Seasonal Flu 20/21

Patients 18-64 (at risk) cohort

Patients who received an invite for our flu clinic on 3/10/20 and did not manage to come along should contact our reception team to arrange a further appointment.

Patients 65 years and over, housebound patients and children

Patients will receive an appointment directly from the health board.

Pregnant Women

You will receive your vaccination from your midwife.


You should contact your pharmacist for advice.

We are currently providing telephone consultation appointments. Following your consultation you may be asked to attend a face to face appointment where you will be given a specific appointment time. We ask that you wear a face covering and attend alone at the time of your appointment. If the clinician assesses you as suitable for a video consultation please click here for instructions to connect to this service. 

Michele Blair, our Links Worker can provide assistance to patients who may require additional support during this challenging time. Please contact our administration team who will pass on your details.

There are services available to support people during COVID-19. Please click this link for further information.



Dr Stirling Bruce

MBChB 1984 DRCOG MRCGP M.Phil - joined the practice in 1989. He is the Lead Trainer for the practice and responsibile for the supervision of trainee doctors. He is the lead partner for childhood immunisation, hypertension and heart disease.

Dr Katherine Grosset

MBChB 1985 DRCOG MRCGP MD - joined the practice in 1990. She has responsibility for stroke management, mental health care and is the lead partner for formulary development and prescribing She is also responsible for the training of foundation doctors and medical students.

Dr Paula Rogers

MBChB 1992 BSc MRCGP DFP - joined the practice in 2000. She is the lead partner for women's health and kidney disease. She is also involved with the training of junior doctors.

Dr Richard Parkins

MBChB MRCGP 2007 DRCOG. Joined the practice in July 2014.

Dr Kerry Walker

MBChB 2008 MRCGP.  Joined the practice in July 2014.

Dr Allan McNeill

BSc MBChB MRCGP. Joined the practice in April 2016.

Dr Susan Hand

MBChB MRCP MRCGP - has been employed as a salaried doctor since 2005. She specialises in diabetes care within the practice.

Dr Lauren Leishman

Joined the practice as a salaried doctor on 1st March 2017.

Dr Fraser McNab

Joined the practice as a salaried doctor on December 2019.

Dr Rachel Hopkins

Dr Rachel Hopkins is a GP locum doctor who will be with the practice on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's.

Dr James Conway

Dr James Conway is a GP locum doctor who will be with the practice on Monday's and Wednesday's.

Doctors in Training

The Cairns Practice has been involved in the training of young doctors since 1993. We usually have one or two GP specialty trainee doctors join us at the beginning of August each year. These doctors are fully registered and already have extensive medical experience from their earlier jobs in hospital. They are supervised by the practice at all times. From time to time we may ask your permission to record your consultation with one of the trainee doctors as part of their training. You can decline this if you so wish.

Dr Asim Mohammed our current GPST3 doctor will be with the practice until August 2021.

Dr Stacey Grant our current GPST3 doctor will be with the practice until August 2021.

Dr Rebecca D'Souza our current GPST1 doctor will be with the practice until February 2021.

Junior Doctors

The practice also provides training for more junior doctors who have already worked in hospitals for 1 year. They are usually attached to the practice for four months. They are fully supervised by the practice and will often ask their supervising doctor to come in at the end of their consultation to discuss your case.

Dr Alasdair MacLeod our current FY2 doctor will be with the practice until December 2020.

Dr Jessica Elliot our current FY2 doctor will be with the practice until December 2020.

Medical Students

From time to time medical students will be present for teaching in the practice. If there is a medical student expected at your appointment you will be informed of this when booking your appointment. You can decline to have the student present if you so wish. 

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