Practice News & Announcements

Welcome to St Margaret’s Health Centre

IMPORTANT NOTICE!! May 31st 2024

2 of our GPs have unfortunately gone off sick at short notice. We do not currently have a time frame for their return.

This is having a significant impact on the service we can provide. There is nothing we can do to alter this at this moment in time.

If you have a booked telephone or face to face appointment that you no longer require, please contact the surgery to cancel as soon as possible

We are prioritising the emergency care provided by our urgent care team, and would ask you to consider carefully whether your complaint is truly urgent before using this resource.

We appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.

Practice premises

We are a purpose-built health centre situated in the grounds of St Margaret‘s Community Hospital (13 beds) here in Auchterarder. We cover a widely scattered rural practice providing a very broad spectrum of medical care. The health centre has suitable access for all disabled persons, having all patient services on the ground floor, and there is a separate WC for disabled patients.

We provide care for approximately 10,800 patients covering an area of 100 square miles. This care is provided from two centres – the Health Centre here in Auchterarder and our branch surgery in Dunning.

Health and Happiness

Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the Practice.

St Margaret’s Hospital

St Margaret’s Hospital is a great asset to the local community, allowing not only in-patient care but some additional services including podiatry and physiotherapy. A range of out patient services are also held there.

All minor injuries are dealt with via 111 – please call 111 to be given an appointment at a local centre or A&E PRI if appropriate.

Telephone Calls

When telephoning the Health Centre your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Due to increasing workload, the phones will be transferred to emergency mode each weekday between 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.


When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines


Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?


When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor Injuries Unit

When you need urgent care for a minor injury, burn or fracture

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening