Dr Wendy Carr
Dr Carr's areas of speciality are the management of benign breast disease and the management of osteoporosis and fracture.
Dr Carr studied medicine in Aberdeen and after qualification trained as a GP. Whilst working for many years as a GP she pursued her interests in women’s health medicine within local hospitals and in the community, developing a particular interest in breast disease, bone health and management of the menopause.
She took up several leadership and management roles within primary care and ran an innovative fracture liaison service pilot. Having developed her interest in breast health she took up a role in the breast team at Northumbria. Here, she is particularly involved in the management of benign breast disease and breast cancer therapy-induced bone loss and the medical management of survivorship in patients moving on from their diagnosis of breast cancer.
She continues to work in primary care, particularly out-of-hours where she is a GP registrar supervisor.
Dr Carr is currently the Chair of Northumbria Specialty and Associate Specialist Doctors and has been instrumental in developing this group of doctors within the trust.
Nationally she works with the National Osteoporosis Society and the Royal College of GPs to promote the management of osteoporosis and fracture risk.
In 2011 she won the British Society of Rheumatology Award for her work managing fracture risk within primary care.
Dr Carr holds clinics at North Tyneside and Wansbeck general hospitals.