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Text reminders

The practice sends SMS text reminders to patients to remind them of their GP or nurse appointment.  In order to receive these we ask that you complete a consent form and provide your up to date mobile phone number.  Please ask at reception for a form or click here and hand the form to reception on your next visit. 

Vision Online Services

We now offer an online service for our patients so you can book routine GP appointments and order your repeat medication at your convenience.  Click here for the form.  Please complete the form, print it off and return it to the practice in person.  You will also need to bring proof of your ID, for example photo ID or your passport.

Home Visits

Please call before 10.00am if you are unable to attend the surgery and require a doctor to visit you at home.

Appointment Cancellation line

We have a new dedicated appointment cancellation line for use when the practice is closed.  If you no longer need your appointment and do not wish to book another one, please call 01224 283934 and leave your name, date of birth, address and details of the appointment you wish to cancel.  Please do not leave any other message on this number.

Healthy Hoose

See information under "appointments"

Smoke Free

All NHS buildings and ground are now smoke free.  See separate page under "Policies" for more information.

New NHS24 phone number

If you require advice when the practice is closed please call NHS 24 on the free number 111

Shingles Vaccination

People in their 70s born on or after 2 September 1942, and those aged 78 or 79 years are eligible for the shingles vaccine.

The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.

You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.

Dental Practice

Marquis Road Dental Practice has now opened and is housed in the new Woodside Fountain Health Centre.  For more information about how to register please click here


Self Referral

Self referral forms for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and the Continence Clinic can be found on the Self Care page.  You can also complete an application form for a Community Alarm.  Please download to complete and send to address on the form.


MMR - (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

The number of young people catching measles across the UK is rising.  This is mainly due to a group of young people, now aged 10-17, who were not immunised when they were younger due to concerns about vaccine safety at that time.

Measles is highly infectious and can be a dangerous illness.  A cough or a sneeze can spread the measles virus over a wide area.  Measles spreads easily in schools and other places where young people gather together.

It is important that all young people have had two doses of the measles, mumps and rubells (MMR) vaccine to fully protect them against measles, mumps and rubella.  It is never too late to be immunised.

NHSScotland is writing to all 10-17 year olds who may not be fully protected against mealses, mumps and rubella.  Young people who have not been immunised fully will be invited for immunisation over the coming weeks to make sure that they are protected.

Currently, young people aged 10-17 are the group most at risk of being infected by the measles virus and passing it to others.

For more information please call NHS inform helpline on 0800 22 44 88 or visit

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