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

Salaried GPs

Dr Ruth Torlesse

Salaried GP

MBChB (Edinburgh 1994), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Shehzad Ali

Salaried GP

MBChB (Glasgow 2002)

Dr Emma Dickie

Locum GP

MBChB (Hons) (Edinburgh 2016), MRCGP
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 two 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

Elaine Powell

(awaiting qualifications)

Kathleen Walkingshaw

Registered Nurse

Our Health Care Assistant

Anne Frater

Health Care Assistant

Anne carries out all blood tests, staples/stitch removal, basic dressings, height/weight/BMI and urinalysis.

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

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

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.

Sarah Jones

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner