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NHS MINOR AILMENT SERVICE

If you fall into one of the categories below you are eligible to register for Minor Ailments:

  • Children under 16 (or under 19 if in full-time education);

  • People aged over 60 years of age;

  • Those on certain benefits (eg Income Support);

  • People with a valid medical exemption certificate.

When you are registered for the minor ailments service your pharmacist can give you medicine for a minor illness or complaint, if they think you need it. You will not have to pay for this.

You will be able to get advice and free treatment (if you need it) from your pharmacist for problems such as:

Acne, Athletes Foot, Backache, Cold Sores, Cough, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Earache, Eczema, Allergies, Haemorrhoids (Piles), Hay Fever, Headache, Head Lice, Indigestion, Mouth Ulcers, Pain, Nasal Congestion, Period Pain, Thrush, Sore Throat, Warts, Threadworms, Verrucae.

Your pharmacist, like your doctor, can only give out certain medicines and products. You may not get the medicine or product you would normally buy.

If your pharmacist feels it is better for you to see your GP, they may refer you directly or ask you to make an appointment at your surgery.

Register at any pharmacy.

 

Action on Hearing

Are you deaf or hard of hearing?  Do you wear a NHS hearing aid?  Come to our free local drop-in to find out about:

  • Fitting new batteries and tubing (we are unable to re-tube OPEN FIT aids).
  • Caring for and getting used to your hearing aids.
  • The different services that can help you.
  • Information on equipment that can help you.
  • On-hand help and support from different services.

Please contact the Information Line on: 0808 808 0123 or visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Nuisance Calls

It has come to our attention that some patients in Tayside have recently received telephone calls from an unknown source querying the medication they are currently prescribed.  The patients are informed that if they do not share this information with the caller, their medication will cease.

Please be assured that NHS Tayside will never ask you for such information and your medication will not be stopped.

If you have any suspicions around a phone call you have received please contact us directly so we can notify NHS Tayside, as they may be able to establish a pattern, and we would also suggest that you report this to the Police.

Thank you.

Collections

Do you have any used postage stamps at home?  We are collecting stamps to raise money for donkey sanctuaries.  Please hand them into Reception or pop into the box in the waiting area. Thank you kindly.

Appointments

May we remind our patients that GP appointments are 10 minutes long. If you have more than one problem or would like a longer discussion then please let us know when making your appointment.

Important Dates

The Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the following dates:

Monday 25th December

Tuesday 26th December

Monday 1st January 2018

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

If you require medical attention on these dates, please call NHS 24 on 111.

May we take this opportunity to wish all of our patients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

 

NHS Inform


NHS InformNHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, which is available on line and over the phone. The site includes an a-z of health conditions, Common health questions, Health Zones which provide more detailed information on topics like cancer, screening, mental health, bereavement palliative and more.

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Everything you need to know about illnesses, tests, treatments, operations and services. Find out more

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Find answers to Common Health Questions. Not able to find what you are looking for? Ask a Health Information Advisor .  Find out more

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Information on Local and National groups & organisations that can help you with any health or well-being problem.  Find out more

Changes for NHS Inform website for 2017

The website www.nhsinform.scot has been redesigned with the needs of people first and foremost, bringing a range of new content and features to help people manage their own health and wellbeing and to make positive choices. Visitors to the site can use the digital tools to tailor the information, making it more personal  for each individual.

The site includes enhanced features to help make it more accessible and personal:

  • Info for Me is a personalisation tool which enables people to bring together everything which is relevant to them into a single place, which can be easily shared, printed or saved.
  • National Services Directory: all the health and social care information from across Scotland in one place, making it easier for you to get the right information about your local services.
  • Self Help Guide: fully revised, updated and aligned to the 111 service the new Self Help Guide allows you to check your symptoms online  and get advice to manage your condition or signpost to the right service.
  • Browsealoud is a feature that makes the website more accessible with speech, reading and translation tools.
  • Webchat access is available throughout the site.

 People who choose to talk to the health information team can call the service on 0800 22 44 88 (8am-10pm) every day.

The enhanced search function means all relevant content will be presented easily and quickly.

People can use the website to interact with other users and professionals around specific conditions in community forums to support self-management.



 
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