Doctors and Staff

Dr Gordon James Forrest

(Male) Full Time
MBChB MRCGP (Glasgow 1982)

Dr Maureen Byrne

(Female) Part Time
BSc (Hons) MB ChB (Glasgow 1995)

Dr Ruth Helen Keir

(Female) Full Time
MBChB (Glasgow 2005) BSc Med Sci (Glasgow 2003)
DRCOG DGM (Glasgow 2009) DipFMS (Glasgow 2011)

Dr Neil Naven

(Male) Full Time
MBChB (Glasgow 2005) BMedSci (Glasgow 2003) MRCGP (2011)

Dr Louise Bell

(Female) Part Time
MBChB (Glasgow 2006) DRCOG (Glasgow2010) MRCGP (Glasgow 2011)

Practice Staff

Practice Manager

Michelle Leslie

Assistant Practice Manager

Lorraine Griffiths 

Practice Administrator

Rachel Saunders

Medical Receptionist

Angela Anderson

Medical Receptionist

Winnie Barlow

Medical Receptionist

Audrey Burns

Medical Receptionist

Eileen Thomson

Medical Receptionist

Wendy Ferguson

Medical Receptionist

Claire Reid

Medical Receptionist

Nicola Conroy

Our trained reception staff are here to help you and can sometimes be faced with difficulties when trying to do so. Please treat them with courtesy and respect at all times. We operate a zero tolerance policy and abusive or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated. To ensure that the receptionists assist you and direct your call appropriately they may ask you for more information about your request. 

The receptionists are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.

Practice Nurses

Mary Carrigan

RGN, Nurse Prescriber, Asthma and Diaetic Diploma

Suzanne Gray

RGN, Dip PN, BSc

The practice nurses are professional people in their own right and may be seen by appointment. They can offer help with problems that patients may not wish, or require, to see the doctor about. They also provide many preventative, monitoring and screening services for the practice, eg diabetic clinic, asthma clinic, cervical smears, smoking cessation, weight reduction, menopause clinic and travel vaccinations. They also deal with dressings, blood tests, immunisations, stitch removal and ear syringing.

Linda Ganson

Health Care Assistant

Our Health Care Assistant takes blood, as directed by GP, blood pressure, urinalysis, ear syring, simple wound care and new patient registration care which includes general height, weight and blood pressure.

Attached Staff

The Primary Care Trust employs district nurses and health visitors etc who work from within the medical centre.

Their primary role is to provide specialist nursing care within the home. Referrals or messages can be left at reception or on the Johnstone Health Centre answer phone (01505 821320). Please ask at reception if you need details of your named district nurse.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are registered nurses with extra training in health promotion in the community. Their work includes advice on health matters during and following pregnancy, assessing the health and development of children under five years of age and offering advice and support to parents. They are also responsible for running immunisation and child health surveillance clinics within the practice.


The midwife service is actively involved in antenatal and postnatal care, parenthood education and breast-feeding workshops.


Medical students and nursing students attend the practice from time to time. We hope that you will co-operate with us and help the students to learn about general practice. However, you will be informed of their presence in advance and, if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected. This will not affect your treatment in any way.

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