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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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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.

 

 

 

Test Results

test_vials2Please telephone the practice after 14:00 Monday to Friday on Option 4. It is the patient’s responsibility to contact the practice for all test results as further tests or appointments may be required. 

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

Samples

All samples must be brought in to the surgery by 12:00

 

When Contacting for Results

Please use the information provided below when contacting the surgery for your results.  You should be told which tests you have had done at your appointment.

Please allow the following number of days for your tests to come back before phoning.

 

Microbiology                                           Virology                                          Biochemistry

Urine & MSSU   3 days                    Rubella                  10 days                        CRP                    3 days

Faeces/ FOB     5 days                    Hep B status         10 days                         U & E's                3 days

Sputum             3 days                                                                                  LFT'S                  3 days

Swab                3 days                            Immunology                      Glucose              3 days

HVS                 5 days                      H-pylori                  14 days                     Lipids                 3 days

Chlamydia        3 days                      Autoantibody          14 days                     Thyroid               3 days

                                                      RAST                      14 days                     Hormones           3 days

Able                                           Thyroid Antibodies    14 days                     PSA                    3 days

Urine                1 day                      Coeliac                    14 days                     Calcium              3 days

Swabs              2 days                                                                                   Carbamazepine    5 days

faces                3 days                              Haematology                      Lithium               5 days

                                                         FBC                     3 days                       Phenytoin           5 days

                                                         ESR                     3 days                      INR                    3 days

                                                         Ferritin                  3 days                     OGTT                  3 days

                                                         B12                      3 days                      HbA1C               3 days

                                                         Folate                   3 days

 
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