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YourGP Christmas opening hours

Posted: 23rd December 2015

Thanks to the way bank holidays fall over Christmas and New Year, many GP surgeries in Scotland will shut for a total of eight days over the festive period, leading to increased waiting times and increased pressure on accident and emergency departments.

But at our private health clinics in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, we’ll be open as much as possible over Christmas and New Year to make sure we’re on hand to help you get quickly back on the road to health.

Christmas and festive opening hours
Like most businesses, we will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January in both Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

However, unlike a number of health practices, we are open on Sunday 27 December and Sunday 3 January in Edinburgh, and Monday 28 December and Monday 4 January in both Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

So if you need to see a medical specialist urgently over the festive period, we’re on hand to provide a wide range of GP services, including a comprehensive range of vaccinations, tests, assessments and specialist treatments.

Thursday 24 December: 8am – 2pm

Friday 25 – Saturday 26 December: Closed

Sunday 27 December: 10am – 2pm

Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 December: 8am – 7pm

Thursday 31 December: 8am – 2pm

Friday 1 – Saturday 2 January: Closed

Sunday 3 January: 10am – 2pm

Thursday 24 December: 9am – 1pm

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 December: Closed

Monday 28 December: 9am – 1pm

Tuesday 29 – Wednesday 30 December: 9am – 5pm

Thursday 31 December: 9am – 1pm

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 January: Closed

Monday 4th January: 9am – 12.30pm

Private GP home and hotel visits at Christmas and New Year
Of course, there will be thousands of tourists in Scotland for Christmas and Hogmanay, and as always, we’ll be on hand for all your medical needs, regardless of where you’re from or how long you’re staying.

If you’re visiting Edinburgh or Aberdeen for the holiday season and can’t get to our clinic, we’ll also be happy to visit you either in your home or hotel, as long as you’re within a five-mile radius of our clinics.

Our experienced GPs provide a reassuring and friendly ear, and with a comprehensive range of treatments on offer, they are focused on getting you back on the road to health as soon as possible.

Give the gift of health this Christmas
As well as being on hand to get locals and tourists back on the road to health, we can also make sure your loved ones have the gift of health this festive season.

YourGP gift vouchers are the perfect gift for the person in your life who has everything or wants nothing. Available in multiples of £50, they can be used on any of our medical, cosmetic or complementary treatments.

To purchase our YourGP gift vouchers or to book an appointment over the festive period, contact our Edinburgh clinic on 0131 225 5656 or email, or get in touch with our Aberdeen clinic on 01224 040 080 or at

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