The Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner are Registered Nurses who have undertaken at least 3 years additional University education. They are able to assess, diagnose and treat patients. When necessary, and appropriate, they are able to prescribe medication. Read more about Nurse Practitioners…
Ann-Marie Gillespie – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Ann-Marie is a Registered General Nurse and has extended her role with numerous diplomas and a BSc (Hons) degree in Advanced Nursing Practice. She is an Extended Nurse Prescriber and leads the Practice Nursing Team. She has training in the diagnosis, management and treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions and has a keen interest in chronic disease management, especially respiratory medicine. She is eager to promote teaching and following further training at Masters Level, she has taken the role of Practice Nurse Trainer for NHS Education for Scotland.
Usual availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning & Thursday
Linsey Keiller – Nurse Practitioner
Linsey is a registered general nurse (BSc). She is an Extended Nurse Prescriber and has training in the diagnosis and management of Minor Illness. Linsey is currently completing the final year of her Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice which has involved advanced studies in examination and history taking, long term condition management, clinical leadership and research.
Usual availability Monday – Friday
The Pipeland Practice Nurses are all Registered Nurses who have undergone extra training to work in Primary Care. They can offer appointments for many conditions previously considered to be the remit of doctors. Read more about Practice Nurses…
Kirsteen qualified with BSc (Hons) in Nursing studies from the University of Manchester in 1998 and has been working in Primary care since 2007 . She has qualifications in Respiratory disease management and Minor Illness.
She provides Chronic Disease Management clinics and Triage. Appointments can be booked with Kirsteen for Asthma/COPD reviews, health checks, blood pressure reviews, cervical smears & lifestyle advice.
Usual availability: Monday to Wednesday
Lesley provides Chronic Disease Management clinics and Triage. Appointments can be booked with Lesley for Diabetes reviews, health checks, blood pressure reviews, cervical smears & lifestyle advice.
Usual availability: Tuesday to Friday
Gregor has experience in a variety of healthcare settings with a main background in Emergency Care. He is currently developing his skills in General Practice and specializes in the management of Diabetes. He has a Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies, BSc (Hons) Emergency Nursing Care, MSc Environmental Management (Public Health) and is currently studying for his MSc Clinical Practice. In addition to this, Gregor is an Independent and Supplementary prescriber and can be seen for most long term conditions.
Usual availability: Monday, Tuesday (morning only), Thursday and Friday
Sophie Rutter – Currently on Maternity Leave
Sophie graduated with BSc (Hons) in Marine and Environmental Biology from University of St Andrews in 2004. She gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult nursing from the University of Dundee in 2009 and began work in Adamson Hospital, Cupar before joing the team in St Andrews Community Hospital in 2010, before joining us.
Appointments can be booked with Sophie for health checks, blood pressure reviews, weight management, injections, blood tests, ECGs and lifestyle advice.
Usual availability: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Kathryn qualified with a Diploma in Adult Nursing in 1999 and subsequently completed a General Practice Nursing Course with NHS Education for Scotland. She completed her BSc Nursing degree in 2015. Kathryn has a keen interest in chronic disease management and also offers appointments for cervical cytology, contraception, the warfarin clinic and childhood immunisations.
She provides Chronic Disease Management clinics and Triage. Appointments can be booked with Kathryn for the Diabetes clinic, health checks, blood pressure reviews, cervical smears & lifestyle advice. Kathryn is an Extended Nurse Prescriber.
Usual availability: Monday to Friday
Usual availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Health Care Assistants
Our Health Care Assistants (HCA) can perform delegated tasks requested by another member of the clinical team. Read more about Health Care Assistants…
Caroline has been working in Primary Care as part of the Administration Team since 1999 and has now completed training as a Health Care Assistant. She supports the GPs and the qualified Nursing Team with tasks including ECGs, Blood Pressure Measurement, Blood tests, Urinalysis and fitting Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors.
Audrey had been working at St. Andrews Community Hospital as a Nursing Auxilliary for 5 years before moving over to Primary Care as a Health Care Assistant. She supports the GPs and the qualified Nursing Team with tasks including ECGs, Blood Pressure Measurement, Blood tests, Urinalysis and fitting Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors.
Fiona has been working in General Practice since 1995. She is often out and about in the community providing home visit services, including phlebotomy, to patients that can’t make it in to see us.