Upper Nithsdale GP Partners Announce Plans To Step Down 

A PARTNERSHIP of GPs at a practice in Upper Nithsdale have communicated their plans to step down from the responsibility for its day-to-day running in the middle of next year. 

The move at Upper Nithsdale Group Practice, which provides services to patients from premises at Sanquhar and Kelloholm, is set to take effect from 1 May 2022.

The model for GP practices commonly operated across both Dumfries and Galloway and Scotland sees the partners in each practice carry the responsibility for its day-to-day running.

The decision by partners at Upper Nithsdale Group Practice  to step back from the day-to-day responsibility for the running of the practice means work is now underway to prepare for this move, and to ensure a continuity in service.

Patients of the practice should be reassured that the GPs and their practice team will be continuing to provide services to patients at Sanquhar and Kelloholm during this period, which as for all practices across the region is set to be extremely busy and challenging.


Patients are asked to be patient and understanding, and the Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to ensure that they, staff and the wider community remain informed as work takes place over coming months in response to this development.