Townhead Medical Practice

    Links Health Centre, Frank Wood Way, Montrose, DD10 8TY

    Telephone: 01674 676 161
    Out of hours: 111

    Healthcare Team


    Doctors

    Dr Alan G Begg MBChB (Aberdeen 1975) FRCP(E), FRCGP, DA,DCH, DRCOG, FP Cert
    Male, Partner

    Dr Sally A Voice MBChB (Dundee 1992) DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP
    Female, Partner

    Dr Kristien Hintjens MBChB (Aberdeen 1988) MRCGP, DFFP, DCH
    Female, Partner

    Dr Mairi Finlayson MBChB (Aberdeen 2003) MRCGP
    Female, Partner

    Dr Peter Strachan MBChB (Aberdeen 2006) BSc(Hons), MRCGP, DFSRH
    Male, Partner

    Dr Libby McKay MBChB (Dundee 2007), MRCGP, DFSRH
    Female, Partner

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    Nursing Team

    Nurses

    Mrs Inga Martin RGN
    Female, Full time

    Mrs Alison Hill RGN
    Female, Part time

    Mrs Elaine McNairn RGN
    Female, Part time

    Mrs Debbie McFarlane RGN
    Female, Part time

    The team are available daily (Monday to Friday) at the practice.  They will help you with dressings, removal of sutures, ear syringing, injections and health advice.  They will carry out tests and other procedures requested by the doctors and they are also involved in patient disease management.

    Healthcare Assistants

    Lisa Li
    Female, Full time

    Jamie Ferrier
    Male, Full time

    Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

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    Attached Healthcare Team

    Pharmacists

    A Pharmacy Team is attached to the practice and based at the surgery.  Their role is to review prescribing and may be contacted regarding your medication.

    Community Nurses

    The team are based at the Links Health Centre and can be contacted on 01674 675115.

    Health Visitors

    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.

    The team are based at the Links Health Centre and can be reached on 01674 667011 or via 01674 673400.

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    Medical Education

    Townhead Medical Practice has an active interest in medical education. We are involved in the teaching of qualified doctors who wish to become general practitioners, undergraduate medical students training to becoming doctors, and student nurses. They may spend time with our Doctors, Practice Nurses, District Nurses, and Health Visiting teams.

    GP Specialty Trainees

    Doctors who wish to become General Practitioners have to undertake 18 months training in an approved practice in addition to their hospital posts.

    Medical Students

    Senior medical students from the University of Dundee, and occasionally other medical schools, gain valuable experience of General Practice at Townhead.

    Nursing Students

    Nursing students from The School of Nursing and Midwifery in Dundee are taught at Townhead.

    Video Sessions

    Teaching consultation skills is an important part of training in General Practice. Video consultations are a useful part of this process. You will always be asked for your consent before these consultations, and particular care is taken with regard to confidentiality.

    We are very grateful for your help, but if you wish to see the doctor alone please do say at the start of your appointment.

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    Practice / Business Manager

    Miss Wendy Calder

    Our Practice Manager will help you with any administrative enquiries about your healthcare. She will also receive any comments or suggestions you wish to make. Our Practice Manager will also deal with any complaints about our service.

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    Reception Team

    Ms Deborah Casey Reception Manager

    Mrs Maureen Gray

    Mrs Emma Laidlaw

    Mrs Wendy Ellis

    Miss Nicole McGregor

    Ms Val Welsh

    Miss Kay Hurst

    Miss Rana Littlejohn

    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 and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

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    Administration Team

    Mrs Elizabeth Bridson - Secretary

    Miss Kay Hurst - Data Processor

    Mrs May Taylor - Administraton / Cashier