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Extended Opening Hours

We recognise that sometimes it is not easy to see us during working hours.

We offer a late night or early morning surgery every week, mainly to accommodate patients who are unable to attend during the day because of work commitments. Young children and elderly or disabled people, who require to be brought to the surgery by working family members/carers, will also be welcome to these appointments.

This service will be for routine medical problems, not emergencies. You should, however, note that the service may be limited by the absence of routine support services, such as practice nurse / treatment room and access to local laboratories. You will not, therefore, be able to have the following:

  • Blood tests
  • Smear tests or an intimate examination requiring assistance from a chaperone
  • Chronic disease management review
  • Dressings
  • Ear syringing

If these services are required, please accept that you may need to return for a separate daytime review. Alternatively, consider booking a day time appointment in the first instance.

Extended access service

The aim of the service is to offer a greater range of appointments for routine problems. The types of problems that can be seen by the extended access service are similar to those that can be pre-booked during normal working hours.

This service is for routine medical conditions and is not an emergency service. The service is limited where doctors will be restricted in their physical examination of patients, and scope to arrange investigation. (This is because of the absence of practice nursing/ treatment room services and lab service back-up which the Scottish Government has decided not to fund).

Patients will therefore not be able to have blood tests, smear tests or an intimate examination requiring assistance from a chaperone, any chronic disease management review, or dressings or ear syringing, but will have to return for a day-time appointment if these services are required. Young children and the elderly who require to be brought to the surgery by working family members will also be welcome to these appointments.

If you become unwell after 6:00pm please call NHS 24 as usual on 111.

Extended access booking

Appointments for the extended access service are booked by calling the surgery reception.