The Cowal Medical Practice
The Cowal Medical Practice

 Welcome to The Cowal Medical Practice (click on image below for Corona Virus Information) All Covid-19 vaccination related activity is being undertaken by NHS Highland

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“If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit or call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (available 8am–8pm 7 days a week).

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Please only contact us at this stage if you have questions about your personal medical situation, or you have already received an appointment that you wish to reschedule or cancel"


The Cowal Medical Practice
Friday 24th December – normal hours
Saturday 25th December–closed
Sunday 26th December - closed
Monday 27th December – closed
Tuesday 28th December - closed
Wednesday 29th December - normal hours
Thursday 30th December - normal hours
Friday 31st December - normal hours
Saturday 1st January 2022–closed
Sunday 2nd January - closed
Monday 3rd January – closed
Tuesday 4th January - closed
Wednesday 5th January - normal hours
If you have any prescriptions that require renewing we advise that you order them ASAP by calling 01369 703354 or 703279
If you need to see a doctor out when we are closed please call NHS 24 on 111.
If you have a medical emergency please call 999.
Thank you
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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