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Carden Medical Centre, Carden House, Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UTTel: 0345 337 6330
Protected Learning Time - the practice will be closed from 1330 on Wednesday 14th February 2018.
Dr Daniels joined us in June 2018, she returned from Maternity Leave at the end of September 2020 and consults on a Monday and Thursday each week
Dr Adaeze has been working at Carden since July 2019 and works with us on Monday - Friday each week
Dr McKay is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her beautiful baby boy - she will be returning to us in 2021
Dr McLaren works at Carden on Wednesday and Thursday each week
We are delighted to have Julie Moore, an advanced nurse practitioner in the team. Julie has a wealth of experience and will be seeing patients in just the same way as do the doctors, we will let you know if an appointment with Julie is the right option for your consultation.
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, COPD, Hypertension Diabetes, and they carry out cervical smears.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Shona Alexander is our Practice Manager, she is responsible for the overall smooth running of the practice. We like to know and understand how our patients feel about our service - and you should contact Shona if you wish to do that.
Loraine Horsburgh is our Assistant Manager and has many other responsibilities within the practice that enable the smooth running of what is a very complex organisation
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, and dealing with patient registrations and records.
There is a community midwife based at Carden Medical Centre. As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed she will provide you with all the care and information you require to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. During your pregnancy she arranges informal Parenthood Educational where mums and dads come together to share knowledge and experiences - these sessions will be held at Carden and include patients of nearby practices.
The midwife’s antenatal and booking clinic is held on a Thursday morning. She will visit you in your home following the birth of your baby until the baby is ten days old.
District nurses are qualified nurses who care for patients in their own homes, as well as in health centres and GPs surgeries. They have had extra training to enable them to advise patients on nursing problems.
The district nurse will teach patients about self care and will show carers how to cope in their absence. Their duties range from dressings, injections etc. to care of the terminally ill.
District nurses based in Carden also liaise with the Direct Delivery teams who then visit housebound people who need nursing care.
The District Nurses can be contacted on 01224 846680, Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.00pm. They will check their answerphone early morning and in the afternoon - as the nurses are usually out visiting during the morning.
Occupational Therapy & Care Manager -
Also within the community team we have Jackie Smith Occupational Therapist, based at Carden House.
Jackie can be contacted on 01224 555376 An occupational therapist is involved in the assessment and treatment of people of all ages with a disability to enable them to remain as independent as possible within the community
The Health visitors are Nicola Dickie and Marie Mulvaney. Both work full time and deal mainly with children under 5 and their families although they are available for support for any patient with disabilities. The health visiting team also have a remit for ensuring care of the elderly.
The health visiting team can be contacted on 01224 846677, Monday-Friday 8.00am until 4.30pm and are based at the surgery. The ansaphone is checked for messages several times each day.