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URGENT NOTICE. BOGUS CALLERS ARE IN THE AREA. THEY CLAIM TO BE FROM NHS AND WANT TO COME TO YOUR HOME TO DO A HEALTH SURVEY, ASSESSMENT etc. NHS ARE NOT CARRYING OUT SURVEYS. IF CONTACTED PLEASE PHONE THE PRACTICE OR POLICE ON 101  

The practice will close every Monday between 12.30pm & 1.30pm for staff training. If you call due to a medical emergency your will be redirected to our standby mobile number.

Register for Online Services to book, view, cancel appointments and order your prescriptions.  Please ensure we have your current mobile number and you will be sent reminders of appointments.

Due to major roadworks taking place around the health centre there is extremely limited parking. Please consider alternative transport arrangments and additional time to get to the surgery

Routine appointments can be booked up to 6 weeks in advance

 SPIRE

NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices. 

 A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.

You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. To find out more go to spire.scot

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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