Practice News

Public Holidays 2023


Lincluden Medical Centre will be closed for public holidays on the following dates:

  • Easter 2023 - Friday 7th April & Monday 10th April
  • May Day 2023 - Monday 1st May
  • Coronation of King Charles 3rd - Monday 8th May
  • Spring 2023 - Monday 29th May
  • Fair Monday - Monday 17th July
  • Autumn 2023 - Monday 25th September
  • Christmas 2023 - Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th December
  • New Year - Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd January 2024

 Please consider re-order of any prescriptions to ensure you have an adequate supply prior to these dates.

Changes to our appointment system (updated 26/05/22)

As we begin to remobilise after covid, our appointments system is being reviewed and updated. We will continue to offer a mix of telephone and face-to-face consultations. When you contact the practice, please give our admin team a short description of the reason for your consultation request to help them get you the most appropriate appointment. Please visit our appointments page to find out more. 

Travel Vaccines

Since Friday 1 April, the way people access travel vaccinations has changed. Vaccinations previously delivered at GP practices are now the responsibility of NHS Lanarkshire and provided by certain community pharmacies.

The vaccines are:

  • Hepatitis A;
  • Typhoid;
  • Hepatitis A and typhoid combined;
  • Cholera;
  • Revaxis (polio/diphtheria/tetanus).

The consultation and vaccination will continue to be free of charge for people who live in Lanarkshire or who are registered with a Lanarkshire GP practice.

People should know the vaccination requirements of the country they are travelling to and allow for sufficient time to be vaccinated. The information is available at They can then contact their nearest participating pharmacy to arrange an appointment.

Some travellers may need vaccines and anti-malarials which are not provided free of charge through the NHS service. Pharmacies may provide this additional service, however, there will be a charge for this.

For details of all local participating pharmacies, visit:

General travel health advice is available at:

Fear of Flying & Diazepam Prescribing

From 1st March 2022 the doctors at Lincluden Medical Surgery will no longer prescribe diazepam, or any other benzodiazepines, to treat fear of flying. To view our policy and reasons for this decision please click here.

Coronavirus Update - December 2021

Due to the increasing prevalence of covid in the community, and the emergence of the new omicron variant, we have taken additional steps to make sure we are working as safely as possible.

We continue to adhere to all Scottish Governement and healthboard infection control guidance, including social distancing, increased cleaning, increased use of telephone appointments and triage, and the wearing of facemasks and PPE.

Patients who are acutely unwell will be assessed by telephone initially, and your clinician will arrange a face-to-face appointment where required. Many problems can be dealt with quickly and effectively over the phone. Please visit the appointments page of the website for further details. 

Additionally, to keep patients safe, we are limiting the number of people waiting inside the practice. If you travel to the surgery by car we will ask you to wait in your vehicle until you appointment. Please keep an eye out for the clinician coming to escort you into the practice.



For the latest information about the coronavirus, please visit the website