Hermitage Medical Practice


Updated 07.09.16


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


Extended Hours

Both Practices are offering extended hours after 6pm. Drs Donaldson, Morris, Larkin & Gibson on a Monday evening.


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


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.



There is a new service which will allow you to order repeat prescriptions and book/cancel appointments online.  This involves registration through us, so please let us know if you wish to do so and we can email you the link to proceed.