Health Visiting Team:
Catriona Macpherson – Health Visitor
Lynsey Martin – Health Visitor
Emma Sutherland – Nursery Nurse
Ann Gordon – Admin Assistance
Cheryl Brykajlo – 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:
Jennifer Telfer – District Nurse
Nicky White – District Nurse
Kayleigh Reid – District Nurse
The District Nurses, along with their team of staff nurses, work closely with the doctors to provide treatment and advice to the housebound and to patients recently discharged from hospital. They are currently based out of Astley Ainslie Hospital and their direct line telephone number (with answer machine) is 0131 537 9031.
Claire Hyslop – Pharmacist
Rose Kai-Kai – Integrated Care Pharmacist
Emma Hughes – Prescribing Support Technician
The Pharmacy team based at the Practice provide support to the GPs on our prescribing practices, performing safety checks and medication reviews. Rose also sees patients one day a week for cardiovascular and hypertension annual reviews, combining the service provided by the Practice Nurses in assessing patients, taking bloods and offering support and advice, as well as the GPs by being able to undertake a review of the medication being taken.
Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners (APP)
Susan and Haley see patients (age 16 and over only) at the Practice on a Mon-Thu for a range of musculoskeletal issues such as sprains, strains, sports injuries, joint pain and stiffness, sore back/neck, arthritis and muscle, ligament, tendon or bone problems. These appointments are 20 minutes long and are an alternative to seeing a GP, for assessment and diagnosis as well as advice, support and exercises. These appointments aren’t for ongoing treatment, but they can refer patients on to physio and secondary care, as well as for further investigation including x-ray.