We have had lots of queries in the Practice about students getting vaccines and there is a handy link on NHS Inform that gives you all of this information particularly about the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) and Meningitis ACWY (MenACWY). The link is below.
Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners
In the Practice we have two Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners (APPs). We have Mairead in all day Monday and Friday and Hayley who is in Tuesday am, Wednesday all day and Thursday am. You can book in to see them directly through Reception.
GP APPs can see patients (aged 16 years and over only) at the Practice for a range of musculoskeletal issues, such as sprains, strains, sports injuries, joint pain and stiffness, sore back/neck, arthritis and muscle, ligament, tendom or bone problems.
These appointments are 20 minutes long and are an alternative to seeing a GP for assessment and diagnosis as well as advice, support and exercise.
These appointments aren't for ongoing treatment, but they can refer patients on to physio and secondary care as well as for further investigations, including x-ray.
New Registration Process
Following feedback we are changing our new patient registration process from Tuesday 9th January 2024 at 11am.
Instead of telephone applications, there will be a simple online form to apply for a registration place.
Please note that spaces are limited, and the form will close once our weekly quota of applications has been submitted. If you are unable to submit your application, it means that our quota has been met for that week and we are unable to register you.
There is currently a shortfall of spaces at GP practices in this area. However, you will be eligible to apply to several practices according to your postal address and the catchment areas of local GP practices. You can visit the NHS Inform website to explore other practice options - www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory/gp-practices
If you have tried and exhausted all options available to you and have had no success in securing a space at a GP practice, you can email the health board at email@example.com detailing where you have tried and when. They may be able to allocate you a GP practice.
Please note that we are not taking on any new patients for the two week holiday period.
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Dr Penny Retirement
Last Thursday we said goodbye to one of our GP Partners Dr Judith Penny. Dr Penny had been in the surgery for many years and was loved by staff and patients alike so she will be sorely missed. We wish her all the very best and a long and happy retirement.
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Dr Penny Retirement Notice
We are sad to announce that one of our partners Dr Judith Penny has decided to retire at the end of November 2023. She will be sorely missed in the surgery by both staff and patients. Follow the link below to read her letter to patients.