Practice Closures, 2024

When we are closed and where to go for help

Public Holidays & Staff Training Closures in 2024

Posted: 21 November 2023 (Revised 13 January 2024) · Practice news

We will be CLOSED ALL DAY on the following public holidays, as agreed by NHS Tayside for General Practice:

  • Monday 1 January 2024
  • Tuesday 2 January 2024
  • Monday 1 April 2024
  • Monday 8 April 2024
  • Monday 6 May 2024
  • Monday 27 May 2024
  • Monday 22 July 2024
  • Monday 7 October 2024
  • Wednesday 25 December 2024
  • Thursday 26 December 2024
  • Wednesday 1 January 2025
  • Thursday 2 January 2025

We will be CLOSED in the afternoons from 1pm to 6pm on the following days for staff training:

  • Wednesday 28 February 2024
  • Wednesday 5 June 2024
  • Wednesday 4 September 2024
  • Wednesday 27 November 2024

On staff training days you can still contact the practice for urgent queries while we are closed. The receptionist will ask for a summary of your problem and will signpost you accordingly or if URGENT will refer you to the Out of Hours team, who will then contact you to address your concern.

During times we are closed

If you take regular medications, please ensure you check you have enough left to cover times we are closed. It's also important not to over order, so only request what you need, and make sure you don’t run out of anything during that time. Find out how to order repeat prescriptions. Remember, if you have a long term condition, you may also qualify for long term repeat prescriptions.

If you are ill on a day or time when the surgery is closed and you can’t wait until it reopens, check who you should contact. Help may be available from a range of NHS services, from your pharmacy and minor injuries unit, to NHS Inform and NHS 24 on 111.

Always dial 999 in the event of an emergency.

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
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot