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Greyfriars Medical Centre

Dr Bruce Halliday, Dr Dawn Philip, Dr J Glidden Chalmers, Dr Tomas Trueba, Dr Simon Willetts,

Dr Joe O'Byrne, Dr Debbie Swalwell, Dr Erin Barrett, Dr Pira Vivekanandaraja, Dr Matt Starostka.


*You can now book Minor Illness appointments with our Nurse Practitioners. Examples of Minor Illnesses are listed under Clinics & Services, Our Clinics, Minor Illness Appointments* *Flu Clinic bookings are now avaliable*

Our Clinics


Adult & Travel Immunisations


We recommend that all adults have effective tetanus, diphtheria and polio immunisation. In addition we offer a specialised travel immunisation service. Please ask the receptionists for further details. Holiday immunisations require to be planned about two months in advance to be fully effective.


Ante-Natal / Post-Natal Clinics


These are conducted on a shared care basis by your doctor and midwives from Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary Maternity Unit. Clinic appointments can be made in the usual manner.


Asthma, Diabetes & Hypertension Clinics


All doctors in conjunction with the Practice Nurses offer an organised programme of follow-up for patients with these conditions. Details are available from your doctor.


Cervical Smear Clinic


We recommend that all women in age group 20-61 years should have regular cervical smears at the intervals recommended by your doctor. Patients will be sent appointments for this clinic which is conducted by our Practice Nurses. You may, however, make appointments yourself if your wish.


Child Immunisation Clinics


We strongly recommend that all children are fully immunised wherever possible. The clinic is normally held on a Tuesday afternoon and appointments can be made by contacting the receptionist. The clinic is conducted by our Health Visitors with one of the doctors in attendance.


Child Surveillance Clinic


Our Health Visitors and Doctors work together to provide a Child Health Surveillance Service. We recommend a series of health and developmental checks on all children from birth to the age of five years. These are carried out at clinics held within the Practice premises. Information about these clinics can be obtained from the Receptionists or your Health Visitor.


Contraceptive & Family Planning


Advice on family planning can be obtained from your doctor during normal Surgery appointments. Contraceptive implant clinics are held at the Practice, a discussion with your doctor is required before attending this clinic.  We also run a separate Coil Clinic for fitting, removal or checking coils.  When booking your appointment, please specify which clinic you wish to attend.



Foot Clinic

A foot clinic is held every Wednesday afternoon within the practice at the price of £15.50. This is basic foot care which entails of filing and cutting toe nails and filing away hard skin. To book in call the practice or come in and make an appointment.

General Health Promotion


A variety of health promotion clinics are held in the Surgery. Further information can be obtained by making an appointment with the Practice Nurse.


Gynaecology Clinic


Our female GP's, Drs Debbie Swalwell and Erin Barrett, are offering a Gynaecology Clinic to all female patients within the practice.  Services offered include: contraception advice, incontinence advice, fitting of ring pessaries and guidance on HRT.  There are generally one / two clinics per month.  When booking your appointment please specify you would like this clinic.  We also run a separate Coil Clinic for fitting, removal or checking coils.  When booking your appointment, please specify which clinic you wish to attend.


Methadone Prescribing Clinic


People who are under the care of the Integrated Drugs Service for NHS Dumfries & Galloway, once stable and no longer needing intensive specialist input, may be provided with methadone prescriptions for substitution therapy by their GP. A nurse from Cameron House, the specialist unit in Dumfries, attends a clinic once a week to provide a liaison service.


Minor Illness Appointments


Our Nurse Practitioners offer minor illness appointments. These are bookable in advance and on the day.


For example:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Boils / Abscesses
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Infection
  • Cough
  • Cysts
  • Earache / Ear Infections
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Skin Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Infected Wounds
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Musculo-Skeletal problems with knees, shoulders, wrists, hands
  • Poisoned Finger or Toe
  • Rashes / Spots
  • Shingles
  • Sinusitis
  • Spots / Rashes
  • Swellings
  • Temperature / Fever / Hot
  • Tonsillitis

Minor Surgery / Wart Treatment Clinic


Certain minor surgical procedures along with most wart treatments can be carried out at the Surgery. Details of minor surgical procedures available can be obtained from your own doctor and appointments for the treatments of warts made once your doctor has advised this is necessary.


Open Phlebotomy Clinic

The Open Phlebotomy Clinic will now run from 10.00-11.00 am.  Patients requiring a blood test can just walk in no need to book. You will need to report to Reception so that you may be directed where to sit and wait to be called.


Weight Management

The weight management is a drop in clinic held evey Friday at 12:30 at the practice. There is no need to book.


Wound Management Clinic


These are conducted by the District Nursing Team on Monday, Wednesday and Friday - attendance is by appointment.    

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