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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!

 

stethescope_blue_bookThe practice is an accredited practice for training doctors as General Practitioners and for training medical students. This means there may be other doctors or students attached to the practice at various times, including GP Speciality Trainees, (they are qualified doctors gaining experience in general practice for periods of 6 months to a year depending on the stage of their training), a foundation year doctor (qualified doctor attached to the practice for up to 4 months), or undergraduate medical students (usually attached to the practice for 1–3 months during their 5th year at university). The doctors may have a GP Speciality Trainee or a medical student present during consultations at the surgery or on home visits.

We understand that patients may not wish to discuss sensitive subjects in the presence of another doctor or medical student. Therefore, you will be informed accordingly when you report to the reception desk. Please inform the receptionists if you prefer to see the doctor alone. You don’t have to give a reason and the doctor will understand.

Occasionally the doctors will ask patients for consent to record your consultation on video for training purposes. The tape is reviewed with another doctor in order to observe and improve communications between doctor and patient. The practice adheres strictly to the national guidelines for consent, confidentiality and usage of such videotapes.

Your consultation can only be video taped with your written consent beforehand and you will be asked for your written consent again after the consultation. Again the doctors concerned will understand if you change your mind and refuse permission. Videotapes are an important means of improving doctors’ skills, but we understand and respect your rights, without question, to refuse anything that you might find intrusive to your own health care, which remains our foremost priority.

 
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