Newcastle Hospitals Community Health

Meet the team

There are many healthcare professionals and support staff involved in the work of the Community Health Services. 

Management team

Dr Chris DipperConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4610
  • GMC Code: 6025782
  • Qualifications: BMedSci BMBS MRCP(UK) CertClinEd
  • Special Interests

    Inflammatory bowel disease


    General gastroenterology


    Acute medicine

  • Biography

    I qualified in Medicine at the University of Nottingham Medical School.  I undertook postgraduate training as a junior doctor as part of the Manchester medical rotation.  I worked as a Specialist Registrar on the Northern Deanery (Newcastle) Gastroenterology rotation and am now dual certified in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.  I am a certified endoscopist with full JAG accreditation.

    I am a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist based primarily at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.  I am the Clinical Lead for the Assessment Suite, which is a new state of the art facility, receiving and treating acutely unwell patients from the Emergency Department and from General Practice.  I also lead the RVI Nutrition Team and am part of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team within our tertiary centre.  I am an investigator in several multi-centre trials aimed at providing better and more effective treatments for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. 

    I am also interested in medical education and am an Associate Lecturer with the University of Newcastle, teaching and tutoring undergraduate, as well as postgraduate students.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided


  • Name of Secretary
    Jane Rutherford
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary -


  • Chris Dipper 

Elaine McNamara   Directorate Manager  

Clinical management team

Treacey Kelly Matron, Community Nursing and Matrons
Nikki Jeffrey Lead for RCSSI, Sexual Health Services
Allison Deagle Matron, Primary and Urgent Care
Hilary Earl Senior Nurse, Health Visiting and School Health
 Helen Nichols Matron integrated Care teams 

Consultants in Sexual Health Services

Dr Kathryn ClementConsultant in Sexual Health

  • Consultant in Sexual Health
  • Tel: 0191 229 2888 or 0191 229 2862
  • GMC Code: 4213725
  • Qualifications: BA BM BCh MRCOG MFSRH Dip GUM
  • Special Interests


    Complex contraception

  • Biography

    I qualified from the University of Oxford in 1995 and gained my training number in Obstetrics and Gynaecology within the Northern Deanery in April 2000. I started the Subspecialty training programme in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in 2007 and have trained with Dr Diana Mansour in the community since then.

    I have specialised knowledge in medical gynaecology (gynaecology that does not require surgical treatment), menopause care, complicated contraception including deep implants and difficult IUD removals and genitourinary medicine for both sexes.

    I was appointed as a Consultant in Sexual Health in August 2013 and currently work at New Croft Centre in Newcastle city centre.

  • Directorate

    Community Services

  • Hospital Base

    New Croft Centre, Market Street (East), Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Clinics Provided

    Sexual Health

    Community Gynaecology

    Complex Contraception

  • Name of Secretary
    Deborah Crudace/Julie Donald
  • Any other Information

    Working part-time so not available on Wednesdays or Fridays

  • Kathryn Clement 

Dr Mayur ChauhanConsultant in Sexual Health

  • Consultant in Sexual Health
  • Tel: 0191 229 2888
  • GMC Code: 2715012
  • Qualifications: MD, FRCOG, Dip in GUM
  • Special Interests

    Complex GUM and HIV medicine

  • Biography

    I graduated from Liverpool University in 1981. I initially trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and undertook research in male infertility at the Harris Birthright Research Trust in Sheffield. I moved to the North East in 1989 to continue my career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 2002, I changed my career to Sexual Health. I have worked as a consultant in GUM and HIV medicine in Sunderland from 2005 and joined New Croft Sexual Health Services in 2009. My special interest in Sexual Health includes HIV medicine, complex GUM and genital dermatology. I am also interested in teaching and promoting HIV testing in primary care.

  • Directorate

    Community Services

  • Hospital Base

    New Croft House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Clinics Provided

    GUM, Contraception, HIV, Complex GUM

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Donald

Dr Diana MansourConsultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare

  • Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Tel: 0191 229 2862 (personal assistant)
  • GMC Code: 2608187
  • Qualifications: MBBCh, FRCOG, FFSRH, DIPM
  • Biography

    Diana Mansour is a Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare and Head of the Integrated Sexual Health Services for Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She serves as an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Newcastle and is also a Faculty Officer and Treasurer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care, UK.

    Dr Mansour obtained her medical degree in 1982 from the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, and initially trained in general practice in South Wales. After training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and gaining her MRCOG in 1989, she became the first Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) accredited Community Gynaecologist in 1995. She was later awarded Fellowship of the RCOG in 2001 and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in 2005 along with the Diploma of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine in 2010.

    Dr Mansour is a member of the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Officer for the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare and a member of the FIGO Menstrual Disorders Working Group (2012-).

    Her medical interests include menstrual problems, long term methods of contraception, management of the menopause and medical education. She has published over 90 scientific papers and publications on a variety of medical topics. She has contributed to a number of medical books and has served as an advisory consultant for others.

  • Directorate

    Community Services

  • Hospital Base

    New Croft Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Clinics Provided

    Community Gynaecology/Complex Contraception, Psychosexual Counselling, Sexual Health

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Deborah Crudace
  • Diana Mansour 

Community Health staff

Staff within Community Health Services who you may meet during your treatment could also include:

Team members  What they do
Specialist doctors and nurses They see you in the clinics and your home, and help manage your care
Health care assistants They assist staff during your consultation/examination
Reception and clerical staff They help with registration and appointments
Administrative and office staff They work behind-the-scenes to ensure the smooth running of our service 

More information

For more details about any Community Health services, please contact us.

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