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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

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What are we unable to do & why....

Jan 2016

Proxy Access to Vision Online Services - it would be helpful to specify that evidence of Power of Attorney is required

We have updated our information leaflets to state this.

We are unable to accept Power of Attorney status without sight of the official documentation. 

The waiting time to access my doctor of choice is too long

We have introduced bookable telephone review appointments for each doctor – if you do not require a face-to-face appointment, you may be able to speak to your doctor of choice on the telephone sooner.

We have no control over demands on our resources but try our best to meet the needs of our patients.

What about using facilities like Skype for consultations?

This has been considered by the NHS Highland eHealth Committee already and for various reasons concerning security around a commercial system, it is thought not to be viable. We have raised this topic again for further consideration and review – watch this space………….

We are bound by NHS policies and need to comply with whichever systems are authorised and endorsed by them.






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