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Welcome to the Website of Port Appin Medical Practice

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops.

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19.

From 19 July 2021 (when we go to Level 0) the following rules still apply in General Practice:

wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt) 

physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms

contact your practice by telephone in the first instance 

wearing of PPE by staff

screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms

Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.




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Link for Video Consultations

Contact by e mail - as we receive a lot of e mails from many sources this is not an appropriate way to initiate contact with the surgery, as there is a risk of your message being missed. Please phone first to arrange a consultation. 

Obtaining proof of vaccine - https://www.nhsinform/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status  -  using the "recover username" option to log in.

Emergency Measures  -  Covid19   

If you are normally healthy and have mild symptoms you should manage this yourself by observing strict self isolation and treating your symptoms as you would any viral illness.  You need to isolate for 10 days from the start of your symptoms and any people in your household have to isolate for 14 days.  You should book a test as soon as possible via the NHSInform websiteFull details and further advice are available on the NHSInform website.  Please do not phone the surgery or 111 unless your condition is deteriorating.

If your symptoms are deteriorating and you feel you need further assessment this will be carried out initially by phone at a new service run by NHS24.  Call 111 (at any time) to access this.

If the phone assessment determines that you need to be seen this will be arranged at the Assessment Centre at Oban Hospital.  Patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID19 will NOT be seen in the surgery.  We have no testing available here.

If someone is too ill to attend the Assessment Centre we will contact them to discuss assessment at home, initially by video link (which can be done using any computer or smartphone) or by home visit.  Obviously home visiting risks the visiting clinician becoming infected so this can only be done when totally necessary and when appropriate personal protective equipment is available.

New working practices during the pandemic

  • All consultations will be by phone in the first instance - if you wish an appointment call as early as you can in the day and the you will be given a time that the GP will return you call.  Perhaps your problem can be dealt with over the phone, if not a video call or face to face appointment will be arranged.  If you are asked to come to the surgery please do not bring anyone else in with you, do not arrive early, use hand sanitiser before entering and if you do not already have one, a mask will be provided at reception.
  • Please be aware that only one person can be in the building at a time. Be prepared to wait outside to facilitate this.
  • Lismore - A scheme has been set up for collection of prescriptions at Village Store.

Covid Vaccinations:

Covid vaccinations are well under way.  We have now completed all our over 70's, along with housebound and most vulnerable.  If you know of anyone who has been missed as part of the group, please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

All other groups will be contacted as soon as further supplies of the vaccine have been confirmed.  Distribution is limited to age groups so please be patient, we will be in touch as soon as supply allows.

Repeat prescriptions

Please be patient.

  • Repeat medication can be requested in the normal ways. 
  • If you are coming to collect medication please do so between 2 and 4pm if at all possible. 
  • When you come to collect your medication please be aware that only one person can be in the building at a time and be prepared to wait outside to facilitate this. 

With the current issues being faced by the Practice, this is putting extra strain on our dispensary.  For this reason there may be slight delays in the making up of prescriptions.  


These can now be done using the Attend Anywhere - NearMe system.

The service can be reached using a smart phone or any computer with a webcam and microphone

Only CHROME and Safari web browsers work (not Internet Explorer)

  • phone first to arrange an appointment time
  • close to your appointment time link in using the url below
  • This takes you to a form to complete with your name and date of birth
  • then you enter the Waiting Room and your presence can be seen at this end.

Online services

We are now using only the "new" repeat prescription service which links directly to your medical record. If you have not registered for this service yet please contact us. 

E Mail contact - the surgery e mail address is  

(Site updated 20/07/2021)

Contact Details

Port Appin Surgery

Contact Telephone

01631 730271
01631 730642
01866 822027
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