16 Westgate, Friockheim, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 4TX

Telephone: 01241 828 444 ( Out of hours: 111 )
Email: friockheim.tayside@remove-this.nhs.net

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Healthcare Team


Doctors

Dr Karen C Scallan
M.B., Ch.B. (1987 Dundee) D.R.C.O.G. (1992)

Dr Duncan R MacDonald
M.B., Ch.B., (1984 Auckland NZ) Dip O and G (1988 Auckland NZ) M.R.C.G.P. (2004 Dundee)

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Nursing Team

Nurses

Mrs Louise Couttie
Lead Practice Nurse

Mrs Sarah Gabriel-Clarke

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.

Healthcare Assistants

Miss Jane Lyall

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.

Phlebotomy

Miss Meghan Clark

Phlebotomists take blood at the request of another medical practitioner. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

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Healthcare Team

Pharmacists

Mrs Fiona Cordiner

Our Practice Pharmacist supports the practice and patients by reviewing medications.

Health Visitors

01241 430303

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

We also have a number of healthcare workers who work in the practice on a regular basis including a Clinical Psychologist, Drug and Alcohol Team, Penumbra and Social Prescriber. They work with, but not for the practice and are all employees of NHS Tayside.

Penumbra

Penumbra is a mental health and wellbeing service offering support to patients from a peer worker who have lived there own experience of mental health challanges.

Social Prescriber

A social prescriber can help you with a range of issues including, social isolation, loneliness, getting out and about, struggling with financial issues and many more.

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Medical Students

Senior medical students (usually from Dundee University) join us for one to three months at a time. They are gaining experience of general practice and may sit in on consultations or ask to spend time with you prior to seeing your GP. The receptionist will always advise in advance if a student is present, you can say no if you wish.

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Practice Management

Mrs Lynne Martin

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.

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Reception & Administration Team

Mrs Marion Morison
Reception Supervisor

Reception Team

Receptionists are your first point of contact in the practice and are there to ensure you are seeing the most appropriate clinician and may therefore ask what you to provide information about what your health issue or query is.

They can provide basic information on services and results. 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.

Mrs Rhona Hudson
Mrs Susan Howell
Mrs Sandra Pearson
Miss Meghan Clark
Mrs Caroline Wight