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Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and the high level of demand, Grove Medical Practice is closing it’s doors to the public. 

We have alternative measures put in place and patients will only be brought in after a triage call from the GP. 

If you are contacting us for advice regarding whether u should work or any other Covid-19 related query you MUST ring NHS 111. 

Due to the very high level of demand for prescriptions, all repeat script requests will be STRICTLY 72 hours for dispensing to give us time to process them. We are processing thousands of prescriptions a day. Prescriptions can be ordered through our website or post box which is based outside the surgery shutters. YOU MUST nominate a pharmacy for collection as we can no longer give these out over the counter.

Please understand that our GPs, nurses, Pharmacists and Medical Receptionists are now front line and are working to their full capacity under extremely difficult circumstances and verbal abuse to any member of staff will not be tolerated. They are coming into work, leaving their own families and vulnerable people at home. They are doing this to provide a service to YOU as patients and we would be grateful if you could help us to help you by not attending the surgery. 

We understand the phone lines are busy and are at full capacity but we are doing all we can to answer them as quickly and as promptly as possible. 

Please keep an eye on our website for updates as procedures are changing on a day to day basis and we are adding in measures all the time to facilitate these changes. 

Thank you for your patience and co-operation during these extremely difficult times.

Practice Manager

Paula Douglas


 If you require urgent treatment when the surgery is closed, contact the Out of Hours service:

Beldoc 02890744447

Dalriada 02825663500


       Please order your repeat medication via our website or by e-mail to

or link to computer system

Minor Illness


Colds, Coughs and Stuffy Noses
These are caused by viruses and even in this day and age, there is no cure. Antibiotics can only kill bacteria which are completely different organisms. Paracetamol will relieve the headache, sore throats and aching muscles as well as bringing down the fever. The illness will last 5-6 days but the cough may persist for several more days. If you are concerned, you should see the Doctor.

Fever (Raised Temperature)
A fever is natural with most illnesses and simple measures to lower the temperature will make you feel more comfortable. Keep the room cool. Don’t wrap the patient up, even if the patient says they feel cold. Leave the body exposed to allow the excess heat to escape from the body, especially children. Take plenty of cool drinks. Take regular Paracetamol or Aspirin. Sponge down with tepid flannel—leave the patient damp and repeat when dry. *Do not give children Aspirin.

Vomiting and Diarrhoea
Prevent dehydration—drink plenty of fluids. Dioralyte or Rehydrat are available at your Chemist and are very useful for young children. If vomiting is a problem, take small sips of fluid every few minutes. Symptoms should settle in 24—36 hours. If symptoms persist, or if very frequent vomiting, see your Doctor.

Chicken Pox
Rash appears as small red patches with itchy blisters. The rash will dry up and crust over in 4—5 days. The patient is infectious until the last crusts have dropped off. Calamine lotion and cool baths will help the itch. Phenergan medicine from the Chemist can also help control the itch at night.

Found in clean hair as often as dirty hair. Spread by head to head contact. A medicated head lotion can be obtained from the Chemist. Treat all members of the family and notify the school.

Small white worms seen in motion. Suspect if there is scratching around the anus, especially at night. They are spread by eggs under the nails and put into the mouth. Medicine is available from the Chemist. All family members should be treated.

Back Pain
Usually begins as a strain caused by poor lifting technique. Always bend your knees and keep back straight. Rest your back on a firm bed and maintain good posture when walking. Painkillers and rest are usually all that may be required.

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