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Cancelling your Appointment

In August 2014 19 doctor appointments and 14 nurse appointments were not atttended, this equates to more than 5.5 hours of consulting time.If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone reception staff at the appropriate surgery. By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

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Welcome to our practice website. We hope it will provide our patients with a source of information about our practice, the staff and services we provide and in addition be a useful resource for other health related information.
 
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
 

**FLU VACCINATION**

If you are over 65 OR are over 6 months and diabetic, have chronic respiratory disease, heart, liver, kidney or neurological problems, if your immunity is low, if you are the main carer for someone or you are pregnant then NEED a flu jab
We are also offering the nasal flu vaccine to children over 2 years of age but are not yet 4 years old (as of 1st September 2014)
We are running an appointment system again this year.  Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

**SHINGLES VACCINATION**

We are offering the shingles vaccination for patients aged 70, 78 and 79 as of 1st September 2014
You can have the Shingles vaccination the same time as your flu vaccination. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
 
Dr Sheena Leckie joins the practice
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sheena Leckie has joined the practice as a salaried GP and will be working two and a half days a week.
 

Access

Ample parking is now available at both surgeries, with reserved areas for the disabled near the entrance. 

Wheelchairs - a ramp is provided at the surgery entrance, as is a toilet for the disabled along with baby changing facilities. A wheelchair is also available on short loan from the practice. Details from reception.

 

Take the life saving test

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. 95% of new cases occur in people over the age of 50 Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for men and third for women with 1600 people dying of the disease in Scotland each year

The Scottish Bowel Screening programme will invite all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years.  A home based test kit is posted through your letterbox every two years. 5000 test kits are issued every day across Scotland   We encourage everyone who receives a kit to take part and not ignore what can be a life saving test  Television advertising and our practice encourage you to understand the importance of reporting changes in your bowel habit to your GP. IF you have concerns you can always telephone 0800 0121 833  for a confidential chat and receive advice.

 

What are the symptoms ?

 

You can reduce your risk by:

Blood in your stools (faeces) or bleeding from your rectum

 

Taking part in bowel screening every 2 years

Change to your normal bowel habits that persists for more than three weeks, such as diarrhoea

constipation or passing stools more frequently than usual

 

Diet – eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day

Reduce red meat consumption  and saturated fat intake and eat more oily fish

Abdominal pain especially if severe

 

Reduce alcohol consumption

Lump in your tummy

 

Doing daily exercise walking swimming gardening dancing to help keep bowels moving

Weight loss and Tiredness

 

Don’t be embarrassed to speak to your doctor

(Site updated 10/10/2014)
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