Dr Yates has worked in paediatrics in the North East since 1999,
predominantly at the RVI (Great North Children's
Hospital). During her training, she spent additional time
gaining experience in child psychiatry and adolescent
health. She is dual accredited in both community child health
and general paediatrics and took up a consultant post with the
Trust in March 2012.
Dr Yates works part time in North Durham and with bases at
Stanley Primary Care Centre and Chester-le-Street Community
Hospital. She provides assessments and outpatient
consultations for children and young people with concerns
about their development working as part of a multidisciplinary
team. A predominant part of her her work is in the
multi-agency assessment of possible autism spectrum condtions.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community