GP Recruitment

We are delighted to report that Dr Jess Cooper will be remaining as a full-time permanent member of the team following completion of her rural fellowship.

Dr Neal Vaughan-Jones will be joining the GP team on a full-time permanent basis in early October 2017.

Rural Fellowship (August 2016)

Dr Jessica Cooper will be joining the GP team on 1st August 2016 as a GP Rural Fellow. 

Nursing team appointments - Increased flexibility for patients

The improved IT infrastructure now allows registered patients to be seen by any practice nurse, specialist nurse or healthcare assistant at any surgery.  Please contact your surgery for more information. 

Contacting your surgery by telephone

Calls made to surgeries will be answered between the hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays when NHS24 answers the calls). Any surgery can make new appointments or change existing appointments.  It is also possible to process repeat prescriptions at a surgery other than at your registered practice.

Rural Fellowship

Dr Sarah Boulter will be joining the GP team in September as a GP Rural Fellow.  This one year post is funded by NES and Argyll & Clyde Healthboard. 


More information on the services offered at each of our three sites can be found in our services section. 

The GP team

More information about the team of GPs providing both daytime and out of hours medical services for the residents of the Isle of Islay and visitors can be found here.

(For any website queries, contact Bowmore Medical Practice, the Rhinns Medical Centre or Port Ellen Surgery.)