Meet the Team

Our GP Partners

Dr Sarah Butler
GP Partner

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

Dr Marie Donnelly
GP Partner

MBChB (Edinburgh 2007), DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Colin Entwistle 
GP Partner

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

Dr Sarah Murray
GP Partner

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

Dr Nicola McGregor 
GP Partner

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

Salaried GPs

Dr Ruth Torlesse
Salaried GP

MBChB (Edinburgh 1994), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Shehzad Ali 
Salaried GP

MBChB (Glasgow 2002)

Dr Sandy Vracar

Long Term Locum

GP Registrar

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


Our Nursing Team

Denise Morton

BSc (Hon) in Adult Nursing

 Kathleen Walkingshaw
(awaiting qualifications)

Kristine Head

BN Adult Nursing

The practice has two nurses who offer a wide range of general nursing services. These include dressings, cervical smears, ear syringing, 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.


Our Health Care Assistant

Anne Frater

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


Our Administration Team

Miss Ali Parrott

Practice Manager 

Mrs Julie Galloway

Office Supervisor

Patient Care Advisors

  • Anita
  • Nicola
  • Janis
  • Sam
  • Susan
  • Michelle

Clinical Administrators

  • Ashley
  • Caroline
  • Kylie

Historical Summarisers

  • Lynsey

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.



Our Health Visiting Team

Ruth Connor

Health Visitor

Linda Murray

Health Care Assistant

Mary Cowan 

Health Visitor

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 then 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.