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Notice:

For the latest information regarding Coronavirus, including how to arrange a test or vaccine please visit NHS Inform at www.nhsinform.scot or call 0800 028 2816.

If you have any COVID symptoms and are unwell please contact the practice.

Pharmacists

General Practice Pharmacy Team  

We have a pharmacy team consisting of a practice pharmacist and a pharmacy technician who work within the surgery (on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) and are there to help you to use your medicines safely and effectively by: 

  • Helping you manage long term conditions 
  • Discussing medicine concerns with you- for example, side effects 
  • Providing clinics to review your regular medicines 
  • Offering solutions if you are affected by medicine shortages 
  • Checking test results to ensure your medicines are still appropriate 
  • Liaising with health and social care partners to enhance your care 

If you would like to have a medication review, discuss your prescription or have any medicine queries please book an appointment via the practice. 

Community Links Practitioners

Our Community Links Practitioner is able to help you work through a wide range of concerns you may have regarding keeping well in the community and is here to help you improve your health and wellbeing, through connecting you with activities and services in the area.

· Training, volunteering and employment
· Self-management of health
· Money and welfare support
· Local activities and hobby groups
· Housing issues

If you wish to self-refer ask the practice receptionist for further information.

Community Nurses

The district nursing service provides care to our patients who are unable to come to the Practice or are housebound.

The district nurse can be contacted on 01292 513875.

Community Team

Social work – 01292 281993

Health Visitors

Emma Bruce

As well as providing support and advice to parents of our under 5s, our Health Visitor carries out developmental assessments. The Health Visitor is usually available for advice and can be contacted through their office on 01292 885532, normally the answer phone is on but if you leave a message they will return your call as soon as possible.

Child Immunisation Programme

The practice offers all immunisations covered within the under 5 year old child programme. These clinics are held on every alternate Thursday morning by appointment. 

Attached Staff

Patricia McCormack

Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)

Our CPN sees our patients with a range of conditions from anxiety and phobias to severe mental illness. They provide support within the community to our patients and provide a valuable liaison with our hospital colleagues. We also have a dedicated CPN for the elderly who provides the same service but also deals with the problems more unique to our elderly population. Referrals are initially made after assessment by the doctors.

Colin Walker

Hospice Nurse

Our hospice nurse works with all members of our practice team and is responsible for the home care of patients referred to the Hospice. They provide help and support and are a valuable link between the hospice and the doctors in the practice in the care of our patients. Once referral has been made they can be contacted directly on 01292 269200.

Michelle Robertson

Mental Health Practitioner 

If you are between the age of 18-64 and have a non-urgent mental health problem, then make an appointment with our mental health nurse practitioner (MHP) – Michelle Robertson, who can see you for assessment of your mental health and further signpost or refer you to other services.

The MHP service will provide:

·        Possible telephone triage to ascertain clinical need/priority

·        Face to face mental health screening/assessment appointments

·        Sign posting/ onward referral to the most appropriate service

·        Psycho education for patients 

Please note: the MHP service does not provide:

·        Fit notes

·        Prescriptions 

Already known to Mental Health Services?

If you are already known to mental health services you should contact your local health team directly.

 
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