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See 'When We Are Closed' for details of Festive Opening Times

We are recruiting! We are currently looking for a Practice Nurse and a Receptionist. Please see our Vacancies page for full details of both posts.

Tweeddale Medical Practice is closed every Wednesday from 2-2.30pm.  If you have a life-threatening emergency please hang up and dial 999.  Otherwise please call back after 2.30pm.

Please note that the GP will not usually issue you with a fit/sick note unless you have been off work for more than 7 days. For the first 7 days your employer should be able to provide you with a 'self certificate'.

We have recently reviewed our process for “sick lines” – now known as Fit Notes.

If a Fit Note is to be issued, it is important that it is done in a proper appointment so that the GP can carry out a full assessment of your care.

If you think you may need another Fit Note, please book a follow-up appointment with your usual GP. This can be either a bookable telephone appointment or a face-to-face appointment in the surgery. Please phone in advance.


Support if you are suffering from sight loss can be found at:

See the link below for the Highland Hospice Bereavement Support Service:


NHS Scotland is conducting its biennial patient survey.  If you receive this survey through the post please complete and return it.  NHS Scotland values your opinion.




See the link below for information regarding how NHS Scotland will use information from GP patient records from May 2017.

SPIRE - Scottish Primary Care Information Resource

Connecting Carers Website

Musculosketel Advice and Triage Service


If you need help when accessing any of our services, our staff can book free and confidential communication support for you

  • Telephone Translators
  • British Sign Language Interpreter
  • Electronic Notetaker
  • Lip Speaker
  • Deafblind Communicator

Please enquire with reception staff at the point of booking.



This is held every Wednesday morning in the surgery. The baby clinic is run by 2 Practice Nurses on an appointment system. The Health Visitor is also available in the Practice on Wednesday mornings - please feel free just to pop in to see the Health Visitor as no appointment is required.

At the Baby Immunisation Clinic we can offer general advice and help about any health aspect relating to your child, as well as carrying out routine health and screening checks on infants and children, and a full immunisation programme.  Please see the Family Health Section on the right hand menu >>>>> for full details of vaccination schedules.


Diabetes affects about 1.5% of the population. It is a disorder which can have serious implications for future health if it is not adequately monitored and treated. Patients with diabetes are on our computer register with a call and recall system and will be invited to attend at appropriate intervals. All diabetic patients will be contacted individually to arrange an appointment for review.  Please see the Long Term Conditions section on the right hand menu >>>> for more information.


This clinic was formerly known as the Asthma Clinic. We have changed it so that patients with other respiratory problems can also be reviewed. Invitations to attend are sent periodically, but please feel free to make an appointment without having received a letter.  Please see the Long Term Conditions section on the right hand menu >>>> for more information.


All Doctors in the Practice are available to advise on a full range of family planning methods. Women can therefore have the choice of seeing a male or female Doctor for such advice. Further information on family planning can be obtained from our Practice Nurses.


Our Health Care Assistants run a weekly Hypertension Clinic for patients on blood pressure treatment with no other problems.  Patients will be recalled to the clinic for blood pressure checks and lifestyle advice.  Please see the Long Term Conditions section on the right hand menu >>>> for more information.


Patients are more than welcome to make an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses for a general health check. Please ask for a double appointment with a Practice Nurse.

FOR MEN - Our Practice Nurses can provide a general health check for men with a particular emphasis on preventing heart disease, including blood pressure and cholesterol checks.

FOR WOMEN - Our Practice Nurses can provide a general health check for women. Any questions on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can be discussed and any problems sorted out. If you wish to have a cervical smear test please tell the receptionist who will allocate your appointment to the appropriate nurse.


We run INR clinics on Monday and Thursday mornings for patients on Warfarin medication. We have a piece of equipment called a Coaguchek machine which measures a pin-prick blood sample from your finger to give your current INR reading. We enter this reading into a computer software programme which gives your recommended dose and a date when your blood should be re-tested. We print a copy of this result for you to take home along with a note of your next re-test appointment.  Click here for a copy of our Warfarin Information Sheet.


Dr Douglas is an approved Medical Examiner for the Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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