Highfield HouseNorthfield TerraceElgin, IV30 1NETel: 0345 337 9988
If you have any queries the local Pharmacys can be contacted on the following numbers:
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.
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:
These services are carried out by the team of specialist nurses.
Blood pressure is checked as required at routine 10 min nurses appointments.
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 review appointments can be booked with specialist nurse Joanne and are 20 mins long.
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 ClinicFlu clinics are available. Please phone to book an appointment.Other Services
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.
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.
Minor Surgery appointments are carried out by Dr Houliston on a Tuesday morning, these can be booked when requested by a GP
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:
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
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.
NHS 24 provides a telephone health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Telephone: 111 or visit www.nhs24.com .
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Scottish Ambulance Service
If you are attending a hospital appointment and need transport on medical grounds, please call the Scottish Ambulance Service booking line on 0300 123 1236, as soon as you have your appointment date. To cancel a journey which has already been booked, call 0800 389 1333. If you are in any doubt about this, please contact our receptionists for advice.
If you are registered with a dentist you should contact your dental practice for an appointment, even if your practice is closed you will hear a message which provides details of their out of hours arrangements for advice and treatment.
If you are NOT registered with a dentist help is available by contacting the NHS Grampian Dental info and advice line on 0845 45 65 990. This service is available between 8.05am and 5.45pm and can also be used if you are just visiting the Grampian area and cannot wait until you see your local dentist.
For problems that occur between 6.00pm and 8.00am you should call NHS 24 on 111 they will assess your symptoms and try to make sure you can get dental care but only if it is an emergency.
For example if you have
Please note, emergency appointments are fitted into any available slots that dental practices may have to offer and therefore are not negotiable.
If you experience any eye problems you should firstly contact your optician for advice or an emergency appointment. They will then be able to advise on treatment or if GP appointment is required.
Opticians in Elgin
Family Planning / Sexual Health
Dr Grays Family Planning / Contraception Clinic is available to outpatients Monday to Thursday between the hours of 5.30pm and 8.00pm. Call during clinic hours for an appointment to discuss all types of contraception, pregnancy testing, cervical smears and chlamydia testing for both men and women: 01343 567574
For free confidential testing, advice, support and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections call Dr Grays Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic (GUM) Clinic: 0845 337 9900 (ask for an Elgin appointment)
Health Visitor / Midwife
You can contact the Community Midwifes for non urgent advice on 01343 567714 during surgery times. They hold clinics on Tuesday (2.00 pm - 5.00 pm and Thursdays (9.30 am - 1.00 pm) and outwith this time will have an answer machine available.
F or urgent/ emergency support call Dr Grays Ward 3 on 01343 567220.
The Health Visitors can be reached on 01343 562105 in the surgery.
Scottish Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (AAA)
This AAA screening programme is for all men aged 65 and over who live in Scotland. The aorta is the main artery that supplies blood to your body. It runs from your heart down through your chest and abdomen (tummy). As some people get older, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak and balloon out to form an aneurysm. This is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The condition is most common in men aged 65 and over. It is estimated that about 1 in 20 men aged 65 in Scotland have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
If you have an aneurysm, you are unlikely to have any symptoms. This means that you cannot tell if you have one, as you will not feel any pain or notice anything different. You may feel completely healthy. The Scottish AAA Screening Programme is inviting you for screening so we can find aneurysms early and monitor or treat them. This greatly reduces the chance of the aneurysm rupturing and causing serious problems. The simplest and best way to find out if you have an aneurysm is to carry out an ultrasound scan of your abdomen.
For information visit the website link below or call the following number:
0800 22 44 88 or Scottish Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Useful Information and Leaflets
For more information on the 'Ready for Winter' campaign visit the website:
Which provides useful information to encourage everyone to ensure they're ready for winter and the severe weather it may bing
Useful information beforeattending your appointments
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Information Sheet (OGTT)
Spirometry Testing Information Sheet
Information on different types of excercises for aches and pains
Information on Back Pain
Ankle Pain Excercise Sheet
Elbow Pain Excercise Book
Knee Pain Excercise Sheet
Neck Pain Excercise Sheet
Osteoarthritis Excercise Sheet
Plantar Fasciitis Excercise Sheet
Shoulder Pain Excercise Sheet
Information and tips on controlling on Anger and Sleep
Information on Controlling Anger
Tips For Better Sleep
Information on Cytology Screening
Information on cytology screening can be found on the following link:
Quarriers Carer Support Service (Moray) offers local support, along with access to advice and information to meet your needs and help you cope with your caring responsibilities, regardless of your age or circumstances.
Visit our website for information about how we can help, or contact us by phone, email or drop-in to our office any weekday morning. We’re looking forward to meeting you.
Quarriers Carer Support Service (Moray)
44 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BU
Tel: 01343 556031
What to do if you often get out of breath?
Getting out of breath when you push yourself is healthy and normal. But sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious. Take our online breath test to see if you should get checked out.
Visit: blf.org.uk/breathtest or Call: 03000 030 555 (mon-fri 9am-5pm)
Centrally located on Elgin High Street, the centre is open five days per week offering support, information and a range of complementary therapies.
The local CLAN contact in Elgin is Tracy who can be contacted on 01343 544132.
Alzheimer Scotland provides services across Scotland to help you live as well as possible with dementia. Whether you want information and advice, personalised support services, or activities in your community, we can help.
Visit their website on the following link: http://www.alzscot.org/services_and_support/search/1953_moray_services
Most types of contraception can be provided by your own doctor. Alternatively you can visit one of the sexual health clinics in Grampian for contraception, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, unplanned pregnancy advice and free condoms.
Visit their website on the following link : http://www.theinsandouts.co.uk/view/sexual-health
Now with handy downloadable booklet for quick and handy reference!
Visit their website at : http://www.nhsgrampian.org/know-who-to-turn-to
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
There are free and confidential Sexual Health clinics at DrGraysHospital. All clinics are held in the main outpatient department on the Ground Floor. Not all the clinics offer all services-the receptionist will need to ask you a few questions to make sure you are booked into the right clinic. Most clinics have booked appointments- there are some drop in clinics- get details from the Health village.
If you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection please call the Aberdeen Health Village Sexual Health Clinic 0845 337 9900 You will be able to talk with a nurse health adviser about your symptoms if necessary and arrange an appointment in Elgin or Fraserburgh or Aberdeen.
If you feel fine but would like a full sexual health check including blood tests for HIV and syphilis please call the Aberdeen Health Village Sexual Health Clinic 0845 337 9900 and ask for an Elgin appointment.
If you want to discuss unplanned pregnancy, get contraceptive advice and supplies, including free condoms: Call 01343 567574 during clinic time Monday & Thursday 5.30-8pm Or Call the AberdeenHealthVillage Sexual Health Clinic 0845 337 9900 and ask for an Elgin appointment.
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