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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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Out of Breath? Take an online breath test to see if you should get checked out. Visit blf.org.uk/breathtest  or Call: 03000 030 555

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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.

 

 

 

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The practice offers appointments for acute medical presentations with both GPs and Nurses. In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a range of clinics and healthcare services including the following:

 

Chronic Disease Management                           

These services are carried out by the team of specialist nurses.

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is checked as required at routine 10 min nurses appointments.

Diabetes

Diabetic appointments are with diabetes specialist nurse Diane for a review and usually consist of 20 mins with a blood test being carried out 10 days prior to this appointment.

Asthma

Asthma review appointments can be booked with specialist nurse  Joanne and are 20 mins long.

Heart Disease 

Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD)  appointments should be booked with nurse Diane consisting of a 20 min appointment with routine fasting bloods being done around 10 days prior.

Flu Clinic

Flu clinics are available. Please phone to book an appointment.

Other Services

Ear Syringing

This can be done at a nurses 20 minute routine appointment, prior to this you must be putting oil into your ears for 2 weeks in order for the wax to soften.

Smear Tests

You should recieve a letter informing you of when you are due for your cervical screening test, this is a 20 minute womans health appointment booked with one of the practice nurses.

 

 

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Minor Surgery appointments are carried out by Dr Houliston on a Tuesday morning, these can be booked when requested by a GP

 

 

Contraception

Nexplanon: You would need to make an appointment with one of the GPs to gain information about this type of contraception. If happy to go ahead the GP will then issue you with a prescription and you will be able to book a minor surgery appointment to have the nexplanon fitted.

Pill: To get the contraceptive pill you will need to book a routine appointment with either nurse Avril or Diane.

 

Child Health Surveillance

Children will see the Health Visitor up to the age of 5 and attend a number of appointments to check their development and to be immunised.

They will be seen:

    • 8 weeks - review by the GP and First Immunisations
    • 12 weeks - 2nd Immunisations
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    • 6 months - Review
    • 13 months - Immunisations and Review
    • 27-30 months - Review
    • 3 1/2 years - Pre School Immunisations and Review

 

Maternity Care

During your pregnancy you will attend a number of appointments to check how your baby is progressing.

More information about these appointments can be found on the following link: Pregnancy Gestation Timetable

 

Health Checks

When registering with the Practice you will be expected to come to a registration appointment with the nurse who will carry out a routine health check.

 
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