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Coronavirus - Visit the NHS inform website or call 0800 028 2816 for general information and advice. If you have symptoms STAY HOME and call NHS 24 on 111.


The Monday evening clinics at the surgery are currently SUSPENDED, we will close at the normal time of 6pm.


Prescriptions - We are NOT issuing early or extra prescriptions. To reduce the number of patients attending the surgery, a number of pharmacies offer a collection service and we would be happy to give your prescriptions to their driver.


The surgery will be CLOSED every Tuesday between 12.30 - 13.30 for the forseeable future for staff training. For urgent matters, there will still be a telephone service.


Online booking of GP appointments via. Patient Access is currently SUSPENDED due to coronavirus.


We would like to give a warm welcome to our new GP registrar, Dr Emma Johnston, who has rejoined the practice team for 6 months from 4th of February.


We now require 48 HOURS to process ALL PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS. Prescriptions will be available for collection at the surgery after 48 hours from the request. This change is due to increased pressure on resources, thank you for your co-operation and understanding.


The surgery has an NHS Advanced Physiotherapist - Kirsty Anderson, if you have a bone, muscle or joint problem, please call the surgery for more information.


Click here to apply for Patient Access to make appointments and order repeat prescriptions online.


 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP):

Majella Beattie

We have recently welcomed Majella Beattie to the practice staff to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). ANPs are nurses who have acquired extra skill-sets that enable them to operate at a higher clinical level than normal practice nurses. An ANP can diagnose, prescribe and manage patient conditions in a way similar to GPs. At the moment our ANP appointments are suitable for the following conditions:

    • Coughs/Colds

    • Chest/sinus infections

    • Cold sores/athletes foot

    • Diarrhoea/constipation

    • Ear/nose/throat infections

    • Eye infection/stye/conjunctivitis

    • Hay fever

    • Headaches

    • Indigestion

    • Impetigo/shingles

    • Muscular pain

    • UTIs (but only if the patient does not meet criteria for the Pharmacy service)

    • Vaginal discharge

    • Wound infections



 

The ANP clinics are always supported by the Duty Doctor for advice when required.

 

 

Limitations

    1. The ANP clinics are for self-limiting conditions not linked to an on-going medical condition, in other words patients that have a new set of symptoms that are not part of a chronic pre-existing condition

    1. If a patient has a recurrent infection they should book an appointment with a GP.

    1. Pregnant women and children under five years old should book an appointment with a GP. 



 

 
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