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Doctors

 

Dr Barry Watt Male MBChB MRCGP (exam) (Aberdeen 1989)
Dr Linda Silcocks Female MBChB (Aberdeen 1981) MRCGP
Dr Shaughna McLuckie Female MBChB (Aberdeen 1988) MRCGP
Dr Fiona Reid Female MBChB (Edinburgh 2004) MRCGP (2010)
Dr Geraldine Howden Female MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH
Dr Katherine Robertson Female MBChB (Aberdeen 2007), BSc Med Sci, MRCGP, DFSRH
Dr Andrew Gatenby Male MA Hist, PGCE, MBChB, MRCGP
Dr Julie Herald Female GP Retainer MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

In this Practice we do not have personal lists, all Patients are registered with the Practice and therefore can see any Doctor. We would however recommend you see the same Doctor for a continuing problem, if at all possible.

Practice Managers

Ms Jackie Elvidge and Miss Shonagh Strathdee are the practice managers. They are responsible for the business and administrative side of the practice. They are in constant contact with the doctors and staff along with other healthcare professionals.

Reception

The staff at the reception desk and in the office will assist you in making emergency and routine appointments, order repeat prescriptions, answer numerous and varied questions and offer help and assistance at all times. It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients' records is maintained at the highest level by all staff.

Elaine Mitchell Summary Receptionist
Jeremy Elrick Rota Administrator
Moira Mitchell Receptionist
Frances Wilson Receptionist
Laura Watson Senior Receptionist
Kathleen MacPherson Receptionist
Jacqueline Munro Medical Typist
Lorraine Burgess Receptionist
Kim Denham Receptionist
Jemma McKandie Administrator
Carol Skinner Relief Receptionist
Heather Cameron Receptionist
Christina Wilson Relief Typist & Administrator
Charlotte Rowley Office Junior

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’s)

Bridget Coutts and Audrey Scott are the Practice ANP's. They are experienced nurses with additional training at degree level who can take a history, examine, diagnosis, prescribe appropriate treatments, order tests, make referrals and arrange admissions if necessary.They are employed to work closely with the GP's / practice to provide support/access to on the day appointments for acute illness to alleviate some of the pressure on the GP’s routine appointments.  They also assist the GP’s with house visits, so on some occasions it may be an ANP who attends for a house visit rather than a GP.

ANP’s can see the following type of problems/complaints:

Sore Throats, General Aches & Pains, General illness, sickness/diarrhoea, Colds & Flu symptoms, Headaches, Coughs, Temperatures, Ear Ache, Chest Infections, Patients with Shortness of Breath, Urine Infections / Urine Symptoms, Sore Tummys, Breathing Problems, Migraine, Conjunctivitis, Joint pain e.g shoulder, hip pain, Boils/cysts, Eye infection, Back Ache 

When you contact the Health Centre you may be asked for a brief description to see if you can be offered an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) appointment.

Practice Nurses

Phyllis Paterson (RGN 1979, BA Community Health Nursing with Specialist Practice 2003, Nurse Independent /Supplementary Prescriber 2006) and Julie Sayers (RGN 2008) are our practice nurses and are available by appointment. They provide a wide range of services: Registration Medicals, Contraceptive Pill Checks, Lifestyle and Dietary Advice as well as High Blood Pressure, Diabetic, Asthma/Chest, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Immunisation, Well Woman, Travel and Wart Clinics.

Sarah Bennet - Treatment Room Nurse

Jackie Reid - Health Care Assistant

Community Nursing Team

Community Nurses
Physiotherapists
Speech Therapists
Community Psychiatric Nurse
Chiropodist
Occupational Therapists
Clerical Support

Medical Students

We are fortunate to have medical students attached to our practice for short periods. You will be informed if the student is scheduled to be with your doctor. You are perfectly entitled to ask to see your doctor without the student if you wish. Let the receptionist know if this is the case.

Health Visitors

The health visitor is a nurse with further qualifications. Their main role is to promote health for all ages. They give advice regarding healthy living, diet, exercise, smoking cessation and drug/alcohol abuse.

• They are qualified in child health and development and follow a programme of assessments for the under fives.

• They will enter into a partnership relationship with parents to offer appropriate support on identified health needs.

• They advise parents about the importance of necessary immunisations.

• Home visiting is an important part of their role.

• They offer support home visiting to patients on discharge from hospital following myocardial infarction (heart attack) or heart by-pass surgery.

• They will offer to facilitate support groups as the need arises.

• For head lice advice contact Kim Clarke, the health assistant, on the number below.

The health visitors can be contacted by telephoning (01466) 765015. This office is not always manned and only non-urgent messages should be left on the answerphone.

Community Nurses

The Community Nursing Team can provide a wide range of Nursing Care to patients who are unable to attend the Health Centre or hospital for their care.

The District & Community Nurses work as part of the Integrated Health & Social Care Team to enable people to be cared for at home following an assessment of their Nursing and/or Care needs.

As part of their role they are able to signpost people to other services including Macmillan Nurse, occupational therapy, Chiropody amongst others.

To contact the Community Nursing Team please call 01466 765014 from 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Mon to Friday.

During weekends, Public Holidays and Out of Hours please contact NHS 24 on 111 and ask for the Community Nurse covering Upper Marr.

The community Nursing Team is not an Emergency service and during weekends covers a wide area including Huntly, Rhynie, Strathdon, Alford. Subsequently, you may experience delays in response to calls during this period.

Community Midwife

During your pregnancy you will be looked after by the Central Aberdeenshire Community Midwifery Team. When you discover you are pregnant you should contact the Health Centre for your First Antenatal Appointment and collect an “information pack” from the Health Centre. At this appointment you will have a routine health check by the Midwife and a plan for your antenatal care will be discussed. The Community Midwifery Service also provides groups, clinics, antenatal (parent craft) classes, as well as providing a home-birth service and postnatal care.

Your midwife can be contacted every day on 01466 765024 between 08.30am and 5pm. Please leave a non urgent message on the answer-phone and the midwife will return your call within 24 hours.

 If you need to speak to a midwife in an emergency, phone the unit with whom you are booked for delivery. Useful contact numbers:

  • Aberdeen Maternity Hospital 01224 553602
  • Dr Grays Hospital, (Ward 3), Elgin 01343 567220.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

The community psychiatric nurse is responsible for managing mental health problems in the community. This involves mental state monitoring, help with activities of daily living and support for families and carers.

Referral is by your doctor via the Community Mental Health Team. Anyone who is a known client can make direct contact by telephoning (01466) 765012.

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