Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.


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Attached Staff

Cairnsmore Medical Practice is an accredited training practice with Glasgow University and Dundee University for Doctors at different stages of their career.


These are qualified doctors who are doing their General Practice Speciality Training (GPST) over 3 or 4 years.  They will spend 18 months of their training with us here at Cairnsmore Medical Practice and the rest of their time in a hospital setting.  Our current Registrar is Dr Lorne McPherson.


Foundation Year 2 Doctors are also qualified but have yet to choose their preferred speciality.  FY2's spend four months with us before going on to train in their field of expertise, many of which choose General Practice. Our current FY2 is Dr Morven McNab.


ScotGEM is designed to develop doctors interested in a career as a GP within NHS Scotland.  This is a unique and innovative four year graduate entry medical programme tailored to meet contemporary and future needs and focuses on rural medicine and healthcare improvement.  We currently have two students undertaking their third year of training with us - Ryan Glymond and Lily Tredwin.


Cairnsmore Medical Practice has a long standing relationship with Glasgow University and Dundee University for providing placement experience for 4th or 5th year medical students.  These students spend 5 weeks with us in General Practice.


We are very fortunate to be able to offer a diverse experience of life in rural practice and the beauty of Dumfries and Galloway.  

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