Dr Robert Lambourn
MB ChB [Bristol, 1983], FRCGP, DA, DCCH, DRCOG, Family Planning Certificate
I have been a GP in Wooler since 2004, having previously worked in General Practice in Ashington for 14 years. Prior to that I did a variety of hospital posts, including anaesthetics [being awarded the Diploma in Anaesthetics], child health [Diploma in Community Child Health] and obstetrics and gynaecology [Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Family Planning Certificate] plus a variety of other jobs including casualty, internal medicine and psychiatry and GP training posts in Blyth and Amble [Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners].
I consider myself to be foremost a family doctor and have interests in all aspects of family medicine. I am particularly interested in health care in rural areas, and am a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners' Rural Forum Steering Group; Chair of the Northern Faculty of the RCGP. GP advisor to the Northeast Ambulance Service. I am honorary medical officer to Glendale Show and north Northumberland Point-to-Point races.
I also have a great interest in training and education, have been recognised as a GP trainer by the Northern Deanery since 1995, specialising in trainig GP registrars to help produce a high-quality workforce for the future.
Outside medicine my interests include my family - I am married to Dr Elizabeth Batley and we have five children of varying ages; photography; walking and cycling - often with the children; traditional music, specialising in music of Northumberland and the Borders, playing regularly in traditional music sessions around the area and with a local semi-professional ceilidh dance band.