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OUT OF HOURS AND NHS 24

Between 6.00pm and 8.00am during the week and throughout weekends and bank holidays the surgery is closed. In order to obtain medical advice at these times, please call NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24. A receptionist in their emergency call centre will answer your call. They will either:

1) Arrange for you to speak to a doctor or nurse.

2) Invite you to attend the primary care treatment centre to be seen by a doctor.

3) Arrange a home visit if you are too ill to visit the centre.

Please take a leaflet for further details from reception. Out-of-hours cover is the responsibility of NHS Tayside. Further advice and information can also be obtained from NHS24, whom you can call direct on 08454 24 24 24 or visit www.nhs24.com

IN SERIOUS EMERGENCIES DIAL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE. IN THE EVENT OF ANY DIFFICULTIES IN CONTACTING NHS 24, DIAL THE OPERATOR ON 100.

DISABLED ACCESS

Our medical centre has suitable access for disabled patients, and all the patient areas including waiting room, consulting rooms and toilets have wheelchair access. A hearing loop is in place at the reception desk.

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