Welcome 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 and Midwives and their staff.
Now available for those eligible, please contact the surgery for an appointment
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).
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.
Public Holidays - The practice will be closed on the following public holidays
Monday 25th December 2017.
Tuesday 26th December 2017.
Monday 1st January 2018.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
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
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, and can be pre booked by asking the receptionist for an extended hours appointment.
IF A PATIENT IS VIOLENT OR ABUSIVE
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.
(Site updated 13/12/2017)