Meet The Team

The Fullarton Medical Practice

This is a long established Practice in the centre of Ayr dating back to 1885. From 1961, the practice operated at premises in Fullarton Street. We moved to our new premises at 40 Dalblair Road, Ayr in October 2002.

Practice Team

Our clinical team has GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Community Link Practitioners. All of whom offer face to face appointments, and or telephone consultations or advice. More information on their role and when they are available can be found under the section Our Services.


Dr Alan A J White


I joined the practice in May 1988 when I replaced Jimmy Walker. In the 1990s we acquired additional premises at 18 Fullarton Street due to the expansion of staffing and various... Read More

Dr Colin Haddow


Born in Ayrshire, I returned to the area as a GP in 2008 having trained in Glasgow… Read More

Dr Lindsey Walker


I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1998 and worked as a GP in England before moving to Ayr. I have been with the practice since 2008… Read More

Dr Stephen Dunne


Born and raised in Ayr Dr Dunne graduated from Dundee University in 2008. After graduation he completed foundation training and then spent a year working in an emergency... Read More

Dr Gemma Freestone


I am originally from Yorkshire and came to Scotland in 2001 to study Medicine at Glasgow University. I trained as a GP in Ayrshire… Read More

Dr Naomi Brown


I graduated from Glasgow University in 2009. After completing Foundation training in Glasgow, I moved to Ayrshire to start GP training with the Fullarton… Read More

Lynn Callaghan

RCN Approved Nurse Practitioner, Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescriber, BSc Nursing Studies RGN

Lynn started nursing career in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and returned to university while working to study advance practice. She worked as an ANP in Medical Receiving… Read More

Joanne Cullen

BN (Hons), Msc (Nursing), RGN.

Joanne has been with the practice since December 2016 to continue her general practice training. She is currently on maternity leave… Read More

Lisa Malcolm

RGN, Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

I have been working in general practice as a practice nurse for many years and gained knowledge and expertise in chronic disease management, sexual health… Read More

Rachel Falconer

Clinical Pharmacist, MRPharmS PIP

I am a qualified independent prescriber and my role in the practice is continually developing which I enjoy! Currently, I am involved in dealing with hospital discharge letters, acute… Read More

Brian Scarisbrick

Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy

I graduated from Liverpool University and specialised in MSK physiotherapy before moving to Scotland in 2004. I continued my studies whilst working and completed my Masters in 2012.  I joined the Fullarton Medica… Read More

Practice Nursing Staff

As well as general nursing duties, practice nurses  are available by appointment for general health and dietary advice, well person clinics and blood tests. They have  a particular expertise in family planning and are  closely involved in running  travel immunisation clinics, diabetic clinics and asthma/respiratory clinics with the doctors.

Sandra Wylie

RCN, Asthma Dip, Diabetes Dip

Sandra specialises in Chronic Disease Management and Women’s health.  Sandra is the lead practice nurse and provides support, mentoring and ongoing training to the clinical team.  She delivers CPR update training on an annual basis for admin and clinical staff.

Nicola Nisbet


Nicola is a fully qualified staff nurse with practice nurse expereince who is continuing her professional studies with NHS Education for Scotland working towards her Practice Nurse qualification. Outside of work her 2 young children keep her busy.

Shannon Jones


Shannon joined us in 2018 and is training as a Primary Care  Nurse. Shannon is a fully qualified staff nurse who is continuing her training in general practice.

Gillian McDonald


Gillian is a key member of the nursing team carrying our a range of tasks e.g. ear syringing, phlebotomy and basic health checks.

Outside of work Gillian’s 2 young sons keep her busy.

Admininstrative and Reception Team

Our admin and reception team are skilled and knowledgeable and provide support to patients and clinicians. They are able to signpost and guide patients to ensure that they see the right person at the right time. More information on their role can be found under the section Our Services.

Joanne Gibson

Adv Dip Admin, BA Management

I have worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years in a variety of admin posts starting in Ayr County x-ray department. I joined the Fullarton Practice in 2004 and I just love the job and... Read More

Community Clinical Staff

Our community colleagues are not based in the practice but work from various clinic and hospital sites . We maintain good communication links with our district nursing and health visitor colleagues and are in regular contact with them.

District Nurses are based at Ailsa Hospital and can be contacted on: 01292 513 878

Health Visitors are based at North Ayr Health Centre and can be contacted on: 01292 885 543

Opening Hours

Mon: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Tues: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Wed: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Thurs: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Fri: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Please note: The practice is closed from 1.00pm – 1.45pm Every Wednesday for staff training.

Out of Hours

Out of hours care is provided by NHS 24

Please note this is for urgent and emergency problems only.

We offer early and late surgeries during the week please ask the receptionist for appointment availability


Call: 01292 264 260
Fax: 01292 292 160


Fullarton Medical Practice
40 Dalblair Road
Ayr, KA7 1UL