At the Strachur Medical Practice we provide a wide range of GP medical services. 

Medical Consultations
Urgent medical problems can usually be seen the same or next day.
You can also book an appointment in advance with the doctor, usually up to 3 months in advance.

Telephone Consultations
You can book a telephone consultation with the doctor. 

Chronic Conditions
Our Practice Nurse sees patients with long term illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, or depression.  Our aim is to prevent complications and keep you as well as possible for as long as possible.

Family planning / Contraception
Our Practice Nurse is happy to advise anyone on contraception, sexual health, or any other aspect of family planning. 

Ante-natal care
Ante-natal care is provided by the local midwifes, based in Dunoon.  They are supported by the obstetric team in Greenock.  The GP or Practice Nurse would be more than happy to refer you to the midwifery service.  

Well person screening
We are able to give health advice, prevention, and screening for important medical problems to our patients.

Women's Health
Dr Macbeth and Dr Leigh run a regular Women's Health Clinic dealing with long acting contraception (coils and implants), menopause, and pessary insertion / removal.
Joint Injection Clinic 
We run a regular clinic for joint injections at the practice.

The Health Board provides a primary care physiotherapist that runs clinics in the surgery.

The Health Board provides a Practice Pharmacist who runs clinics in the surgery.

Wound care including post-op staples / suture removal from our Practice Nurses.

Warfarin Monitoring
Our Practice Nurse can test your INR while you wait and adjust your warfarin dose for you.

Tests and investigations
Blood tests (including in house CRP, Hb, and Strep A testing)
Cardiograms (12 lead ECG)
Cardiac event monitoring
Mini-spirometry (breathing test)
Strep.a throat swab (in house - result in 7 minutes)

If we are unable to provide a medical service ourselves, we will try to refer you to a provider that can.


We are pro-active in our screening and prevention. We can do this because we are computerized, and so we know exactly (or we should!) what has and has not been done for each of our patients.

This means that rather than waiting for our patients to come to us, we call the patients to ask them to attend for screening and prevention.

Depending on your age and medical history, your screening may include an offer of any or all of the following:
- Cardiac / Stroke Risk Calculation
- Blood Pressure Check
- 24hr Blood Pressure Check
- Cholesterol screening
- Thyroid screening
- Diabetes screening
- Weight
- Lifestyle advice (diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol, other drugs, safe sexual activity)
- Cardiogram (12 lead ECG)
- Cardiac Event Monitor (to pick up heart rhythm problems)
- Oxygen measurement (Spo2)
- Breathing test (Spirometry)
- Cervical smear test
- Breast examination advice
- Prostate screening

We have a contract with NHS Highland (Argyll
CHP) to provide NHS General Medical
Services (GMS).
We provide all of the essential NHS GP services
for patients.  Fees may apply where a service is not covered by the NHS.