The doctors provide antenatal and postnatal services but we also have a community midwife who runs a clinic at the surgery on a Wednesday afternoon. Appointments can be made by telephoning the surgery.
Our health visitors run a baby clinic on Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 - 2.30pm where parents can bring their babies for weighing and advice. No appointment is necessary.
There is also a baby clinic on Thursday afternoon for child development checks (routine checks done on children aged eight weeks). Your child will be sent an appointment.
Child Immunisations Programme
The health visitor team and our practice nurse offer an immunisation clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. A reminder letter will be sent when your child is due an immunisation and you will need to contact the surgery to make an appointment.
A recall system is in place and our asthmatic patients will be invited annually to check they are keeping well and be given appropriate advice and treatment.
(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Patients with chronic chest problems such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis are invited to attend this clinic annually but can make an appointment at any time if unwell.
A six-month recall system is in place for all patients with 'type two' diabetes who do not attend the hospital. Regular blood tests eg for cholesterol and blood sugar levels, plus blood pressure checks, are undertaken. Ongoing education regarding diet and exercise is also provided. Appropriate referrals can be made to the podiatrist, optician or dietician. Newly diagnosed patients or those with problems may be seen more frequently.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Clinic
This clinic is for patients with angina or who have suffered a heart attack in the past. Patients are reviewed annually to monitor their cholesterol, blood pressure, symptoms and current medication.
All patients on medication for high blood pressure are screened every six months - more often if required. Regular blood tests are also undertaken and medication reviewed to ensure optimal control.
Patients who have suffered from a stroke or TIA (transient ischaemic attack) are invited to an annual review. Checks are made of blood pressure, cholesterol etc and symptoms/medication reviewed.
The practice nurse provides up-to-date travel information and advice on travel vaccinations. Please speak to the reception staff for further information. Click to download a Travel Form
These are arranged throughout October and November each year. Invitations will be sent out to all patients over 65 years and to patients under 65 with chronic medical conditions such as: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, hypertension, chronic kidney failure, cirrhosis/hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, HIV infection. Patients who are carers are also entitled to have a flu vaccination. In addition, a one-off vaccination against pneumococcus is also available for this same group of patients.
We cannot guarantee that flu vaccines will be available after December, so book early. Flu vaccines cannot be given to patients who do not fulfil the above criteria.
Bowel Screening Test
Bowel cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in Scotland. The older you get, the higher your risk of developing it. If it is found early, it is much easier to treat. 9 our of 10 people beat bowel cancer. The best way to find it early is to do a home screening test. The screening test is sent to every man and woman in Scotland between the age 50 - 74 every 2 years. If you are between those ages and you have not done a test in the past 2 years you can find out how to get your screening test by calling the helpline or going online.
Helpline: 0800 0121 833