This GP Practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.

All patients will still have access to the care they require.

We are currently offering telephone consultations with the clinicians, please call the surgery from 8am daily to book in for a call back.

If a clinician deems it necessary for you to attend the surgery, please attend on time and we would ask that you wear an appropriate face covering.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.


Please note that from the 1st November 2021 the surgery will close each lunchtime (Monday to Friday) from 13:00 until 14:00 to allow time for staff training and development.          


If you have received one of your coronavirus vaccinations elsewhere in the UK, you can now request your Scottish Vaccine Central record to include this information - see under Further Information, "Coronavirus & Flu Vaccination".


For information on this years Flu vaccination and Covid Vaccination  - See the section Further information, "Coronavirus & Flu Vaccination" 


Why are GP Practices still working differently?  - See the poster under Further Information, Posters - Information & Events 


We are aware that there is a new NHS App - "NHS Digital" - this app is only for NHS England and does not apply in the rest of the UK.  As far as we know there are no non-clinical data sharing policies currently being discussed in Scotland.


The Covid-19 Vaccination Status Scheme is now live and will allow those who have been vaccinated to request proof of vaccine. Only those planning to travel to a country or territory where a record of vaccination status is needed as an entry requirement should download the record or request it.  Please visit the Further Information section, Coronavirus Vaccination for further information.


If you think you have received a call or text message related to corona virus that you think is fraudulent please refer to the Action Fraud website.


From Friday 10th July 2020 we are encouraging all patients who are attending the surgery to wear a face mask/face covering.



Symptoms of ear wax build up

A build up of earwax in your ear can cause:

  • Earache
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus (hearing sound from inside your body)
  • Itchiness in or round the ear
  • Vertigo
  • Ear infections

These problems will usually improve once the excess earwax has been removed.

*Please note, the practice no longer provides an ear syringing service*

Ear Drops alone will often clear a plug of wax.  You can buy drops from the pharmacy.  For example, sodium bicarbonate, almond oil or olive oil ear drops, all three work as well as each other. Do not use ear drops if you have a perforated eardrum (hole in your eardrum).

After applying ear drops for one week, if your symptoms continue, you can arrange an appointment at an Aural Care Clinic where a Specialist Aural Care Nurse will check your ears.  Telephone Kingscross Hospital on 01382 596965, where they will arrange an appointment at a time and location acceptable to you.

Aural Care Clinics are held in:

Outpatient Department, Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Forfar

Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath

Outpatient Department, Arbroath Infirmary

Carnoustie Medical Group

Outpatient Department, Links Health Centre, Montrose

Monifieth Medical Practice

Outpatient Department, Stracathro Hospital


Self Referral for Hearing Assessment to Audiology

Aimed at individuals who are experiencing difficulty with their hearing, self referral is a direct route to Audiology for hearing assessment and provision of National Health Service hearing aids if required, you do not have to see your GP or Practice Nurse first.  Hearing aids are provided free of charge by NHS Scotland.


You must be aged 18 and over and must not have any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in your ears
  • Episodes of dizziness where you feel that you are spinning and you feel sick
  • Sudden onset of hearing loss within the last 48 hours

If you do have any of these symptoms contact your GP.

How to self refer to Audiology

If you are eligible, telephone 01382 596965, where you will speak to a member of the Audiology team who will ask you questions to ensure that you are eligible and if you are, will arrange an appointment for you.

Their call centre hours are:

Monday to Friday

9:00 AM - 12.30 PM

1:30PM - 4:00 PM

(They are closed the last Tuesday afternoon of the month and on Tayside Public Holidays)

For further information or advice contact

01382 596965



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