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PRACTICE INFORMATION - updates and changes to services    In order to provide flu vaccination programme information on our home page you will now find the updates and changes to practice services in the clinics and services section of our website. 

Update 24 Sept 2020    -  staffing and telephone issues  

Due to unforseen staffing problems we are limiting calls to urgent only.  We apologise for this and hope to return to normal circumstances as soon as possible.   

Unfortunately we are also experiencing ongoing intermittent faults with our telephone system.  We are in contact with our supplier to try to resolve these as quickly as possible.    

We realise how frustrating this will be if you are trying to contact us and appreciate your understanding and co-operation.   Thank you.

We are currently a Partnership of 8 Doctors.

At present we also have Associate Doctors as well as training Doctors called Registrars. 

Registrar

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.

Locums

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.

Medical Students

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.

Nurses

Jodie Martin
Claire Whitecross
Karen Murphy

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.

Treatment Room Nurses

Vicki-Lee Taylor
Linda Stuart

Healthcare Assistants

Susan Leacock
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.

Phlebotomists

Diane Antionetti
Yvonne McKeown
Susan Bowie
 
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