The Nursing Team

The Nursing Team is lead and managed by Pauline Brown, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and consists of Senior Practice Nurse, Gillian Brogan, Treatment Room Nurse, Anne Walker and Health Care Assistants Betty Anderson and Sharon Robinson.  Shona Paterson also carries out a weekly INR clinic.

They are a vital part of the practice and a very skilled and experienced team who work very closely together alongside the doctors to provide an important service to patients.

Pauline Brown, Nurse Practitioner

Pauline manages and leads the practice nursing team.

She has undergone advanced training to obtain her qualification. She is fully integrated into the team and works in close liaison with the Doctors. She runs her own surgeries in which she can diagnose, refer and prescribe. Pauline also undertakes house visits and telephone consultations.

You can also consult Pauline in any of the following areas:

  • Minor illness and injury
  • Assessment and treatment of infections such as cystitis, ear and chest infections
  • Child and teenage health
  • Asthma
  • Well woman checks, including HRT
  • Family planning and sexual health
  • Cervical smears and contraceptive coil checks

Pauline Brown

Gillian Brogan, Senior Practice Nurse

Gillian has been in post as a senior practice nurse at the Castle Douglas Medical Group since February 2009. Since qualifying in 1987 she initially worked in surgical wards at Dumfries Infirmary. Gillian also worked as a staff nurse in the rehabilitation unit at Castle Douglas Hospital. In 2003 she became Stroke Liaison Nurse for the Stewartry in which she developed her interest in risk factor management and health promotion. You can consult Gillian for the following :

  • Routine monitoring and follow-up of patients with a diagnosis of heart disease
  • Blood pressure, stroke, asthma and COPD
  • Advice on lifestyle factors such as cholesterol lowering, weight loss
  • Cervical smears
  • Wound assessment and management
  • Suture removal
  • Ear Syringing
  • Gillian Brogan

    Anne Walker, Treatment Room Nurse

    • Blood pressure checks and ECGs
    • Ear syringing
    • Dressing changes and stitch removal
    • Travel immunisations
    • Minor injuries
    • Cervical smears
    • Catheter changes
    • Asthma and heart disease clinics

    Anne Walker

    Susan Johnstone, Practice Nurse

    Susan joined the practice team in 2018 and reviews our diabetics, hypertensive and heart failure patients as well as other treatment room procedures.


    Sharon Robinson, Health Care Assistant

    Sharon joined the team in September, having spend a number of years as a health care assistant in Accident and Emergency at DGRI.  Prior to that she was a health care assistant at Kirkcudbright Health Centre brings with her a wealth of experience.

    Megan McDougall, Health Care Assistant

    Megan was formerly a receptionist with the practice but has moved permanently to a health care assistant post.