The Practice nursing team are highly skilled to assist the GPs in attending to the needs of our patients. We have many nurses who perform a variety of tasks, and the Receptionist may ask a few questions to determine you are seen by the most appropriate clinician.
Nurse Consultant - Diane Lindsay
Sister Lindsay is a fully registered nursing sister who works fulltime in the practice. Diane joined the Practice in 1997 and is a fully qualified Practice Nurse and since 2013 has developed the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role, having gained Master of Science in Advancing Nursing Practice in Primary Care in 2013. This qualification enables Diane to diagnose and treat a range of minor illnesses and acute problems. If you require seen within 48 hours, you may be offered an appointment with Diane. If you have an acute illness and are too unwell to come to the Surgery, then Diane may visit you at home. Diane is also our diabetic specialist nurse, and runs twice weekly clinics for our diabetic patients. Diane continues her practice nursing duties also.
Nurse Practitioner/Practice Nurse - Jill Meikle
Jill joined the Practice in 2003 and is a fully qualified Practice Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, having gained Masters qualification in advanced patient care in 2014. This qualification enables Jill to diagnose and treat a range of minor illnesses and acute problems. If you require seen within 48 hours, you may be offered an appointment with Jill. Jill continues her practice nursing duties also, and offers a range of chronic disease, family planning and health promotion services.
Community Nurse Practitioner - Deborah Gardiner
Deborah joined the team in 2015 as Community Nurse Practitioner. She is a fully qualified nurse, and subsequently gained Masters qualification in Advanced Patient Assessment. If you have an acute medical condition and are too unwell to visit the Surgery, Deborah will visit you at home.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Lorna Hale
Lorna joined the Nurse Practitioner team in 2018. She is a fully qualified Nurse, who has gained qualification and experience in Advanced Patient Assessment. As with all our ANPs, Lorna can review, assess and treat a variety of conditions and minor ailments.
Practice Nurse - Sophie Steele
Nurse Steele joined the Practice in 2016. She is a fully qualified Nurse, who has gained qualifications and experience in General Practice Nursing. Sophie offers a full range of appointments including chronic disease management and female health.
Team Nurse - Nicola Raymond
Nicola joined the Practice in 2006 and has a varied role working between the Practice, District Nursing and Health Visiting teams. She provides Practice clinics 4 days per week. Any patient aged over 75 years is encouraged to book an appointment with Nicola for an annual health check.
Trainee Practice Nurse - Toni Owens
Toni is a newly qualified nurse who has joined our nursing team on a 2 year Practice Nurse Training Program and is undergoing training in all aspects of General Nursing.
Healthcare Practitioner - Morag Neilson
Morag is a highly skilled Healthcare Practitioner who performs a wide range of basic nursing duties under instruction and guidance from the Practice team.
Phlebotomists - Eilidh Walker and Diana Priestley
Eilidh and Diana are members of the Reception Team who have undergone full phlebotomy training and are experienced in blood taking, breath testing and ECGs and other basic nursing duties as directed by the clinical team.