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Southside Road Surgery, 43 Southside Road, Inverness, IV2 4XATel: 01463 710222
MB.ChB BSc MRCGP
I qualified in 1997 and work mainly in general practice. I have been a Partner at Southside Road Surgery since 2002. My interests are osteoporosis and rheumatology, and I also work in the Rheumatology Department in Dingwall. I am able to perform common joint injections in the Surgery, where appropriate.
MB.ChB DRCOG DFFP MRCGP LFHom(Med)
I graduated from Aberdeen medical school in 1999 and became a GP in 2003. I have a post graduate diploma in ENT and enjoy the varied work that presents to us in general practice. I am experienced in providing contraceptive services, including coil insertions and implant insertions/removals.
MB.ChB DRCOG (NZ) Dip Paeds (NZ) MRCGP DFFP DTMH
I qualified in 1996 and have been a Partner at the Surgery since 2007. As well as General Practice, I have special interests in both Palliative Care and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care. My interest in Pre-Hospital Medicine lends itself well to spending time in exotic locations as well as here in Scotland amongst our magnificent mountains.
MBBS MRCGP DPD
I qualified in 1998 and have been living and working in Inverness since 2003. My special interest is in dermatology (skin problems), and I also undertake minor surgery and cryotherapy.
BSc Hons MBChB MRCGP
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are trained specialists nurses. They have undertaken additional medical education in order to diagnose and treat both acute illness and chronic conditions and can prescribe medication.
Our NP is an experienced nurse who, through further education and specialist training, has developed her skills and knowledge in order to offer extended services to patients. While not being a replacement for Doctors, she can provide some aspects of care previously provided by the Doctors.
Our NP can diagnose, treat, prescribe medication, and, if necessary, refer patients to the hospital. If they feel you need to see a GP, they can arrange this for you. the NP can also see patients either in the Surgery or at home visits. Patients asking for “same day” appointments are likely to see the Nurse Practitioner which frees up the GPs to see patients with chronic or complex conditions. Patients being seen in A&E or at NHS24 usually see Nurse Practitioners and the Surgery has adopted this same structure.
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 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.
Beth Colliar, Practice Manager
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.
Gillian Forbes, Business Administrator
Catriona Mackay, Office Supervisor
Kirsty Simon, Administrator
Eileen Bain, Lead Receptionist
Anna Fraser, Receptionist/Admin Support
Amy Forbes, Receptionist/Admin Support
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the Surgery and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions, dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Community Nursing Team - 01463 888333
Health Visitors, Rowan House, 39-41 Harbour Road, Inverness - 01463 706700
Community Midwives, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness - 01463 704000