On 7th March 2017, a national campaign will launch to introduce SPIRE to the public and explain what it means for Patients. NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. Please see the SPIRE page for more information and links to the SPIRE website.
The shingles vaccination programme for 2016/17 has recently been announced. The programme is principally aimed at
If you were previously eligible and did not take up the offer of vaccination, you can still be vaccinated. This includes people aged 71 - 73 (inclusive) and those aged 79. People aged 74 & 75 years will be vaccinated in future programmes.
New NHS 24 Number
111, the NEW, free number for NHS 24.
Evenings and Weekends
Out of hours medical care is organised by NHS Borders. If you require urgent medical advice or attention out of hours (between 6.00 pm and 8.00 am Monday to Friday and 6.00 pm Friday to 8.00 am Monday) please telephone NHS 24 on 111.
We would ask that you check the results of any blood tests by ringing the surgery between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. Most blood and urine results take one week to come back and be interpreted by the doctor. Some blood tests results may take up to four weeks if they involve more complicated analysis. If you need to book a test, please phone (01361) 883373.
Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
MB,ChB,DCCH (Qualified Edinburgh 1985, MRCGP Examination passed 1989) Dr. McCann lives in Duns with his wife, a nursing sister, and family. He has been a full-time GP here for 26 years, and has a particular interest in family and preventative medicine, heart disease, children’s and men’s health. He also performs minor operations in the practice such as cortisone joint injections and removal of small skin lesions under local anaesthetic. He has overall responsibility for prescribing issues within the practice and ensures that this is done safely and effectively according to current guidelines. In his spare time he swims, plays tennis and plays flute in several orchestras and groups in the Borders including Duns Operatic Society.
MA, BM,BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH (Qualified Oxford 1986) Dr. Moralee is one of two female GPs in the practice, and has more than 20 years’ experience in general practice. She and her husband, a surgeon at Borders General Hospital, have lived in the Borders since 2000. Her interests are women’s and children’s health, diabetes and general medicine. She has overall responsibility for the care of our many diabetic patients, and co-ordinates the management of patients with chronic diseases such as stroke, asthma and high blood pressure to ensure the highest standards of modern care. She is keen on keeping fit, likes to ski, and also a musician who plays flute and piano.
MB, ChB, MFSEM(UK) Qualified Glasgow 1988, has over 20 years experience working as a GP in the Borders. She became a formal partner of Duns Medical Group in May 2016 after many years working as a regular locum in the practice. She has recently completed 6 months working as a GP in New Zealand, experiencing how medicine works on the other side of the world. She has a particular interest and qualification in Sports and Exercise Medicine and in her spare time provides medical cover to Gala Rugby Club.
Deputy Practice Manager
Receptionist/ Health Care Support Worker
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