We are currently a Partnership of 8 Doctors.
At present we also have Associate Doctors (Salaried GP / Retainer) as well as Registrars, qualified Doctors specialising in training to be a GP.
The Registrar is a qualified doctor and 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.
Wendy Gaffney Practice Manager
Sophie Assistant Practice Manager
The Practice Manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The Practice Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
The Assistant Practice Manager supports the Practice Manager and Practice as a whole, deputising in the Practice Manager's absence and ensures a high standard of service is provided to patients at all times. The Assistant PM is line manager for the reception and administrative teams and ensures these teams carry out their duties in a timely and efficient manner, within the Practice Guidelines.
Eleanor Contract and IT Administrator
Diana Practice Clinical Administrator
Nina Practice Office Administrator
Caroline Medical Records Summariser and Coder
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, registering new patients, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.