DR GRAEME CORNWELL
MBChB (Aberdeen 1990) MRCGP FRCGP
Dr Cornwell graduated in 1990 from Aberdeen University and joined the practice in 1994. He is currently the GP Trainer and has an interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He also has a strong interest in the business development side of the practice.
DR WILLIAM HARRISON
MBChB (Aberdeen 1984) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Harrison graduated from Aberdeen University in 1984 and joined the practice in 1995 after working in mission hospitals in Zambia. Dr Harrison specialises in minor surgery and ophthalmology and holds regular clinics in the practice. He is a senior clinical lecturer with Aberdeen University Department of General Practice and regularly teaches medical students in the practice. Dr Harrison also works as a police surgeon.
DR JACQUELINE PRENTICE
MBChB (Edinburgh 2001) MRCGP BSc DFFP
Dr Prentice studied medicine at Edinburgh University, graduating in 2001. She also completed an intercalated BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology in 1998. Working initially in Dumfries she returned to Aberdeen for GP training and joined the practice as a partner in 2007.
DR STEPHEN TERWEY
MBChB (Aberdeen 2001) MRCGP DRCOG
After graduating for Aberdeen University in 2001 Dr Terwey completed his GP training in Perth prior to working in New Zealand. On returning to Scotland he was a GP in Perth, Inverness and Elgin before settling back in Aberdeen. Dr Terwey joined the practice as a partner in August 2008. His clinical interests include palliative care, sports medicine and teaching.
DR LORRAINE SINCLAIR
MbChB MCRGP (University of Edinburgh 2010)
Dr Lorraine Sinclair first became a part of Albyn's team during her GPST training. Following this, Dr Sinclair went to work in Cruden Bay Medical Practice for a period of time before rejoining our team as a GP Partner in 2018. Dr Sinclair also gained a post-graduate certificate in Clinical Education from the University of Aberdeen in 2018. Dr Sinclair spends 1 day per week as an Associate Advisor for the Grampian GP Training Team as part of NHS Education for Scotland.
DR MICHAEL ANTHONY
MB ChB BAO (University College Dublin 2013) MRCGP
Dr Anthony graduated in 2014 before completing his GPST training in the summer of 2020 with us. Dr Anthony then went to work in orthopaedics for a year alongside being a GP elsewhere. He has re-joined the Surgery as a Partner in October 2021 and will also be fulfilling a part-time role with the Minor Surgery service once this restarts. Dr Anthony is currently in the process of completing a Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine with the University of Bath.
Our team of highly trained nurses perform all routine nursing procedures and have developed a wide range of extended skills in the fields of asthma, diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure monitoring, well woman screening including cervical smears, contraceptive services and travel health. They also offer general lifestyle advice on diet, exercise and smoking cessation. In-house monitoring of certain medications is also carried out, e.g. Warfarin.
Our Practice Manager manages the administration and day-to-day running of this busy practice, assisted by an administration team. She has a background in practice management and IT, and a special interest in staff development, service provision and IT. She is your first line of contact should you have any non-medical queries or problems concerning the practice, or any suggestions for improving our services.
Our practice-attached community pharmacists are Lynne Irvine and Nicole Aitken. Lynne and Nicole monitor the prescribing activity of the practice and provide a range of prescribing advice. We also have a Pharmacy Technician, Lee-Anne McKen, who assists Lynne and Nicole in their role. If you have any queries about your medication, please contact the surgery on 01224 586829 and the Pharmacists may be able to assist or advise you.
The administrative team consists of finance and IT administrators, receptionists, and secretarial staff. They are not medically trained. Therefore if you wish to receive detailed information about medical issues please ask to speak to a doctor or practice nurse.
Our team of receptionists are your link with the rest of the practice and are there to help you. They may need to ask you some medical details to help the rest of the team to work effectively. They work under the doctors' instructions. The clearer you can explain your problem, the better we can help. Any information you give to our team remains confidential. Our receptionists are trained to do a difficult job and they try very hard to do it well. Please help them to help you.
Our secretaries help us communicate with hospitals, other doctors and many other agencies on your behalf. If you have any queries about letters your doctor may have written, e.g. to hospitals, insurance companies, etc, please speak to one of our secretaries.
If you require to book a Midwife appointment, please phone the surgery on 01224 586829. The Midwife currently operates clinics on a Monday afternoon and all day on Thursdays. If you are booking your first Midwife appointment, we normally advise this is booked when you are between 6-8 weeks pregnant.
The Community Midwife's can be reached at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital by phoning 01224 550616.
Our current Community Midwife is called Nicola Berry. Nicola will be able to assist you with any queries or concerns you have.
The Community Nursing team are no longer based in Albyn Medical Practice. If you are currently under the care of the Community Nurses need to get in contact with them, please phone 01224 559140 who will direct you to the correct team. The Community Nurses now work in teams based on patient location and not per Practice. If you feel you require assistance from the Nurses in the form of a visit to your home, please phone the GP surgery on 01224 586829 who will organise a referral if felt to be appropriate.
Our Health Visitors are highly skilled and experienced nurses with a specialist qualification and are involved in health promotion and illness prevention. Activities are primarily focussed on families with children under 5 years of age and include the provision of well baby clinics, parenting classes, childhood immunisation, advice and family support covering a wide range of issues and referral to other agencies as appropriate including social services.
Please note, the Health Visitor's now work by patient location rather than by Surgery. If you require to get in contact with your Health Visitor, please phone the referral line on 01224 559140 who will be able to direct your call appropriately. The Surgery no longer has in-house Health Visitors.