Elmbank Group Practice

Elmbank Group Practice

Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2XE

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NHS

Telephone: 0345 337 0710

Fax: 01224 661599

Practice Staff

Doctors

Dr Chris Provan MBChB, FRCGP

Partner (8.5 sessions). One of the trainers for ST3/ST1 GP registrars. Interests within the practice include minor surgery for moles and sebaceous cysts etc. Injects joints (elbow, shoulder, knee and trigger finger). Clinical interest in COPD. Married with two boys. Also (sadly) he is an Aberdeen Football Club season ticket holder.

 

Dr Elizabeth Phull MBBS, FRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFSRH

Partner (6 sessions) since January 2010. Currently works in the practice Tuesday – Friday and has been at Elmbank since 1998. Areas of interest include kidney disease and women’s health. Provides contraceptive services including implant and coil fitting, and is approved as a GP trainer.

 

Dr Guru Padubidare (Dr Guru) MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP

Partner (8 sessions- working all weekdays except Thursday) since June 2010. Interested in Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and general medicine. Does Minor Surgery Clinic and joint injections. Married with 2 daughters. Interested in Woodland and Lakeside walks.

 

Dr Mishaim Bhana MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCGP

Partner (9 sessions) since 2014 after completing training at Elmbank. Graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 after intercalating to complete a BSc (Hons) in Genetics. Background in Acute Medicine with a special interest in minor surgery and joint injections. Clinical areas of interest include High Risk Drug Monitoring, Diabetes and Respiratory Medicine. Designated GP for our attached nursing home, Angusfield House. Hobbies include reading, gym, hill walking and gardening.

 

Dr Shona Bennett MBChB (Hons), FRCP, MRCGP, DGM, DFSRH, DRCOG

Partner (5 sessions) since 2015, having been a Retainer GP and completing training within the practice. Clinical interests include care of the elderly, mental health and sexual health/contraception. Married with 2 children and hobbies include sewing, highland dancing and singing.

 

Dr Jaya Singh MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH

Partner (6 sessions) since June 2018, having completed training in the practice. Has a special interest in Diabetes and also provides contraceptive treatments such as implants. Designated GP for our attached residential care home, Crosby House. Married with 2 boys.

 

Dr Jennifer Vorenkamp MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP

Partner (8 sessions) since February 2019. Special interest in training, child protection and elderly care.

Nursing Team

The nurses work with the doctors, undertaking investigations and treatments. Some of the nurses are trained to offer an assessment service and minor illness treatment. They also run screening clinics. Please feel free to seek their advice.

Beverley MacRae

Trainee Nurse Practitioner

Emma-Louise Williamson

Lead Practice Nurse

Elaine Davidson

Practice Nurse

Katrina Ingram

Practice Nurse

Dawn Kane

Practice Nurse

Admin Team

Heather Sharkey Practice Manager, BA (Hons)

Heather is responsible for strategic planning, business and day to day management of the practice. If you have any suggestions, queries or complaints, please contact her at the practice.

Rebecca Mullins Deputy Practice Manager

Rebecca is responsible for the management of administrative duties and staff in the practice.

Administration

The practice has a dedicated administration team who deal with referrals, organisation, patient queries and various tasks. Any recall or other invitation letters you receive will usually have been searched for and implemented by our admin team. Our administrators play an important role in dealing with various tasks which don’t require clinical expertise, in order to allow our clinical team to better focus on treating patients.

Patient Coordinators

Our team of patient coordinators provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They are the first people you speak to when you call or when you arrive at the practice. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions, dealing with prescription enquiries and updating patient records.

Pharmacists

The practice has an employed pharmacist, working a few hours most days.

A full dispensing service is available in the Health Centre pharmacy. The opening hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 13:00 and 13:30 – 18:00.

 

Community Nurses

A district nurse service is offered by the practice to carry out skilled nursing care for patients in their own homes and to teach and support those persons who are giving continuous basic care to the patient.

The district nurses can be contacted Monday – Friday between 08:00 – 08:30 and 13:30 – 16:00 by telephoning 553984.

Health Visitors

The health visiting service aims to promote individual, family and public health. They are involved with patients of all ages with a wide range of problems. For further information or help please ask for a copy of their leaflet or telephone 553985.