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Signposting

Signposting

Your GP may not always be the only or best person to advise you on certain medical matters.  Other health professional such as pharmacists, podiatrists, opticians and specialist nurses can often help and it may allow you to be seen quicker.

The following list provides some useful examples of who else may be able to help with certain issues:

 

Practice Nurse/Health Care Assistant

Travel vaccination advice, blood pressure checks, bloods, asthma reviews, smears, minor injuries, management of hypertension, COPD, diabetes, contraception advice

Physiotherapist

We now have a physiotherapist attached to the Practice who will consult with patients.  Samantha Richards, (known as Sam), can assess, diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions of the spine, arms, hands and legs.

 Examples of conditions she can treat include:

 

-  Osteoarthritis

-  Neck and shoulder pain

-  Low back & hip pain

-  Sciatica

-  Wrist & hand pain

-  Knee & ankle pain

-  Ligament & muscle injuries

-  Tendon issues

 To book an appointment with Sam, please call our reception team.  Consultations are 30 minutes long.

Pharmacists

Coughs and colds, mouth ulcers, sore throats and ear aches that have lasted for less than 3 days duration, emergency contraception, nappy rash, hayfever, thrush, cold sores, head lice, athletes foot, urinary tract infections (UTI) in females aged 16-65

 

Opticians

Dry, red, watery, sticky or itchy eyes, head-aches when watching TV, cysts, styes, conjunctivitis

 

Podiatry

You can self refer to the Podiatry service.  You must fill in a referral form which can be submitted electronically. The form can be accessed by clicking in this link:  Podiatry service self referral form

 

Dentist

Any condition affecting your mouth or teeth should be directed to a dentist

Smoking cessation

If you would like assistance to stop smoking, you can fill an electronic referral form to gain an appointment with a specialist advisor by clicking on this link.

Maggie's Highland

Are now able to offer prebooked face to face appointments in the centre, whilst continuing their group work online. At the moment they are not open for drop-in in the building, but their garden is open for people to use if coming to the hospital.

Maggie’s is not just there for the person with cancer, but also their family and friends, which becomes especially important if the person with cancer dies. They provide one to one bereavement support and we also have a bereavement group that meets twice a month.

The other thing that may particularly interest you is their parents group, which will support parents to speak to their children about cancer no matter what their age and also understand their children’s reactions to having someone in the family with cancer.

 If you have any queries please contact the centre directly on  01463 706306.

This is a copy of their current programme of activities that are available online:Maggie's Highland August Programme

 



 
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