Community Staff


Health Visiting Team:

Catriona Macpherson – Health Visitor
Aimee Hutton – Health Visitor
Rebecca Pate – Staff Nurse
Emma Sutherland – Nursery Nurse
Ann Gordon – Admin Assistance
Giota Lafiatoglou – Admin Assistance

Our health visitors are registered nurses with HV qualifications and midwifery training. They are concerned with the health of pregnant women, and children under school age. They manage the baby clinics, under 5s immunisations, and child health assessments. They also run Preparation for Parenthood sessions with the Community Midwife. Their direct line telephone number (with answer machine) is 0131 228 7502.

District Nursing Team:

Gillian Grant – District Nurse
Joanne Fergus – District Nurse
Louise Tedford – Staff Nurse
Fraser Chalmers – Staff Nurse
Sharon McKay – Staff Nurse
Amy Gilfillan – Staff Nurse
Clare Lang – Staff Nurse
Christine Newton – Auxilliary Nurse

The District Nurses work closely with the doctors to provide treatment and advice to the housebound and to patients recently discharged from hospital. Their direct line telephone number (with answer machine) is 0131 228 7503.

Community Psychiatric Nurse:

Karen Kirk

We find that patients appreciate being seen in their own practice and not having to attend our local psychiatric hospital.  Karen is however part of our Community Mental Health Team and has access to advice from other team members as required.


Heather Pullinger