Dr Claire Pedder
1990 BSc MB ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, Dip Pract Derm (distinction)
After an intercalated Honours degree in Biochemistry, I qualified in medicine in Edinburgh. I qualified as a General Practitioner in 1995, after which I did further training in Community Paediatrics. I joined the practice in 1998 and have been a GP trainer here since 2002. I am jointly responsible for the training of new GPs in the practice with Dr Cohen. I have a special interest in diabetes and dermatological disorders.
Dr Helen Faulding-Bird
1991 MB ChB, MRCGP
I graduated from Edinburgh in 1991 and joined EMP in 1999, having completed General Practice training and Academic Fellowships at the University of Massachussetts and Edinburgh University. In addition to working part time at EMP, I also teach medical students and have been a GP Appraiser for 12 years. I undertook a Scholarship in Paediatrics in 2013-2014, and have an interest in Child Health and Development.
Dr Keith Cohen
1998 BSc (Hons) MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
I graduated from Dundee University and before embarking on GP Training I worked in New Zealand and Australia for 18 months. I returned to my home city of Edinburgh in 2003. I joined Eyre Medical Practice in 2005 and am now a GP Trainer.
Dr Lucy Kelman
1998 MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
I graduated from Aberdeen University in 1998 and underwent further training in general medicine, A&E, geriatrics, paediatrics and obstetrics & gynaecology. I joined Eyre Medical Practice as the GP Registrar in 2001 and then worked as the GP Retainer for five years between 2003-2008. I was appointed GP partner in 2009. I have a special interest in family planning and the menopause and have specialist training in coil and Nexplanon insertion.
Dr Carlo Alonzi
2002 BSc MB ChB MRCGP MRCS Dip SEM
I graduated from the University of St Andrews and Manchester in 2002. For six years after qualification, I worked in various surgical specialities before embarking on GP training. I was a trainee here at Eyre MP between 2008-2011 and have been part of the clinical team since. I have a special interest in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine.
Dr Kirsty Glen
2002 MB ChB, MRCGP
I graduated from Aberdeen University in 2002 and trained in various hospitals in Scotland and also worked in Melbourne and New Zealand. I joined Eyre Medical Practice in 2006 as the GP Registrar and completed my GP training in 2007. Following this I worked as a locum GP in Lothian and became GP Assistant at Eyre in April 2009.
Dr Jo Stutchfield
2006 BSc (Hons) MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2006 and completed my GP training in Edinburgh in February 2014. I joined Eyre Medical Practice as a GP Retainer in March 2014.
Dr Nikki Round
I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2009 and trained in a variety of hospitals in South East Scotland. I joined Eyre Medical Practice in 2011 as a GP trainee and completed my Registrar year in 2014. I went on to work as a locum GP in Lothian before returning to the practice as a Salaried Assistant in 2016.
I joined the practice in 1994 and was Assistant Practice Manger until 2015. I am now the Business Manager, assisting Ros Chadha with the day to day running of the practice. I work 4 days of the week (Mon-Thur) and can be contacted by telephone via reception or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined the practice in 1991 and have been Practice Manager since 1999. I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice. Your views and suggestions about any of the services offered by the practice are welcome. I work three days a week (Wed – Fri) and can be contacted by telephone via reception or by e-mail to email@example.com.
District Nurses – Evelyn Fairbairn, Caroline Smith & Liz Mykoliw
Patients who are confined to their homes and who require nursing assistance may arrange for a District Nurse to call. The District Nurses can be contacted on 0131 524 0150.
Reception, Secretarial and Administrative Staff
The prime function of the reception team is to assist patients in getting the best from the services available. They work to guidelines which have been agreed by the doctors and are not in a position to offer medical advice. The doctors are also supported by our secretaries and administrative staff.
Nursing Team – Karen Higgins, Heather Drummond, Angela Dean & Lorraine Kennedy
The surgery has three part-time Practice Nurses and one full-time Healthcare Assistant. The Practice Nurses provide a range of services including dressings, ear syringing, cervical smears, travel immunisations and chronic disease management. They also provide advice on diet and how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The Healthcare assistant (Lorraine) provides services including phlebotomy, blood pressure checks, new patient medicals, flu immunisation and domiciliary health checks for the over 90year olds. You can see a Practice Nurse or the Healthcare Assistant by phoning 0131 556 8842 for an appointment.
Health Visitors – Dawn Goodsir, Catriona Hepburn & Orla Carney
The surgery has three part-time Health Visitors who give expert advice on health promotion, particulary for children. They run child health clinics by appointment and also have an open access forum for new mothers and babies. Together with the doctors they run the child health surveillance and child immunisation programmes. They have a nurse assistant – Heather Milne. They can be contacted on 0131 260 9222.