Our GP Partners
Dr Sarah Butler
GP PartnerBSC (Hons), PhD, MBChB (Edinburgh 1999), DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Colin Entwistle
GP PartnerBSC (Hons), MBChB (Glasgow 1999), DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Nicola McGregor
GP PartnerBSC (Hons), MBChB (Glasgow 1998), MRCGP
Dr Marie Donnelly
GP PartnerMBChB (Edinburgh 2007), DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Sarah Murray
GP PartnerBSC (Hons), MBChB (Aberdeen 2008), MRCGP
Dr Ruth Torlesse
Salaried GPMBChB (Edinburgh 1994), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
Dr Shehzad Ali
Salaried GPMBChB (Glasgow 2002)
Dr Emma Dickie
Locum GPMBChB (Hons) (Edinburgh 2016), MRCGP
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.
BSc (Hon) in Adult Nursing
Our Health Care Assistant
Health Care AssistantAnne 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
Mrs Julie Galloway
Patient Care Advisors
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.
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
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.
Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner