Dr MacLean will be swimming the 23miles (37km) of Loch Lomond to raise money for St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. The swim is planned for a weekend in July.

Click here to visit the Just Giving page if you would like to donate to this worthy cause.

A note from Dr MacLean:

‘I’m hoping the 23miles will take roughly 12 hours but there are a lot of variables. Training in the Loch swimming regularly across the Winter and onwards. Currently swimming around 22km a week (loch and pool). Thanks for the donations to the Hospice. I’m a GP in the local area and we refer to St Margaret’s for patients and families when needed.’


June 27th, 2019

If you are travelling outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some serious diseases found in other parts of the world.


If you have a holiday abroad planned, we suggest you complete one of our travel vaccination questionnaires. You can collect one from reception or download here.


Our Practice Nurse will check if you require additional vaccines and contact you to discuss these if required.


Please note, as some vaccinations are required to be completed up to 6 weeks before you travel, it’s best that you arrange to fill out your form at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to your trip. If you return your form to us any later than 4 weeks prior to travel, we may ask that you attend a private travel clinic to receive any required vaccinations.

June 12th, 2019

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May 16th, 2019

Our doctors and nurses will be attending a training event on Wednesday 15th May.

We will be running an emergency service only this day. We therefore ask that you only contact the surgery during this time if your enquiry is urgent.

We thank you for your patience.

May 8th, 2019

The practice will be closed on Mondays 6th & 27th May for the Bank Holidays.


Please remember to order your medication to cover this period and allow us 2 working days to process your request.

If you do find yourself short, your local emergency pharmacies are:

Boots – High St Dumbarton – Tel: 01389 763907 – Open 11am – 3pm

Boots – Main St Alexandria – Tel: 01389 752606 – Open 10am – 2pm


If you find yourself unwell during this time, the NHS ‘Know Who To Turn To’ guide is very useful in identifying the right option for your condition, and when to access essential services.


April 29th, 2019

Last week we said our goodbye’s to Dr Rhoda Kelso, who was helping cover maternity leave with us. Hopefully we will see her back periodically in the future for locum cover!

This week we will welcome back Dr Joyce Braaksma to the team. She will be helping with cover on Fridays for approx 6 months.

Last but not least, we have a new registrar (trainee GP) at the practice, Dr Kristen Laing. She will be with us initially for a period of 6 months. We wish her a warm welcome to the practice!


April 23rd, 2019

Your GP surgery will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday 19th & Monday 22nd April.


Remember to order your medication to cover this period & allow 2 working days for us to process the request for you.

Your local pharmacies will maintain their normal opening times on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st, however if you find yourself short of your medication on Monday 22nd your local pharmacy openings are:

Boots Pharmacy – 73 High Street Dumbarton Tel: 01389 763907 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Boots Pharmacy – 167/169 Main Street Alexandria Tel: 01389 752606 – 10:00am – 2:00pm


If you find yourself unwell during this time, the NHS ‘Know Who To Turn To’ guide is very useful in identifying the right option for your condition – and when to access essential services.


From all at Levenside Practice, we would like to wish you all a Happy Easter!

April 12th, 2019

On Monday 18th February we will be welcoming back Dr Katie Mitchell from maternity leave!

When she gets back up to speed, her normal days will be Monday, Thursday & Friday.

Dr Joyce Braaksma who was covering the maternity leave finished up with us just before the February school holidays. She frequently locums with us though, so we expect to see her back periodically in the future.


February 15th, 2019