The Nursing Team
The Nursing Team is lead and managed by Pauline Brown, our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and consists of senior practice nurse, Gillian Brogan, Treatment Room Nurse, Anne Walker, Louise Birrell and Shona Paterson, Healthcare Assistants.
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
- Well woman checks, including HRT
- Family planning and sexual health
- Cervical smears and contraceptive coil checks
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 :
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
Louise Birrell & Shona Patterson, Health Care Assistants
Louise is qualified to do all of the clinical procedures below
- Blood tests and ECGs
- Blood pressure and weight checks
- New patient appointments
- Flu immunisations
Shona will take over the Coaguchek clinics soon following a training period.
- INR Clinic (Coaguchek)
- Health Promotion
Margaret McBride, Practice Nurse
- Diabetes clinics