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A BUSY PRACTICE

Regrettably, there are approximately 130 appointments lost each month, often due to patient's failure to attend.  This equates to more than 10 full surgeries each month.

If you know you are unable to attend, please phone to cancel, as this will free up the appointment for another person to make use of.

Nurses

Sister Karen McNaught (f)

Nurse Team Leader

Qualifications:KM

  • BSc.
  • RGN
  • Specialist nurse (General practice)
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Diploma in Asthma management
  • Diploma in Diabetes management
  • Diploma Breast & Cervical Screening

Particular interests:

  • COPD
  • Secondary prevention of Coronary Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Diabetes management
Sister Fiona Menzies (f)

Qualifications:

  • BN
  • RGN
  • Diploma in Diabetes management
  • Diploma Breast & Cervical Screening

Particular interests:

  • Diabetes
  • Wound management
Sister Fiona Kidd (f)

FKQualifications:

  • RGN
  • Diploma in Asthma management
  • Diploma in Cervical Screening

Particular interests:

  • Asthma
Nurse Lorna Wilson (f)

LWQualifications:

  • RGN

Particular interests:

  • General treatment room nursing

Lorna also works as a data coder for the practice.

The treatment room nurse can be accessed by appointment, and is available from 09:00 until 17:00 Monday, Tuesdays, Friday, and some Thursdays.  08.30 until 16.30 on Wednesdays and is staffed by trained nurses at all times.

When arranging an appointment, please inform the desk staff about the type of appointment you wish e.g. dressing, removal of sutures, cervical smear. This helps staff to allocate you the appropriate time slot and book your appointment with the appropriate member of the team.

There are a couple of ‘urgent same day’ slots with the treatment room nurse available each day. Please telephone as early in the day as possible if you need to access a nurse urgently.

The treatment room is very busy so we encourage patients to book well in advance, particularly if wishing to attend for a regular appointment e.g. monthly injection, monthly blood test, and regular/long-term dressing

Skill Mix

Skill mix within the practice is very important so that we may provide you with the best person to look after you depending on your medical condition.

3 out of 4 trained nurses perform cervical smears and undertake about 95% of all smears taken in the practice. If you prefer (and at your request), you can arrange to have your smear taken by a doctor.

All nurses are trained in:

  • injections
  • travel health and immunisations
  • wound care
  • ear assessment
  • leg ulcer care and
  • other general treatment room duties.

Three nurses run chronic disease clinics such as:

  • asthma
  • COPD
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • secondary prevention of heart & stroke

Patients are invited to attend these clinics as appropriate on the month of their birthday. If you receive an invitation to any of these clinics, please be very specific when arranging your appointment to ensure you are booked with the appropriate nurse. Your letter should tell you the days on which your specific clinic runs.

Occupational Health

With the exception of patients who are bat handlers, the practice is unable to provide vaccinations for occupational health indications.  This should be sought from employers or University.

Healthcare Assistants

Yoly Purdie (f)

YPQualifications:

  • Phlebotomist

 

Yoly joined the practice in 2009 having trained and worked as a phlebotomist in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary before she transferred to Stobhill Hospital. She is married and lives locally with her family.

As well as taking blood and blood pressure checks, Yoly conducts pre-diabetic clinic reviews including foot screening, flu injections and assists at the Hypertension clinic.

Jennifer Philip (f)

JPhQualifications:

  • Phlebotomist

Jennifer has been a member of our staff since 2001.  She is married and lives locally with her family.  An experienced member of our Administration Team, Jennifer has qualified as a Phlebotomist and Health Care Support Worker which involves her taking blood and checking blood pressures, flu injections and suture removal.  Occasionally Jennifer conducts pre-diabetic clinic reviews.

Carolyn Michie (f)

Carolyn works as a Receptionist in the Practice.  She is married and lives locally with her family. 

She is also trained as a Health Care Support Worker which involves her taking blood and checking blood pressures, flu injections and suture removal.  Occasionally Carolyn conducts pre-diabetic clinic reviews and assists at the Hypertension clinic.

 
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