Dunblane Medical Practice

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Nursing Team

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Lynne Henderson

Brian Shepherd

Our ANP’s are Registered Nurses educated to Masters Level and have many years’ experience in various fields within secondary and primary care.  This level of training allows the ANP to work as an independent practitioner, making their own decisions in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of those in their care, all of which are customarily performed by a Physician.  They will however consult with their medical colleagues if advice is required.  Their role is tailored not only by their training but their clinical experience.

Lynne Henderson has a background of A&E and Primary Care.  Lynne works alongside the GP on-call triaging and offering urgent on-the-day appointments for those who need assessed face-to-face.

Brian Shepard has a background of ITU, School Nursing and Hospital at Home.  Brian offers a same-day urgent Minor Illness Clinic, patients are booked directly from reception or during triage. 

Practice Nurses

Mirka Campbell (Nurse Prescriber)

Laura Drummond (Nurse Prescriber)

Karen Watson (Nurse Prescriber)

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.

The Nursing Team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.

Healthcare Assistant (including Phlebotomy)

Lorna Tarelli

Healthcare Assistants are non-registered Nursing staff who assist in patient care and Practice related duties, as directed by and under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional (including Lead Practice Nurse, Practice Manager and GPs). Healthcare Assistants work collaboratively with the General Practice Team to meet the needs of patients, and provide essential task-orientated services like taking blood samples (phlebotomy), processing specimens, performing ECGs (to measure heart function) and spirometry (to measure lung function). They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.