The Advanced Nurse Practitioners 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
Naomi Lodge – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Naomi trained at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1982. During her career she has specialised in Intensive Care, Palliative Care, Haemodialysis, working most recently in Out of Hours and Primary Care. Naomi has a Diploma in Immediate Care and a BA in Professional Nursing Studies.
Usual availability: Monday – Friday
Sharon McLellan – Nurse Practitioner
Sharon trained at Dundee University, qualifying in 2006 with a BSc in AdultNursing. Since qualifying she has worked in a various settings including hospital wards, Community Nursing, Treatment Room, Outpatients and Dermatology. During this time she has also gained a qualification in prescribing and is currently studying at Masters Level to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
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 Thursday
Tara graduated from Dundee University in 2004 with a Nursing Diploma and went on to complete her BSc in 2005. Since qualifying, Tara has worked in a variety of settings starting within Orthopeadics at Ninewells Hospital, then spent many years at a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit for young adults before returning to acute care, most recently within the new Major Trauma Ward at Ninewells Hospital before coming to join us at the Practice.
Usual Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
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, Wednesday and Friday
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 joining 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
Gail graduated from Dundee University with a Diploma in Adult Nursing in 2007. She worked in acute care initially then in the community hospital setting, laterally in Palliative Care. Gail is currently undertaking her General Practice Nurse course.
Usual availability: Monday, 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.