Gullane Medical PracticeGullane Medical CentreHamilton RoadGullaneEast Lothian, EH31 2HPTel: 01620 842171
RETIREMENT - DR DURIE
We would like all our patients to know that Dr Agnes Durie will be retiring from the Practice in April. Her last working day will be 19th April.
We would all like to wish Dr Durie the very best for her future away from the Practice and hope that she will continue to enjoy her many hobbies which include gardening, baking and bread making, jam making, cross stitch and quizzes!
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - The online ordering system is only to be used to order prescriptions that appear on your repeat prescription list. If you require any medication that is not on this list please can you telephone the surgery to request this medication.
Please see section 16. Current Vacancies for information about an exciting position that has become available in the Practice.
The Practice operates an open access surgery system in the mornings and early afternoon. Appointments are available in the evening from 5pm. Surgery times are listed under Opening Hours.
Patients attending at open surgery times are seen in order of arrival, no appointment is required.
There are normally two Doctors on for each open surgery. If you wish to see a particular Doctor please inform the Receptionist. The doctors only have a limited amount of time to see each patients and respectully ask you not to attend with a long list of problems that you would like to discuss in one consultation. They may ask you to attend at another time if you have a list of 3 or more medical issues that you want to discuss.
The appointment you are given is for you. Please do not expect the doctor to also have a consultation about other members of your family in one allocated appointment. If you wish to consult about another member of your family then please ask for 2 appointments and book one in the name of that person so the doctor can have the appropriate records prepared.
Please see "Consulting Times" under the Opening Hours section of the website for details of which doctors are on which day.
Emergencies will always take priority.
Please try to phone before 10 am.
A Doctor may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or arrange a hospital attendance.
House visits are for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.
Several patients can be seen in the surgery in the time it takes to do one house visit and there are much better facilities for examining and treating patients at the surgery.
If you want advice from a Doctor or the result of tests, the best time to phone is between 10 and 11 am or between 3.30 and 5 pm.
Often the Doctor is busy but will phone back as soon as possible. At busy times this may be later in the day, if it is not urgent. Please ensure that the Practice has the correct contact number for the doctor to use when phoning you back.
The Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistant are available to see patients by appointment only. Please contact reception if you wish to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse. Appointment times for the Nurses vary throughout the week.
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