IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID 19 VACCINATION CLINIC FOR 18 TO 45 YEAR OLDS - SATURDAY 5TH JUNE NHS Highland will be bringing the Jabbernaut to the Gower Street lorry park in Brora on Saturday 5th June from 0830 to 1830. This will be a DROP IN clinic for all patients registered at Brora & Helmsdale Medical Practice ONLY in this age category who have not already had their first vaccination. There will be no invitation letters, so please just turn up on the day.

All 18 to 29 year olds that have registered with NHS Scotland online should also attend.

This is not a practice run clinic so please direct any queries to NHS Inform.

Clinics & Services

Practice Nurses/HCA

Our nurses/HCA run many of the clinics at the practice including:

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  • Asthma/COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension

They also provide the following:

  • Blood Taking
  • ECG’s
  • Spirometry
  • Wound Care Management

Special Clinics Run by Doctors

Family Planning

All GP's at the practice are able to give contraceptive advice. Additionally Dr Claydon will fit coils. Dr Claydon fits and removes all contraceptive implants (arms) in the minor surgery clinics.  

Minor Surgery

Dr Claydon holds a minor surgery clinic once a month. These are for removal of benign moles, skin tags, cysts,  joint injections and aspirations, and for contraceptive implants and removals in the arm. To access this service, you must first be assessed by one of the GPs as being potentially suitable for minor surgery at the practice. If so, you will be placed on the list for minor surgery at the next available session and an appointment sent to you. However, Dr Claydon, as the surgeon, retains the final decision whether you can be safely operated on at the practice. Dr Claydon will also conduct joint injections in a regular clinic but you must book an extended appointment for this purpose - again you must be assessed by one of the GPs as needing this service.  

Travel Health  syringe

You may be aware that for a number of years the practice has provided advice on health precautions and vaccinations required for travelling abroad. A considerable amount of GP time is required to do this, especially when itineraries are complex. We have taken the decision to stop offering this service to allow GPs to continue providing other aspects of health care.


We recommend you look at:   Using this site you can found out the health risks and precautions you can take of each country you might be visiting. If you don’t have your own record of immunisations you have had we can supply you a print out of what has been recorded on your GP record, but please be aware that this might not include vaccines you have had in a previous practice. If you need further advice or immunisations please consult a specialist (private) travel health clinic. The nearest one we have been able to locate is


Alert Health in Inverness 01463 710441 (if age 16 and over)


Two types of antimalarial tablets: chloroquine and proguanil are available from pharmacists.


Skin Complaints

Make an appointment to see Dr Doherty who has an interest in this area. 

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