Soroba Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4HETel: 01631 563175
MB ChB Glasgow 1978, FFARCS
Has a special interest, and is an authority in diving medicine. He is also the Regional Medical Adviser (RNLI Scotland). He is also a lifeboat crewman and local medical advisor for the RNLI. He is approved by the MCA for shipping medicals, HSE for professional diving medicals and for Oil and gas UK medicals
MBE, MB ChB Glas 1983, MRCGP, DA, DCH, DRCOG
Has been a GP with the practice since 1989. He returned to full time GP after retiring from his NHS management responsibilities. Has a special interest in general medicine, paediatrics and mental health. He is one of the trainers in the practice.
MB ChB Glasgow 1989
Michael has worked in the practice since 2000. Has a special interest in addiction medicine and general care.
MB ChB Dundee 1997, DRCGP, DFFP, MRCGP
Emma joined the practice in July 2001.
She has a special interest in women's health, contraception and can fit coils and implants. She is one of our GP trainers and mentors at Lorn Medical Centre.
MB ChB Dundee 1982
Richard joined the practice in July 2004. He has a wide and varied experience in General Practice and has a special interest in diabetes and dermatology.
He has been responsible for addictions work in Lorn Medical Centre and is Clinical Lead for Primary Care for North Argyll and the Islands; he is also Quality Lead for the same locality.
Richard sits on the IJB for the Health and Social Care Partnership.
MB ChB Manchester 1992 MRCGP DTM&H DRCOG
Has a special interest in women’s health and travel medicine.
MB ChB Dundee 1999, MRCGP, DFFP
Fiona joined the practice in July 2006, after a spell in Australia and completing some of her training in Oban.
She has an interest in child health and works one day per week (Thursday) in the child health department at Lorn & Islands District General Hospital.
MB ChB Aberdeen 1999 nMRCGP
Has recently joined the practice, having completed his GP training in Fort William. He has a special interest caring for the elderly and people with dementia.
MB ChB Dundee MRCGP DFSRH
Completed her GP training with the practice and has joined us as a Partner.
MBChB 2010 University of Aberdeen, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG
Rob completed his GP training with us in August 2016 and is covering Dr Ruth Maclean's maternity leave. He will join the GP partnership in April 2017.
MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH
MB ChB, MRCGP
After completing his GP training locally in 2014 Dr Okekeogbu (known to us all as Dr Chuma) has continued to work with us as a locum. His interests are mental health and musculoskeletal medicine.
Doctors in Training at Lorn Medical:
We have three doctors in training with us:
Dr Ciara Largey - will complete her placement with us in 2018.
Dr Manja Leban - will complete her placement with us in 2018.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
BA SPGPN RSCN RGN RM RHV (Nursing Team Leader & Prescriber)
Pauline is a specialist practice nurse and leads and manages the practice and community nursing team. She provides care for long term conditions including asthma, COPD and diabetes; and provides a service for patients requiring emergency appointments, family planning, women and men’s health. She can prescribe from an extended range of medicines and can provide contraceptive implants and coils.
BSc RGN (Nurse Independent Prescriber)
Fiona is a senior practice nurse who has worked at the practice for 15 years. She offers a specialist diabetes nursing service for adults within the locality. Within the practice she provides a service to patients with long term conditions including diabetes, asthma and COPD. She is also an extended nurse prescriber.
Shiona provides a general nursing service to our patients and has an interest in childhood immunnisation and travel health.
Margot provides a general nursing service to our patients, including cervical smears and annual reviews for patients with a range of long term conditions including heart disease, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis.
Frances works with the practice and distrct nursing teams and provides a general nursing service to our patients; she also provides annual review of patients with long term conditions such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension.
BSc RGN PGDip
Maureen provides a general nursing service to our patients and provides annual reviews for patients with long term conditions e.g epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension.
Ruth provides a few sessions per month at the practice. She has an interest in travel health and women's health and can provide cervical screening and contraceptive implants.
Please make an appointment with Rebecca for blood tests, ECG, blood pressure checks and flu immunisations.
Practice Manager Mairi Dunnings BSc
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.
Sheena MacInnes - Business Manager
Shirley Ann McCaskill - Medical Secretary
Morag McHardy - Secretary/Administrator
Joyce Matheson - Administrator
Andrea MacGuire- Administrator
Kirsteen Clark - Administrator
Margot MacLeod - Administrator
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. Our staff are fully trained and are happy to assist you in making the best use of our services to answer any question or deal with any request that you may have. It is necessary at times for them to ask further questions to enable them to provide the most appropriate response.
They provide basic information on services, will pass on test results after the clinician has checked them. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries.
Our Reception Team are:
The District Nursing team provides specialist-nursing care within the community. They offer comprehensive, individualised nursing care to the housebound and those patients recently discharged from hospital who are not able to come to the surgery.
Gill Fairclough - Community Nurse Team Leader; RGN, DN, BSc
Gaynor Wotherspoon - Pg, Cert, BA, DN, RGN
Shirley Maclean - DN, RGN, Dip N
Karen Wesley - RN (A) Dip N
Frances Parkinson - RGN
Lucy Sharp - RGN
Shirley MacNeil - RGN
Maree MacBeath -
Denise Robertson -
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. The health visiting team has a responsibility to promote individual, family and public health through home visits, group work and baby clinics. 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 well being.
Alison Docherty -SNNEB, RSCN, RGN, PHN, MSc, BSc, PgD, Child Protection
Lesley Nicoll -RGN, HV
Andrea Lines - BSc in Community Nursing, RGN
Sally McGonigle - BSc, RHV, RSCN
Sharon Robertson - RGN, BN, PgD, HV
Julie MacQueen - Community Nursery Nurse
Kirsteen Clark - Health Visitor Support
Robert Fairman - Addictions
Betty Graham - Cardiac
Bev Ison - Community alcohol
Katrina Flannigan - Respiratory
Kirsteen Menzies - Harm Reduction
Hazel Hamilton - Stroke
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