Clinics & Services

Being a typical small rural practice we try to provide all the services you would expect. These include:

    • General Medical Services: diagnose and treat diseases and refer to a specialist if needed
    • Chronic condition reviews: keeping a check on chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, asthma and others. We plan to invite you at least once a year for a review in the month of your birthday
    • Child health checks and vaccinations
    • Antenatal care, in association with the Islay midwives 
    • Contraception and cervical smears
    • Travel health: please note that some vaccinations and malaria pills are NOT available on the NHS, but can be provided privately
    • Minor surgery
    • Annual influenza vaccination and COVID vaccinations
    • Drug monitoring: blood tests for certain drugs like warfarin, rheumatology medication and cancer drugs
    • Minor Injuries: can be treated on Jura. There is an A&E department at Islay and Jura Hospital
    • Out of Hours care: At evenings, weekends and Public Holidays, contact NHS24 on 111 for advice. In an emergency, always ring 999
    • Palliative care: looking after you at home if you are terminally ill
    • Medical examinations for insurance or driving. Please note these normally incur a charge.

Other Services

    • Chiropodist and physiotherapy: ask our receptionists for information.  
    • Complementary therapies: these are private arrangements between patients and therapist. The Surgery may be able to supply a room for your convenience.

Well Baby

The current childhood immunisation schedule can be found here

Other routine services offered include 6 week health checks and routine weight monitoring.


Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the doctor to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the doctor to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not stock items. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.