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Emma gets warm reception at YourGP

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Posted on December 10th, 2014

When you arrive at our private medical practice in Edinburgh, our attentive reception staff are always on hand with a smile on their face and a cup of tea or coffee in their hands.

One member of our highly professional reception staff is Emma McKay, whose friendly and welcoming personality provides a warm and inviting environment to all visitors to our clinic.

Emma’s affable personality, combined with her previous experience as a customer service receptionist at The Scotsman Publications, led us to promote her to reception manager after just six months as a medical receptionist.

We asked Emma how it felt to be promoted to reception manager, and found out what she loves most about working at YourGP.

Best career decision I’ve ever made

She says: “After only being with YourGP for six months, I was slightly overwhelmed when I was offered the chance to apply for the Reception Manager position.

“I wasn’t sure if I was ready for such a pressured role, but at the same time, I was very excited for a new challenge.

“The greatest feeling was how appreciated I felt being given the chance of a managerial role; it really highlights the potential the practice sees in me.

“Having been settled in the position for a couple of months now, I am pleased to say it has been the best career decision I have ever made.

“Sometimes you need to take a leap even if you are anxious as to the outcome. I feel as if I’ve grown as a person in the last few weeks; developing my skills as a manager and learning so many new aspects of the business.

Emma, who grew up and still lives in the Leith area of Edinburgh, attended Leith Academy High School, before starting work at The Scotsman Publications.

She worked at The Scotsman for seven years, which helped develop her brilliant understanding of providing first class customer care.

She also has extensive administrative experience, which helps her provide professional and proficient admin support to the clinicians, and ensure the smooth running of reception.

At YourGP, we know that it’s the expertise of our staff like Emma and the care and attention they bring to their work that makes our private medical practice what it is.

Every member of the team shares our dedication to providing the highest levels of care in a way that is convenient, confidential and caring.

Sense of unity

We asked Emma how the staff have helped her settle in to YourGP, and how they make us one of Scotland’s leading private medical practices.

“The best thing about working at YourGP,” she says, “is the sense of unity. You really are part of the team.

“From day one, I have been given so many opportunities to learn everything I need to do a great job from all the different members of staff.

“Each doctor, clinician and therapist all offer to spend one-to-one time with you to make sure that you have the information you need to give the patients.”

If you want to speak to Emma or arrange an appointment with one of our specialist doctors or consultants, give us a call on 0131 225 5656 or email

Emma also helps us run our social media platforms, so you can say hello to her on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Just a massive thank you for being so willing to help us out. I was kept up to date in all email communication between the two clinics which I found very reassuring. I honestly can not emphasize enough how grateful we both are that the clinic was able to help us out with the Zita West fertility tests. We really did not know what we were going to do after the mix up with the blood collection dates due to the 4th of July in America and really thought we would have to give up on these tests so it means a massive amount to us that we have been able to proceed with them because of your willingness to help us out. Thank you again.

D and A McG

YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

Independent Healthcare Team
Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
0131 623 4342 |