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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.

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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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WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) : FREE Community PeerSupport Courses. : www.wrapmoray.org

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.

 

 

 

Research Database

Research Database

The staff at this practice record information about you and your health so that you can receive the right care and treatment. We need to record this information, together with the details of the care you receive, because it may be needed if we see you again.

We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, to help us to protect the health of the general public generally, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.

We are currently involved in research studies for which we provide anonymised information from patients’ notes. You cannot be identified in any way from this information as none of your personal details are given to researchers. Individual patients’ records are added into a much larger anonymous database, containing records from millions of patients across the UK. This information is used by researchers outside this practice. The databases to which we contribute anonymised records are:-

The Health Improvement Network (THIN)

General practice Research Database (GPRD)

The data is used for research into such topics as drug safety, disease patterns, prescribing patterns, health economics and public health. Many of these studies provide useful information to medical staff on diseases, the use of drugs or outcomes of disease or treatment.

These studies may be performed by academic researchers or commercial companies amongst others. However, no research-er has access to your full details such as your name and address, initials or your full date of birth. The researchers are not given information on the GP nor the practice name, address or post code.

If you would like to opt out of this data collection scheme, please let the practice receptionists know and no data from your records will be collected or used in research. This will not affect your care in any way.





 
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