Clinics & Services
We have three practice nurses and two Health Care Assistant working in our team, who run an appointment based system Monday to Friday.
They work closely with the doctors and, in addition to providing first Aid and general nursing services, they are available to give advice on a variety of health problems. They also offer many different clinics including Well Woman, Diabetic, Asthma and Heart Disease Prevention.
Most blood tests are taken by our Health Care Assistant at the Phlebotomy clinic, but we request that this is discussed between you and your doctor beforehand.
Detecting Cancer Early - Bowel Screening Programme
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme invites all men and women over the age of 50 for screening every two years. We fully support this initiative and would encourage you to participate in this worthwhile programme. For further information on bowel screening click on the following link: http://www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk/
The practice believes in the prevention of illness and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Please see the Health Promotion Clinic times for more details.
Immunisations and Vaccinations
Detailed Information on childhood vaccinations can be found in the Vaccination Schedule on the right hand side, these are generally given at the childhood immunisation clinic run by the Health Visitors or at school.
Available October to December. Ask at reception for details. Influenza vaccination is recommended for all patients with heart disease, long term respiratory problems, chronic illness, e.g. diabetes, over 65 years of age and those living or working in residential or nursing homes.
If you are traveling abroad, you will require an appointment with one of the local travel Centres. Please see the Travel Vaccination information on the right hand side. You should contact one of these centres at the earliest opportunity, as at least four weeks are required for vaccinations to take effect.
Some travel destinations can incur a complex vaccination programme. Travel vaccinations for Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A and Typhoid are provide through the National Health Service. Any other travel vaccinations will incur a charge. Details of these charges can be obtained by contacting one of the Travel Centres..
Travel Vaccinations/medication incurring Charges:
- Hepatitis B
- Meningitis A&C
- Japanese B Encephalitis
- Tick Borne Encephalitis
- Malaria Tablets
Charges will also be incurred for certificates for fitness to travel and confirmation of vaccination administered.