Caroline Douglas - Practice Manager

I joined the practice back in April 1992 as a secretary and dispenser when I was 21 years of age. I qualified as a dispenser having completed the Dispensing Course run by the Care Trust. I moved on to assisting with the management of the practice and completed my Diploma in Practice Management in July 1998 from Northumbria University. From that time I took on more and more responsibilities of running the practice.

My main roles include all aspects of practice management, patient feedback and communication, payroll and staffing, accounting, budgets, assisting with the GP Registrars and Medical Students also tutoring when they require input on management. Although challenging I do enjoy my work here especially when we receive positive feedback from our patients.

GP Registrars

This Practice trains junior doctors. They are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what to do they will ask a more senior colleague for advice. Thank you for seeing them.


Vera Skeen
Senior Receptionist
Administrator

Amy Scott
Receptionist


Alison Price
Receptionist/Dispenser

Harriet Fortune
Receptionist/HCA
Dispenser/Medicines Manager

Shirley Porteous
Receptionist
Secretary/Dispenser

Naomi White
Practice Nurse

Naomi qualified as a registered Nurse in 2003. She has worked as an accident and emergency Nurse for seven years, in the U.K. and over seas, gaining experience with acute and chronic illness as well as minor and life threatening injuries. During this time she gained a degree module in Care of Children and Young People. She then worked as a Practice Nurse for a further three years before relocating with her family to the Scottish Borders where she gained further experience as a Community Nurse in the Duns area, before joining the Cheviot Medical Practice Team.

Naomi is a mom to two young children and also enjoys travel, hiking and most outdoor activities. All of our nurses have a wide knowledge of expertise to provide the highest quality of care to all of our patients. All of them are committed to giving

  • Skilled nursing assessments
  • Treatment for chronic disease management
  • Health promotion

District Nurses

Clinics by appointment Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 11.00am -12.00 noon

Community Matron Elaine Redmond
Staff Nurse Cath Birdsall
Staff Nurse Madaline Norris
HCA Linda McTaggart
Staff Nurse Pauline Woods
Staff Nurse Cath Birdsall
Staff Nurse Gill Sommerville
Staff Nurse Margaret Thompson

Paramedics

The community paramedics are fully trained paramedics who work alongside the doctors, nurses and other staff as part of the primary care team. They are particularly skilled and equipped for the assessment of major problems and life support and also work in assessment of minor injuries, taking bloods and cardiograms, and education of patients on various topics.

The community paramedics work closely with and liaise with all members of the primary care team, and work 24 hours a day, seven days a week virtually always be the professional you see first following a 999 call.