Flu Clinics - Saturday 14th October and Saturday 18th November from 9am until 1pm
Those aged over 65 and those aged 12 to 64 with chronic health problems will be invited to attend the flu clinic on Saturday 14th or Saturday 18th November. These clinics are open clinics with no need to make an appointment. Non paid carers and pregnant women are also eligible for immunisation under the NHS.
Children aged 2-4 years can attend the Practice Nurse for the nasal immunisation. We envisage these immunisations will be available from mid October onwards. Children attending primary school will be immunised at school.
Minor Ailment Service - The Role of Community Pharmacy
You may not necessarily need a GP appointment. Speak to your Community Pharmacist first who can provide advice and remedies for a huge range of ailments. Wart treatment, calpol and head lice treatment can be provided without the need to see your GP.
Children and some adults can be provided with a range of treatments for which there is no charge.
Drop into your local Community Pharmacy to see what services they can provide.
We will shortly be organising our flu clinics and patients will receive an invitation during the month of September to attend one of our Saturday morning clinics (dates will be published shortly). We invite around 1500 patients in for immunisation each year. Because of the large numbers we need to get through in a short time, we are unable to offer patients individual booked appointments. If you are unable to attend on one of our Saturday clinics, community pharmacists offer the immunisation on a private basis. We will also be offering a catch up clinic at the end of November.
Trying to get an appointment? - 392 lost appointments in the last three months
In the last three months we lost 392 appointments as patients booked these but then failed to show up without letting us know. This is a staggering 65 hours of GP and Nurse time. Help us to help you. Your unwanted appointment could be used by someone else if you let us know.
Dr Graham Bee has joined the practice on a permanent basis.
Dr Chohan finished his four month placement at the end of July. We wish him all the very best as he embarks on specialist medical training in England.
Dr Mhairi Paterson will re-join the Surgery for her specialist training 3rd year Registrar placement. Dr Paterson was with us eighteen months ago for her 1st year Registrar placement so she will be a familiar face to many of you.
Dr Adrian McInnes joins the surgery as our 1st year Registrar. He will be with us until February 2018.
Kelly our Health Care Assistant returns from maternity leave and will continue to work with Rona - both will be providing appointments.