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Nurses

Practice Nurses

  • Tricia Westwood
  • Lorna Nisbet

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.

The Nursing Team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.

Healthcare Technicians

  • Karen Hutchison (Practice)
  • Alana Millar (Practice and Community)

Healthcare Technicians completed their training at the Department of Haematology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

They are experienced in venepuncture, administering of flu vaccinations and blood pressure readings. Our community health technician also assists the doctors and nursing team by carrying out venepuncture and blood pressure readings in the community. Our health technicians have full indemnity cover from MDDUS.