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Hermitage Medical Practice


Updated  13.10.16


Welcome to the latest web edition of the newsletter. The aim of this newsletter is to keep you up to date with changes and events at the Practices and to provide you with helpful, up-to-date information and advice. We are interested in your views on the services we provide and on topics you would like to see covered on the website and in the newsletter, so please feel free to contact us.


NHS 24

NHS 24 can be called Free on 111


Change in Partnership

Dr Melanie McCulloch has now retired.  

Dr Ayles is retiring on 30th November 2016.  

Dr Andrew Seagrave joined the practice in July 2016 as a Partner.

Dr Paul Seagrave is joining the Practice on 1st December 2016.



Extended Hours

Drs Ayles, Rigg & Seagrave are offering telephone extended hours.


Medical Students

Our Practices are assisting in the training and teaching of final year medical students and you may therefore be asked if you mind a student being present during your consultation. You will always be asked for permission before any such consultation and if you prefer, they will not be present.

Pharmacy Service

Most of our local pharmacies provide a prescription pick up service. If you feel you would benefit from this service, please inform one of the reception staff.


Public holidays


Monday 26th December

Tuesday 27th December


Flu Clinics

If you are over 65 years of age or fall into one of the a’t risk’ disease areas, you are entitled to receive the annual flu vaccination.

If your surname begins with the following initial come along to the clinics on t he following days:


A - F - Monday 24th October (2-5pm)

G - L - Wednesday 26th October (2-5pm)

M - Q - Monday 31st October (2-5pm)

R - Z - Wednesday 2nd November (2-5pm)


Shingles Clinics

If your birthday is between 02/09/1945 and 01/09/1946 or between 02/09/1937 and 01/09/1940) then the shingles vaccination is being offered to you, this is a one off vaccination that you do not need to get more than once in your lifetime.  If you fall into this category and have not already had the vaccination, please call the surgery for an appointment.



Text Messaging Communication

The Practice will soon be able to send you a text message to remind you to book your annual recalls.  You can receive information by text message on your mobile phone regarding your healthcare.

What you need to do?

If you would like your practice to contact you via the text messaging service please make sure that we have a current mobile number for yourself or any family/household members.  

Consent is implied if we have a registered mobile number for you, If you do not wish to receive these communications please contact the surgery who will update your records.