Hamilton Medical Group4 Queen's RoadAberdeen, AB15 4ZTTel: 01224 562888
ANTIBIOTICS WON'T WORK FOR VIRAL COUGHS, COLDS & FLU
Take a look at a new video campaign featuring local schoolchildren aimed at reminding people across the North East that a course of antibiotics is not required to treat common winter illnesses such as viral coughs, colds and flu.
The following link has information about self care for coughs, sore throats, ear ache and sinusitis.
GMC No: 2921774 Partner - Full time ( Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) MBChB FRCGP FRCP edin DRCOG AFOM Graduated Aberdeen University 1984 , joined the Practice in 1990.
Dr Watson's medical interests are headache and medical education. He is a part time Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Aberdeen. This involves teaching 4th and 5th year medical students in the practice and in the University department.
Dr Watson also works part time in the Department of Neurology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, with one of the local neurologists running a headache clinic. He has been involved in developing headache guidelines and standards at a national level in Scotland.
Dr Watson's main hobby is road cycling.
GMC No: 3460959 Partner - Part time MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFFPGraduated Aberdeen University 1990 Dr Alderson became a Partner in April 2011 working four sessions per week. She initially joined the Practice in 2001 under the GP Retainer Scheme, and then became a GP Assistant in July 2006. Prior to working in the Practice she worked in Inverness between 1991 and 1995 before returning to Aberdeen to work in General Practice, mainly as a Locum and a GP Assistant. Her special interests include women’s health and child health. Dr Alderson is married with three children. Her hobbies include cycling, hill-walking and swimming.
RGN 1980, Specialist Practitioner Primary Health Care, Nurse Practitioner, Extended Nurse Prescriber
Sue worked on an Intensive Care Unit for 16 years. She began working as a Practice Nurse in 1996. She qualified as a Specialist Practitioner in Primary Care in 2001, and a Nurse Practitioner in 2004. The Nurse Practitioner role includes telephone advice and triage, consulting patients with minor illnesses and chronic disease. Sue is married with two grown up children. Her hobbies include hill-walking, and she is a volunteer with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
Katie Hutcheon (f)
Our practice nurses are fully qualified to carry out a wide range of services including:
· Chronic Disease management, incl diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, and high
· Cervical smears and breast self examinations
· Ear syringing
· Treatment of warts
· Wound dressing and suture removal
· Immunisation for travellers
· Health promotion, including dietary and smoking cessation advice
Aileen Boyter (f) and Elaine Morrison (f)
The Health Care Assistants are not trained Nurses, but work under the supervision of the Practice Nurses. They see patients for blood pressure & routine blood tests, collection and testing of urine, routine height and weight management, health promotion, basic dressings, heart tracings (ECG) and new patient checks. They also chaperone the GPs as required.
Our Practice Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the Practice. She can help you with all non-clinical aspects of your care.
BSc in Pharmacy, Pg Dip Clinical Pharmacy, MRPSGB The Practice has an attached Pharmacist who helps with prescribing and often undertakes medication reviews, including checking whether blood monitoring is up-to-date. On occasion you may be contacted by the Pharmacist regarding medication to ensure that you are on the most effective combination of medicines for your condition. The Pharmacist also participates in audit and research projects.
District Nursing Team Leader
Debbie Ismail, Joanne Carnegie and Sally Leslie (f)
RGN, RM, HV
Health Visitors have a special responsibility for health surveillance and health education in the ante-natal and pre-school period. They offer health advice and support mainly to families with young children. This includes help with parenting and behaviour management, and also support to women with Post Natal depression. The Health Visitors see children for development checks and immunisation at the surgery by appointment. They also carry out home visits as necessary.
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