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Welcome to Dr McLachlan & Partners 


Welcome to Dr. McLachlan & Partners. We are a friendly NHS GP Practice, located in the centre of Helensburgh. Our dedicated team are committed to providing excellent healthcare to our patients within a caring environment. We offer a comprehensive range of services from our recently refurbished, modern premises. 


Whilst we appreciate everything that people are doing to help the NHS during this time, it’s vital that those with non-coronavirus health concerns still seek help as they would have before the outbreak.

If you notice a deterioration in your health or someone in your household, call your GP in normal hours, 111 out of hours, or in an emergency dial 999.

NHS screening services for breast, bowel and cervical cancer have been paused during COVID-19 but if you’ve noticed symptoms and are concerned, your GP practice is open and ready to help. Getting checked early is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer.

Immunisations for pregnant women and young children are continuing during this time, as they are an important part of helping protect against serious, preventable diseases. 

COVID-19 patients and those displaying symptoms are treated separately.

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During this challenging time, we have made some changes in the way we work:

  1. When you come to the surgery (please click)
  2. Our doors will be locked everyday after 1pm, so please phone the surgery with any queries or for advice.
  3. Our phone lines will be closed Monday - Friday from 12-1pm for continuous staff training.
  4. We will now be doing Video Consultations (information under Appointments at top of screen)
  5. All prescription requests, samples or hospital letters should be put into the grey box outside the main doors on the left.    All prescriptions must be sent to a pharmacy, please make sure you mark which pharmacy you would like your prescription to go to as you will not be able to pick these up from the surgery.
  6. We will also be posting out sample bottles/swabs which the GP/Nurse have requested and also any letters requested.
  7. Ear syringing appointments have been suspended at this time. We will inform patients when we are reinstating this service.  We would recommend using oil (olive oil, almond oil) in your ears if you are having difficulties at the moment.
  8. We are still taking on new patients.  Please print off a registration form from the website or telephone the surgery and we will send them out to you.  Once completed please put them in the grey post-box on the left hand side.  It will take a couple of days for us to get you onto the system so please wait at least 48hrs before asking for a consultation.
(Site updated 05/08/2020)
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