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

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

    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

    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.

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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 Podiatrist, Clinical Psychologist and Drug and Alcohol Team. They work with, but not for the practice and are all employees of NHS Tayside.

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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