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What Cookies do we Use?

We categorise our cookies as either measurement or functional cookies (we don't use any marketing or advertisting cookies). They may also be first-party (set by us) or third-party (not set by us).

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Your privacy

Our privacy statement is designed to advise you on how we handle and use your information. You can view it and other policies concerning confidentiality and data protection on our page about policies and procedures.

Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am-1pm & 2pm-6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Tel: 01307 462316