Dr David Dalgliesh: MBBS, FACRRM, FRACGP.
Dr Dalgliesh has been a Rural GP since 1997. David is a GP lecturer in Advanced Paediatric Life Support.
He enjoys Skin Cancer Medicine in addition to Aged Care and Childhood Diseases and Illness.
David attends Mareeba Nursing Home and The Whiddon Group Nursing Homes weekly
Union Street Family Medical Practice offers you comprehensive medical care in Maclean. We maintain high standards in medical excellence. Our highly experienced staff are available to help patients throughout Maclean and the surrounding areas.
Please phone and speak with one of our friendly and courteous staff members to arrange an appointment. The medical practice operates Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. For after hours assistance please call the practice phone number and you will be advised of the contact phone number for the doctor on call. For emergency care please call 000.
The town of Maclean is situated in the Northern Rivers community, this community embodies a close knit family lifestyle. Maclean is a place full of options and accomodates a wide range of lifestyles.
Yamba and Angourie, a 15 minute drive from the practice is renound for its stunning beaches and surfing culture.
Ilkua, which is 40 minutes from Maclean is a bushwalkers heaven with a range of other activites avalible for everyone.
Brooms Head, a short 30 minute drive from our town is famous for its camping, boating and relaxed lifestyle.
* Union Street Family Medical Practice will be welcoming a new GP Registrar to the practice at the end of January 2021.
* We have two female health nurses and a midwife who are able to provide the following:
* Antenatal Care
* Well Womens Health Checks and Screening
* Pap Smears
* Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Sam Johnston
As a John Flynn Scholar, I was required to complete 8 weeks of placement over the course of my medical degree in Maclean NSW. The practice I was allocated to was Union Street Family Medical Practice (USFMP). Part of the John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) is to experience what it is like to deliver healthcare within a rural setting. From my first placement with USFMP, I was welcomed with open arms. The clinic felt like home and I knew that this program was going to be a great experience.
The clinic is situated in Maclean, also known as 'The Scottish Town', where each power pole is painted with a different Scottish tartan. The town itself has all the essentials and is right by the Clarence River. It is also very close to Yamba, which was were my accommodation was based. Yamba is a wonderful surfing town with many beaches to choose from.
My mentor, Dr David Dalgliesh, who gave me a good grounding in General Practice. He let me examine patients, watch procedures and sit in on his consultations. He is a wonderful doctor who is admired by his patients and I was very grateful for his mentoring.
In terms of exposure, the practice sees all the basic and important conditons within General Practice context that are important to learn for medical school. These include both acute and chronic conditions, and given the rural nature of the clinic, you get to see the ‘continuity of care’ for most patients. The practice also visits the local nursing homes and is involved in facilitating the allied health fields. It also has a skin cancer clinic, which is run by Dr Andrew McNab. Dr McNab performs a lot of complex skin cancer surgeries, which include the utilisation of skin grafts. This was something I was not exposed to throughout my medical degree and it was great to see it being performed in a General Practice setting. I am very grateful to Dr McNab for his teaching.
Not only was there a focus on the medical side of General Practice, I was able to sit in with the nurses who were invaluable in teaching me about topics such as wound care, audiometry, spirometry and other basic medical testing.
Overall, I was very fortunate to be placed at USFMP. Through the John Flynn Placement Program, I was exposed to a wide variety of areas in medicine that have benefited me greatly throughout my course. I was also able to experience what it was like living and working within a rural setting and explore the neighbouring areas of northern NSW.
I very grateful to all the nurses, doctors, receptionists and other staff at USFMP, especially David and Noelle Dalgliesh for having me at their practice and making me feel welcome. Thank you for all your help and making my John Flynn Placement Program experience a memorable one.
We are devoted to working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community towards better health outcomes.
Education & Training
We are a fully accredited teaching and training medical practice meeting the standards set by the Royal Australian College of Practitioners, The Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine and AGPAL.
All of our doctors and staff are committed to ongoing education and training so as to provide the highest quality of care to our patients throughout the greater Maclean region. We have registrars who come to our practice for periods of up to 12 months. We have registrars in our practice to help train the future medical workforce. Having these doctors come and experience both living and working in a rural area increases our chances of promoting future employment in rural areas.