Dr Paula Batsford

Blyth Valley Locality Director and Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions and Adult Mental Health

Paula trained to be a GP in Yorkshire. She moved with her family to Northumberland 14 years ago and has been working as a GP here since then. She currently is a GP partner in a practice in Cramlington.

Paula’s main clinical focus within the CCG is on improving the detection, management and outcomes of long term medical conditions and adult mental health conditions and ensuring that individuals with these problems overall health and wellbeing is the optimum that can be achieved. She also is a Locality Director for Blyth Valley and is focused on the quality and sustainability of General Practice and ensuring good engagement between the GP practices and the CCG.

Paula is also a GP appraiser, a role she has been involved with for the last 9 years.