We are currently a Partnership of 8 Doctors.
At present we also have Associate Doctors as well as training Doctors called Registrars.
The Registrar is in the final year of a ten year training programme, gaining supervised experience in general practice. With your consent, the Registrar may record your consultation for teaching, training or assessment purposes.
At times of high workload, holiday or sickness Locum Doctors may be employed to assist the Practice. They are fully qualified general practitioners who wish more flexibility in their working hours. Checks are carried out in keeping with current recommendations from the GMC.
The Practice is committed to teaching medical students. We teach second and final year University of Edinburgh students.
The final year student may be present when the Doctor is consulting. You may be offered an appointment with the student with a Doctor in attendance, or you may be asked to see the student before seeing the Doctor with whom you booked the appointment. Occasionally, consultations are recorded for teaching purposes. In all of these circumstances your consent will be sought beforehand and it is perfectly acceptable to decline.
We are very grateful for patient support in this important venture of assisting the Registrar and students develop their skills.
Treatment Room Nurses
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.