Gillian Cameron (f)Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Independent Prescriber
Mr Jakub Lenard (m)Pharmacist
Elizabeth Sutherland (f)Pharmacy Technician
Health board pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are becoming more involved in the care of patients in General Practice. Having the pharmacy team working in our surgery provides valuable medicines support, a close link with our community pharmacy teams and allows our GPs to focus their skills and time where they are most needed for patients who have more complex needs. Pharmacists are experts in medicines and can talk to you about how to get the best from your medicines.
Serial Prescriptions: A Change to How You Order Your Repeat Prescription
The practice is moving some patients to serial prescriptions.
A serial prescription is a prescription for medicine(s) needed to treat a long-term condition, that lasts for 24 or 56 weeks.
With serial prescriptions there is no need to request a repeat prescription form from your doctor during this time. Instead you only need to visit your nominated community pharmacy for your repeat medication while the prescription is still valid.
Serial prescription(s) are kept in the pharmacy and your GP decides how often they should be collected, e.g. every four or eight weeks.For more information please click on the following link: Serial Prescribing Patient Information Leaflet
Paul Novak (m)Practice Mental Health Nurse
Donna Ross (f)Practice Mental Health Nurse
TBCPractice Mental Health Nurse
Mental health nurses work in a variety of settings and support and treat people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Just like in physical health, nurses can promote mental health by building good relationships with patients, encouraging healthy behaviours, and recognising and treating symptoms early.
For individual patients unable to attend the health centre the District Nurse service will assess, plan and provide the most appropriate and highest standard of care within the patient’s own home. They can be contacted on 0131 453 9347, if they are not available a message can be left on the answer machine.
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 well-being.
You can contact the health visitors at the practice and they will either give you advice over the phone, or arrange to see you in the clinic or at your home.
They can be contacted on 0131 453 9357.
- Cheryl Sclater-Ewen – Health Visitor
- Tracey Breslin – Health Visitor
- Jenny Barclay – Health Visitor
- Liz Rosenfield – Health Visitor
- Tricia Curle – Healthcare Assistant