Hawick health centre closed after doctor found dead on premises

a SENIOR doctor at a medical practice in Hawick has been found dead at the town’s health centre, writes Bob Burgess.

The doctor worked for the Teviot Medical Practice. A spokeswoman for NHS Borders confirmed the centre would remain closed today and tomorrow.

The grim discovery was made this morning and police immediately sealed off the complex.

Lothian and Borders Police have confirmed the death of the GP, who has been named locally but whose identity has not yet been released by either the police or the health service.

It’s understood there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the doctor.

The Teviot Medical Practice operates with 10 doctors and in addition to Hawick has patients in Lilliesleaf, Southdean, Teviothead, Buccleuch, Ashkirk, Chesters, Carter Bar, Mosspaul and Craik Forest.