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Holburn Medical GroupTel: 01224 400800
Torry Neighbourhood CentreTel: 01224 895116
Dr Mhairi Macfarlane is from Aberdeenshire. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 2001. Having completed her training she spent 3 years working in ARI before spending a year as a trainee at Woodside Medical Group. Dr Macfarlane joined Holburn Medical Group as a partner in 2006. Her clinical interests include family planning and GP training.
Dr Deborah Cunningham is from Aberdeenshire. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 2005 with her medical degree and a BSc in medical science. Her hospital training was mainly in Aberdeen but she also spent some time working in Shetland. She completed her GP training at the Albyn Medical Practice and joined Holburn Medical Group in 2011. She became a partner in 2012. Her clinical interests include women's health and elderly medicine. Dr Cunningham is our practice diabetic lead.
Dr West graduated from the National University of Ireland in 2002. Originally from Malaysia Dr West came to Aberdeen after she graduated. She joined the practice as a partner in May 2014 having previously been a salaried GP at Whinhill Medical Practice. Dr West's interests are in elderly medicine, women's health and GP training.
Originally from West Lothian Dr McGuigan graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1997. She held a number of hospital posts before completing her training in General Practice in 2004. For a short time Dr McGuigan was a partner of Holburn Medical Group until family commitments led her to Edinburgh. She worked in the University there for 8 years before returning to Aberdeen in 2011. Dr Mcguigan has a special interest in palliative care and medical education training.
Dr Green graduated from Aberdeen University in 2006. She completed her GP training locally and has worked in general practice and oncology. She has two years experience in weight loss and nutrition and supervision of a weight loss programme from her time spent with an Aberdeen private medical clinic. She joined Holburn Medical Group in April 2018 and became a partner in February 2019 and has clinical interests in the management of obesity, general nutrition and urological oncology.
Dr Duff is from Aberdeen but studied medicine at the University of Dundee, graduating in 2012. During her hospital training she worked at Woodend Hospital, ARI and Dr Grays Hospital in Elgin. Dr Duff completed her GP training with the practice and enjoyed a short spell as a GP Assistant before becoming a partner in May 2019. Dr Duff’s interests lie in elderly medicine and psychiatry.
Originally from Shetland Dr Boswell studied medicine at St Andrew's University and Aberdeen University. Dr Boswell completed her GP training with the practice, became our GP Assistant in August 2019 and accepted partnership in February 2020. Her medical interests lie in women's health and contraception.
Originally from Aberdeen, Dr Grant studied Medical Microbiology in Edinburgh and graduated in 2001 before heading back to Aberdeen to study Medicine. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 2006 and returned to Edinburgh to complete her GP training. Dr Grant has been working as a GP in Aberdeen since 2012 and joined our team as a Salaried GP in May 2020. Dr Grant's special interests are in geriatrics, paediatrics and medical education
Samantha McCann from Aberdeen, graduated from Aberdeen University 2009 and started GP training in Manchester before returning to Aberdeen to complete her training in 2017. Dr McCann has worked as a salaried GP at Peterhead Health Centre, Links Medical Practice and joined our team in July 2020. Dr McCann's specialist interests lie in family planning.
We can also benefit from having a fully qualified Doctor as a GP Trainee. We also have other trainee doctors who are starting their training in General Practice, they are often with us for a 6 month period.
A Guide to GP Services
Nurse PractitionerDipHEN Adult Nursing, BAHons District Nursing
Fiona has extensive nursing experience having previously been our attached District Nurse. She joined our team in April 2018 as our first Nurse Practitioner with a specialist interest in caring for frail and elderly patients. The practice duty or on call system is supported each day by Fiona who offers telephone triage and house visits as necessary
Carol joined the team in September 2019. She has extensive nursing experience within a hospital and community setting. She has many years experience of telephone based triage from NHS24, of minor illness and injury management.
Practice NurseRGN, Foresterhill College, 1993
Diplomas in Asthma, Marie Curie Cervical Screening and Breast Awareness, Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease.
Trainee Practice Nurse
RGN, Foresterhill College, Aberdeen, 1994
Our practice manager leads the administrative team of an Office Manager (Rebecca Blackie), 8 receptionists and 2 secretaries. The majority of the team work part-time but all provide efficient and effective support to the clinical team.
Mrs Dickson is the practice Complaints Officer and will be happy to discuss any non-medical problems or suggestions you have to make. We have an in-house formal complaints procedure. Mrs Dickson or our reception staff will give you further information.
Mrs Dickson is also our Data Protection Officer with responsibility for our compliance under the General Data Protection Regulations from 25th May 2018. Further information on how the GDPR may affect you can be sought from the practice.
Pauline Westwood and Yousef Al-Obaidi
The attached pharmacists help with prescribing and regularly undertake medication reviews. You may be contacted by the pharmacists to discuss your medication.
Our midwifery sister is attached to Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. She provides care for our patients before, during and after delivery. She also runs antenatal classes and is available for pre-pregnancy counselling.
The midwife is with the practice three times per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The district nurses will holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate skilled care to patients who are housebound and provide support for their carers and relatives.
The health visitors are qualified nurses with additional training and experience in child development and health promotion. They are involved in pre and postnatal care, childhood immunisations and development.
Our Care Manager will assess non-medical needs and provide care and assistance for people to enable them to be independent either at home or in appropriate residential accommodation.
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