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Highfield Road, Buckie, AB56 1JE, T: 01542 831555 F: 01542 835799
Doctors and staff

Find out more about the staff at Ardach
Clinic & Services

All GP Practices are contracted to provide "essential services", that is basic treatment of ill people. We hold contracts with NHS Grampian for the following "enhanced services"
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Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by: Placing your repeat slip marked with the items you require into the surgery prescription post or complete this online form
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Doctors and Staff
Dr Lewis Walker, Partner
Qualifications: FRCP DRCOG
Dr Angus Gallacher, Partner
Qualifications: MBChB MRCP MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Berny Welsh, Partner
Dr Suchitra Mehta, Partner
Dr Ewen Riddick
Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons) MBChB MRCGP
Dr Claire Hood
Qualifications: MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Ruth McCullough
Qualifications: Bsc (Hons) MBChB, MRCGP
Dr Catriona Macdonald
Qualifications: MBChB MRCGP


Junior Doctors
We have three different types of Junior Doctors at various stages in their career development.  Their placements in the practice will vary from four months to a year.  On occasion Junior Doctors may wish to record patient consultations.  This will not be undertaken without your written consent, intimate physical examinations will not be recorded and the camera must be switched off on request.  Should your Doctor wish to do this, Admin will give you a a consent form when you come for your appointment.  If you wish to participate, you should sign the consent form.  Following the consultation, please take your consent form back to Reception where you will be asked to give your consent to the consultation being used.  If at this stage you wish to change your mind, please inform Staff at Reception.
Medical Students
As a Teaching Practice we may have Medical Students sitting in during surgeries or having their own mini-surgery.  Patients will be informed of this on making their appointment and can elect to be seen without a student if desired.
Practice Nurses & Phlebotomists
Senior Practice Nurses, Jayne Gibson and Mhorag Mitchell alongside Treatment Room Nurse Emma Riddoch and Practice Nurse Aileen Forrest provide support for GPs and also run their own clinics (further details listed on Clinics and Services page).  Nurses may also be involved in Medical Research Council and project work.  Our Senior Practice Nurses hold many qualifications including Minor Illness, Asthma, CHD, Diabetes Diplomas and Family Planning.  Additionally, are the phlebotomists, Linda, Joyce and Dana, taking bloods, performing ECGs, registration screening, taking blood pressure and assisting GPs in clinics and chaperoning.  Linda and Joyce are now also trained for flu clinics, administering B12 injections and foot screening.

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Wendy Edwards, Practice Manager
Our Practice Manager, Wendy Edwards joined us in April 2011. Her responsibilities include the Organisation and Management of Practice Staff, Building and Systems. Health & Safety, Quality Issues, Doctor Rotas, Staff Training, Finances, Personnel and Strategic Planning. Wendy has a wide range of NHS nursing and management experience. If you have any suggestions or queries she will be happy to discuss them either personally or by telephone.
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Practice Staff
Our Administration Staff Sandra, Laura M, Laura C, Sarah, Jo-Anne, Dana, Adehlie and Carly are a team of highly trained individuals who are your first point of contact with the Practice. Please help us by giving all relevant information to our staff who will ensure you are given the best possible service from the Practice.
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Other Attached Staff
Chiropodists, Community Midwives, Dieticians, Health Promotions, Mental Health Team and Community Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Orthoptist, Speech & Language Therapists.
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Doctors and staff
T : 01542 831555 F : 01542 835799
Useful Numbers
Surgery 01542 831555
24hr Prescription  Orderline 01542 833311
District Nurse 01542 832756
Midwives 01542 839054
Health Visitors 01542 833757
NHS 24 Freephone 111
Opening Times
Lines Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Surgery Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Normac Pharmacy Monday - Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm - 2.00pm -6.00pm

Evening surgery by appointment only - Mondays and Thursdays