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Hermitage Medical Practice


Updated  8.2.18

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.


New Doctor

Dr Eilis McKeachnie joins Dr Rigg & Seagrave as a Partner in January 2018.  We are looking forward to Eilis joining  us and meeting her new patients.  Dr Paul Stephen unfortunately leaves us at the end of January 2018, we wish him well  in his future career.  


NHS 24

NHS 24 can be called Free on 111


Extended Hours

Telephone  consultations are offered in 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.

Training for Staff

Both Practices will be closed from 1pm - 6pm on Wednesday 7th March 2018, for staff training.  The doors and telephones will reopen at 8am on Thursday 8th March 2018.


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


Friday 30th March 2018

Monday 2nd April 2018

Monday 7th May 2018



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.



On the 7th March 2017, the national campaign will launch to inform the public about SPIRE and to make everyone in Scotland of the way we are improving how we use information from GP patient records. It is important that all patients are made aware of the changes so that they are clear on the benefits and their choice in terms of opting out.  


SPIRE is a new service that will be used to help NHSScotland and the Scottish Government plan for and improve Scotland’s health and care needs – to find out what this means for you visit spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88

The way information from GP patient records is used to help plan health and care services in Scotland is improving – to find out more about what this means for you, visit spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88