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Where are we:

Duns Medical Group is based in the Knoll Health Centre, Station Road, Duns.

Area Covered:

Duns as centre, area includes Cockburnspath, Coldingham, Ayton, Paxton, Coldstream and Westruther.

Making an appointment:

01361 885040

We offer a flexible system of urgent, next day and routine appointments. All appointments are of 10 minutes' duration, and you are free to choose the doctor you would like to see. The purpose of the morning surgery is to see patients with urgent medical problems the same day. Please phone after 8:00 am for an appointment.

Doctors:

Dr McCann lives in Duns with his wife, a nurse, and young family. He has been a GP here for 23 years, and he has a particular interest in family and preventative medicine, heart disease, children's and men’s health.

Dr Moralee is a full-time female GP with more than 22 years’ experience in general practice. She and her husband, a surgeon at Borders General Hospital, have lived in the Borders since 2000. Her particular interests are women’s and children’s health, diabetes and general medicine.

Dr Megahy is a female GP.

Practice Nurse

Maureen White

Our practice nurses is available all day Tuesday, all day Wednesday and Friday afternoon. She provides a wide range of services including screening for cholesterol and blood pressure, well woman and well - main medicals, cervical smears and lifestyle advice. She also undertakes chronic disease clinics for hypertension, asthma,heart disease, stroke etc.

We also have a full range of professional colleagues attached to the practice, including Health Visitors, District Nurses, Treatment Room Nurses and Community Midwives, who undertake regular clinics with a visting obstetrician.

Staff List:

Practice Manager

Nicola Gillies

Reception Team

Rhona Walsh
Elaine Spark
Julia Turner
Julie Orrock

Making an appointment:

01361 885040

We offer a flexible system of urgent, next day and routine appointments. All appointments are of 10 minutes’ duration, and you are free to choose the doctor you would like to see. The purpose of the morning surgery is to see patients with urgent medical problems the same day. Please phone after 8.00 am for an appointment.

Out of hours:

Tel NHS 24 on 111

Out of hours care is arranged by NHS Borders. If you require urgent medical advice or attention out of hours (between 18:00 - 08:00 Monday to Friday and 18:00 Friday to 08:00 Monday) please telephone NHS24 on 111. Calls will be handled in different ways depending on the nature of the complaint.

Your call will be taken by a trained call handler who will ask you a number of questions about your symptoms to decide how you can best be treated.

  • Advise you how you can treat symptoms yourself
  • Ask you to visit your local pharmacy for further advice
  • Ask you to attend one of the local minor injuries units eg Duns or Kelso
  • Ask you to attend the Borders Emergency Care Service at BGH
  • If medically necessary, arrange for a local nurse or doctor to visit you at home
  • Arrange an ambulance for you if you need one.

NHS24 is also available for text phone users with hearing and speech difficulties by calling 18001 111.

Home visits:

If you are too ill to attend the surgery, please request a visit by telephone before 10:00 so that the doctors can plan their visits with the minimum of delay.

Repeat prescriptions:

We now use the tear-off part of prescription forms for reordering repeat prescriptions. These will be given to patients by the chemist along with their repeat medication. When a further supply is required simply mark the drugs required on the form and hand it in at reception or to your local pharmacy. Please allow up to two full working days for your medication to be dispensed. Anyone who is unable to hand this form in to either reception or the chemist and who wishes to order repeat medication should either post the reorder slip in to the surgery or phone our dedicated repeat prescription line 01361 885044. Patients should no longer phone the surgery line to order repeat prescriptions.

Suggestions/Complaints:

If you have any comments on the medical services provided please ask to speak to the Practice Manager.

Please visit the following to visit our website:

www.dunsmedicalgroup.co.uk

Contact Details:

Miss Nicola Gillies
Practice Manager
Duns Medical Group
The Knoll
Station Road
Duns TD11 3EL
01361 885040 Appointments Tel.
NHS 24 on 111 Out of Hours Tel.
01361 882186 Fax