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Retirement News

After over 26 years of GP service at Culloden Surgery, Dr Calum Urquhart has announced he will be retiring at the end of August 2022. Also retiring after 16 years of service at Culloden Surgery is Dr Shona McClure.

We will all miss Dr Urquhart and Dr McClure and wish them both the very best in their retirement plans.

Joining the practice in September and October will be two new GPs. Dr Gian Alonzi who many of the patients will already know as he undertook his GP training at the practice, will join us in September on a permanent basis. Dr Georgina Zissler who also did part of her GP training at the practice some years back will be joining us in October also on a permanent basis. We look forward to welcoming them both to the Culloden Surgery team.

As patients are no longer allocated to a specific GP you are welcome to book an appointment with any GP subject to availability (you may spot on some letters from the Health Board that you have an allocated GP, this is for internal computer systems only).

Public Holiday - Friday 14th October 2022  

The practice will be closed for the public holiday on Friday 14th October.  During this time if you require advice you can contact the out of hours service on 111.  In an emergency dial 999 for immediate assistance.

Changes to the collection of voluntary authorisation for organ or tissue donation

Patients that register with a Medical Practice have been able to provide their voluntary authorisation for organ or tissue donation when completing the patient registration form.
The introduction of the new GPR earlier this year removed the necessity to collect patient’s preferences following the recent changes in Organ Donation law in Scotland.
Any patient wishing to opt out of organ donation and record their wishes should do so directly through Organ Donation Scotland at


For all our patients on repeat medication, please remember to check how much you have, and if you will run out around the holiday periods/practice closure dates, please submit your repeat request in plenty of time for us to action.

Be aware, that our standard turnaround time for prescription requests (48 hours) only counts WORKING DAYS, so we will not be processing any repeat prescription during days when we are closed.


General Data Protection Regulations

The GDPR Regulations come into effect on the 25th May 2018.  The aim of the regulations is to provide greater levels of protection in relation to personal information.  Please refer to the Practice Privacy Policy for more information.


Duty of Candour

The practice is required to comply with the duty of candour legislation.  This involves providing an annual return to the Scottish Government, a copy of which can be obtained by speaking with the Practice Manager.


Minor Ailment Service - The Role of Community Pharmacy

Please refer to the Signposting tab for information on the Pharmacy First service which provides free treatment for a wide range of minor ailments. 

Trying to get an appointment?  - 400 appointments on average each 3 months

Every three months we lose around 400 appointments as patients book them but then fail to show up without letting us know they wish to cancel.  This is a staggering 7 weeks of GP and Nurse time over the course of a year.   Help us to help you.  Your unwanted appointment could be used by someone else if you let us know.  Please protect your NHS and use its services wisely.

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