The Practice Nurses

The Practice has three nurses who carry out a range of duties including: disease management clinics, health checks with existing and new patients, provision of contraceptive advice, changing dressings, administering vaccines and advising on minor ailments.

Practice Nurse Yvonne specialises in the care of patients with diabetes and asthma. Practice Nurse Amiko specialises in the care of patients with asthma and heart disease. Practice Nurse Myrah specialises in cervical screening and diabetic reviews.

Our nurses attend courses to keep their skills up to date and stay abreast of developments in Practice Nursing. They regularly meet together and with the GPs to discuss patient care. The Practice Nurses can give advice to patients by telephone on request.

Please be aware that when you make an appointment to see a nurse you will be asked a little bit about what kind of appointment you need. Staff members have been instructed to ask for this information to help them to arrange the correct type of appointment for you, with the most appropriate person. A little detail about why you need to see the nurse is helpful, however you are not obliged to provide this information.

Appointments with our Practice Nurses can be made at Reception or by telephoning the surgery 0131 337 2166.