LATERAL FLOW TESTS AND OTHER MEDICAL SUNDRIES:
The NHS no longer supply lateral flow tests. These are available online from a variety of vendors. The practice has some in stock available for purchase, as well as a few other non-prescribable sundries.
We are looking for a new partner to join our team. If you are interested, please contact Sheena MacKinnon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP RESTARTS:
If you would like a vaccine but have not been contacted, please call 0808 196 8383 or email email@example.com as soon as possible. The lines are busy so please keep trying. The vaccination team will be arranging home visits to those that are unable to attend the clinics. If you are an unpaid carer for someone whose welfare depends on your help, please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/carersregister or contact the surgery to register. There is more information on nhsinform.scot
DALIBURGH BRANCH SURGERY:
We reopened our Branch Surgery on Thursday 3rd December 2020. The waiting room is very small and unsupervised, so please don't drop in without an appointment. Opening times will be 9am to 1pm Monday and Thursday. For appointments please phone the Main Surgery number on 01870 602215. On Mondays, appointments are with our Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
HOUSE OF CARE:
We are beginning to use 'House of Care' for our clinical reviews. This means you should be better prepared for your review, and more able to decide the goals of your care. Your letter inviting you to your review will be more colourful. It will also ask you to consider what might be the most important thing to discuss at your appointment.
IT IS OK TO ASK:
For any treatment, work out what suits you. Ask yourself and your doctor:
- Benefits - what are the benefits of my treatment plan?
- Risks - what are the risks from my treatment plan?
- Alternatives - are there any other ways of managing my problem?
- Nothing - what happens if we do nothing?
For more information, please visit NHS inform - realistic medicine. One of the partners, Dr Dawson, will be working with the Scottish Health Council to see if we can develop a model that will bring these policies to life in a community health care setting. She is writing a blog about her views on realistic medicine and her project.