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The Health CentreFerry RoadDingwallRoss-shire, IV15 9QSTel: 01349 863034
MBChB (Edinburgh 1989) FRCGP
Miles trained in the practice and has been a partner since 1993. He undertakes a full range of medical care including some minor surgery and joint injection. He also represents the practice locally and is active in the Royal College of General Practitioners.
MBChB (Edinburgh 1990) FRCGP, BSc, DRCOG, DFSRH
Moira has worked at the practice since 1992 when she started as a trainee GP, becoming a partner in 1994. Outside of work she volunteers for Girlguiding and is a Deputy Lieutenant in the County.
MBChB (Aberdeen 1995)
Originally from Ayrshire, Sharon graduated from Aberdeen University in 1995 and completed her GP training in Inverness in 2001, becoming a partner at Dingwall Medical Group later the same year.
Outside of work, she enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her Husband and three children.
MBChB (Manchester 2003), MRCGP, DOccMed
Louise attended medical school at St. Andrews and then Manchester, after graduation in 2003 she moved back to the Highlands where she completed GP training. She joined Dingwall Health Centre in 2010. Louise has a special interest in occupational medicine and family planning. Outside of work, Louise spends her time looking after her young family and her ever increasing flock of sheep.
MBChB (Aberdeen 2003) DRCOG
Jonathan completed GP training in Beauly and Inverness, passing the MRCGP examination in 2008. He has lived in and around Dingwall since 2004 and joined the practice team in 2011.
MBChB (Glasgow 2002) MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG, DPD
Mary graduated from Glasgow University in 2002 and initially trained in hospital medicine gaining MRCP in 2006. She completed GP training in 2008 and spent 5 years working as a locum doctor and expedition medic before joining Dingwall Medical Group in 2013. Outside of work she likes spending time in the hills or on the sea. She lives on a croft on the Black Isle with her husband, daughter, cats, hens and sheep.
BMedBiol (Aberdeen 1989) MBChB (Aberdeen 1992) DRCOG MRCGP
Interests include Pre-hospital emergency care through BASICS Scotland, 1st team doctor for Ross County Football Club and GP trainer with NHS Education Scotland. Outside interests include Dingwall Free Church & trail running.
MBChB (Manchester 2012), MRCGP, BSc Medical Science (St. Andrews 2009)
Andrew did his medical training in St. Andrews and Manchester then worked as a doctor in Glasgow and Dumfries for 6 years. He joined the practice as a salaried GP in August 2018 and became a partner in May 2020.
Special interests include palliative care, ENT and he is trained in knee and shoulder joint injections. Outside of work he enjoys kayaking, running, DIY and painting.
MBChB (Glasgow 2004) MRCGP, DFRSH, DRCOG
Helen graduated from Glasgow University in 2004. She spent two years working in New Zealand and Australia before returning to Scotland to complete her GP training. She moved from Aberdeenshire to the Highlands in 2019 with her husband and two boys. Outside of work she enjoys surfing, skiing and mountain biking.
At times the practice also employs locum doctors to help cover periods when the regular doctors are away at meetings or on leave. These doctors are all fully qualified and on the Health Board Supplementary List.
The practice has always been involved in medical education and in fact many of the partners themselves trained in the practice. At present we provide training at three levels:
• Undergraduate Medical Students
We take students from Aberdeen and Dundee Universities for a period of between 4 weeks and 1 year for experience in general practice as part of their undergraduate medical training.
We hope you will enjoy helping with their learning as we know they appreciate their time in our practice. We feel we are able to give them experience which will be highly beneficial for their future careers.
You will always be advised in advance if the appointment is with a student or of the presence of a student and can ask for them to leave at any time. This will not prejudice your care in any way.
• General Practice Registrars
These are attached to the practice for between six and eighteen months and are here to help. They are all fully qualified and have postgraduate experience in hospital before coming to work in the practice.
• Higher Professional Training
On occasions we host doctors undertaking advanced training in specific areas of General Practice, for instance Remote and Rural Training Fellows. These are fully qualified General Practitioners with a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Practice. We feel the practice benefits from their experience and enthusiasm.
The nursing team are available by appointment and their numerous tasks include:
Assistant Practice Manager
Computer Data Assistant
Media & IT Support Officer
The management team, doctors and nurses are supported by a team of practice staff who deal with appointments, repeat prescriptions, lab results, IT and many other administrative tasks. We ensure that the confidentiality of patients’ records is maintained at the highest level by all staff at all times.
Medical Administrators provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide information on services and results and direct you to the right person at the right time depending on your health issue or query. Administrators make the most of patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.