Dr Catriona A O’Neill (f)
MB.ChB Glasgow (1989) DRCOG MRCG
Currently some of our GP appointments are covered by locum GPs.
Sister Kari Downie (f)
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.
Health Care Assistant
Mrs Elizabeth Durham (f)
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), and blood pressure measurement. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Health Care Support Worker
We have one Health Care Support Worker also known as a Health Care Assistant, available by appointment in a morning only. We can no longer accommodate requests for afternoon phlebotomy appointments as there is a service covering this externally. Elizabeth Durham can take blood, monitor blood pressure, administer Vitamin B injections and provide simple dressings. Our HCSW can only take bloods that have been requested by the GP or Hospital Consultant through a letter requesting these to be done.
Our district nurse is based at Govanhill Health Centre and can be contacted at 0141 355 2180. She can help with home injections, dressings, removal of stitches and other procedures as arranged by the doctor. Housebound patients who require nursing assistance may arrange via the doctor for a nurse to visit them at home
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.
The Health Visitor can be contacted on 0141 531 4417.
Amanda J. Crawley (f)
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.
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.