Opening Times

You can contact the Practice between the hours of 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Monday to Friday.

To make an appointment call 01556 505900.  Our repeat prescription ordering number is 01556 505666 and our results line is 01556 505662 (open between hours of 10:00 and 12:00 and 14:00 and 16:00),

Location

Castle Douglas Medical Group
2 Garden Hill Road
Castle Douglas
DG7 3EE

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About Us

We aim to provide a caring, efficient and friendly practice that works with our patients to ensure a quality service that meets your needs.

We are a modern, family friendly six partner training practice with an excellent multi-disciplinary team based in an impressive purpose built surgery on the outskirts of Castle Douglas.

There is ample parking with spaces for the disabled adjacent to the rear entrance.

There is a an onsite pharmacy and we work closely with other health care professionals including:  District Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Mental Health Nurses, Dentists, Podiatrists, Speech Therapists, Social Services and local Health Services Management

Useful Information

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all GP practices in the region, working closely with NHS Dumfries and Galloway, have had to take the decision to change the way in which they deliver services in order to protect patients and staff. Some non-urgent clinics and appointments will be suspended to allow GPs to focus on the most vulnerable patients with the most complex needs.

Helping Yourself

You may find the following websites helpful:

Anxiety and depression:

https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/

Relationship counselling, family mediation and child contact services centre:

https://www.relationships-scotland.org.uk/

Bereavement Counselling:

http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/

Heart or Circulatory Conditions:

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport

Menopause:

https://www.menopausematters.co.uk/

 

Notices

Newsletter

We hope you enjoy our latest newsletter.  Copies are available at the surgery and local pharmacies.

If you have any suggestions for the next newsletter, please let us know either by telephone on 01556 505900 or email info@castledouglasmedicalgroup.co.uk

 

Click here to download our Newsletter.

 


Flu Vaccination Programme

This year the Flu Vaccination Programme will be delivered by the Health Board and will be taking place throughout October and November in Castle Douglas Town Hall. If you are eligible for the flu vaccination, you will be contacted directly with an appointment. Appointment letters will be sent out in batches approximately two weeks before the appointment. Patients are asked to be patient as this is a 12 week programme. You are eligible for the flu vaccination is you fall into any of the following categories:

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Face Coverings

In line with recent Scottish Government guidance, can we ask that all patients wear a face covering when they attend the practice.

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Video Consultations

We are now able to offer video consultations within the practice. Near Me is a video consulting service that enables people to have health appointments from home or wherever is convenient. All you need is a device for making video calls like a smartphone and an internet connection. Near Me is a secure form of video consulting approved for use by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.

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COVID-19 Social Distancing

If you fall into the category of adults eligible for the annual flu vaccines for medical reasons, eg diabetes, heart disease, stroke, you will not be proactively contacted by the practice but it is recommended that you take active steps to reduce your social interactions to reduce the transition of coronavirus.

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COVID-19 SHIELDING

Shielding is a measure to protect extremely vulnerable people from coming into contact with coronavirus by minimising all interaction between them and others. The benefit is that, by following the extremely stringent process of avoiding contact with others, this will minimise the chance of catching COVID-19.

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NEW COVID-19 ADVICE LINE

A new advice line, supported by NHS24, has been launched to address all COVID-19 patient enquiries.

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Contacting the Practice

Can we please request that patients or carers avoid telephoning the surgery between 8.30 am - 9 am and 5 pm - 6 pm for non urgent enquiries.

If you have difficulty getting through at any other time, please let us know.

Your co-operation is appreciated and please feel free to make suggestions to improve communication.


Non NHS Requests

On occasions we are asked to undertake non NHS treatment or administrative work. There is a charge for this service as this involves additional work for the doctor and administrative team.

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Minor Injuries Unit at Castle Douglas Hospital

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Feedback

If you disagree with the way your GP wants to treat you, or you are unhappy about the service provided by your GP surgery, tell them openly.

However, if you feel unable to do so or you are unhappy with the response you receive, you may wish to make a complaint.

All GP surgeries should have a written complaints procedure and you will find this at reception or on the practice website.

As a first step, speak to the practice manager. You can complain to the practice verbally or in writing.

If this does not resolve the problem, or you would rather not raise the issue directly with the practice, you can complain to the Health Board via the Complaints Department.

Please contact Mr Campbell Watt, Practice Manager by telephone on 01556 505900 or in writing.

Projects

Online Prescriptions

 

https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk

We are now able to offer an online prescription ordering service.  To sign up for this, please contact reception with proof of identification. A member of the team will explain to you how the service works and provide you with a registration letter which will contain your unique access code. You will then be able to log on and order medication which is on your repeat prescription list.


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