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After 28 years at Carolside Medical Centre, Dr Malcolm Pickard retired on the 6th of April, 2018 and we wish him a long and happy retirement. His replacement is Dr Rebecca Hastings formerly our salaried GP.

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Appointment Time-Keeping – Please Help Us

We have become aware of an increase in patient late attendance for appointments. This places stress on practice resources and has an impact on waiting times for other patients who have attended on time.

If you attend late for an appointment, it is very likely you will be asked to re-appoint.

We appreciate that sometimes surgeries can run late, because an urgent situation has arisen or because some patients require more time with the GP/nurse. You would be offered the same courtesy, should you require it.

If you are continuously late for appointments, or very late in cancelling appointments, we will deem this to be a breakdown of doctor/patient relationship and you will be removed from our practice list.

We would appreciate your co-operation with this.

Bowel Screening Programme

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme will invite all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. We would strongly encourage you to participate in the screening programme if you are eligible to do so. Further information can be found on the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme website or via the helpline number 08000121833.

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