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Drs Ayles, Rigg & Seagrave Practice Opening hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.



If you  need urgent medical attention outwith surgery opening hours,  call NHS 24 Free on 111

Details of NHS 24 can be found at www.nhs24.com


For urgent medical attention please phone the surgery on 447 6277 during the day or 111 at night and at weekends.  If the surgery is closed, a recorded message will give instructions for contacting a doctor.  



Drs Ayles, Rigg & Seagrave Practice have Open surgeries Monday to Thursday from 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

There will always be one doctor taking the open surgeries, but when needed, a second doctor will assist too.

Open surgeries are for unpredictable short-term problems.  Follow up and long term problems are best dealt with in bookable surgeries.  Open surgeries are for one problem only.  To see a doctor at an open surgery, simply come to the surgery before 3.00pm.  If you feel that you need more time to discuss your problem with the doctor, we recommend that you make an appointment in a booked surgery with the doctor you wish to see.


There is an open surgery on Friday from 1.30pm – 3.00pm for Emergencies only.  This is for problems that cannot wait until the Monday/following week.  Only one doctor is on for the afternoon and will not be assisted.



Surgeries by appointment are held every weekday afternoon.  All surgeries other than the open surgeries and baby clinic are by appointment only.



The Surgery is closed for some local public holidays and bank holidays.  Notices will be displayed in the surgery well in advance of the closures.

The surgery may be closed for telephone calls on a Wednesday between 12pm and 1pm to allow reception staff to receive training.  At these times routine calls are not taken.

The surgery may be closed for all staff and GPs to attend training on the specific Wednesday afternoon’s.  Notices will be displayed well in advance of the closures.