FLU CLINICS IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
If you are over 65 OR are diabetic, have chronic respiratory disease, heart, liver or kidney problems, neurological conditions, if your immunity is low, if you are the main carer for someone or you are pregnant then you NEED a flu jab
Flu nasal spray vaccines are available for ALL children aged two - five years (not yet in primary school) as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. More information is available at www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/childflu
Criteria for Pneumoccocal & Shingles Vaccines
Pneumococcal: patients over 65
Shingles: aged 70-74 & 76 - 79 (just not 75 year olds)
Please contact the surgery after 2pm to arrange an appointment on 01887 820366
If you are/or know someone who is housebound, please contact the surgery so we can make arrangements for your/their vaccination.
Month of birth recall system
We are in the process of redesigning our recall system. We plan to invite patients for a yearly review of their medical conditions and any current medication they have, during the month of their birthday. By doing this we are trying to avoid the inconvenience of patients receiving several invitations throughout the year.
Text Message Appointment Reminders
We introduced sending SMS text messages to remind patients of booked appointments in February this year and in this short time failed to attend appointments have reduced.
For this service consent is required please download Consent Form and hand into reception.
Failed to Attend Appointments
In 2016 715 appointments were missed which equates to 119 hours of consulting time. Please remember to cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend.
Know who to Turn to
Know who to turn to website is designed to help you get the right medical assistance when you're ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently. For more information please click here. The website expands to inform you when it is best to see the relevant health care professional or service by clicking on 'more information'
Treatment of dental problems/infections
As recommended by the British Medical Association (BMA) we are unable to provide treatment for Dental problems/infections, the General Medical Council (GMC) requires doctors to have appropriate skills for any treatment that they offer. We advise patients with dental problems to contact their registered dentist in the first instance, however, GPs can provide advice to ascertain that the conditioni requires only dental treatment. If you do not have a registered dentist, access to emergency dental services can be arranged by contacting NHS 111. The practice is unable to re-issue any prescriptions prescribed by a dentist.
Public Holidays / Closures
Aberfeldy & Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice will be closed on the following public holiday dates:
- Monday 1st May 2017
- Monday 25th December 2017
- Tuesday 26th December 2017
- Monday 1st Januuary 2018
- Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Please note we will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
We will be having training days - Protected Learning Days whereby the practice will be open from 08.00 - 12.30 but closed from 12.30 - 18.00. Out of Hours service will be available during these hours on 111.
These training days have been identified as
- Monday 29th May 2017
- Monday 24th July 2017
- Monday 9th October 2017
(The above dates are given to us via NHS Tayside and are agreed in partnership with our Local Medical Council) Please note that NHS 24 can be contacted during these times on 111.