This practice is run as a partnership, the individual partners being:
Dr David P Leaver BSc, MB, ChB (Manchester 1985), DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP
Dr James I R MacHugh BSc, MB, ChB (Manchester 1983), DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Ailsa J McEwen BSc, MB, ChB (Manchester 1985), DRCOG, DFFP
Dr Jennifer E Anthony MB, ChB (Sheffield 2004), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Steven McCoy BSc, MB, ChB (Glasgow 2006), MRCGP
Our practice manager, Lavinia Peebles, and the administration team (Irene, Mairi, Susan, Alison, Rhona, Mackenzie & Vicki) are here to keep the practice running smoothly, helping the doctors and patients in any way they can.
Julia Connor RGN
Atholl Medical Centre is pleased to inform our patients of the new appointment of Julia Connor as Nurse Practitioner. Julia will be triaging and seeing patients in the surgery every day. When phoning for an appointment, you will be asked if it is for a new or existing problem. If it is a new medical problem Julia will phone you back and either give advice, arrange an appointment with herself or allocate you an appointment with a GP. Patients with ongoing medical problems will be offered an appointment with their usual GP where possible. We are confident that this will reduce waiting times for our patients. We know that our patients will appreciate the friendly manner and expertise that Julia brings to the practice.
Marie Stephen RGN, RM Dip, DN
Fiona Meyer BSc, RGN, DN, RM
Health Care Assistants
Marie, our lead practice nurse, carries out cervical smears and runs an asthma clinic on Wednesday afternoons. Fiona holds diabetic and secondary prevention of heart disease clinics on Thursday and Fridays. Julia will be involved with triage of patients as well as dealing with minor ailments and illnesses.
All the nurses are available to advise on many aspects of health care, minor illnesses and healthy eating. Their numerous tasks include:
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Ear syringing
- New patient medicals
- Dressings and suture removal
- Travel vaccination advice
- Warfarin monitoring
Janet & Rhona are fully trained as our health care assistants and experienced in taking blood samples, performing ECGs, taking blood pressure readings and assisting with nursing administration.
Staff Attached To The Practice
District nurses and health visitors are attached to the practice from Tayside Primary Care Trust. They are highly skilled and experienced. The district nurses mainly provide nursing services to patients at home. The health visitors are mainly concerned with health promotion and illness prevention in pre-school aged children.
The district nurses and health visitors are based at the Pitlochry Community Hospital and can be contacted direct on 01796 474802 (district nurses), 01796 474819 (health visitors).