Our Staff

GP Partners

Dr Elizabeth Guthrie

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG 1983 (Aberdeen 1981)

Liz did her undergraduate training in Aberdeen then returned to her native West coast to complete her house jobs in Ayrshire and her GP training in Inverclyde. She then worked at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital where she developed her skills in Acupuncture before returning to Arran doing regular holiday locums for all 3 practices. In 1997 she joined Dr Malcolm Kerr as a partner in Brodick and has been involved throughout all the changes to form the now Arran Medical Group. Liz practices homoeopathy and acupuncture and is a GPWsI in Palliative Care.

Dr Faye Hamill

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (Edinburgh 1997)

Faye trained in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand, completing her GP training in rural Perthshire. She undertook a GP Rural Fellowship on Arran before taking over as a Principal in the old Shiskine Practice with her husband, Greg. Her main area of interest is Female and Reproductive health and she is a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Gynaecology.

Dr Greg Hamill

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (Edinburgh 1997)

Greg was the first GP Rural Fellow on Arran in 2002, with a spell as a salaried GP before he and his wife, Faye, took over the old Shiskine Practice. Areas of interest include running an A&E/fracture clinic, minor surgery, GP ultrasound and he is a clinical tutor for medical students. He is the development lead for the group including finances and contracts and was Clinical Lead for the Arran Clinical Review project 2011-2013.

Dr Graeme Thompson

MBChB MRCGP (Aberdeen 1999)

Dr Andrew Gaw

MEng MBChB (Glasgow 2012)

Andrew started life as a Civil Engineer before a career change into medicine. Since graduating from Glasgow he has trained in Ayrshire and Arran ever since. He completed his GP training with Arran Medical Group in 2018.

Dr Tristan Hamade

MB ChB 2008 Glasgow

Dr Isla Cox

MBChB MRCGP BSc DRCOG DFFP

Isla was a Rural Fellow on Arran in 2017/18. She graduated as GP in 2007 and has been practicing largely in Sussex since then. Her past experience includes expedition medicine, GP trainer and GP course organiser. She is currently the lead for children and young people’s services and child protection.

Doctors

Dr Cathy Welch

Salaried GP BM MRCGP DFSRH (Southampton 1998)

Cathy graduated from Southampton University 1998. She then trained in Histopathology in Barnsley and then Aberdeen for 5 years. Went back to Clinical Medicine in 2005 and trained as a GP in Aberdeen, Orkney and Peterhead, qualifying with MRCGP in 2009. Worked as a salaried GP locum in North Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen, until joining Arran Medical Group as a salaried GP in June 2013.

Dr Kelvin McMillan

GP Rural Fellow - MB ChB 2012 Glasgow

Kelvin graduated from Glasgow University and then began working in Inverclyde Royal hospital and the Royal Alexandra hospital. He then became a GP trainee in Lanarkshire and worked at Biggar Medical Practice. On completing his training he was keen to develop his skills in remote and rural general practice so has taken up a post as the Arran Rural fellow. He and his young family are excited about the opportunities which this will bring.

Dr Preeti Mistry

GP ST3 Trainee

Janet Iqbal

GP ST Trainee

Nurses

Our practice nurses are available for advice and treatment for the following: Chronic disease reviews such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease prevention Cervical smears Well woman / Well man Family planning Dressing/suture removal Immunisation and vaccination Dietary/weight reduction

Sister Jo Earle

RGN, Cardiac Specialist Nurse, BASICS Nurse Responder

Lead Practice Nurse (Brodick/Lamlash)

Sister Jill Divine

RGN

(Shiskine)

Sister Nicola Sketchley-Kaye

RGN, Diploma Primary Care Coronary Disease Management, Certificate in Diabetes Care

(Lamlash/Whiting Bay)

Claire McNiven

BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Health Studies, Diploma in Advanced Practice

(Lochranza/Brodick/Lamlash)

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants support our practice nurses with their daily work and can carry out: • blood tests • blood pressure monitoring – including 24 hour machines • diabetic foot checks • dressings • ear syringing • ECGs • new patient health checks • spirometry • suture and clip removal from wounds • weight monitoring • well man checks

Deborah Robertson

(Shiskine/Brodick)

Zara MacKay

(Lamlash/Whiting Bay)

Megan Ingham

(Lamlash/Brodick/Shiskine) Trainee

Practice Management

Fiona Robson

Practice Manager

Jenni Turnbull

Business & Dispensing Manager

Administration

Elma Judge

Team Leader (Shiskine/Lochranza)

Hazel Mackenzie

Team Leader (Brodick)

Emma Ingham

Team Leader/IT Administrator (Lamlash/Whiting Bay)

Community Nurses

Arran’s community nursing team are based at the ‘modular building’ next to Arran War Memorial Hospital. They can be contacted by phoning 01770 601 045 where a message may be left on the answer machine, which is checked regularly throughout the day.

Christine Stewart

Team Leader/District Nurse

Karen Stirland

Community Nurse

Lynne MacVicar

Community Nurse

Kate Ridell

Health Care Assistant

Shona McMillan

Community Nurse

Heather Allison

Public Health Nurse

Heather provides a health visiting service to the practice as well as providing health education to local schools and the island population. Heather can be contacted directly on 01770 601 055.

Louise Sillars

Community Nurse

Midwives

If you are pregnant please contact the Arran Community Midwives on 01770 601 249. The midwives will be your main care providers during your pregnancy with medical input from your GP and a consultant if appropriate. Your midwife will advise you when and where to make the appointment.

Elaine Kelso

MDT (Multi Disciplinary Team)

Iain Thomson

General Practice Clinical Pharmacist

Lorraine Hewie

Community Link Worker