IMPORTANT MESSAGE – From Monday 2nd of August 2021 Whitesands Medical Practice will no longer be accepting prescription requests over the telephone.  You will be able to order repeat prescriptions via online services (you can sign up to this service by speaking to a member or Whitesands Reception Team).  You will also be able to hand in a request in writing  or prescription  reorder form to the surgery or  sign up to the pharmacy lead service CMS (ask your pharmacist about this service).




Clinics & Services

Antenatal Clinics blood_pressure8

Run by doctors and the community midwifery team.  Antenatal and parent-craft classes are held in the Medical Centre.

Asthma, Blood Pressure & Diabetes Monitoring

Doctors and practice nurses offer routine checks, education and advice.

Family Planning Advice

A full range of services (including the fitting of coil and IUS and Implanon) is available during surgery hours from the doctors and the practice nurses.  We can also provide emergency contraception up to 5 days following unprotected intercourse.  The practice nurses provide contraceptive advice and free condoms through the C-Card System.

Cervical Smear

We recommend regular smears for all women from 20-60 years and will contact you three yearly or more frequently if required.

Pre-Pregnancy Counselling girl_being_examined

Please see your doctor or practice nurse.

Childhood Immunisation & Child Health Surveillance

We strongly recommend full immunisation and will contact you at the appropriate times. Children under 5 will be invited to attend for the recommended programme of pre-school checks with the doctors and health visitors.

Healthy Lifestyle Advice & Health Promotion

The practice nurses and health visitors are particularly interested in encouraging a healthy lifestyle. See them for advice on losing weight, stopping smoking, exercise, or for travel advice and immunisation for foreign travel.

Minor Surgery & Wart Clinic

There is a clinic monthly for treatment of warts.  Other minor surgical procedures may be arranged by appointment.

In addition to the above our nurses are availble for blood sampling, suture removal, dressings and the care of minor injuries

Bellhaven Hospital

We have the facility to admit and care for some patients at Belhaven Hospital.

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