Several times per year the health board arrange for all practices in Tayside to close for an afternoon to allow time for essential staff training. These are known as PLT afternoons or protected learning time. During these afternoons from 12.30pm-6pm patients who require to be seen urgently can call NHS24 and if required will be given an appointment at an out of hours centre or housecall just like at weekends and overnight.

Please note Routine appointments, prescriptions and results cannot be dealt with by NHS24 or out of hours during these times.

As soon as the practice is told by the health board we will advertise the dates of PLT closures on the practice closure page, at the front desk and on the waiting room screen.