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NHS 24  Telephone Number

The NHS Telephone Number has changed to 111.


Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.


Extended Hours

Please be aware that we now offer apppointments outside of normal consulting times. 

These appointments must be booked in advance and are for patients who cannot attend the Practice during normal consulting times. These are available on all weekday mornings, from 0800 - 0930.  Please ask at reception for more details.


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You can arrange to have a CERVICAL SMEAR test now.

Routine recall 3 years.


List Removal

Please note that each year the Health Board carries out a list cleansing to remove patients that have left the practice.


If you receive a letter from the Health Authority, please make sure that you take the time to respond to their letter. 

In the event that no action is taken, you may be removed from our Practice List.


Bowel Screening

Visit the Bowel Screening Website


Tams Brig SurgeryWelcome to Tam's Brig Surgery

Tam's Brig Surgery has been on this site since the 1940s. It has been extensively enlarged and modernised over the years and is owned by the doctors.

The building accommodates the Primary Care Health Team of doctors, nurses, Health Visitors, Mental Health Nurses, Physiotherapist, Pharmacists,  Midwives and their staff.

Since the start of 2018 we have asked staff and patients if they would like to donate knitted items to the local maternity unit.

The response has been amazing :

308 premature hats

100 new born hats

2 Hat + bootee sets

5 cardigans

5 blankets

Change of GP

Dr Emma Brown is leaving the surgery on 31 March 2018 - we wish her well for the future.  Dr Vicky Houston will be joining us in April 2018, as a result of this change, Dr Brown's patients will be transferred to Dr Houston.

Repeat Prescriptions

Prescription Line  - telephone number 01292 262697, option 2, open from 1100 - 1400 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 1100 - 1230 and 1330 to 1400 on Wednesday.


A minimum of two working day’s notice is required and prescriptions can be collected at reception. (Prescriptions will be available 48 hours after ordering). 

Extended Opening Hours

Monday - Friday Mornings, 08.00 - 0830 

Please note that these appointments are outwith normal opening times and the phones will not be answered, and are primarily for those patients who are unable to attend during the normal working day.  The appointments are a mixture of GP appointments and also Nurse Appointments.

Email and Text Messaging

We are asking our patients to give us their email addresses so that we can contact  patients by email as well as texts.  Please use the Quick Links - Further Information Email and Text Messaging to the right, to ensure we have your up to date details.  Your details will not be shared with anyone else and will only be used by ourselves in connection with your care by the Practice.

Medicine Waste


Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS across the UK over £300 million every year

(£44 million in Scotland)


How can you help

  • Only order the medicines that you need – before you order your prescription check your medicine cabinet and see what you need .
  •  Unused medicines cannot be recycled – even if you never open them, once you leave a pharmacy your medicines cannot be recycled or used by someone else.    By reducing the amount of medicines being wasted each year, we could increase the available funding for other desperately needed health services

    • This means that any you return are destroyed


    The Practice operates a zero tolerance policy towards any incident in

    which a person working in the health care sector is verbally abused,threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their employment by a patient or member of the public, involving explicit or implicit challenge to their safety, well-being or health. This includes telephone abuse.

    The Practice has the right to remove patients from the list because of persisting unacceptable behaviour. Where a patient is not registered with a GP practice for any reason, the period of non-registration may invalidate specific policies e.g. a travel insurance policy.

    Emergency Appointment Slots

    Our appointment system enables you to pre-book appointments.  Our on the day appointments are only for emergency situations where you need to see a doctor urgently and you cannot wait for a pre-bookable appointment.  However these ten minute appointments are used very quickly.  In order to offer more appointments,  all of our doctors now have two extra appointments in the morning and the afternoon. These emergency slots are offered to you at a specific time, are  for five minutes, and are only for one urgent problem.





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