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The practice is seeking to recruit a doctor to join our GP team. Dr Richard Strachan has now left the practice in order to commence a hospital post at Dr Gray's.

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Unfortunately we are not taking on any new patients at the moment apart from new babies of those patients already registered with ourselves.

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New 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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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

Helpful Hints:

Helping you help yoursel, Live Life to the full : Well Being Moray :  www.moraywellbeinghub.org.uk /

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.

 

 

 

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If you have been asked to attend the surgery for a special breathing test known as Spirometry this is usually a 40 minute appointment with one of the specialist nurses.  This will involve breathing into a machine and the results will then be interpreted by your doctor and nurse.

Spirometry Information Sheet

Your appointment will be 40 minutes in duration and to gain the best results from the test it is best to follow the tips below:

  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes
  • Do not smoke for 24 hours prior to the test
  • Do not drink alcohol for 4 hours prior to the test
  • Avoid eating a large meal in the 2 hours prior to the test
  • Vigorous exercise should be avoided in the half hour prior to the test
  • It is a good idea to arrive at least 10 minutes early so that you can sit comfortably for that time
  • It is a good idea to empty your bladder prior to the test

 

PLEASE TRY NOT TO TAKE YOUR BRONCHODILATORS BEFORE THE TEST IF POSSIBLE

Therefore, if you are currently taking:

  • Salbutamol, Ipratropium, Terbutaline or Combivent inhalers, please withhold for a minimum of 2 hours and preferably 4 – 6 hours.
  • Serevent, Seretide, Formoterol, or Symbicort inhalers, please withhold for 12 hours, ie do not take on the morning of the test.
  • Triotropium (Spireva) inhaler, please withhold for 24 hours.
  • Oral Salbutamol or Theophylline tablets, please withhold for 24 hours.

 

If your symptoms are severe you may not be able to comply with these instructions.  Please let the nurse know at your appointment.

If you have questions or concerns with any of these instructions please contact the Asthma nurse prior to your appointment.

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