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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!

 

Repeat Prescriptions

red_pills_bottleIf you are on regular medication you will be issued with a repeat prescription slip, which will enable you to obtain your medication without an appointment.

For medical and legal reasons, records of prescriptions are kept on the patient’s computer record.

You may obtain your prescription in any one of the following ways: 

  • Call at the surgery in person any time and post your repeat slip through the letterbox or in the box on the Reception desk.
  • Send in your repeat slip with a stamped addressed envelope if using a different pharmacy than Davidson's, Comrie.  We aim to process it on the day it is received and will then post it back to you or the pharmacy of your choice. Please allow sufficient time for postage.
  • Post your prescription slip in the box held at Davidson's, Comrie. The pharmacist will make sure prescription requests are sent along to the surgery daily.
  • Request your repeat prescriptions online via the form on this website.
  • Email us at comrieprescriptions.tayside@nhs.net 

 

Please make sure you have ticked your prescription slip for each item you require.

All prescriptions will be sent to the Davidson's in Comrie unless otherwise instructed.

When we receive your repeat request the records have to be extracted, the prescription processed then checked. It then goes to the Doctor to be checked before she/he signs it. This can take up to two days. Please, therefore, allow sufficient time for this process, and time for the post. Do not wait until you are almost out of medicine before requesting more drugs.

Please note that, for reasons of patient confidentiality, we do not fax prescriptions to chemists on a routine basis.

Telephone requests for repeat prescriptions are the cause of most of the errors that have occurred in the repeat prescription system. We must insist therefore, that, in normal circumstances, telephone requests cannot be accepted.

 
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