Important Information about a change in your Emollient
The practice is currently reviewing the emollients that we prescribe with a view to providing our patients with the most appropriate and cost-effective product currently available. As a result, we may change your future prescriptions for Dermol, Doublebase, Diprobase, Oilatum etc. to a more cost-effective alternative.
Even though the emollient may look slightly different it should be used in exactly the same way. You can be assured this product contains identical or very similar active ingredients to your original emollient and you should notice no difference in effectiveness.
To avoid waste, please carry on using your current emollient until you need to order your next prescription.
As the new preparation is more cost-effective, the savings made can be used to fund other health services in the area. Please do not hesitate to contact the practice if you would like more information or if you have any concerns with this change.
Christmas and New year public holiday dates
Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th December
Tuesday 1st January and Wednesday 2nd January.
Please dial 999 in the case of a medical emergency and 111 for medical advice.
Flu clinics - Have you had your flu jab?
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
If you are/or know someone who is housebound please contact the surgery so we can make arrangements for their vaccination
Diabetic Flash Glucose Monitoring (Libre)
NHS Tayside has agreed to make Flash Glucose Monitoring (Libre) technology available to people with diabetes who meet the criteria.
Please note the decision to commence/discontinue the use of Freestyle Libre will be made by the Specialist Diabetes Team. Patients will require to attend an education session (available every week) and then a letter will be issued to their GP recommending prescription.
Tayside Diabetes MCN is using their website the main route to provide information to patients and enable them to book onto a local education session. You can view the webpage here http://www.diabetes-healthnet.ac.uk/Default.aspx?pageid=429
**NEW** online services
24 hour online access available now: allowing you to book routine doctor appointments and request repeat medication online anytime, wherever you like. www.patient-services.co.uk
Fast and easy to use, works perfectly on smartphones and tablets as well as PC's
To register for this service please print and complete this Registration Form and hand it to reception. Registration forms also available at reception. Photographic ID is required to register for this service.
Once we have completed your registration you will be emailed registration details where you will then be able to book/cancel appointments and request repeat medication.
Text Message Appointment Reminders
We have introduced sending SMS text messages to remind patients of booked appointments. For this service consent is required please download Consent Form and hand into reception.
Keep your details up to date
Please ensure that you keep your personal details up-to-date. Including changes in address, mobile number, landline, email address etc.
Failed to Attend Appointments
In 2017 508 appointments were missed which equates to 85 hours of consulting time. Please remember to cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend.
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.
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.