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We have been trialling a new system to support the clinical team to manage the workload.

Patients are advised to telephone at the duty team times (8.30 - 9am & 1.30 - 2pm) to speak with our duty team for all doctor's appointments.

To maximise our valuable and limited resources, it is essential that patients cancel any appointments (doctor/nurse) that they no longer require or are unable to attend.

Update July 2018

With regards to the way GP appointments are now being allocated, and allowing for a period of adjustment, the practice is happy that patients are being seen within a reasonable time frame and that appropriate care is being provided.  If you have any constructive feedback please get in touch with the surgery

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Heidi Simpson, Nurse Team Leader

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Nurse Team Leader.  Heidi is a Nurse Prescriber, and has chronic disease management skills in Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Parkinsons.  Her current post is Clinical Governance Assistant, supporting Liz Tait.

Heidi will be undertaking Minor Illness Management training course in order to develop her skills to support our acute care/triage.  Her induction programme will involve shadowing the team, and the GPs and Tim will provide her with mentorship.

We look forward to welcoming Heidi to our team on Tuesday 3 April.  Heidi will be at the practice on the PLT afternoon (14 March) for a training session with myself and Diane, prior to her commencing post.

*****************************************************************************************************************Diane Maciver, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Diane has been appointed as the nurse team leader at the Linkwood practice, commencing in April.  We are delighted that she has secured this post in order to further develop her career.

We are, of course, very sad to be losing Diane, who has been an invaluable member of our team, dedicating her time and energy for the betterment of our practice and our patients throughout her 12 years here. We have arranged a collection, if anyone wishes to make a donation please speak to one of the receptionist staff.

The practice is in the process of appointing a nurse practitioner to replace Diane.

Dr Mark Houliston

GP Partner, Elgin Community Surgery

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The practice is delighted to announce that Dr Amy Greensill will be taking up a salaried post.  This will mean that we will have two full time Doctors working at the practice supported by our very able nursing and administration team.  This appointment effectively stabilises the GP numbers.  We will continue to be actively recruiting new medical staff.

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Surgery Telephone Number : 0345 337 9988

(Call costs from a landline are charged at a local rate call and is dependant on your call plan, mobiles vary depending on your network provider)

4 Options are available:

Press 1 to request a home visit

Press 2 for appointments, medication advice and general enquiries

Press 3 to speak to a Duty Doctor or Nurse - (option only available 8.30-9.00 am and 1.30-2.00 pm)

Press 4 for Results - (option only available 2.00-6.00 pm) 

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FLU CLINIC

The surgery will be running a Flu Clinic on Saturday 28th October.  If your are entitled to receive a flu vaccine, please call to book an appointment.

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Would you prefer to order your prescription online?  

It's Easy!  It's Quick! 

We can send your prescription straight to the chemist and let you know if there are any problems with your online order electronically.

Interested?

Email : Your name and DOB to nhsg.noreplyelgincs@nhs.net to get started!

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NHS 24 Number Changed To:  111

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SPIRE - NHS Scotland 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, NHS Scotland 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

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Anderson's Care Home, 2 Institution Road would like to invite patients aged over 65 for tea and entertainment on -

1st Wednesday in every month, 2.00 - 3.30 pm - see posters in the waiting room for more details.

 

 

 

Pharmacy

If you have any queries the local Pharmacys can be contacted on the following numbers:

  • Bishopmill Pharmacy:               01343 547374 3JCAWFDZYMCACHVZQPCA1EW8WKCAH5ALS1CAGDD1NVCAK08XV6CAXHUERYCATFNR1TCAHD6QEFCAVMXKB7CAWGXRKMCA8ENIUYCAW9G5LGCAGQCLUJCAV70PWZCAOBCATLCAFHT3UPCAYOC07L.jpg
  • Boots High Street Pharmacy:     01343 543311
  • Boots Glassgreen Pharmacy:     01343 542186
  • Boots Springfield Pharmacy:      01343 543685
  • Lhanbryde Pharmacy:               01343 842531
  • Lloyds Farmfoods Pharmacy:     01343 547065
  • Lloyds High Street:                   01343 542571
  • Lloyds Lossiemouth:                 01343 812818
  • Lossiemouth Pharmacy:            01343 813095

 

Minor Ailments

Everyone can go to their pharmacist for advice or to buy a medicine for a minor illness or ailment. But this minor ailments  service is for adults and children, who don’t pay prescription charges. It means that if your pharmacist thinks you need it then they can give you a medicine on the NHS without you having to pay for it. It will also save you making an appointment with your GP simply to get a prescription. Your consultation will always be with a qualified pharmacist and you don't have to make an appointment, just go along at a time that suits you.

You will be able to get advice and free treatment from your community pharmacist for minor illnesses and ailments such as:

              acne              head lice            athlete's foot               back ache              indigestion        

          cold sores         mouth ulcers         constipation         nasal congestion            cough         

            pain                  diarrhoea               period pain               ear ache                  thrush

        eczema                allergies              sore throat            haemorrhoids(piles)      threadworms

                                     hay fever                  warts                  verrucae

If your pharmacist feels that it is better for you to see your GP they will direct you to do so.

 

 
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