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Older Practice news & health campaigns

Please note: this is our older, archived news. See our recent news for the latest practice announcements and health information campaigns.

10 July 2019 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday 22 July in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 23 July.


10 July 2019 · Practice News

July Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of some of the health and wellbeing campaigns running nationally and worldwide. This month features 'Talk To Us', the Samaritans annual awareness-raising campaign, and World Hepatitis Day.


25 June 2019 · Practice News

Practice News Update: June 2019

An end of month update, including news on staff changes, monies raised at the recent Cake & Candy Stall run by our Patient Participation Group, the date of our next Third Sector Health Hub, plus forthcoming Angus Arthritis & Diabetes Forum meetings.


13 June 2019 · Practice News

Move More from ANGUSalive

If you have had a cancer diagnosis, whatever stage you are in your cancer journey, Move More ANGUSalive is here to support you to get and stay active.


12 June 2019 · Practice News

June Awareness Campaigns in Patient Participation Week

We are celebrating the achievements of the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group in National Patient Participation Awareness Week, along with other national health and wellbeing campaigns. Patient Participation Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of patient participation in achieving excellence in care for all patients.


10 June 2019 · Practice news

June Third Sector Health Hub

We are holding a Third Sector Health Hub at Academy Medical Centre, Academy Street, Forfar, DD8 2HA this Thursday, 13 June, between 10.30am – 12 noon.


28 May 2019 · Practice news


Patients may claim travel expenses for admission to hospital or attendance at an out-patient appointment if they or their guardian are in receipt of relevant benefits or allowances. Find out who qualifies and how to claim.


21 May 2019 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closures

Please note the Practice will be closed all day on Monday 27 May 2019. We will also be closed from 12:30pm on Wednesday 5 June 2019 for training and staff development.


21 May 2019 · Practice news

New GP Joins the Team

We are delighted to announce that Dr James Denholm joined our team at the end of April. Following a short period of induction and orientation Dr Denholm will be responsible for his own list of patients as from 20 May 2019.


11 May 2019 · Practice news

POWWOW workshops on wellbeing

POWWOWs are workshops on wellbeing and they are running at Academy Medical Centre during May. Come together to share knowledge and experience about a particular area of wellbeing, with a focus on tips, ideas and practical steps that can be taken to improve wellbeing in the chosen area.


9 May 2019 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Spring Issue

The latest quarterly practice newsletter is now available. The Spring issue includes information about our nurse practitioner service, surgery pod, and changes to repeat prescriptions.


30 April 2019 · Practice news

Job Vacancy: Part-time Medical Secretary

We are seeking to recruit a part-time, preferably experienced, medical secretary to work 12 hours per week over 3 days. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 May 2019.


1 April 2019 · Practice news

Long Term Repeat Prescriptions

GP practices have a new system for patients receiving long term repeat medication. The new system involves prescriptions lasting 24, 48 or 56 weeks and will allow you to collect your medication every four or eight weeks directly from your pharmacy. This will mean you do not need to place an order with the practice.


5 February 2019 · Practice news

Social Prescribing - Community Development Worker

Ashley McGregor from Voluntary Action Angus is a community Development Worker who has taken referrals from Healthcare staff in the practice to offer individual, one to one advice and provide any non-medical support they may benefit from. This is available for anyone who could benefit, including people who's health is affected by social and environmental issues which cannot be dealt with by only a medical response, which can be called Social Prescribing.


18 January 2019 · Practice news

Practice Closures

Details of when the practice will be closed for public holidays and protected learning days in 2019.


22 October 2018 · Practice news

Closure of list to new patients

As of 22 October 2018 all Forfar GP practices' lists will be closed. Any new patients seeking to register with a GP in the area should make contact with Practitioner Services Division.


10 September 2018 · Practice news

Patient Referrals from Hospital Consultants

Due to practice GP recruitment difficulties and increasing workloads the GPs at Academy Medical Centre are no longer able to accept patient referrals from Hospital consultants for certain follow up appointments.


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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 - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Tel: 01307 462316