Our Staff

Doctors

Our GPs are here to help you with your acute and long term health conditions. Quality of clinical care with kindness is our ethos and the practice is committed to medical education. GP Training: All GPs in training are fully qualified doctors who are training to become GPs. We have a Senior GP Registrar (GPST3) who is based at the practice for a year, a junior registrar (GPST1) who is with us for 6 months and a Foundation year 2 doctor who is based at the practice for 4 months as part of a training rotation. Medical Students: We are very involved with the University and have medical students from the 1st, 2nd and 5th years regularly attending the surgery. The 5th year students often sit in with doctors during consultations and see patients under supervision. You may be asked for your permission for this to happen when attending an appointment and this is strictly optional. 2nd year medical students have teaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, please leave contact details with reception if you would be able to attend these sessions to help with their training. We provide teaching to medical students and training for qualified doctors.

DR LUCY THOMSON

MB.BS (London 1990) FRCGP, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH Loc SDI

GP Partner

DR LAURA TWEEDIE

BSc (hons) MBChB (EDINBURGH 2005) MRCGP (2015)

GP Partner

DR RICHARD JACK

MBChB (2007) MRCGP BSc (Hons)

GP Partner

DR TOM FITZGERALD FRAZER

MBChB MRCGP

GP Partner

DR ANGELA RUTHVEN

MBChB (Aberdeen 2008), MRCGP, DRCOG

DR CAMILLA CREAGH-BARRY

MBChB MRCGP

DR SARAH LEWIS

MBChB Edinburgh 2004 MRCGP DGM DCH DRCOG DFSRH Loc SDI

Nurses

Our Practice Nurses are highly skilled at helping you manage your long term conditions such as diabetes, breathing problems and heart disease. The nurse may support you with contraception and carry out cervical smears.

SARAH MORRIS

Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists take blood for analysis and may also take basic measurements such as blood pressure, height and weight.

Practice Management

The Practice Manager is Ms Gillian McHenry. Gillian joined the Practice in December 2015 bringing a number of years experience in Practice Management. As the Practice Manager, Gillian is responsible for the service provided by the practice administration team and for the business management of the practice.

GILLIAN MCHENRY

Practice Manager - SIHM

Administration

The admin team comprises Nicky - Practice Administrator and Lauren - Data Quality Lead.

NICOLA LETSON

LAUREN DUNN

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits. The team comprises Diana (Reception Supervisor), Emma (currently on maternity leave), Si, Lauren, and Andrena.

DIANA DONLEVY

ANDRENA GOWLING

Community Nurses

The district nursing team is based in the surgery and provides specialist nursing care for housebound patients. The district nurses will assess, plan and provide the most appropriate and highest standard of nursing care in the patient's home. The nursing team can be contacted on 0131 467 6006.

KATRINA EWART

RGN, BSc, SP

SARA WINCHESTER

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 well-being. The health visitor team can be contacted on 0131 467 7007.

LYNNE IRELAND

FIONA DOCHERTY