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New GP

We would like to welcome Dr Rukshana Steven to the practice.  She joined the team on 1st December 2016 as a GP Partner.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are still available to all patients over the age of 65, patients under 65 with a chronic condition such as heart problems, respiratory problems, kidney disease.  All 2-5 year olds are also entitled to the flu vaccination free of charge.  If your child missed the vaccination at school then the practice is able to offer a 'catch-up' programme.  Please contact your surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse for this.

Minor Illness

This is the time of year when coughs, colds and sore throats are very common.  If you have a minor illness such as this please see the section on the right-hand side of the website for some advice on how to treat this at home.  Usually a mild viral illness will improve without treatment in about a week.  If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or worsen then your local pharmacist can help or you can phone the GP for some advice.

Practice Holidays 2016/17

Please note that the practice will be closed on the following dates, during which time medical attention can be sought from NHS 24 by telephoning 111:

Monday 26th December 2016

Tuesday 27th December 2016

Monday 2nd January 2017

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Please make sure that you order enough repeat medication to ensure you do not run out over the festive period.

Half-Day Closing

Please note that the practice will close at 12.30pm on the following dates for staff training.  Medical attention can be sought from NHS 24 by telephoning 111.

Next date TBC

Extended Hours

We now offer appointments out of core hours.  These are on a Tuesday evening or a Saturday morning.  Please see the extended hours page for more details. 

Out of Hours
For medical attention outside of normal working hours, please telephone NHS 24 on 111. "Out of hours" is between the hours of 5.30pm - 8.00am Monday to Thursday and all weekend from 5.30pm on Friday to 8.00am on Monday morning.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Telephone Advice
You may phone at any time to request to or speak to a doctor. You will be asked by the receptionist to give brief details. These will then be passed on to the doctor who will phone back if appropriate.

Bowel Screening Programme

Bowel Screening Programme

The Scottish Bowel Cancer Screening Programme will invite all men and women between the ages of 50 and 74 years who are registered with a GP. It is therefore vital that you inform the practice of your latest address so you can be sent regular invitations for screening.

Other eligible individuals who are not registered with a General Practice such as prisoners, armed forces, homeless and individuals in long-stay institutions will also be able to participate.

How is the screening programme be run?

All men and women aged between 50 and 74 will receive a Faecal Occult Blood test (FOBt) kit by post to their home address. The kit is completed at home and returned to the national Bowel Screening Centre for Scotland, which is based in Dundee at King’s Cross Hospital.

The centre tests all the completed screening kits and then notifies:

  • all participants of their results
  • all GP practices of positive FOBt results
  • all NHS Boards of positive results requiring further investigations.

If the overall result of screening is positive, then the individual will be referred to their local hospital for further assessment and may be offered a colonoscopy if appropriate.

Why is it important to return my kit?

Bowel cancer is more common in people over 50 years of age, especially in men. One in 20 of us over 50 years of age will get bowel cancer at some point in our lives.

Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. The screening test looks for hidden blood in the bowel motion, as this may suggest a higher chance of bowel cancer.

Other changes in the bowel can also be found, such as polyps (non-cancerous growths). If found, most polyps can be easily removed and often prevent future cancers developing.

If bowel cancer is detected early enough through screening, there is a 90% chance
of treating the disease successfully.

For approximately every 650 people invited for regular screening, one bowel cancer death will be prevented. In Scotland this will mean the screening programme will prevent at least 150 deaths from bowel cancer each year.

If you would like more information on the bowel screening programme please visit www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk



 
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