Meet the Team

Our GP Partners

Dr Sarah Butler

GP Partner

BSC (Hons), PhD, MBChB (Edinburgh 1999), DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Colin Entwistle

GP Partner

BSC (Hons), MBChB (Glasgow 1999), DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Nicola McGregor 

GP Partner

BSC (Hons), MBChB (Glasgow 1998), MRCGP

Dr Marie Donnelly

GP Partner

MBChB (Edinburgh 2007), DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Sarah Murray

GP Partner

BSC (Hons), MBChB (Aberdeen 2008), MRCGP

Attached GPs

Dr Ruth Torlesse

Salaried GP

MBChB (Edinburgh 1994), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Dunsmore

Honorary GP


Dr Shehzad Ali

Salaried GP

MBChB (Glasgow 2002)

Dr Janice Allister


GP Registrar

Fully qualified doctor attached to the practice for 6-12 months to gain experience in General Practice.

Our Nursing Team

The practice has three nurses who offer a wide range of general nursing services. These include dressings, cervical smears, injections, stitch removal etc. They also offer a variety of specialised clinics for Asthma/COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease and are able to provide patients with health promotion information and advice.

Denise Morton

BSc (Hon) in Adult Nursing, Nurse Prescriber

Elaine Powell

RGN, RM, DIP – Asthma, Diabetes, CHD, COPD and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Kathleen Walkingshaw

Registered Nurse

Our Health Care Assistant

Laura Gilmour

Our Administration Team

We have a large number of staff in the admin team – their duties range from reception work, secretarial, coding and summarising. All administrative staff are here to help and are bound by confidentiality.

All admin staff provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the correct person depending on your health issue or query. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with patient records, registrations, filing, summarising and secretarial work.

Miss Ali Parrott

Practice Manager

Mrs Julie Galloway

Office Supervisor

Patient Care Advisors







Clinical Administrators




Historical Summarisers


Our Health Visiting Team

The Health Visiting team offer advice to parents of children from birth to 5 years of age. They can offer surgery appointments or home visits by arrangement. The Health Visitors run a drop in baby clinic at Tynecastle Community Wing at Tynecastle High school every Thursday afternoon between 13:30 and 14:30.

If you wish to speak to one of the Health Visiting team, please call 0131 537 7451 between 08.30 and 16.30 Monday to Friday. An answering machine is available when the Health Visitors are out of the office so please leave a message as this is checked regularly throughout the day.

Ruth Connor

Health Visitor

Linda Murray

Health Care Assistant

Claire Quale

Health Visitor

Our Pharmacy Team

The clinical pharmacists work closely with our GP’s providing the following:
• Expertise on day-to-day medicine
• Advice for patients taking multiple medications
• Advice on triaging patients to the correct healthcare professional
• Medication reviews and other medicines-related support, including discussing side effects
• Help for patients with their medicines following a stay in hospital, particularly if there has been a change
• Medication and prescription related queries
• Prescription authorization
• Support managing patients’ long-term conditions
• Cost-efficiency work for the NHS

Sandra Molloy

Clinical Pharmacist

Bala Subbiah

Clinical Pharmacist

John Hogan

Pharmacy Technician

Aneta Malachowska

Pharmacy Technician

Our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP)

Our APP provides expert assessment of MSK conditions i.e. muscle, bone and joint problems such as back, neck, shoulder or knee pain. They can provide you with a clinical diagnosis, give you advice on how to manage the problem and suggest appropriate exercise for you to work on independently.

If you wish to make an appointment to see the APP please contact the surgery on 0131 347 1860. Appointments are available on both Mondays and Thursdays.

You can also self refer to the local Physiotherapy Team by using this form.

Sarah Jones

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Community Link Worker (CLW)

Kirsten Marwick

What are Community Link Workers?

A Community Link Worker (CLW) is a social practitioner who is part of the primary care team based at your GP practice. A CLW is not a nurse or a doctor but part of the primary care team who work closely with your GP and can help you to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. They can support you to access wellbeing activities and services.

Your CLW can:
• Spend time with you to talk about what really matters to you
• Help you to identify any problems or issues you are experiencing
• Support you to set goals and work with you to achieve these

They will keep up to date with what is happening locally so they can tell you about new services and resources and they can go with you to visit these services.

Everything that you discuss with your CLW is confidential (unless we believe there is a risk of harm to yourself or others).

Who is my CLW?

Springwell Medical Centre welcomes Kirsten Marwick to the practice. Kirsten will be with us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please let your GP or any member of the practice know if you would like a referral.

For a referral, please speak to any member of staff in the practice.

Edinburgh Pre School Vaccination Team

Gillian Reid

A Team of Registered Nurses employed by NHS Lothian who administer the routine childhood vaccination schedule from birth – 6 years. This now includes the annual Children’s flu campaign, in various GP Practices and Health Centre’s citywide.

Immunisation appointments are scheduled through the Scottish Immunisation System (SIRS) and not this Team.

The Team can be contacted at their base Tel: 0131 659 2948 – Please note this number is not for appointments.