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Please note that the surgery will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 6th June from 1pm - 6pm for Protected Learning Time (Staff Training).  If you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999.  If you have an urgent medical need which can not wait until the surgery reopens at 8am on Thursday 7th June please dial 111.



 

Please note that the GP will not usually issue you with a fit/sick note unless you have been off work for more than 7 days. For the first 7 days your employer should be able to provide you with a 'self certificate'.

https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave

We have recently reviewed our process for “sick lines” – now known as Fit Notes.

If a Fit Note is to be issued, it is important that it is done in a proper appointment so that the GP can carry out a full assessment of your care.

If you think you may need another Fit Note, please book a follow-up appointment with your usual GP. This can be either a bookable telephone appointment or a face-to-face appointment in the surgery. Please phone in advance.

 


Support if you are suffering from sight loss can be found at:

See the link below for the Highland Hospice Bereavement Support Service:

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED IT'S GUIDANCE ON VITAMIN D - SEE LINK:

NHS Scotland is conducting its biennial patient survey.  If you receive this survey through the post please complete and return it.  NHS Scotland values your opinion.

NHS SCOTLAND PATIENT SURVEY


FOR TICK ADVICE SEE:

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

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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

When We Are Closed

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OUT OF HOURS :

clockThe practice closes at 6pm. Between 6pm and 8am Monday to Thursday and after 6pm Friday until 8am Monday morning please phone 111 (NHS24, freephone) . The staff at NHS24 will ask you for information about your health and condition and will advise on the most appropriate course of action. This may include offering advice over the phone or advising you to attend a pharmacy. If they feel you need to be seen they will pass your case to Highland Hub who will be in touch to arrange for you to attend the Urgent Care Centre or in some cases provide a home visit.

In an emergency please phone 999 and speak to the ambulance service, Chest pains/shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

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PROTECTED LEARNING TIME (PLT)

Several afternoons per year, the surgery is closed from 1pm for Protected Learning Time to allow for education/training for doctors, nurses and staff.  The next date for PLT afternoon will be :

TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2018

WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 2018

During PLT sessions, calls to the surgery are transferred to NHS24 or you can also contact NHS24 directly on 111.

If you require to be seen by a GP, NHS24 will arrange for the on-call Doctor to see you.

The on-call Doctor will deal with your problem either by advice, by seeing you at the Health Centre or by a Home Visit. When you are seen by another practice out of hours your medical records at Tweeddale are updated the next working day.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.



 
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