Bensham Family Practice


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Dr David Roberts (m),  MBChB, RCGP

I qualified as a doctor from Liverpool University in 1988 and spent the following 3 years working in hospital medicine. I moved up to Newcastle in 1990 and completed the Northumbria GP training scheme 2 years later. I have worked in Gateshead as a GP partner for over 20 years and have a special interest in Diabetes, child health and substance misuse. I was also one of the Clinical Directors involved in setting up Gateshead Central South Primary Care Network (link to website).

*Dr Roberts will be retiring from General Practice and leaving Bensham at the end of September 2023.

Dr Tulay Yigit (f), MBBS, RCGP

Dr Yigit (pronounced Yeet) has joined the practice as a GP partner on 1st September 2023 and will be taking over from Dr Roberts from 1st October 2023 following his retirement.

Dr Yigit graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 2006 and worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before moving to General Practice qualifing as a GP in 2017. Dr Yigit also holds a Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from Cardiff University. Appointments are available from October 2023, online and also by ringing 01914776955.

GP locum

We have a number of GP locum’s working long term at the practice whilst waiting for new permanent GPs to start in January 2024. All appointments are available online and also by ringing reception on 01914776955