Hermitage Medical Practice


Updated 08.11.2017

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, 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 25th December

Tuesday 26th 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.



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


Online Services

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.