With more than 30% of the city’s greenspace, the Coalfield area is noted for its rural feel.

The area features the iconic Penshaw monument, three country parks, a nature reserve and riverside woodland as well as three golf courses, all of which offer plenty of opportunities for healthy living.

Our top six priorities are:

  1. Breastfeeding/childhood obesity/adult obesity/exercise
  2. Mental health and wellbeing
  3. Smoking
  4. Sexual health
  5. Chronic vascular disease
  6. Cancer


Our team for Coalfield

Dr Jackie Gillespie

Dr Jackie Gillespie

Coalfield locality GP lead and prescribing lead

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Jackie is a graduate from Glasgow University and has been a GP in Sunderland for almost 27 years and at her current practice, Millfield Medical Centre for 14 years. Jackie was a member of the prescribing team for a Sunderland practice-based commissioning group and during that time she built strong links with NHS South of Tyne and Wear Medicines Management Team and Sunderland Primary Care Prescribing Group.

Julie Tumily

Julie Tumilty

Coalfield locality practice manager

Nurse Janet Docherty

Janet Docherty

Coalfield locality practice nurse

Laura Hope

Coalfields Locality Commissioning Manager