The Cowal Medical Practice
The Cowal Medical Practice

 Welcome to The Cowal Medical Practice 

Coronavirus Update

Please note, as the risk of COVID-19 is still substantial, we would ask all patients to continue to wear face coverings unless exempt and social distance when in the surgery.

The Surgery is offering some face to face appointments as well as a telephone triage service. 

All prescription requests must have a nominated pharmacy. Prescriptions SHOULD NOT be collected from the surgery.

Please order any prescriptions online if possible.

COVID Vaccination Status Scheme

Your vaccination status is a record of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you have received.

Your status includes your name, date of birth, and any coronavirus vaccinations you have received in Scotland.

Get a record of your coronavirus (Covid -19) vaccination status here from NHS Inform

You can also get access to your vaccine status by phoning the COVID-19 Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. The helpline is open every day from 10:00am to 6:00pm


SMS Text Messaging Service - 21st July 2022
If you are not already registered for the text messaging and appointment reminder service , you may receive a text from the practice offering for you to register for the service in the coming days.
If you need to see a doctor when whilst we are closed please call NHS 24 on 111. If you have a medical emergency please call 999. Many thanks
The Cowal Medical Practice



Cowal Medical Practice, 246 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7HW 

Tel: 01369 703279 or 01369 703354 Fax: 01369 704430


Dr Roop Bains MBBS (India) 2001 MRCGP

Dr Kate Canavan MB ChB Glasgow 2004 nMRCGP

Dr Gordon Wallace MB/ChB Aberdeen 1998 MRCGP

Dr Belen Calvo-til MRCGP Zaragoza, Spain

Dr Scott Samuel MB ChB Aberdeen 1998 JCPTGP Dip SEM

Dr William Thorne MB ChB Aberdeen University 2011MRCGP 


The practice is registered with:


NHS National Services Scotland
1 Marischal Square

Broad Street


AB10 1BL
T: 01224 358467


and is based in purpose-built premises with access for disabled patients, disabled toilet and induction loop facilities.

The nearest hospital with a casualty department is Cowal Community Hospital: 01369 704341


Telephone: 111 for NHS 24 out of hours service



Our practice area stretches from Loch Striven (in the south) through Dunoon and Sandbank to the turn off for Tighnabruaich. If you wish to register with us as a new patient there are two forms to fill in; one for the Health Board and one for the practice.  Information about previous health issues and immunisations will be requested.  In addition, patients on regular medication will be given the option of an appointment to discuss their care with a doctor.


Our small team of staff includes a practice nurses, practice administrators and several receptionists.


Complaints and Suggestions

We endeavour to provide exceptional service to all our patients. However, if you have a complaint about the service or any member of the practice, or suggestions about how we can improve our service, please write to us, addressing your letter to  Mrs M. Reilly-Wood, Practice Manager or via e-mail to


To complain to the Health Board, please contact:

The Complaints Team, NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, IV1 9AQ

Tel: 01463 705997                      Fax: 01463 711322                   Email:


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