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NHS 24  Telephone Number

The NHS Telephone Number has changed to 111.


Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.


Extended Hours

Please be aware that we now offer apppointments outside of normal consulting times. 

These appointments must be booked in advance and are for patients who cannot attend the Practice during normal consulting times. These are available on all weekday mornings, from 0800 - 0930.  Please ask at reception for more details.


Love Women   -


Unite & fight cancer



You can arrange to have a CERVICAL SMEAR test now.

Routine recall 3 years.


List Removal

Please note that each year the Health Board carries out a list cleansing to remove patients that have left the practice.


If you receive a letter from the Health Authority, please make sure that you take the time to respond to their letter. 

In the event that no action is taken, you may be removed from our Practice List.


Bowel Screening

Visit the Bowel Screening Website


Tams Brig SurgeryWelcome to Tam's Brig Surgery

Tam's Brig Surgery has been on this site since the 1940s. It has been extensively enlarged and modernised over the years and is owned by the doctors.

The building accommodates the Primary Care Health Team of doctors, nurses, Health Visitors and Midwives and their staff.


Flu Vaccinations

Now available for those eligible, please contact the surgery for an appointment

Repeat Prescriptions

Prescription Line  - telephone number 01292 262697, option 2, open from 1100 - 1400 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 1100 - 1230 and 1330 to 1400 on Wednesday.


A minimum of two working day’s notice is required and prescriptions can be collected at reception. (Prescriptions will be available 48 hours after ordering). 

Email and Text Messaging

We are asking our patients to give us their email addresses so that we can contact  patients by email as well as texts.  Please use the Quick Links - Further Information Email and Text Messaging to the right, to ensure we have your up to date details.  Your details will not be shared with anyone else and will only be used by ourselves in connection with your care by the Practice.

Public Holidays - The practice will be closed on the following public holidays 


Monday 25th December 2017.


Tuesday 26th December 2017.


Monday 1st January 2018.


Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Medicine Waste


Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS across the UK over £300 million every year
(£44 million in Scotland)
How can you help
  • Only order the medicines that you need – before you order your prescription check your medicine cabinet and see what you need .
    Unused medicines cannot be recycled – even if you never open them, once you leave a pharmacy your medicines cannot be recycled or used by someone else.    By reducing the amount of medicines being wasted each year, we could increase the available funding for other desperately needed health services
    • This means that any you return are destroyed


    The Practice operates a zero tolerance policy towards any incident in

    which a person working in the health care sector is verbally abused,

    threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their employment by a patient or member of the public, involving explicit or implicit challenge to their safety, well-being or health. This includes telephone abuse.

    The Practice has the right to remove patients from the list because of persisting unacceptable behaviour. Where a patient is not registered with a GP practice for any reason, the period of non-registration may invalidate specific policies e.g. a travel insurance policy.

    Emergency Appointment Slots

    Our appointment system enables you to pre-book appointments.  Our on the day appointments are only for emergency situations where you need to see a doctor urgently and you cannot wait for a pre-bookable appointment.  However these ten minute appointments are used very quickly.  In order to offer more appointments,  all of our doctors now have two extra appointments in the morning and the afternoon. These emergency slots are offered to you at a specific time, are  for five minutes, and are only for one urgent problem.




    Below is the text of a letter that we can give you if you are asked to supply a letter from your GP, please enquire at Reception for a copy.


    In this Practice, we receive frequent requests for medical information by numerous organisations.

    Often this is reasonable. However we strongly object to the culture of “Get a letter from your doctor.”


    Often patients themselves are perfectly able to provide a description of their medical problems and how these affect their needs. This has the advantage that the information is given to the organisation in lay terms which should be easily understood by the non‑medical staff who assess their relative priority. There should only rarely be a need to approach the GP for a more detailed report.


    The NHS does not fund medical reports by GPs, and GPs will charge a fee for such reports, as is done for any other private medical report. However, GPs have no wish to provide reports where the information can be easily obtained from the individual themselves. Patients should not have to pay for reports to organisations when they can, in most cases, provide the necessary information themselves.


    The routine request for “Get a letter from your doctor” simply adds to the ever increasing burden of paperwork which detracts from the time GPs can spend with their patients.


    An efficient system of self reporting of medical and functional problems will reduce the administrative burden on the NHS and allow an equally effective prioritisation of needs for those organisations that request this information.  


    The GPs in this practice will therefore not routinely provide third-parties with medical reports or letters, which are requested via our patients.


    However, if the organisation that has requested “Get a letter from your doctor”, would like to write to us directly we will respond quickly.


    Please give this letter to the person/organisation that has asked you to “Get a letter from your doctor”, and instruct them:To write directly to us, requesting the information they require. Why they require it. And to whom we should reply.

    They will need to enclose a mandate which is signed by yourself, where you give them permission to receive medical information about you.

    They will be expected to pay a fee for this report, and we will send them an invoice. 

     April 2016

    Drs McCabe, Brown, Burns, Roy and Young. 


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