male) MB BS MRCGP DRCOG
  • Dr K. R O’Neill (Male) MB BS MRCGP DRCOG

ALL of the Practice staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as doctors

Nursing Team

Our nursing team can be seen by appointment throughout the day. They offer nursing services, advice on adult and child immunizations, cervical smears, family planning, travel advice, asthma and healthy lifestyle advice.

  • Sister Dionne Benstead, Practice Nurse
  • Sister Julie Patterson, Treatment Room Nurse
  • Ms Debra Hobson, Health Care Assistant

Practice Manager

Mrs Sarah Lowson is our Practice Manager and is responsible for the overall organisation, management and administration of the Practice.

If you have any suggestions or complaints, then please let her know and, if necessary, this will be relayed to the Doctor.

Admin Staff / Receptionists

The admin staff work very hard dealing with patient requests, queries and problems. They will always do their best to help you;

Mrs Penny Round, Senior Administrator

Mrs Rachel Moore, Medical Secretary / Administrator

Mrs Andrea Parker, Medical Receptionist

Miss Tracy Hart, Medical Receptionist

Mrs Jacqueline Riley, Medical Receptionist

Miss Debra Hobson, Medical Receptionist

District Nurses

The District Nurses provide nursing services in the home for housebound patients. They also provide clinics for complex wound dressings and ear syringing for non housebound patients. Please contact the surgery for further details.

Health Visitor

Maria Lithgoe is our Health Visitor and is available for advice on matters relating to children under 5 years.

Community Midwife

Sue Byrne is our Community midwife and runs a new booking clinic on a Thursday morning, and ante natal care clinic on a Thursday afternoon.

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