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Open Access Changes following patient feedback

- New number check in system before 8am. See Latest news section for more information.

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St Luke's Medical Practice.

We chose this name as St.Luke's Tower is a well known Carluke landmark, visable from our wing in our new health centre. Tower
  Also, St.Luke, in the Bible, was a physician.

We hope you like our new name, and our lovely new Health Centre.

Thank you for your patience during the time of our move.

We realise that we are continuing a heritage of medical care as a GP practice in Carluke.
Since the NHS began in 1948, Carluke has been served by a succession of respected GPs. Dr.Cuthbert, then Dr.Sommerville practiced out of a property in Clyde Street.  
Dr.Paterson joined with Dr.Sommerville in 1958, and for a few years, the practice was housed in the 'Templar's Hall'.
In about 1976, the practice moved to our previous premises in Market Place, where Dr.Paterson was joined by Dr.Ann Jackson.

Gradually, with more doctors joining, and changes in medicine, we feel that we 'outgrew' the old health centre, and plans were made to move to Chapel Street.


Our Doctors

Dr Stewart and Dr Innes both started in the practice in 1984.
Dr Boyd joined in 1991, Dr Gemmill in 1992, Dr Macdonald in 1994, Dr Jack in 2015 and Dr Hughes in 2017.


Open Access Appointments

We run an Open Access clinic between
8am - 9.30am each weekday morning.

We are unable to accommodate a lot of people waiting in the shared waiting area in the foyer. We would ask you NOT to turn up too early. The receptionists will be unable to take names before 8am.
The Health Centre front doors do not open before 8.00am. Patients with a booked appointment (extended hours) can access the building from the rear entrance off the car park.

We will endeavour to see patients as quickly as possible.

Thanks for your patience.



Practice News

Open Access Appointments

We run an open access clinic between 8am - 9 30am each weekday morning.

This gives you the opportunity to see a GP that day. It is very popular.

The Health Centre does not open until 8am. There is controlled access for those with prebooked appointments in our extended hours surgery from 7am - 8am.

We endeavour to see patients as quickly as possible. Demand for this service can be variable.

You have the opportunity to book an appointment with a GP up to 2 weeks in advance and we offer a range of Practice Nurse appointments. You are also able to book a telephone appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse for advice or to discuss any health concerns.

Patient Self Check In

You can now book yourself in for your appointment with the GP, Practice Nurse or clinic (Midwife, dietician) using the touchscreen at Reception. Just enter your date of birth, confirm your appointment and you will register as arrived. This will allow the GP or Practice Nurse to call you from the waiting areas.


DIY Health Check Area

Waiting Room 1

This uses touchscreen technology and calibrated equipment. It is simple to use and allows you to check your blood pressure, height and weight and answer simple health check questionnaires at your own convenience. There is no need to see the GP or Practice Nurse for these simple tests. The results are communicated to your medical record and you will be prompted to make an appointment if further advice or intervention is recommended.

Drop in to Reception for access to Waiting Room 1 to try this out.

The Health Care Assistant will be happy to provide any help or information.


Alternative Appointment Options - Do you need to see a GP?
If you wish to discuss any of the following matters:

  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure
  • Contraception and sexual health
  • Diabetes advice
  • Weight Management
  • Well woman/man
  • Medication enquries
  • Medication requests
  • Simple cough or cold symptoms
  • Test results

Please speak to the reception team, Practice Nurse or local pharmacist as they will be able to help.

Nurse Brown, Nurse Foster and Nurse Ghani can prescribe.

Please speak to the reception team about making an appointment with the practice nurse or a telephone consultation with the GP as it could save you waiting. Practice Nurse and telephone appointments are usually available with a few days, sometimes the same day.


Protected Learning Time (PLT)
Practice Based Team training has been suspended in NHS Lanarkshire until further notice.

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