Our Staff

Training Practice

We are a teaching and training practice and have a continuous timetable for GP Registrars, GP Retainer and medical students. You will always be asked whether you wish to participate in training or research and any decision to refuse will be respected.

Doctors

Dr Christopher Creber

MB ChB Dundee 1983 MRCP (1) MRCGP

Dr Alison Macartney

MA (Hons) MB ChB Dundee 1995 DRCOG MRCGP Dip IBLM/BSLM

Dr Victor Jack

MB ChB Edinburgh 1993 MRCGP

Dr Neal Service

MB ChB Dundee 2006 DRCOG MRCGP AFHEA MAcadMEd

Dr Debbie Wilson

MB ChB Edinburgh 1992 MRCGP DFSRH

Dr Jill Hamilton

MB ChB Aberdeen 1993 MRCGP DFFP

Dr Rebecca Ventham

MB ChB Aberdeen 2009 MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Christina Preston

MB ChB Edinburgh 2009 MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Suzanne Gellatly

MB ChB Glasgow 2009 MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH

Dr Anna Watson

BSc (Hons) MBBS (Hons) Hull York 2015 DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Gillian Simpson

MBChB (Edinburgh 2015) MRCGP

Dr Alison Beveridge

MBChB (Edinburgh 2004) MRCGP (2008) DFSRH

Dr Jake Sherlock

GP Registrar

Dr Poom Sripa

GP Registrar

Mental Health Nurse

Our mental health nurse, Lynne Francis, can help patients aged 18-65 with mental health conditions including depression, low mood, anxiety and stress. She is also able to offer psycho-education around various mental health conditions, brief therapeutic interventions and general wellbeing advice.

Lynne Francis

BSc (Hons) RMN

Nurses

Practice nurses are experienced registered nurses. They are available by appointment for sevices such as: • Asthma management • Cardio-vascular disease review • Cervical screening • Childhood immunisations • COPD management • Cryotherapy • Diabetes management • Ear syringing • Family planning advice • Hypertension monitoring • Travel immunisations and travel health • Well person clinics • Wound care

Karen Findlay

Practice Nurse Manager, EN(G) (1987), RGN (1994), Dip Asthma (1995), FPCert(Edin) (1996), Dip Diabetes (2006), QNIS Community Long Service Award 2014

Norma Gibson

RSCN (1981), RGN (1983), Dip Asthma (1994), QNIS Community Long Service Award 2015

Sandra Pratt

RGN (1981), Cervical Screening Cert (2005), FP Cert (2007), Dip Asthma (2010)

Karen McMillan

RGN (1997), BSc(Hons) Nursing (1999), Cervical Screening Cert (2009), Dip GPN (2009)

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy, blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Caroline Jolly

Jen McClure

Phlebotomist

Ashley Bell

Practice Management

Lynne Harrison

Practice Manager

Liz Cochrane

Reception Manager/PA to the Partners

Reception

Our receptionists provide an essential link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and test results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, managing financial claims, updating patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits. Sometimes the receptionists will ask for some brief information on your current needs, particularly in urgent situations. Please help them by explaining your needs and they will endeavour to find the best solution to your problem. They are bound by the same strict rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses. Our receptionists, however, are not medically trained.

Tracey Beveridge

Reception Supervisor

Hayley Dickson

Reception Supervisor

Kay Gray

Sue Clarke

Nicole Panther

Susan Moore

Carolyn Hepburn

Jordan Bolger

Ashley Bell

Nikki Tait

Secretaries

Wendy Eyre

Nicola Ferguson

Isobel Speirs

Maggie Boyd

Administration

Rahena Begum

Clinical IT Coordinator

Primary Care Pharmacists

Pharmacy services are taking a crucial role in Scotland; most GP surgeries now have access to a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician with advanced clinical skills. Pharmacists with advanced clinical skills and pharmacy technicians in GP practices will improve pharmaceutical care and contribute to the multidisciplinary team. One of our pharmacists may contact you to discuss and advise you on your medication. Our reception staff may suggest a consultation with the pharmacist if your query is specifically regarding medications.

Niamh Collins

MRPharmS - Independent Prescriber

Kathryn Harvey

MRPharmS - Independent Prescriber

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

This is a new role supported by Scottish Government which aims to be patient centered and to provide tailor made expert musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment and advice.

Jordan Hepburn

Jordan will be available in the surgery on Fridays. At this current time he will be consulting with patients via telephone and video calls. Patients can request an appointment by calling the surgery.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. Health Visitors - 537 4445.

Attached Staff

To contact our community health colleagues please phone them direct on: • District Nurses - 537 4461 • Physiotherapy - 537 4451 or 536 1060 • Podiatry - 536 1627 • Midwives - 537 4465 (or at Pennywell All Care Centre - 286 5023) • Community Vaccination Team - 312 1860 • Speech Therapy - 537 4444 • Citizens Advice Bureau - 537 4407 (GP main reception) or 0808 800 9060 (helpline) • ELCA - Alcohol Counselling Service - 337 8188 • North West Substance Misuse Service - CPN - 315 2121 • Change Grow Live (Alcohol & Substance misuse) - 469 5044