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Latest News

Practice Closures: 

  • We will be closed from 1pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019 for our designated staff Protected Learning Time (PLT) session. 
  • Friday 18th October is a public holiday and the practice will be closed on this day.

During closures NHS24 out of hours service will receive phone calls and will respond to queries regarding advice and treatment.  They can be reached by dialling 111.

In an emergency, as always, call 999.

New Team Member:

Dr Gianluca Alonzi joined the practice in August and will be with us for 18 months as a GP Registrar.  GP Registrars are experienced doctors who have completed their medical education and have spent time working in hospital settings.  They then opt for specialist training and are placed in a suitable training environment as a Registrar.  In the case of GP training, this involves 18 months in a GP practice and 18 months further training in a hospital setting covering areas akin to general practice (A & E, paediatrics, for example).

MEDICATION:
For all our patients on repeat medication, please remember to check how much you have, and if you will run out around the holiday periods/practice closure dates, please submit your repeat request in plenty of time for us to action.

Be aware, that our standard turnaround time for prescription requests (48 hours) only counts WORKING DAYS, so we will not be processing any repeat prescription during days when we are closed.

General Data Protection Regulations

The GDPR Regulations come into effect on the 25th May 2018.  The aim of the regulations is to provide greater levels of protection in relation to personal information.  Please refer to the Practice Privacy Policy for more information.

Duty of Candour

The practice is required to comply with the duty of candour legislation.  This involves providing an annual return to the Scottish Government, a copy of which can be obtained by speaking with the Practice Manager.

Minor Ailment Service - The Role of Community Pharmacy

You may not necessarily need a GP appointment.  Speak to your Community Pharmacist first who can provide advice and remedies for a huge range of ailments.  Wart treatment, calpol and head lice treatment can be provided without the need to see your GP.

From May 2018 most community pharmacists can provide treatment to women (aged 18 -65) for Urinary Tract Infections and to children for Impetigo.

Children and some adults can be provided with a range of other treatments for which there is no charge. 

Drop into your local Community Pharmacy to see what services they can provide.

Trying to get an appointment?  - 400 appointments lost in the last three months

Every three months we loose around 400 appointments as patients book them but then fail to show up without letting us know they wish to cancel.  This is a staggering 7 weeks of GP and Nurse time over the course of a year.   Help us to help you.  Your unwanted appointment could be used by someone else if you let us know.  Please protect your NHS and use its services wisely.

 

 

 

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