Dr Michael Baillie
BSc MB ChB St Andrews 1993 Manchester 1996
June Smith, our practice manager, oversees the day-to-day administration and smooth running of the practice.
Our receptionists, Ruth, Peggy, Audrey, and Lindsey are specially trained to help you gain access to different members of the practice team and to deal with your enquires and requests as efficiently as possible whilst respecting your confidentiality.
Patricia Beattie BSc RGN SEN Nurse Prescriber, our practice nurse, is available for health education (smoking, diet, exercise), health check-up and vaccinations. She is also available for holiday vaccinations, blood pressure screening, weight control, height and urine testing, cervical smears and chronic disease management (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure).
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Diane O'Hara is our ANP and Nurse Prescriber. She Triages patients daily by telephone and will allocate patients an appointment for the GP or will treat patients appropriately who may have chest infections, throat and ear problems stomach pain or skin problems. Diane is also available for the many roles undertaken by our Practice Nurse.
Health Care Assistant
The main role of our health care assistant, Linda McDonald, is to help with the blood samples and also to assist the medical team with the various disease management clinics provided by the practice.
The practice engages the services of a fully qualified locum GP as required, for example, to cover holidays.
These nurses provide skilled nursing care for patients in their own home. They do dressings, bathing of the disabled at home, advise about incontinence and nursing appliances as well as managing all aspects of short and long-term nursing care of patients at home. They provide support and advice for 'carers' of patients at home.
The district nurses can be contacted on 554231 between 9.00 - 10.00am and 1.30 - 4.45pm.
Health visitors can also be contacted on 554231 between 9.00 - 10.00am and 3.30 - 4.45pm.
They promote the good health of our patients of all age groups both at home and in the surgery and assess the needs of the elderly, disadvantaged and disabled and can mobilise, help and support accordingly. Actively involved in prevention of disease and maintenance of good health in mothers, babies and pre-school children at the weekly immunisations and child development clinics in the practice, they are available for help and advice on all aspects of health care for mothers, babies and pre-school children.
The health visitors also run a well baby clinic in the Health Centre every Thursday between 1.30 - 2.30pm - NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.
Other health care professionals are available via the practice and include:
- Treatment Room Nurse
- Macmillan Nurses
- Speech Therapist