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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!

 

Pharmacists

Mr Kenny Halliday
He works here one day a week and helps us with all sorts of matters relating to prescribing.

Community Midwives

Community midwives attend ladies at home or in clinics and run classes for antenatal and post-natal care. They act as a link between the hospital midwifery service and our practice. They are available on Fridays by appointment.

If you wish to contact a midwife about any problems please use the following numbers:

For URGENT matters please telephone 01738 473425. This is staffed 24 hours a day and is the labour ward main line at Perth Royal Infirmary.

For NON-URGENT matters please telephone 01738 473406 and leave a message. This is an answering machine and the midwife will call you back.

If your baby has a FEEDING problem please telephone 01738 473436 and leave a message. This is staffed 24 hours a day by the Red Team postnatal ward at Perth Royal Infirmary.

Community Nurses

These Community Nurses provide nursing care to those patients at home who are housebound and unable to attend the surgery. They are very experienced and give nursing advice to the Doctors and patients. You can contact them directly by telephoning the Medical Centre on Comrie 670283

What they do; The District Nurse is a specialist in homecare nursing who works with your Doctor and other services in order to provide the most effective high standard of care for patients. The following are examples of the types of care District Nurses provide:

  • Assessment of health needs and promotion of independence
  • Wound assessment and care
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Symptom management
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Prescribe & administer medications & treatments where appropriate
  • Post operative care
  • Health Promotion/advice
  • Continence advice
  • General support and advice regarding other services
  • Referral to other services

Am I housebound?

Please remember that the District Nursing service is first and foremost a service for people who are housebound. You are not housebound if you are able to leave your home with minimal assistance e.g. assisted/unassisted visits to the doctor, dentist, hairdresser, supermarket. There are some circumstances in which it may be more appropriate for you to receive care in your own home. The District Nurse will be able to discuss this with you.

Mrs Paula Moor
RN BA (Nursing Studies)
Mrs Hilary Burnett
Mrs Susan Hartgill

Health Visitors

Karen Aitken
The members of the Health Visiting team are registered nurses who have extra training in public health and family health with particular emphasis on child development. They see all new babies at home once discharged from the midwife and maintain regular contact until school age and beyond. Their direct telephone number is 01764 655535.

Attached Staff

Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy department based in Crieff works on an appointment system.  You can now fill out a self-referral form without coming to see your GP.  Once you have filled out the paperwork we will pass it onto Physiotherapy and they will send you an appointment in the post.

Podiatrist/Foot Care

Another service we are able to offer within Comrie Medical Centre is that of the Podiatrist once a week. Patient appointments are made direct through the Podiatry department in Perth Royal Infirmary.  We have self referral forms for this service too.  Please ask at Reception if you would like a copy.

Community Psychiatric Nurses(CPN)

Provide specialist advice to patients in their own homes. They can be contacted at the Kings Centre in Crieff on 657120.

 
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