St Luke's Medical Practice Duty of Candour report 2020/21

Welcome to St Luke’s Medical Practice

The practice is situated in Carluke Health Centre, (with disabled access). There are 6 GP Partners, 1 Salaried GP, 3 Practice Nurses, 1 Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Minor Illness & Chronic Disease), 1 Sexual Health Nurse, 1 Pharmacist and attached staff providing general medical services for NHS Lanarkshire for approximately 11,500

The practice area covers the ML8 postcode area of Carluke, villages of Law, Braidwood, Cartland, Crossford, Rosebank and the farming area immediately surrounding the towns.

Practice Mission Statement  

It is the aim of this practice to provide a high standard of patient care by both medical and non-medical staff. We aim to be an approachable and accessible practice which provides personal care for our patients. We hope to respond to changes in modern medical practice and ensure our medicine is carried out on a basis of scientific validity.

Practice History

We chose this the name “St Luke’s Medical Practice” when we moved into Carluke Health Centre because, St Luke's Tower is a well known Carluke landmark, visible from our wing in our new health centre. Also, St Luke, in the Bible, was a physician.

We realised that we are continuing a heritage of medical care as a GP practice in Carluke. Since the NHS began in 1948, Carluke has been served by a succession of respected GPs. Dr Cuthbert, then Dr Sommerville practiced out of a property in Clyde Street.  Dr Paterson joined with Dr Sommerville in 1958, and for a few years, the practice was housed in the 'Templar's Hall'.

In about 1976, the practice moved to our previous premises in Market Place, where Dr Paterson was joined by Dr Ann Jackson.

Dr Stewart and Dr Innes both started in the practice in 1984.

Dr Boyd joined in 1991, Dr Gemmill in 1992 and Dr MacDonald in 1994.

Gradually, with more doctors joining, and changes in medicine, we feel that we 'outgrew' the old health centre, and plans were made to move to Chapel Street. We moved into the Health Centre on Chapel Street in August 2010.

Dr Jack joined in 2016, Dr Hughes in 2017 and Dr Young joined in 2018.

Our Current Doctors

Partners: Dr Gemmill, Dr MacDonald, Dr Jack, Dr Hughes & Dr Young

Other GPs working in the team include Dr Torrens, Dr Gibson, Dr Browning and Dr Crossan.

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