Christina Russell, GP partner, has worked at the practice since 1991. Louise De Cornet joined the partnership in December 2007 after working as a salaried GP in the practice for the previous two years. Ganga Nair first joined the practice as a GP registrar and then worked here as a salaried GP until he became a partner in January 2010. Jane Cooper, has been with us since April 2006 as a full time salaried GP. Dr Louiza Belghazi joined the practice in February 2014 as a salaried GP and in April 2015 became a GP partner. Dr Jessica Ross joined the practice in August 2017 as a full time salaried GP. Most recently Dr Craig Winthrop joined the practice in February 2018 as a full time salaried GP.
Christina Russell, GP
I am originally from Aberdeenshire but have been at Wigton now for more years than I care to remember. My interests, in no particular order, are general practice, farming and my 3 children. After a recent prolonged period of sickness, I can now say I have seen things from “the other side of the desk”.
Ganga Nair, GP
I hail from Kerala, the southern tip of India but have now been in the UK for the past 18 years. My special interest is ophthalmology. I love sports in general but more specifically cricket and I am involved with coaching the Carlisle Juniors cricket team.
Louise De Cornet, GP
I am originally from the Brighton area but trained in London for my medical degree. I moved up to Cumbria in 1998 to become a GP and joined the Wigton practice in 2005. My special interests are contraception and sexual health and dermatology. I am an active member of a church in Carlisle and love travelling to the far-flung corners of the globe. I also cultivate cacti.
Jane Cooper, GP
I moved to Cumbria in 2005 to enjoy the rural lifestyle and bring up our 2 young children. I work part time and I am interested in women’s heath, sexual and contraceptive health and children’s medicine. I currently train junior doctors considering a career in general practice.
Louiza Belghazi, GP
I am originally from Nottingham but completed my degree and medical training in Yorkshire. I have recently moved to Cumbria with my husband to settle down and enjoy the beautiful countryside that Cumbria has to offer. My personal interests are in sports, the outdoors and travelling and these interests spill over into my professional life where I am interested in sports medicine and musculoskeletal conditions.
I am originally from Manchester, and after completing my medical degree in Cambridge moved up to Cumbria to continue my hospital and then GP training. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, and since moving to Cumbria have spent many weekends supporting Carlisle United.
Craig Winthrop, GP