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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.

 

 

 

Do you need advice about travelling to and from your medical appointment?

THInC.jpgTheTransport to Healthcare Information Centre (THInC) can help. They provide practical transport advice for people who have difficulty getting to and from medical appointments in Grampian.

The service provides a dedicated telephone service offering guidance on accessing suitable transport options to get to and from appointments when they have no means of personal transport. The centre can provide details of suitable bus or train times, contact telephone numbers and other services such as local dial-a-bus or voluntary car schemes.
 

The centre is the first of its kind in the UK and is a joint initiative between Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray Council, NHS Grampian, The Scottish Ambulance Service, Nestrans and HiTrans and is one initiative being taken forward by partners under the Health and Transport Action Plan.

Please note that THInC does not book transport but can assist with travel advice and that THInC is not the number for booking ambulance transport and does not guarantee a transport service is available.

 

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Ambulance transport is available for patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointments due to their medical or mobility needs, which would prevent a patient from travelling independently and would require the support of the ambulance staff during the journey.

To request ambulance transport, please call the ambulance booking line, on: 0300 123 1236 (calls are charged at local rates for both landlines and mobiles).  You will be asked a series of questions about your condition and if appropriate your booking will then be confirmed.

You may request ambulance transport up to 28 days in advance of your appointment.  If you need support making the call then please ask your Carer or GP.  If you need to cancel your ambulance transport please call 0800 389 1333.

 
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