Bixter Health Centre

Bixter Health Centre, Bixter, Shetland, ZE2 9NA
Telephone No.: (01595) 810 202

Bixter Health Centre - Practice Information Leaflet

Registering as a Patient
If you wish to register at Bixter Health Centre, you can do so in advance by completing the following General Medical Practice Registration Form (Adobe PDF).

Take the completed form to your local Health Centre where they will ask you for identification to verify who you are and then your registration will be processed.

More information can be found here: Registering with a GP Practice GPR Form FAQs

Surgery Opening Times
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 5.30pm
Appointments available with the Doctor or Nurse

Tuesdays only
Urgent GP appointments at Walls Surgery
Telephone 01595 809352

For Advice and Medical Assistance between 5.30pm and 8.30am
Telephone NHS24 on 08454 24 24 24

Visiting Practitioners
Chiropody and Counselling Practitioners visit the Practice.
Appointments are by referral from the GP.

Community Nursing / Midwife
To speak to the Community Nurses or Midwife please telephone (01595) 810 469. Alternatively you can leave a message on the answering machine through the day and a member of the team will phone you back.

For urgent assistance outside normal surgery hours telephone NHS24 on 08454 24 24 24 and ask for the Duty Community Nurse for the Westside.

Health Visitor
To book an appointment with the Health Visitor at the baby clinic held every second Wednesday of the month between 10am - 12 noon please telephone (01595) 810 202.

To speak to the Health Visitor or to arrange an appointment at any other time please telephone (01595) 746913.

You are welcome to come and weigh your baby at anytime during surgery opening hours.

Practice Area
The Practice can only accept new patients who reside within the boundary area. The boundaries are the Bridge of Walls road junction in the West, Tresta in the East and East Burrafirth in the North.

If you move out with the Bixter Practice area you will need to register with your nearest GP surgery as soon as possible. If you require further information or assistance please speak to the Practice Manager.

Practice Services
The Bixter Practice is a dispensing practice.

The Practice provides General Medical Services and in addition, contraceptive, maternity and child health surveillance services to registered patients. The Practice also provides travel vaccines, medicals, smoking cessation, weight loss advice and minor surgery. Medical Students from the Aberdeen Medical School are taught in the Practice twice a year.

Wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities are available.

Repeat Prescriptions
Requests for repeat prescriptions should be made by telephoning the 24 hour dispensary line on (01595) 746912. The Practice requires two working days to make up your medicines safely, so please order your medicines in time.

House Visits
Please make requests for house visits before 11am if at all possible. House visits are available for patients who are unable to attend the surgery due to illness or infirmity.

Access to Medical Records & Freedom of Information
A record of patients' medical history is kept in the form of paper notes (up until July 2010) and computer data. We take the security of records very seriously. Information about patients is only shared with other NHS staff when it is required.

© NHS Shetland 2013