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Healthcare Team


Dr Ruth Cranswick MB.ChB Aberdeen 1987, DRCOG, DCCH, MRCGP, DFFP
Female, Partner

Dr Suresh Kumar Arunachalam MBBS, MS, MRCGP
Male, Partner

Dr Michelle Collister-Bartlett MRCGP, MBChB, Ph.D, BSc Hons
Female, Partner

Dr Chris Urwin MRCGP, MbChB, BSC (Hons)
Male, Partner

Dr Lee Barry, B.S.c (Hons), B.S.c (Med.Sci), Dip.Reg. Affairs M.B.A, MbChB,
Male, Partner

Dr Christopher Arnold MB, BS London 1982
Male, Salaried GP

Healthcare Team Profiles

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Nursing Team


Esther Smith RGN

Helen Middleton RGN

Lisa Calder RGN

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

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Attached Healthcare Team

Community Nurses

The team are based at the Links Health Centre and can be contacted on 01674 675115.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The team are based at the Links Health Centre and can be reached on 01674 667040 or via 01674 673400.

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Practice Management

Wendy Calder
Practice Manager

The practice managers are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice managers supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

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Reception Team

Linda Doig Head Receptionist

Lorna Laidlaw

Ashley Cant

Mary Nicolson

Jane Wood

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

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Administration Team

Karen Dykes

Anne Walker

Margaret Roberts