Doctors and Staff

The General Practitioners

Dr Nigel F Pexton

MBChB 1985 Glasgow FRCGP DRCOG (Male)

Dr Pexton joined the pratice in 1990. He now works part time, 3 days a week. He has a special interest in the management of respiratory illness, particularly asthma and COPD.

Dr Naushad Ali

MBChB 2002 Glasgow BSc Med Sci Sports Medicine MRCGP DRCOG (Male)

Dr Ali works full time in the practice. His special interest is sports medicine.

Dr Michael J Irvine

MBChB 2002 Glasgow MRCGP (Male)

Dr Irvine works part time and has a special interest in ENT.

Dr Martina Macfarlane

MBChB Glasgow (1999), DRCOG, MRCGP (Female)

Dr Macfarlane works part time and has a special interest in GP training.

Dr Olivia Black

Dr Black works full time in the practice.

Practice Manager

Our practice/business manager, Miss Jacqueline Forster MIHM, joined the practice in 2005 from a management and financial background. She is responsible for all administrative and business aspects of the practice. She is available to help with any non-medical problems relevant to the practice and to discuss surgery arrangements, suggestions or complaints.

Practice Clinical Staff

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Louise Killen and Laura Nicholson are Advanced Nurse Practitioners, they joined us from the Royal Hospital for Children. They are nurse prescribers with a wealth of experience in diagnosing and treating babies and children, and will be extending that role to all our patients, young and old.

Practice Nurses

We also employ part-time practice nurses, Catherine Campbell and Gemma Cruikshank. Both deal with minor ailments, dressings, injections, blood sampling, blood pressure and lifestyle checks.

Health Visitor

The health visitors are available on 451 0778. They have a wealth of experience in helping parents with the challenges of the under fives.

District Nurses

The district nurses provide an excellent service in the community, visiting and caring for our housebound patients, they are available on 451 0818.


An Advanced Practice Physiotherapist has joined our team, if you have a bone, muscle or joint problem they can see you rather than the GP.

How can they help me?

  • Make a diagnosis and develop a plan
  • Provide exercise advice
  • Manage pain, linking with GP for medication or sick note if needed
  • Referral for further investigations For ongoing treatment you may be referred to the main physiotherapy service or Orthopaedics at the hospital

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Practice Administration Staff

Our receptionists and secretarial staff are:

Julie Wilson, Aileen O'Friel, Catriona Hume, Wendy Stone, Michelle Lipsett, Joslin Coll, Kim Gilmour, Mairi McKelvie and Patricia Carstairs.

Our receptionists pride themselves on being helpful and polite - please extend them the same courtesy.


From time to time medical students may visit the practice and sit in with the doctors in surgery. Such experience is a very valuable part of undergraduate training.

You will be informed beforehand if there are medical students present. If you do not wish students to be present during your consultation, please say so and you will see the doctor alone.





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