Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Joan Kane – Advanced Nurse Practitioner

An ANP is a Registered Nurse with additional training for performing tasks – such as diagnosing and prescribing – which are customarily performed by a Physician. A Registered Nurse is educated to Masters Level in Advanced Practice, and assessed as competent in practice using expert knowledge and skills. They have freedom to act and make their own decisions in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of those in their care and are capable of independent practice in a variety of settings. Their role will be tailored not only by their training but their clinical experience as Senior Practitioners. In General Practice, ANPs can consult and work independently but will consult medical colleagues when they need advice.

Practice Nurses

Babs Muir – Senior Practice Nurse
RGN (Aberdeen 1986)

Mary Brownlie – Practice Nurse
BSC Clinical Nursing (Caledonian 2008)

Marley Smith – Practice Nurse
Registered Nurse 2020

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.

The Nursing Team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.

Healthcare Support Worker

Joan Waddle
Health Care Support Worker

Healthcare Assistants are non-registered Nursing staff who assist in patient care and Practice related duties, as directed by and under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional (including Lead Practice Nurse, Practice Manager and GPs). They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.

Nursing Team Normal Working Days*

NameNormal Working Days
Advanced Nurse PractitionerJoan KaneMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Nurse Muir (Senior Practice Nurse)Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Nurse BrownlieMonday,Tuesday and Wednesday
Nurse Marley SmithMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Joan WaddleWednesday, Thursday and Friday

*Working days may alter at short notice to maintain sufficient levels of Nurse cover on any one day

We have had a sustained period where members of the Practice team have had to isolate due to covid regulations. This is still affecting the amount of routine appointments we can provide. We thank you for your continued cooperation during this difficult period.