Dr F Jefford Dr N Hassan Dr N Brown Dr M Miller

LOCHMABEN MEDICAL GROUP

Dr. Fiona Jefford joined the Practice in August 2002. She has completed PRHO posts in Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, followed by three years on the Dumfries General Practice Vocational Training Scheme. Main interests include family planning and reproductive health care. Dr. Jefford is one of GP Trainers in the Practice.

Glasgow University Graduate 1998.

Doctor Naveed Hassan joined the Practice in February 2009. He was the Registrar in the practice between December 2006–December 2007. He trained in Pakistan and continued his postgraduate training in Aberdeen and Elgin before moving to Dumfries and Galloway. He gained his MRCP and MRCGP qualifications in 2008. He is now also involved in training of Registrars and Foundation Doctors.

Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan Graduate 1998.

Doctor Nick Brown joined the practice in August 2013, following a 3 year placement as GP Registrar in Lochmaben. He initially worked in hospital posts in Aberdeen, the Shetland Isles and Brisbane, Australia before joining the GP training scheme in Dumfries & Galloway.

Aberdeen University Graduate, 2004.

Doctor Mark Miller joined the practice in August 2016. He had worked as a GP Registrar in the practice between February 2013 to August 2015. He gained his MRCGP in 2015. One of his main interests is in Palliative Medicine. He also currently works part time in The Alexandra Unit in Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Aberdeen University Graduate 2009

The Nursing Staff

Our friendly and enthusiastic nursing team provide a wide range of services including vaccinations, diabetic reviews, ECGs, asthma/COPD management, wound reviews & dressings, blood-taking, blood pressure monitoring, ear syringing and injections. A new nurse-led travel advice and vaccinations service is available by appointment.

The nursing staff are supported by our Healthcare Assistants.

The Nursing Team comprises of:

Mrs Sharon Hamid, Lead Practice Nurse/Independent Nurse Prescriber

Mrs Tracy Johnston, Practice Nurse

Mrs Helen Suszek, relief Practice Nurse

Mrs Shona Marshall, Healthcare Assistant

Ms Kirsty Murray, Healthcare Assistant

The Admin Team

PRACTICE MANAGER

Rosie Boyd, our Practice Manager, has knowledge and experience in all aspects of the business of General Practice. If you have any queries about office procedures, staff or management, do not hesitate to contact her at rosie.boyd@nhs.net. She also welcomes any general feedback or suggestions on how to improve the service provided.

SECRETARY

Mandy is our Medical Secretary and is responsible for managing hospital referrals, letters and reports. She can also be contacted with regards to payments and for general secretarial duties.

RECEPTION STAFF

We have 4 Receptionists at present, Linsay who is our Lead Receptionist, Abbie, Emma and Sophie. They are happy to assist you in making an appointment, responding to general registration enquiries and informing you of your test results. Please be aware that the reception is a busy environment and phone calls may not always answered immediately. This is especially true late afternoons. It would be helpful therefore if you could call before 3.30 pm for any pending results.

We are currently looking for another part time receptionist to join our team.

As from 1st April 2015 all telephone calls to and from the Practice will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

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