Dr Richard Russell

GP Partner, Deputy Medical Director - BSc, MB ChB, MRCGP

Following the completion of my Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Science at St Andrews University, I went on to study Medicine at the University of Manchester. I then worked in Stockport and Lancaster before moving to Australia where I spent 2 years working in mainly emergency and rural medicine. I returned to England and moved back to Manchester where I worked in an emergency care rotation. I joined The James Cochrane Practice as a Locum GP for a period of 6 months, before joining the practice as a Partner in 2007.

Dr Richard Russell, GP Partner, Deputy Medical Director

Dr John Wood

GP Partner - MB ChB, MRCGP

After studying Medicine at Manchester University, I graduated in 1998 with initial ambitions of working as either an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, or an Orthopaedic Surgeon. I spent several years working in a variety of hospitals across the North-West including 2 ½ years of Surgical training in Blackpool. It is from this experience that I realised my love of patient contact in an out-patient setting and decided to pursue General Practice. I commenced my GP training in Lancaster and qualified in 2005. I then worked as a GP Locum across the South Lakes area before joining The James Cochrane Practice as a Partner in May 2007.

Dr John Wood, GP Partner

Dr Paul Atkinson

GP Partner, Medical Director - MB ChB, MRCGP

I was born and raised in North Cumbria, and went on to study Medicine at Manchester University, qualifying in 2005. Whilst training, I worked in A&E, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery, Palliative Care and General Medicine. I moved back up to the South Lakes where I completed my GP training in 2012, before joining The James Cochrane practice as a Partner later that year. My areas of particular medical interest include the care of older people and Dementia.

Dr Paul Atkinson, GP Partner, Medical Director

Dr Ed Clarke

GP Partner - MBChB, DCH

I was born and raised in Liverpool before studying medicine at Leeds University, where I qualified in 1999. Since then I have trained in Yorkshire and Merseyside before becoming a GP in Liverpool in 2003. There, I co-ordinated the management of lung problems. I moved to Cumbria in late 2017 when I joined the James Cochrane Practice as a partner.

Dr Ed Clarke, GP Partner

Dr Simon Jones


After qualifying from Newcastle University in 2000 I did my GP training in the North East of England. I then worked as a locum GP and gained a diploma in Tropical Medicine. Since then I have worked in South Sudan with MSF, Guatemala, New Zealand, and on expeditions around the world. My wife and I moved to Kendal in 2012 because of our passion for rock climbing and cycling. I worked as a GP at Westmorland General Hospital for eighteen months before joining the James Cochrane Practice. I have a particular interest in Palliative Care, Travel Medicine and Emergency Care.

Dr Simon Jones, Salaried GP

Dr Arwa Eskander


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Dr Arwa Eskander, Salaried GP

Dr Joanne Richardson

Salaried GP - MBBS, MRCGP, Diploma in Reproductive and Sexual Health

I previously worked at Appleby Medical Practice as a Salaried GP for 1 year, after doing my GP training in Newcastle. I enjoy climbing, fell running and cycling, and sometimes I cycle the 15 miles to work! My areas of special interest include Muscular Skeletal (joint injections) and Sexual Health.

Dr Joanne Richardson, Salaried GP

Dr Emily Bayne

Salaried GP -

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Dr Emily Bayne, Salaried GP

Dr Heather Wood

Women's Health Specialist GP -

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Dr Heather Wood, Women's Health Specialist GP

Dr Kathryn Boniface

Salaried GP -

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Dr Kathryn Boniface, Salaried GP

Dr Alistair MacKenzie

Salaried GP - MB ChB, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, Dip.Occ.Med

I qualified from Edinburgh University in 1979, and went on to complete my GP training in Aberdeenshire, before spending a period of time working in Canada as a travelling doctor. I moved to Kendal in 1985 where I joined the practice as a Partner. In 2018 I retired from Partnership and continue to work as a Salaried GP. Alongside working for the practice, I have worked in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Casualty and Elderly Medicine Departments of the Westmorland General Hospital. My particular areas of interest include Frail Elderly Care, Dementia, Occupational Health, Joint Injections, and Coil Fittings.

Dr Alistair MacKenzie, Salaried GP

Dr Maria Martin

GPwER Dermatology - Salaried GP - MB ChB, MRCGP, Dip. Faculty Family Planning, Dip Practical Dermatology

I grew up in South Africa, and studied medicine at the University of Cape Town. I then moved to the UK and did my GP training in South West Wales. Following the completion of my training I moved to the beautiful Lake District where I joined The James Cochrane Practice as a Partner in 2001. I have been so fortunate to have been with the James Cochrane Practice since the start of my career as a GP. The practice has given me many opportunities to build on my clinical and consultation skills, however, the time has come for me to make a change and from June 2019 I shall no longer be a GP at the practice.  I will continue to be involved in the South Lakes GPwSI Dermatology service, which is run by the practice. I continue to have a keen interest in Dermatology and I have also spent many years working in this area for the Westmorland General Hospital.

Dr Maria Martin, GPwER Dermatology

Dr Ross Anderson

GPwER ENT - Salaried GP - Bachelor of Medicine, MRCS, MRCGP

I am originally from Cheshire and went to medical school in Leeds. I then moved to Cumbria after training in ENT surgery. I completed my GP training in Carlisle, which is where I met my wife. Before joining South Lakes ENT, I was a partner in a large practice in the west of Cumbria.  My professional interests include ENT, primary care research and aspects of travel medicine.  Outside of work i enjoy walking in the hills, travelling abroad, photography, cycling and swimming.


Dr Ross Anderson, GPwER ENT - Salaried GP