|Dr Beena Raschkes
||BSc MBChB (St Andrews 1979) DCH DRCOG DFFP
|Dr Martins Da Silva
The practice holds a General Medical Services (GMS) contract with Tayside NHS Board, Kings Cross Hospital, Clepington Road, Dundee, DD3 8EA. Telephone 01382 818479. Details of this contract are available from the practice.
We have a practice nurse who works closely with the doctors as part of our clinical team. She has specialist training in long-term health problems enabling patients to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Special interests include asthma, diabetes, heart disease prevention, women's health and travel advice. Appointments can be arranged with the nurse by telephoning 812000.
Health Care Assistant
We have a health care assistant who takes blood samples and blood pressures. She also checks urine samples, does ECGs and new patient checks. Please note that she is not a nurse.
Receptionists / Administrative Staff
The receptionists will usually be your first point of contact with the practice. They are supported by various team members who provide clerical services. The receptionists are often busy with telephone calls and queries at the desk. Please be patient if you are kept waiting.
The district nurses provide specialist nursing care to patients who are confined to their home. Arrangements for this care are made by the doctor, hospital, or by self-referral. The district nurses can be contacted directly by phoning 812314.
Our health visitor is a registered nurse with extra training in public health and family health, with a particular emphasis on child development. She sees all new babies at home once discharged from the midwife and then maintains contact with the family as required. The health visitor can be contacted directly by phoning 01738 445173.
The practice pharmacist works closely with the doctors to address areas of prescribing concern. From time to time you may be invited to attend an appointment with the pharmacist to discuss your medication.
Macmillan Nurses work alongside doctors, nurses and other professionals to meet the needs of patients suffering from cancer. They help the patients and their carers receive the best quality of life possible. Requests for a Macmillan nurse should be made via your doctor or other medical professional.
Medical And Nursing Students
Medical and nursing students will occasionaly attend the practice. We hope that you will co-operate with us and help the students to learn about general practice. Nevertheless, you will be informed of their presence in advance, and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected. This will not affect your treatment in any way.
Community midwives attend women before and after their babies are born, at home or in clinics and classes. They act as a link between the hospital midwifery unit and our practice. If you wish to contact a midwife about any problems please use the following numbers:
For URGENT matters please telephone 01738 473425. This is manned 24 hours a day and is the labour ward main line at Perth Royal Infirmary.
For NON-URGENT matters please telephone 01738 473406 and leave a message. This is an answering machine and the midwife will call you back.
If your baby has a FEEDING PROBLEM please telephone 01738 473436 and leave a message. This is manned 24 hours a day and is the Red Team postnatal ward at Perth Royal Infirmary.
From time to time the practice employs locum doctors. The qualifications of these doctors are fully scrutinised and the practice generally employs locums who have had at some time an association with the practice.