The Varis Medical Practice

Forres Health & Care Centre, Grantown Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1JG

The Practice

Contacting Us

For general enquiries, appointments, results, medical emergencies. Please call our main lines at 0345 337 1120
Community Nurses: 01309 678899
Health Visitors: 01309 678875
Midwives: 01309 678867
Fax: 01309 678870

Reception Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 –   6:00
Tuesday 8:00 –   6:00
Wednesday 8:00 –   6:00
Thursday 8:00 –   6:00
Friday 8:00 –  6:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Consulting Times

Our consultation times are as follows:
7.30am – 10.00am
11.00am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 5.30pm

Extended Hours

Varis Medical Practice takes part in the Extended Hours Scheme and offers appointments from 7.30am to 8.30am on various days of the week as part of this scheme.

Public Holidays

From 1st April 2005 the Health Centre will close on 8 public holidays per year. 4 of these days will be 2 each at Christmas and New Year. The other 4 will be notified as early as possible and advertised in the Health Centre. Cover for these dates will be provided by the Out of Hours Service.

2020/21 Public Holiday Dates

Wednesday 1st January 2020
Thursday 2nd January 2020
Monday 13th  April 2020
Friday 8th May 2020
Monday 13th July 2020
Monday 28th September 2020
Friday 25th December 2020
Monday 28th December 2020
Friday 1st January 2021
Monday 4th January 2021

Protected Learning Time

The practice also takes part in the NHS Grampian Protected Learning Time Scheme.  This entails the practice closing for an afternoon up to 6 times per year for staff training.  On these dates the practice will close at 1.30pm and cover will be provided by GMed in the same way as it is Out of Hours.

2019 PLT Dates

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Wednesday 4th September 2019
Wednesday 30th October 2019
Wednesday 20th November 2019


Further Information