Castlegate & Derwent Surgery Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT Tel: 01900 705750

Meet the doctors

GP’s- for your protection our GP’s continue with a telephone triage system for all appointments, if they feel it is necessary and safe to do so you may be asked to attend our surgery for a face to face appointment.

Please call on the on the morning of the day you would like to be seen by one of our GP’s, phone lines open at 8am and appointments are quickly booked up. You may be in a queue but please be assured our reception team will answer your call as soon as they possibly can.

Video Consultations and Digitial Photographs- Our GPs and clinicians are increasing the use of video consultations with patients and you may be asked to send in a digital photograph if appropriate that will help us to assess the patient. You will receive a text message with instructions of how to send the image. By sending the image you are consenting to the image being saved on your medical record.

Dr Judith Ashburner

MBBS- GMC number 7042731

Specialist area: Women's Health, Menopause and Palliative Care

Working days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday


Dr Simon Desert

MBBS, MRCGP- GMC number 3132425

Specialist area: Elderly, palliative care & minor surgery

Working days: Monday(pm) Tuesday(am)Wednesday(pm) & Friday(am)

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Dr Stefanie Ervine

MBChB - GMC number is 7134114

Working days: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Sarah Hutton

MBBS- GMC number 7042833

Working days: Monday(pm), Tuesday & Friday

Dr Mark Kinghan

MBChB, MRCGP, MA (Hons), MSc- GMC number 6157016

Specialist area: Elderly medicine & palliative care

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Dr Caroline Knox

MBBS, MSc(Sports medicine), MRCGP- GMC number 4022598

Specialist area: Sports & musculoskeletal medicine & injuries, ENT(ear, nose & throat), minor injuries and travel medicine

Working days: Monday & Wednesday


Dr Mary Philipsz

MBChB- GMC number 4065159

Specialist area: Palliative care, child health & development

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Dr Carolyn Rigg

MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH- GMC number: 6135023

Specialist area: Women's Health, Menopause, sexual health, ENT and Palliative Care

Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Andy Rudman

BSC(Hons), MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG- GMC number 7071170

Specialist area: Musculoskeletal medicine and joint injections

Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Dr Diyva Rao

MBchB, MRCGP, DRCOG - GMC number 7132012 

Working days: Monday, Tuesday(am) and Thursday(am)

Dr James Stapleton

MD, MRCGP- GMC number 7450463

Working days: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Dr Gillian White

MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, DGM - GMC number 3057160

Working days: Monday and Thursdays



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