Originally from a village in south west Scotland, I am a graduate of Edinburgh University Medical School, graduating in 2000. After four years enjoying further hospital based training around Edinburgh, I moved into General Practice obtaining Membership with the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2005, and became a Partner within a rural practice a year later. Adventure and better weather called me to Australia where I have been since 2013 with my husband and two children. I now has 18 years of experience behind me in women's health, paediatrics and neonates, mental health and GP antenatal and postnatal care. Additionally I have a special interest in providing healthcare for teenagers and young adults in a confidential environment.
I absolutely love the medical variety and continuity of care in general practice plus the team environment. Scotland health care does this particularly well with the multidisciplinary practice team consisting of practice nurses, community midwifes, child health nurses and social workers working alongside the GP. This allows for wonderful sharing of skills but more importantly an environment in which the patient has care givers who are all under the same roof and communicate daily. Excitingly, One For Women allows this to happen and bolsters it with exceptional staff recruitment. I know this is going to help achieve best possible outcomes for women's health care needs.
Suzie was a ballerina and Friday afternoons are spent with a bunch of teenagers teaching them various genres of dance.