All GP's in training are fully qualified doctors who are training to become GP's. We have a Senior GP Registrar (GPST3) who is based at the practice for a year, a junior registrar (GPST1) who is with us for 6 months and a Foundation year 2 doctor who is based at the practice for 4 months as part of a training rotation.
We are very involved with the University and have medical students from the 1st, 2nd and 5th years regularly attending the surgery. The 5th year students often sit in with doctors during consultations and see patients under supervision. You may be asked for your permission for this to happen when attending an appointment and this is strictly optional. 2nd year medical students have teaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, please leave contact details with reception if you would be able to attend these sessions to help with their training.
Dr Aman Singh
Dr Andrew Mackay
Dr Geoff Smith
Dr Louise Bailey
Dr Adam Stevenson
Dr Rebecca Cheesbrough
Dr Zoe Kelion
Dr Lanah Scotland
Dr Ruth Wiggins (on maternity leave)
Dr Charis Johnston (on maternity leave)
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.
Eilidh Eccles - Asthma, COPD, Travel Vaccinations, Diabetes (on maternity leave)
Jo Wallace - Diabetes, Asthma
Karen Osborne - Asthma, COPD, Travel Vaccinations, Diabetes
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.
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.
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, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Shirley Palfrey & Lisa Jinx - lead nurse' based at Baronscourt surgery 0131 657 5952
We are closely linked to the primary care team and have health visitors and district nurses on the premises