Connel SurgeryTel: 01631 710 229
Taynuilt SurgeryTel: 01866 822 684
Dalmally SurgeryTel: 01838 200 204
Fiona began working as a locum GP with the practice in July 2012 becoming a permanent GP Partner in April 2013. Dr McPhee has an impressive medical CV and enjoys travelling, diving, horse riding, sailing and hill walking.
(Partner) MBChB, MRCGP
Fiona is a family doctor with a special interest in sports medicine and psychiatry. She is also an accredited GP trainer with NES (NHS Education of Scotland) and does GP specialist training within the practice.
She studied in St Andrews and Manchester University. She then moved to the West Coast of Scotland to train as a GP. She worked as a rural locum in Argyll including on Jura and Islay before joining Taynuilt Medical Practice in 2005. She was welcomed to the practice as a partner in 2013.
Fiona is married with two young boys and enjoys hill walking, kayaking and outdoor swimming.
MBChB (1993), first year of full registration 1994.
Special interests include childrens and womens health, sexual health, mental health and palliative care. Jo has a keen interest in performing arts medicine and thoroughly enjoys her work at Ballet West ballet school, providing a unique and personal GP service to the students there.
Jo was born in Newcastle and trained in Leicester and around North Tyneside and Northumberland, including a year in Wellington, New Zealand. After finishing GP training she worked as a locum GP in and around Newcastle as well as sessions in community child health / adoption and teenage sexual health in inner city Newcastle. Jo and her family moved to Argyll in 2001 and she joined the practice initially as a GP retainer in 2002 becoming a salaried GP in 2013 working predominantly in our Connel and Dalmally surgeries.
Bsc, MB, ChB, MRCGP, DCH, DFFP
Nicky joined the practice in July 2014 following a move from Lancashire to Oban when her husband was appointed as general surgeon at Lorn and Isles Hospital.
Born in Berkshire, Nicky grew up in Edinburgh and attended St Andrews and Manchester universities qualifying as a doctor in 1983, she went on to complete her GP training in 1987. She has worked in general practice for over 25 years and is experienced in all aspects of family medicine. Nicky has particular interests in women's health, family planning (coil & implant fitting) and palliative care, a passion inspired by experienced gained working in a hospice.
With a grown up family in various stages of further education and employment, life on the west coast presents the perfect opportunity for Nicky to develop her interests in hill walking, sailing, skiing and sea-kayaking and she is looking forward to making the most of our beautiful land and coastal routes.
RGN,SCM, BSc NURSING STUDIES, INP
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Janice is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Practice, ensuring high quality patient care and looking after human resources, patient safety, premises, equipment and information technology. In her role as Practice Manager, Janice supports the GPs and other medical professionals to ensure the smooth running of the surgeries.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries and dealing with patient records.
Many of our receptionists are also skilled dispensary assistants and will make up prescriptions in Taynuilt Dispensary.
Pharmacist - Connel Pharmacy
The community nursing team is based in Taynuilt Surgery and can be contacted on 01866 822 027
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
01866 822 521
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