125 Carlisle Road, Blackwood, South Lanarkshire, ML11 9RTTel: 01555 893961
Dr Dash completed his undergraduate studies in 2002 and obtained the Certificate of completion of training (CCT) in General Medical Practice in 2008 after further specialty training. He believes strongly in having a person centred approach and is keen to work very closely with the patients and their families .
Specialist nurse in General Practice
Mrs Sarah Morrow - Practice Manager
Mrs Louise Grattan - Deputy Practice Manager/Secretary
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Mrs Joanne Lobjoie Receptionist
Mrs Fiona Soper Receptionist
Receptionists 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 right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
56 Thornton Road
Boots the Chemist
Pat McCann RN DN
Pat and her team are based at the Glebe Medical Centre, Lesmahagow, and can be contacted on 0300 303 2445 and choosing ‘option 3’. The team provides nursing care (wound /ulcer management, vaccination, injections, blood and urine tests, chronic disease management and end of life care) to frail elderly and/ or disabled people who are housebound. They work under very high pressure; hence it is important that only the housebound use their services.
Fiona Swallow RGN RHV
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Our health visitor team is based at the Glebe Medical Centre, Lesmahagow, and can be contacted on 01555 895985.
The McMillan Nurse team is based at the Calder Unit, Udston Hospital, Burnbank Road, Hamilton ML3 9LA, and can be contacted on 01698 723278. The nurse responsible for our area is Wendy Vincent.
She provides specialist Nurse Input for palliative and end of life care.
Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Sister Katie Whyte is based at Braeside Clinic and can be contacted on 01555 890413. She is particularly involved in ongoing care of Type 2 Diabetics who are on Insulin. Patients with Type 1 Diabetes are usually seen in the Hospital Clinics.
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