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CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) Outbreak Practice Changes

DO NOT ATTEND THE HEALTH CENTRE unless you have been asked to by us.

In response to Covid-19 outbreak we have now moved to a telephone triage system. We will now be dealing with things over the phone as much as possible. This will limit the spread of the virus and reduce our patients' exposure to it. In the event we need to see you face to face this will be organised during the phone call with the doctor.

If you are asked to attend, on arrival, please follow staff instructions carefully and hand wash on the WAY IN and OUT. We also ask that you are patient with our staff; they are doing their best in difficult circumstances. 

Patients with mild symptoms or queries should visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

If you have more serious symptoms and are worried about Coronavirus contact 111 (24 hour service).

Please refer to the information further down the page for advice.

Prescriptions: We cannot issue prescriptions more than 2 weeks early, turnaround time is likely to take longer than 48 hours.  Please only order what you need and be patient with our staff, and Community Pharmacists.  They are doing the best they can in very difficult circumstances.  Thank you

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

Forms are now available for registering for the Text Messaging Service. These can be downloaded from the website (see section 2 on the right) or collected from the Surgery. Peterculter Pharmacy and Rowlands also have copies of the form.

 NHS Waiting Times  - see link on the Latest News Page

Travel Clinic

If you are planning on holidaying abroad and think you may require travel immunisations please be aware that you need to contact the surgery for an appointment at the Travel Clinic at least 10 weeks before your date of travel.

The clinic is only held on a Wednesday morning.

Urinary Tract Infections in Women

If you call the practice for advice about symptoms of a possible urinary tract infection, you may be directed to one of the local pharmacies (Lloyds or Rowlands in Cults or Peterculter Pharmacy) who are offering an assessment/treatment service for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI's), in female patients only. You will be asked some very basic questions to establish that it is suitable for you to use this option. UTI's are not uncommon in women, are generally not serious, but are a significant nuisance, and usually respond well to appropriate treatment. In men, UTI's are much less common and are more likely to need consideration for further investigation.

Your Local Pharmacy

Your local pharmacists are well qualified to advise you on treatment for many minor ailments.

Clinics & Services

Specialist Clinics

elderley_BP_checkWe run clinics to monitor patients with the following medical conditions:-

  • Asthma
  • COPD (previously known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (history of angina or previous heart attack)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Warfarin Monitoring

Other Services

Maternity Medical Services

All the doctors provide antenatal and postnatal care shared with our community midwife who is also available to be seen at clinics within the health centre.   Appointments can be arranged through reception.  The community midwife in partnership with the health visiting team organise antenatal education as appropriate.

Contraceptive Services

All the doctors in this practice provide routine contraceptive services/advice. Specialist services such as IUCD insertion and contraceptive implants are also available. Dr Malcolm offers advice on long acting reversible contraception. Pre-assessment and counselling is required prior to arranging insertion. Further information can be obtained from the reception staff.

Child Health Surveillance doctor_baby_girl

A baby clinic is held every Tuesday afternoon between 14:00 – 16:00 with the health visiting team. Please note that this clinic is for well babies. Child development assessment clinics are also run by both doctors and health visitors. These are arranged by appointment.

Routine Childhood Immunisations

These are offered according to the currently recommended schedules for infants and pre-school children. The health visitors carry out this service at the practice.

Cervical Screening/Women's Health

This is carried out in accordance with National guidelines. From 6th June 2016, all women aged 25- 64 years are invited to attend for regular screening. The frequency will continue to be every three years from 25 - 49 years but will change to every five years for women aged 50 - 64 years.  Routine cervical smear appointments can be made with our practice nurses or with a GP if you prefer.  Please contact reception for details.

Patients with problems relating to women's health eg menstrual disorder, vaginal discharge, breats problems etc are advised that is more appropriate to make an appointment with a GP.

Minor Surgery

We hold a weekly minor operations list (undertaken by Dr Harris), for the surgical treatment of a wide variety of skin lesions, cysts and problematic ingrown toenails. Patients are referred to this clinic after a consultation with one of the GPs. 

Cryocautery

“Freeze therapy” for selected warts which have not responded to appropriate topical treatments with wart paints.  The GP will recommend this treatment if required.

Foreign Travel

We offer a limited Travel Health Service - further details are available on the above tab.

 
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