Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr D Andrew Howie

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Dr Jennifer A Craise

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Dr Nicola Donoghue

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Dr D Andrew Howie

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Dr D Andrew Howie

BSc (Med Sci), MBChB, MRCGP DCH DRCOG

Dr Howie qualified from the University of St Andrews/ Manchester Medical School in 2001. He completed his GP training programme in Manchester and had further experience in Paediatrics and A&E before moving back to Scotland to complete his GP registrar training. Dr Howie joined the surgery shortly afterwards and became a partner in 2012. Dr Howie has a particular interest in Paediatrics having completed the Diploma in Child Health with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has also developed an interest in the management of Diabetes, as well as musculoskeletal medicine and can offer certain joint injections.

Outside of the practice Dr Howie is a GP Appraiser for NHS Lanarkshire. In his spare time, he enjoys watching rugby, playing golf and chasing after his young children.

Dr Jennifer A Craise

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Dr Nicola Donoghue

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Dr Jennifer A Craise

MBChB, MRCGP (2015 – 2020)

Dr Craise qualified from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2009 and completed GP registrar training in 2015. After working in different practices as a locum and in the out-of-hours service, she joined North Avenue Surgery in 2016 and became a partner in 2018. Dr Craise has specific experience in psychiatry, emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and medicine for the elderly.

She enjoys hillwalking with her dog, horseriding and long distance running.

Dr Nina Singh

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Dr Laura Paterson

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Dr Lauren Manson

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Dr Nicola Donoghue

MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Donoghue qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2008 and completed her GP training within Lanarkshire in a mixture of specialties including A&E, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology.  She joined North Avenue Surgery in 2016 and became a partner in 2018. She has particular interests in family planning and women’s health. Out with the practice she is kept busy by her 3 young boys.

Dr Nina Singh

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Dr Nina Singh

MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Singh graduated from Glasgow university medical school in 2009. She first started working as a locum GP in north Avenue Surgery in 2016 and became a partner in 2019. She has a diploma from the royal college of obstetrics and gynaecology as well as her GP qualifications.

Dr Singh lives with her husband, 2-year-old daughter and dog Chester and enjoys cooking, yoga and keeping fit.

Dr Laura Paterson

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Dr Lauren Manson

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Dr Laura Paterson

MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Paterson graduated from the University of Dundee in 2008 and subsequently completed GP training in 2014. She joined the practice in 2014 as a locum GP and has been a permanent salaried GP at the practice since 2017.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her two young children, and also enjoys running, cooking and photography.

Dr Veronica Mallon

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Dr Ivan W H Loh

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Dr Lauren Manson

MBChB, MRCGP

Dr Manson graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2011 and joined the team in late 2018. She has an interest in mental health and in particular old age psychiatry. She is the lead GP in the surgery for the residents of Flemington Care Home.

Dr Gwen Reid

MBChB, MRCGP

Dr Reid graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2014 and then completed her GP training in Ayrshire & Arran. She joined the team at North Avenue Surgery in September 2019.

Outside of work she enjoys running, walking in the beautiful Scottish countryside and spending time with family and friends.

Dr Veronica Mallon

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Dr Veronica Mallon

MBChB, MRCGP, BSc (Hon) Clinical Science

Dr Mallon qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2011. She joined the team at North Avenue Surgery in February 2020 and has settled in well.

She has a keen interest in keeping fit, hillwalking with her dog, travel and cooking. 

Dr Ivan W H Loh

MBChB, MRCGP, MRCP, BSc(Hons)

Dr Loh qualified from the Queens University of Belfast and completed his GP training in 2010. He had spent a considerable amount of time in general medicine and is particularly interested in diabetes and endocrinology. He currently works as a Salaried GP at North Avenue Surgery. During his free time, he enjoys cooking, walking his dog and playing the guitar. 

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) are Registered Nurses who have done extra training and academic qualifications to be able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients who present with undiagnosed/undifferentiated problems.

Nurse Karen Dougal

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Nurse Alastair Munro

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Nurse Amy McGuire

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Nurse Karen Dougal

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Nurse Karen Dougal

BSc Advancing Practice in Primary Care 2008, EN1986, RGN1989, FP cert 1995

Sister Dougal qualified in 1986 as Enrolled Nurse and then in 1989 as Registered Nurse. She worked in A&E, Gynaecology and Orthopaedics for several years, before moving to community practice within Argyll and Clyde. In 1994 she completed Family Planning qualifications, and went on to manage both Gartnavel and Western Infirmary outpatient gynaecology departments. From there she went on to work in the GP Out of Hours service in Lanarkshire, where she qualified as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in 2008 and has since held a dual role as both Practice Nurse and ANP.

Nurse Alastair Munro

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Nurse Alastair Munro

R.N, Dip.H.Ed (1997), B.Sc Comm Nursing(S.P.Q-D.N), Independant Prescriber, P.G Cert in Advanced Clinical Practice

Nurse Munro has worked in community/primary care since 1997, initially as a District Nurse then subsequently District Nurse Manager in NHS Lanarkshire until he joined the team in 2016. He has particular interest in medicine for the elderly and men’s health.

He has horses which he shows and enjoys the outdoors.

Nurse Amy McGuire

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Nurse Amy McGuire

Dip HE (Adult Nursing), BSc in Professional Development (Clinical Nursing), PGDip Advanced Practice Masters Level, Non-Medical Prescribing.

Nurse McGuire has been a registered nurse since 2003 and has worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner since 200. She is experienced in various extended roles, such as focused history taking, clinical assessment, diagnostic decision-making, investigations and care management. 

She is a member of a running club and has recently completed 4 marathons; she enjoys cycling and socialising with family and friends.  She has 2 young children that keep her busy.

Practice Nurse

Practice nurses plan and provide nursing care, treatment and health education to patients of all ages. This includes consultations for sexual health, chronic disease management, wound management and cervical smears.

Sister Louise Bissett

Sister Louise Bisset

RGN, RM

Sister Bissette qualified in 1985 as Registered General Nurse from Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She worked there for 2 years before qualifying as a Registered Midwife at Bellshill Maternity in 1989 and continued to work as a midwife for approximately 12 years before securing a post as Practice Nurse at a rural surgery. She joined the North Avenue Surgery team 5 years ago

Ms Anne Greenwood

Sharon Wotherspoon

Ms Arlene Young

Allied Health Professionals

Allied health professionals are involved in the monitoring of chronic diseases and their role also includes injections, taking blood and blood pressure checks.

Allied Health Professionals

Allied health professionals are involved in the monitoring of chronic diseases and their role also includes injections, taking blood and blood pressure checks.

Ms Anne Greenwood

Sharon Wotherspoon

Ms Arlene Young

Ms Arlene Young

Pharmacists

Our pharmacists assist the clinical team in managing the prescriptions of our patients. They are available to discuss any medication issues and conduct telephone consultations should you wish to speak with them.

Ms Nicola McCallum

Ms Sona Sharma

Practice Manager

Ms Claire McLean

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Ms Claire McLean

Claire joined North Avenue Surgery in 2007 and formally worked as a member of the administrative team until May 2016 when she became our practice manager. She has a level 9 SCQF from the University of the West of Scotland after completing the vocational training scheme for General and Dental Practice Managers (Scotland) in April 2018. She is responsible for the overall running of the practice and has a wealth of experience gained from her 13 years with us. Outwith work, she enjoys time with her family, in particular her 3 children. 

Administrative Staff

As well as administrative work and reception duties, our administrative staff have undergone additional training to become Patient Care Advisors (PCAs). This allows them to signpost patients to appropriate resources to help them see the right person at the right time for their problem.

Mary Gallagher (Reception Manager)

Sharon Wotherspoon

Paula Dempster

Ross McCann

Amanda Rutherford

Anne Greenwood

Elaine Milne

Demmi Palmer

Gayle Tetley

Sara Warren

Paula Connell

Contact Us

Opening Times

Monday-Friday
8:30am - 6pm

Emergency Triage

8:30am - 4pm
 

Practice closure dates for 2021/22

Friday 2nd April 2021
Monday 5th April 2021
Monday 3rd May 2021
Monday 31st May 2021
Monday 19th July 2021
Monday 27th September 2021
Monday 27th December 2021
Tuesday 28th December 2021
Monday 3rd January 2022
Tuesday 4th January 2022

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0141 641 1000 or 0141 641 3037

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