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Update on Covid-19 Vaccines at Lochgilphead Medical Centre 

From the end of January supplies of the Astrazeneca Oxford vaccine will be arriving regularly.  The vaccine will be administered in accordance with national guidance on the priority groups, starting with the over 80's, and will be delivered through the GP surgery.  Patients will be contacted directly and given an appointment time to attend.  As vaccine supply continues the Priority groups will be called up in order.  Please try to avoid calling the surgery for more information, we will contact you direct.

To date Mid Argyll Community Hospital & Integrated Care Centre has been receiving the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine in relatively small amounts and this has been given to some of the care home patients and frontline workers.

Currently, the Medical Centre has no control over the number of vaccines allocated to our area or when these vaccines will arrive.  Throughout Scotland the distribution of vaccines has been based on population density, which explains the perceived delay of supplies to our area.

Please try to avoid calling the GP surgery, we will contact you direct. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all for your vaccination.


Christmas Holiday Closure 2020
The Surgery will be closed on Friday 25th December and Monday 28th December 2020. Reopening on Tuesday 29th December 2020 at 8am
New Year Holiday Closure 2021
The Surgery will be closed on Friday 1st January and Monday 4th January 2021. Reopening on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 8am.
For urgent medical attention, please contact NHS 24 on 111.
In the event of an Emergency please dial 999 or attend your nearest A&E Dept.

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This is a reminder that we are continuing to keep footfall into the practice to a minimum. 

Patients should not come to the surgery unless they have an appointment and should come alone unless they require assistance. 


Prescriptions requests can be left on our answering service, online (patient services, ask for a registration form), posted or handed into your designated Chemist.  Then collected from the designated chemist, allowing 7 working days. 


If you suspect you have COVID symptoms , contact NHS Inform online or on 0800 028 2816 






May 2020 

If you have a problem with your eyes, please phone your local Opticians.  Do Not go to your GP or Pharmacy.

Optometry Scotland

March 2020

Press Release

COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus

In line with national guidance and after extensive local and regional discussion, Lochgilphead Medical Centre will be making some changes to our systems to ensure the safety of you, our patients.

From now, everyone wishing to book an appointment with a nurse will be required to answer screening questions from our reception staff and will only be able to book appointments for the same day. All appointments already booked will remain but we will contact everyone on the day of their appointment to ensure that they have not developed symptoms of possible coronavirus infection.

Our system for obtaining medical advice will remain the same - all individuals requesting an appointment will be phoned back by a clinician on the same day.

For individuals with respiratory symptoms (Cough, Shortness of Breath) or Fever who require examination, this will be arranged in the same way as at present. However, we have identified a room for these appointments and our staff will wear protective equipment in the form of gowns, masks and gloves in line with national and regional guidance.

Thank you all for your understanding at this time, please rest assured that our entire focus is on providing the highest quality healthcare for all of our patients under any circumstances. Further information on the situation nationally is available from NHS Inform.


The GP Partners, Lochgilphead Medical Centr


May 2018

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