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Doctors

GP Partners

Dr Esther Birney

Dr Birney studied medicine at The University of Dundee, graduating in 2007.  Over the next five years she worked in various hospital posts across Tayside, Perth and Angus, before returning in 2012 to her native Fife to complete her GP training here in St Andrews. Esther is involved in teaching medical students within the Practice.  She holds a Diploma in Family Planning and is trained to insert and remove Contraceptive Implants and Intra Uterine Contraceptives.

Usual availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr Jo Burgess

Dr Burgess was brought up on the west coast in Helensburgh, and studied medicine at St Andrews and Manchester Universities.  She graduated in 1997, and completed her GP training in 2001.  Her postgraduate qualifications include MRCGP, DRCOG, and DFFP.  She was a GP Partner at a practice in Sale, Cheshire from 2001 until relocating to St Andrews in 2018.  She considers herself to be a generalist, but does have interests in women’s health, child health and contraception, including contraceptive implant fitting and removals.

Usual Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Dr Callum Duncan

Dr Duncan was born and brought up in North East Fife, spending his childhood and youth in Ladybank.  He graduated from Glasgow University in 1999 with MBChB, then worked in a variety of jobs in the UK, New Zealand and Australia with focus on Paediatrics and A&E.   He trained as a GP in Edinburgh and received his MRCGP in 2007.  He is married and has four young children.  He is actively involved in teaching Medical Students. He works four days per week in the Practice and is a househusband the other three days.   He is a keen sportsman and still hopes to fulfil his ambition to lead Scotland to World Cup Glory, although he admits time is against him.

Usual availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Anthony Hagger

Dr Hagger qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2010 (MBChB) before moving to Fife to work at Ninewells Hospital.  He completed the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2014.  He completed his GP Specialist training here in St Andrews gaining MRCGP in 2015.  He has a background in engineering having previously obtained a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.  He is a keen sportsman.  He tries to fit in regular running and cycling, often commuting to work on his bike.  More recently he has been drawn into the world of golf.

Usual availability: Tuesday to Friday

Dr Nick Haldane

Dr Haldane graduated from Dundee University in 1999 with MBChB.  He completed his GP training in Tayside in 2003.  He is one of two GP Trainers in the Practice supporting young doctors in their training towards becoming GPs.  Dr Haldane currently plays an active part in our Community Hospital work.  He is trained to fit and remove Contraceptive Implants.

Usual availability: Monday to Friday except Wednesday afternoon

Dr Lorraine McFarlane

Dr McFarlane completed her GP training with the Practice in February 2018 and joined the Partnership in March 2018.

Usual availability: Currently on Maternity Leave

Dr Jonathan Nixon

Dr Nixon came to Scotland from Yorkshire in 1987, to study Medicine at Edinburgh University.  His professional interests include Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.  He is very interested in the use of Information Technology in medicine and is keen to develop IT further within the Practice.  He is involved in teaching undergraduate medical students from Dundee and St Andrews and is now involved in training qualified doctors to become General Practitioners.

Usual availability: Monday to Friday except Thursday afternoon

Associated GPs

Dr Douglas Baird (Salaried GP)

Dr Baird graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2014.  He underwent an intercalated BSc in Medical Sciences during his MBChB degree.  He subsequently moved to Tayside to complete his foundation year training before joining the Practice to carry out his GP training, which he completed in August 2019.

Usual availability: Wednesday to Friday

Dr Elizabeth Corbett (GP Retainer)

Dr Corbett  moved to Fife  with her husband and three young children in 2015.  She gained her medical degree at Cambridge University on the Graduate Course in Medicine in 2007.  She completed an English degree at Nottingham before this so is always happy to talk literature as well as medicine!  She has also qualified with her DRCOG and DCH and, whilst a generalist, her particular areas of interest are paediatrics and mental health.

Usual availability: Currently on Maternity Leave

Dr Virginia Hernandez Santiago (Salaried GP)

Dr Santiago was brought up in South West Spain, where she studied Medicine, graduating with MBChB in 2005.  She completed her specialist training in General Practice with Distinction in Madrid in 2010, which had enhanced training in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine.  She moved to Scotland in 2011, and since then has combined clinical and academic duties. Her postgraduate qualifications include a PGDip in Health Promotion, and MSc in Primary Care research, and a PhD in Medicine from Dundee University.  She will be working part time in Pipeland for 2.5 days a week, combining her clinical work with clinical research and teaching medical students at the University of St Andrews.  She has a special interest in quality and safety, infectious diseases and child health.  She enjoys sports (especially running and hill-walking), travelling, and speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Usual availability: varying two and half days per week

Dr Panna Muqit (ScotGEM GCM)

Dr Muqit graduated from the Royal Free & University College London Medical School in 2004.  She was the Ryman medalist of her year, a prize awarded to the top performing student in General Practice. Following her hospital training in London, she completed her training in General Practice, gaining MRCGP before relocating to Scotland in 2008.  She has a particular interest in medical teaching and is the one of the Year 1 Generalist Clinical Mentors (GCM) on the new Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) programme.  For this, she holds a joint appointment with the University of St Andrews Medical School.

Usual availability: Monday

GP Specialist Trainees

Dr Maartje Ament (GPStR1)

Usual Availability: Variable Monday to Friday (Depending on Training Requirements) 

Dr Samuel Healy (GPStR3)

Usual Availability: Variable Monday to Friday (Depending on Training Requirements)

Dr Julia Ward (GPStR3)

Julia came to medicine relatively late in life, not starting her medical degree until she was 32.  She had previously worked in environmental conservation and in pharmaceutical sales.  She studied medicine at Dundee University and graduated in 2008.  After general junior doctor training she spent 5 years working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, before deciding to move to general practice.  She maintains an interest in women’s health and has a postgraduate diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology, although she is interested in many other aspects of general practice too.  She has many interests outwith medicine, signs of which you may spot in her clinic room.

Usual Availability: Variable Monday to Friday (Depending on Training Requirements)