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Repeat Prescriptions

We are no longer taking repeat prescription requests on our main surgery telephone number. This is to reduce the volume of calls to make it easier for patients phoning for appointments, advice or in urgent need of help to get through.

Repeat prescriptions can be requested online via our website, by handing in your repeat prescription slip at the surgery or by using the repeat prescription hotline on 771886.

Flu Vaccines

We still have a few adult flu vaccines in stock, please contact the surgery for an appointment or to check if you are eligible.

STAFF TRAINING & MEETINGS

It is extremely important in these days of continual change that all staff members are kept up to date with what is expected of them, we therefore endeavour to have a regular monthly meeting and staff training.  Dounby Surgery will therefore be closed on the following Wednesday afternoons:

 

Wednesday 7th March from 1pm

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

The surgeries will be closed on the following dates:  

Monday 2nd April 2018

Monday 7th May 2018

Tuesday 25th December 2018

Wednesday 26th December 2018

Tuesday 1st January 2019

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

 

All Public Holidays are classed as Out of Hours which means they are covered by NHS24

 

 

Latest News

Quiz Night

Our annual quiz night will be held in the Merkister on Friday 2nd of March 2018. Teams of up to 4 people, costs £2 each to enter. Proceeds to the Dounby and Evie branch Surgery Patient Fund.

Book Exchange

Our Patient Participation Group have established a book exchange in the waiting room at Dounby Surgery. Please feel free to browse and exchange books. Donations can be made to the Dounby & Evie branch Surgery Patient Fund.

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Keep up-to-date with our latest news and information by 'liking' our new Dounby Surgery and Evie Branch Surgery Facebook page.

          

WAITING TIME AT THE SURGERY

Doctors' appointment slots last 15 minutes and are intended to cover one problem, or at the most two. But quite a lot of patients will go into the doctor with several problems at once - hence they over run. Similarly, it is only one person per appointment. If you take someone else with you into your appointment they should not use the opportunity to ask the doctor about their health problem too. 

The doctors here are very keen to let people have the time that their condition requires, but if people take longer unnecessarily, or save up issues until they've got a list of them, it is really unfair on both the doctor and the other patients in the waiting room - who may be feeling very poorly. If you know in advance that you will need longer, please book a double appointment.

 

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