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 FOR TICK ADVICE SEE:

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/activities/walking/check-for-ticks

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NHS HIGHLAND STRESS CONTROL COURSE

NHS Highland is running some free six week Stress Control Courses
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn some great and effective ways to control stress and common problems such as anxiety, low mood, panic, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem. If you would like to speak to someone about the Stress Control Course or to book your free place, please call the Fort William Health Centre on 01397 709830. Or, if you want, simply turn up for the first session and why not bring a friend or partner along and learn these great and effective techniques together?
You get lots of free helpful materials to take home including a CD, guides to help with stress and lots of handouts. The course will take place at KILMALLIE COMMUNITY CENTRE FROM 6pm to 7.30pm each:

2nd Course:
WEDNESDAY 25.10.17
WEDNESDAY 01.11.17
WEDNESDAY 08.11.17
WEDNESDAY 15.11.17
WEDNESDAY 22.11.17
WEDNESDAY 29.11.17
3rd Course:
WEDNESDAY 31.01.18
WEDNESDAY 07.02.18
WEDNESDAY 14.02.18
WEDNESDAY 21.02.18
WEDNESDAY 28.02.18
WEDNESDAY 07.03.18

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See the link below for information regarding how NHS Scotland will use information from GP patient records from May 2017.

SPIRE - Scottish Primary Care Information Resource

Connecting Carers Website

Musculosketel Advice and Triage Service

RCGP Quality Practice Award

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What is the Quality Practice Award?                                                   


The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Quality Practice Award (QPA) is a standards-based quality accreditation process designed to improve patient care by encouraging and supporting practices to deliver the very highest quality care to their patients. In operation since 1996, Quality Practice Award recognises the commitment of the entire team, including the attached staff, in providing high quality care for patients within a learning and adaptive environment.


Quality Practice Award is the highest attainable award available from the college encompassing a large clinical component and assessment of patient experience. Quality Practice Award asks the contributing team members to demonstrate reflective learning resulting in a quality initiative that is a holistic process of quality improvement.


Quality Practice Award requires practices to submit a portfolio of written evidence set against a number of standards covered in six modules. When a practice’s written evidence is complete, a full day assessment visit is conducted by a panel of three, which will comprise a combination of GPs, Nurses, and Managers.


QPA is the highest award attainable from the RCGP and recognises practice teams who have demonstrated both clinical and organisational Excellent Practice in the delivery of primary care.


Renewing our Award  


We applied for re-accreditation (which is optional to retain the award every 5 years).  An Assessment team visited the practice on Thursday, 3rd April 2014 and we are delighted to have been awarded QPA for a second time!



 
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