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If you have a new cough or high temperature you must self-isolate.  Follow self-isolation advice on NHS Inform or phone 0800 028 2816

14 day self-isolation certificates for employers can be found on NHS Inform:

If you have a cough or fever and you need medical attention telephone dial 111 for NHS 24.  Patients in high risk groups should phone 111 as soon as they get symptoms.

Essential Care only - Do not attend your GP practice in person - phone from home

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR DOORS ARE LOCKED.  Access will be for pre-arranged appointments only for essential care.  Please bring your mobile phone with you.

On arrival at front door, a notice will advise you to call a mobile telephone number to let us know you have arrived.  You will be asked to wait in your car.  Tell us if you arrive on foot/by bus.  We will call you back to tell you when to enter the building.  If you do not have a mobile phone - you will need to knock on the window to alert our Receptionist.  If she is away from the front desk, please be patient.

Adults to enter alone, unless carer required.  Children under age 16 may be accompanied by one carer.

Note:  Our most vulnerable patients will be sent a letter directly from Scottish Government.  Patients in this group are advised to follow shielding advice - click here to view advice.  A copy of the letter being sent to patients can be found at the link below:-

Chief Medical Officer letter to most vulnerable patients

Repeat prescriptions - our timescale for preparing prescriptions has been extended to 4 working days. All prescriptions will be sent to a nominated pharmacyAllow a further 2 working days before attending the pharmacy.  If you have not nominated a pharmacy your prescription has been sent to Anderson & Spence, Fountainhall Road.  Please let us know if you want to nominate a different pharmacy for your next prescription order.

Grampian Assistance Hub - for information on how to access social, practical and emotional support on COVID-19:-  or call 0808 196 3384 (8 am - 8 pm 7 days a week).

PATIENT INFORMATION LINKS - For specific patient information on Coronavirus.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Doctors & Staff, Hamilton Medical Group



This section is devided into sections for patients and healthcare professionals with additional useful links and information.



useful websites for patients and doctors


Headache Podcasts


The following patient information leaflets may be helpful for patients with headache


Lifestyle advice for patients with headache

Migraine Diary

Medication Overuse Headache



Cluster Headache advice for patients

Treatment of Migraine




Vestibular Migraine

 Information on Screening for aneurysm

Brain aneurysm screening 1541 Jan 2015[1].doc


Patient Organisations

The following links are for patient organisations and charity websites. These are useful sources of information. The Migraine Trust has an advocacy service for patients whose ability to work is affected by their migraine. Information is available from the website and a summary is in the letter below.







Health Care professionals

The following information is aimed at health care professionals who manage patients with headache

 Migraine Headache

  1. Abortive treatment for migraine
  2. Triptan choice in migraine
  3. Preventer therapy principles.doc
  4. Topiramate protocol
  5. Flunarazine information

Migraine Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology of migraine

Acute Headache pathway

management acute non traumatic headache


Cluster Headache

  1. Treatment of Cluster Headache.docx
  2. Verapamil_Regime_in_Cluster_Headache_-_GP_information_leaflet[1].doc
  3. Oxygen_protocol[1].doc

 Other Headache Medication

  1. SUNCT Lamotrigine titration schedule.doc
  2. Indometacin.doc

Headache Slide Sets for teaching


  1. Vestibular_migraine.ppt
  2. MAA_lifestyle_,_triggers,_complementary_therapies_2014.ppt
  3. Lifestyle_Migraine_Trust[1].ppt Migraine_and_Hormones_(Migraine_trust_public_meeting)_Sept_2011_v2[1].ppt
  4. managing headache in the GP surgery part 1.doc
  5. Managing headache in the GP surgery part 2.doc
  6. Managing headache in the GP surgery part 3.doc
  7. managing headache in the GP surgery part 4.doc


Guidelines and Standards

The following are links to guidelines and standards

1. SIGN Headache Guidelines

SIGN Guideline 155 update on Medical Management of Migraine

SIGN 155 Quick Reference Guide

2. British Association for the Study of Headache Guidelines 

3. Scottish Headache Pathways

4. NICE 2012 guidelines

NICE Treatment pathways update 2017



5. Scottish Neurological Standards

6. Lifting the Burden of Headache Global Campaign  home page

7. The global burden of migraine: measuring disability in headache disorders with WHO’s

Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

8. International Headache Classification ICHD-3


IHS Newsletters


9. Issues for women

Migraine and Contraception



Migraine and Pregnancy Guidance


10. European headache guidelines




11. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

SAH when to scan


12. Information on aneurysms

Aneurysm Information

How to manage family history of aneurysm

13. Suspected brain tumours, when to scan?

Scanning for suspected brain tumours

Incidental abnormalities on scanning

Incidental findings on scanning

14. Children

Abdominal Migraine BMJ 2018

NEJM prophylaxis Paediatric Migraine

15. CGRP Information

Other Useful Links

British Associtaionfor the study of Headache

Exeter headache clinic


LINKS to Educational Videos



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