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On 7th March 2017, a national campaign will launch to introduce SPIRE to the public and explain what it means for Patients. NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. Please see the SPIRE page for more information and links to the SPIRE website. 

Shingles Vaccination

 The shingles vaccination programme for 2016/17 has recently been announced. The programme is principally aimed at 

  • People aged 70 years (routine)
  • People aged 76 years (catch-up)
  • People aged 77 & 78 years (continuing catch up from 2015/16

If you were previously eligible and did not take up the offer of vaccination, you can still be vaccinated. This includes people aged 71 - 73 (inclusive) and those aged 79. People aged 74 & 75 years will be vaccinated in future programmes. 

New NHS 24 Number

111, the NEW, free number for NHS 24.

Evenings and Weekends  

Out of hours medical care is organised by NHS Borders. If you require urgent medical advice or attention out of hours (between 6.00 pm and 8.00 am Monday to Friday and 6.00 pm Friday to 8.00 am Monday) please telephone  NHS 24 on 111.

Test Results

We would ask that you check the results of any blood tests by ringing the surgery between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. Most blood and urine results take one week to come back and be interpreted by the doctor. Some blood tests results may take up to four weeks if they involve more complicated analysis. If you need to book a test, please phone (01361) 883373. 

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.


Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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