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Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccines are available for eligible patients now - please make your appointment by phoning 01361 885040. Check our Flu Vaccinations page to check your eligibility.

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.


Sexual Health

coldBoth men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Resources:

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.


There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.  

Types of contraception Where do you get contraception?

Useful Resources

Borders Sexual Health

At Duns Medical Group we can help with all standard methods of contraception. For implants/ IUS/ IUD please contact Borders Sexual Health who hold regular clinics at the Knoll Hospital.

A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Hormonal Contraception
This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.



Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.  


Useful Links

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.


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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