Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Alasdair Forbes

MB ChB Aberdeen 1989 FRCGP Trainer / Minor Surgery

Practice: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen and Udny Station, Ellon. Work days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Dr Rajan Gupta

MBBS Bangalore 2002 MRCGP (Specialism: Speaks Hindi)

Practice: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen and Udny Station, Ellon. Work days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Ben Crockett

MB ChB 2006 Aberdeen MRCGP

Practice: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen and Udny Station, Ellon Work days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Jillian Stewart

MB ChB 2005 Glasgow MRCGP

Practice: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen and Udny Station Work days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr Ruth Kilfeather

MBChB 2007 Aberdeen

Practice: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen Work days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Sarah Al-Hassani

Mb ChB 2010 University of Glasgow

Practice: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen Work days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Nurse Practitioners

Marjorie Smart

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Marjorie is one of our Advanced Nurse Practitioners and will consult independently, seeing patients with a wide variety of problems. She is a qualified nurse prescriber so can also issue prescriptions for any acute matter in her own right.

Morag Ross

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Morag is one of our Advanced Nurse Practitioners who is also a nurse prescriber and can issue prescriptions for any matter in her own right. She consults independently, seeing patients with a wide variety of problems.

Nurses

Gillian Riley

RGN

Gillian heads our highly qualified nursing team. The practice policy is to encourage a healthy lifestyle, and our nurses run many of the screening programmes, which can help to prevent ill health. If you are invited to attend for such tests, please try to attend, as this can prevent complications in later life. If you want to speak to a practice nurse ring 0345 189 7070 (option 3) and the receptionist will be glad to put you through or arrange a suitable time for you to call back.

Lorraine Gray

RGN

Laura Thomson

Healthcare Assistants

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.

Christine Frost

Practice Management

Ian McNiel

Practice Manager FCCA CMgr FCMI

Ian is our Practice/Business Manager and is responsible for the administration and daily running of this busy practice. He 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. He supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care. He is responsible for the management of our staff including our secretarial and administration team, and is happy to hear any comments or suggestions about the services provided at Scotstown.

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice 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 and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Community Nurses

The district nurses provide care for those discharged from hospital and those who require home care. Their multifunctional role includes health promotion, teaching, rehabilitation and palliative care. In consultation with the doctors, they can also refer patients to other community services such as physiotherapy and chiropody if required. Contact the Nursing Team on 01224 551458 There is an answer machine service; please leave your NAME and TELEPHONE NUMBER and one of the district nurses will contact you when she returns to the office.

Health Visitors

The health visitors have a major interest in preventive care particularly amongst children, and in addition to our regular services we have separate child development, immunisation and smoking cessation clinics. They also take a large share of the care of our frail and elderly patients and are involved in the provision of the Elderly Screening Service for our over 75 year old patients. Contact the Health Visitors Team on 01224 551451/551452 There is an answer machine service if they are unavailable, please leave a message and they will get back to you.