GP Registrar Training

Fully qualified doctors with several years' hospital experience complete their training by working here as GP Registrars for six months to one year.
We video-record some consultations for teaching, assessment and for postgraduate exam requirements. 
You do not have to have your consultation video-recorded if you do not want to. This will not affect your care in any way. We will always ask your written consent before and after a video consultation.

Medical Students

We teach medical students from the University of Edinburgh. We ask for your consent before a student is present in your consultation. If you prefer not to have a medical student present with your doctor, please say so. We understand and respect your feelings about this and it will not affect your treatment at all if you prefer not to see a medical student.

Other Health Professionals in Training

We sometimes have other health-professional students working with us. We will ask for your consent before we allow a student to be involved in your consultation. We understand that not everyone is happy to have a student present. Please say so, if this is how you feel.

Dr Karen E Haycock

MBChB (1993 Edin) DRCOG

I left Northern Ireland to attend Edinburgh Medical School over 20 years ago. I have worked in Lothian, Fife the Borders and as far away as Dunbartonshire.
I was trained in General Practice by Doctor Fraser at Eastfield and never really left. I became a partner in 2002 when my oldest son was 5 weeks old!
I enjoy all aspects of general practice and visit Aaron Care Home on a weekly basis.

Dr Kirsty E Zealley

(1991 Dundee) MRCGP, MPH, DCH

I have worked as a GP partner at Eastfield Medical Practice since March 2003. After graduating from Dundee Medical School in 1991 I worked in Dundee, Edinburgh and Liverpool - predominantly within the specialty of child health - before travelling to Australia and New Zealand to work. I returned to Scotland after 18 months with an excellent souvenir – my husband.  I have no particular areas of medical interest but believe that general practice should try to help patients as people and not just as a diagnosis and empower people to care for themselves as best they can to improve their overall health. I find it an endless struggle to manage my commitments as a mum with my commitments at work but am sure that my experience as a mum improves my abilities as a GP. I also thoroughly enjoy my role as a Trainer of GP trainees at Eastfield.

Dr Joseph R Burt

MBChB (1999 Manchester) MRCGP, DRCOG

I qualified as a GP in 2007 and since then I’ve largely worked at Eastfield Medical Practice. I graduated from Manchester medical school in 1999 and spent time working in the north of England prior to having a year in Australia. I then moved to Inverness and worked there for approximately 5 years. It was here I met my wife. We married in 2005 and have had two children together. My experience to date has been quite broad so I see myself as a generalist who is happy to deal with any problem, I do however have a particular interest in breathing difficulties. I also perform minor surgery and train younger doctors to become GP’s.

Dr Kathryn E M Howe

MBChB (1987 Bristol) MRCP, MRCGP

I have worked at Eastfield Practice since 1998, finally becoming a partner in 2010. I qualified from Bristol University in 1987, and before coming into general practice I worked in a variety of medical specialties, particularly diabetes care, child health and expedition medicine. I also brought back a souvenir- my husband- from Patagonia. I take the lead in diabetes care, and run a diabetes clinic twice a month at the practice.

Dr Fiona Cruden (f)

MBChB (1995 Edin) MRCGP DFFP

I am a Salaried GP working 5 sessions per week. I have an interest in contraception and sexual health and offer counselling and fitting of implants and intrauterine devices (coils).  I have a young family of 2 girls who keep me busy outside work and live in the Southside of Edinburgh. I am also able to offer joint injections.

Dr Alison Munro

MBChB (1989 Aberdeen) MRCGP, DFFP

Graduated from Aberdeen in 1989, completed GP training in Aberdeen and Forth Valley- then worked in psychiatry in Glasgow for many years before coming back to General Practice in 2005. I am now a salaried GP - working 2 days a week. I have a special interest in mental health.

Dr Euan Black (m)
Dr Catherine Easton (f)
Dr Chris Cronin (m)
Dr Samantha McCarthy (f)
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