The Practice

Contacting Us

For general enquiries, appointments, results, medical emergencies. Please call our main lines at 0345 337 1120
Community Nurses: 01309 678899
Health Visitors: 01309 678875
Midwives: 01309 678867
Fax: 01309 678870

Reception Opening Hours

Forres GP Practices will close to routine matters from 1-2pm on the first Wednesday of the month to give protected time for essential staff training. Emergencies will continue to be dealt with during this time – follow the telephone prompts on our telephone system. Normal service will resume at 2pm.

Monday 8:00 –   6:00
Tuesday 8:00 –   6:00
Wednesday 8:00 –   6:00 (closed from 1-2pm on the first Wed of the month
Thursday 8:00 –   6:00
Friday 8:00 –  6:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Consulting Times

Our consultation times are as follows:
7.30am – 10.00am
11.00am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 5.30pm

Extended Hours

Varis Medical Practice takes part in the Extended Hours Scheme and offers appointments from 7.30am to 8.30am on various days of the week as part of this scheme.

Public Holidays

From 1st April 2005 the Health Centre will close on 8 public holidays per year. 4 of these days will be 2 each at Christmas and New Year. The other 4 will be notified as early as possible and advertised in the Health Centre. Cover for these dates will be provided by the Out of Hours Service.

2020/21/22 Public Holiday Dates

Friday 25th December 2020
Monday 28th December 2020
Friday 1st January 2021
Monday 4th January 2021
Monday 5th April 2021
Monday 3rd May 2021
Monday 12th July 2021
Monday 27th September 2021
Monday 27th December 2021
Tuesday 28th December 2021
Monday 3rd January 2022
Tuesday 4th January 2022

Protected Learning Time

The practice also takes part in the NHS Grampian Protected Learning Time (PLT) Scheme.  This entails the practice closing for an afternoon up to 6 times per year for staff training.  On these dates the practice will close at 1.30pm and cover will be provided by GMed in the same way as it is Out of Hours.

2021 PLT Dates

Dates are yet to be confirmed for 2021.

Contact your doctors online

Fill out a simple online form to ask for advice and treatment from your GP. To use this service you must be a patient of CULBIN MEDICAL PRACTICE (Dr Inkson, Dr Janousek, Dr Jarvie, Dr Simmons, Dr Flett, Dr Paterson, Dr Whiteside). If you are a Varis patient, CLICK HERE