Welcome to the website for Strathcairn Medical Practice, St Andrews. We aim to offer the best service possible and hope that the information contained within this site helps you to understand the various services available. If you require further information please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice. Find us.

Strathcairn Medical Practice

Register with us

To make things easier for you to register download a New Patient Registration Form and New Patient Questionnaire. Complete these at your leisure, print them off and hand them in to us bringing with you a suitable form of ID.

Online appointment booking

You can now book appointments online 24/7. Read more about this service here.

Extended Hours Surgeries

Struggling to find the time to see a GP? Did you know we operate “Extended Hours” Surgeries before 0800 and after 1800? Read more.

Are you a student?

Undergraduate students from St Andrews University are requested to register with a St Andrews Medical Practice based on their surname. We register students with surnames from N to Z. Read more about our services for students. If you are planning a trip abroad during the term why not visit our travel pages for more advice? Have you changed address? Let us know about your change of details using our online form.

Online Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication you can use our Online Repeat Prescritpion ordering service. Alternatively you may order your Repeat Prescriptions using the computer slip that you received from the pharmacist with your last prescription. We regret that Repeat Prescription requests cannot be taken over the phone. Read more about your Repeat Prescription options.

Are you a carer?

Do you look after someone who is ill, Frail, Disabled or Mentally ill? If so, you are a carer and we would like to support you. Please download and complete the Carers Identification form and hand or send it to reception.

Practice Closures

The practice  will be closed from 1230 on Wednesday 24th September for staff training. We will be closed for routine work on Monday 6th October but will be open for Flu immunisations for those eligible. Emergency cover will be provided by NHS 24 in the usual fashion.   Read a full list of closures for the coming year here.

In the News

Put Patients First. Back General Practice.

General Practice conducts 90% of patient contacts in the NHS for just 8.39% of the UK NHS budget. The Royal College of General Practitioners is running a campaign to address this with the aim of improving care to patients with shorter waiting times, longer consultations, better continuity and improved care co-ordination. Read more about the campaign and sign the petition.

Telephone CBT

Living Life is a telephone service for people suffering from low mood, depression or symptoms of anxiety. They provide self help coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Call their free confidential phone line on 0800 328 9655 Monday to Friday 1300-2100.

Text Message Reminders

In an effort to make things easier for you we are now sending text reminders about Surgery appointments  to all patients for whom we have a mobile number. We are endeavouring to update mobile numbers for all patients. Please let us have your current number through our Change of details form.  Please feel free to give us feedback about this service or unsubscribe from  receiving reminders.

NHS 24 – Dial 111

From 29th April you will be able to call NHS 24 on their new free phone number simply dy dialling 111.

Clinical Topics

Attention all Freshers!

Are you a Fresher? Welcome to St Andrews! We wish you well with your studies. We would like to make sure access to health care is as easy for you as possible. Please take the time to explore our site and learn about the services we offer. Read more about our services for students here.


The practice offers a wide range of contraceptive options including full counselling and monitoring of all available methods. We can perform counselling and fitting of IUS IUD (Coils) and the Contraceptive Implant. Make an appointment to discuss your contraceptive needs with one of our Practice Nurses.

Flu’ Vaccinations 2014/15

Flu vaccinationWe  invite all eligible patients  to attend for their annual Flu’ Vaccine on Monday 6th October.  We have made big improvements to our drop in day after feedback from last year. Please check here for your Surname slot so that you know when to attend. On the day we will also be offering the new Shingles vaccine  to anyone aged 70, 78 or 79.

Going Abroad?

We believe that necessary vaccinations and appropriate medical advice, prior to travel, are as fundamental a part of your holiday preparation as packing the right clothes or remembering your passport! Read more about our Travel Medicine service.

Get to the bottom of Bowel Cancer

The National Bowel Screening Programme offers a simple screening test to everyone aged 50-74. One in twenty of us over 50 years of age will get bowel cancer at some point in our lives. Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. If bowel cancer is detected early enough there is a 90% chance of treating it successfully. Don’t delay take the test today.

Ready, Steady, Go!

What a summer of sport we are having following the FIFA World Cup we’ve had the Commonwealth Games and can look forward to the Ryder Cup both here in Scotland. Be inspired to get active. Walking is an excellent exercise that can help you stay healthy and live longer. It can help control your weight, keep you happy,  provide a healthy way to enjoy time with friends and family and help you learn more about your local area. Thirty minutes of daily exercise can make a big difference! Why don’t you Take 30  this summer?  Need convincing? Watch this very interesting video on the benefits of 30 minutes of daily exercise called 23.5 hours. Ready for a greater challenge? Get your running shoes on and get involved in Couch to 5K.

Plan. Prepare. Give it up……….

For help to stop smoking contact the practice or the local NHS Smoking Clinic on 0800 032 6672.

Pregnant – what next?

Antenatal care has changed. To begin your antenatal care please make an initial appointment with our community midwife rather than your GP. Read our Antenatal leaflet for more information. If you are concerned about being pregnant you should see a GP in the usual fashion. The website Ready, Steady, Baby! and the Royal College of General Practitioner’s Emma’s Diary are valuable on-line sources of information for Pregnancy and beyond.