Upper Nithsdale Group Practice

Sanquhar Health Centre, Station Road, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire DG4 6BT
Phone: 01659 50221 Fax: 01659 58116

Meet the Team

The Doctors

Dr Nitin Desai
MBChB MRCGP
(Monday, Thursday and Friday)

Dr Gulnar Yaman-Dent (Monday – Thursday)

Dr Laura Stewart (Monday and Friday mornings)

Locum Doctors

Dr Alicja Everson (Part time)

Practice Management

Julie McAughtrie
Practice Manager

Prescribing Support Pharmacist:

Gayle McKnight M-W, Katie Clarke Mon PM onlt and Friday, Sarah Solaja – Thurs PM only Availabl

Receptionists and Secretaries

Joan McGoldrick

Catherine McBride

Louise Rundle

Meghan Ferrans

Michelle Hughes

Joyce Bennie

Marie Nelson

Sandra Loy

The Practice Nurse Team

Janette Anderson

Cara sees patients at both Sanquhar and Kelloholm surgery. Jannette is resposnisble for Chronic Disease Management: Asthma, COPD, Chronic Heart Disease and Diabetes. She also carries out clinics for Wound care, Ear Syringing, Venesection, Hypertension reviews, B12 injections, Flu/Pneumonia injections, Urinalysis, Home Blood pressure monitoring, Weight management, Smoking cessation, ECG, HGV/Medical screening, Cervical cytology,  and Phlebotomy.

Cara Halliday

Cara sees patients at both Sanquhar and Kelloholm surgery. She carries out clinics for Wound care, Ear Syringing, Venesection, Hypertension reviews, B12 injections, Flu/Pneumonia injections, Urinalysis, Home Blood pressure monitoring, Weight management, Smoking cessation, ECG, HGV/Medical screening, Cervical cytology,  and Phlebotomy.

Zoe Templeton (Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Zoe is responsible for treatment room and chronic disease management services which include: Wound care, Ear Syringing, Hypertension reviews, Phlebotomy, Venesection, B12 injections, Flu/Pneumonia injections, Urinalysis, Home blood pressure monitoring, Weight management, Smoking cessation, Well woman and well man checks, ECG, HGV/Medical Screening, Cervical Cytology, Asthma / COPD.

Denise Dalgleish

Denise, our Health Care Assistant (HCA), carries out blood test clinics on Wednesday and Friday mornings at Sanquhar.  Monday and Thursday blood test clinic’s are at Kelloholm Clinic. Denise’s appointments also include Ear Syringing, Hypertension reviews, B12 injections, Venesection, Flu/Pneumonia injections, Urinalysis, Home blood pressure monitoring, Wound care,  Weight management, Smoking cessation, ECG, Asthma inhaler assistance, HGV and Medical screening.

Clinics for all nurses are by appointment only.

Health Visitor

The Public Health visitor offer health advice and support mainly to families with young children. This includes help with parenting and behaviour management and also support to women with Post Natal Depression. Children are seen for development checks. Home visits are arranged as necessary. They can be phoned on (01659) 50221. Immunisations are carried out at the Health Centre on Tuesday mornings by appointment.

Community Nursing Team

The Community Nursing team work for Dumfries and Galloway health board. The team carry out nursing care for the patient within their own home. They can be contacted on (01659) 50199.

Midwives

The Red Team midwives are based in the Health Centre and can be contacted on (01659) 50221.