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Hermitage Medical Practice


Updated  25.05.16


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 is leaving the partnership at the end of June 2016.  Dr Andrew Seagrave is joining Dr Ayles and Dr Rigg as of the 1st July 2016.  He is looking forward to meeting his new patients.



Extended Hours

Both Practices are offering extended hours after 6pm. Drs Ayles Rigg & McCulloch on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings.


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 19th September

Monday 26th December

Tuesday 27th December


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.