|Mrs Erica Gilmore|
I have been nursing since 1982. I received most of my training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. After qualification, I undertook a variety of posts, including working for health promotions in Elgin and running a Hypertensive clinic in Aberdeen. I was employed as a District Nurse in Penicuik until accepting my role at Eastfield Medical Practice. I work in the treatment room at Eastfield Medical Practice every other morning and as a practice nurse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. My special interests at work are ear syringing and dressings. I pride myself on making patients feel comfortable during uncomfortable procedures. At home, I am a mother of three and have two dogs. I enjoy hill walking, playing the piano and scrabble.
|Nurse Sooz McCrae (f)|
Suzanne “Sooz” McCrae RNA BN (Hons) PN Dip FP Dip (currently undertaking MsC advanced Nursing Practice)
After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2007, I worked in various roles in Edinburgh including the Neonatal Unit, Acute Medicine of the Elderly and Hospice which was then overlapped by my Practice Nurse training at the Edinburgh University Health Centre. It was Jan Stuart (previous Eastfield PN) that inspired me to be a Practice Nurse – I did work experience here when I was a teen and I also remember doing house visits with Dr Haycock! Prior to Eastfield I worked for 8 years in a large practice in South Central Edinburgh. I am currently undertaking my Msc in Advanced Nursing Practice and have recently qualified as a Nurse Practitioner. My Nursing interests include family planning and sexual health, minor injuries and ailments and cancer care. I am a Penicuik born, proud nurse, NHS advocate and mum of two. I love all things vintage and you’ll usually spot me around Penicuik wearing something from the 1940’s/50’s. I pride myself in being a quirk with eclectic tastes varying from Harry Potter to Rock and Metal music! In my spare time you’ll likely find me cross stitching, Geocaching with my girls or burlesque dancing!