Do You Need a Doctor?
Are you sure you really need to see a doctor? We offer the services of a specialist trained nurse who is able to deal with various common ailments, some of which are shown below. This service frees doctors to deal with more complicated and serious conditions. The nurse is also available for telephone consultations Monday to Friday between 8.00 - 9.00am.
Colds and Flu, Sore Throat, Sinusitis,
Cough, Earache, Headache,
Fever/Hayfever, Nosebleeds, Cold Sores,
Sore Eyes/Styes, Neck Pain, Mouth Problems,
Rashes/Eczema, Boils, Infected Wounds,
Headlice, Constipation, Diarrhoea/Vomiting,
Threadworms, Minor Head Injuries, Vaginal Discharge,
Urinary Tract Infection
Cervical smears are carried out in the surgery either by a doctor or nurse. The practice policy is to ensure that every woman aged between 18 to 60 years of age is tested every three years unless the cytologists recommend repeating the smears more often. You will receive an invitation by letter to make an appointment. Please contact any of the nurses if you believe that you have not received an invitation.
A wide range of methods of contraception is available via the surgery. Advice can be sought from all GPs, practice nurses, midwives and health visitors. If you require emergency contraception please arrange an emergency appointment with a practice nurse or GP.
Travel Overseas (including immunisations)
Advice with regard to travel overseas is available from all our practice nurses. Please collect a questionnaire from reception and complete it before your appointment with the nurse.
Please hand in your discharge letter to surgery as soon as possible after arriving home from hospital. Patients are usually given a supply of medication on discharge from hospital. If you require further treatment please contact the surgery. If appropriate, the hospital will arrange for the district nurse to visit you.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4000 people are diagnosed with the disease. For men the risk of getting colorectal cancer over the age of 50 is 1 in 18 (5.5%) and for women the equivalent risk is 1 in 22 (4.5%). The scottish bowel screening programme invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every 2 years. The GPs wish to encourage all patients who are eligible for the test to click on the link www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk for further details.