Clinics & Services
Please contact the practice for more information.
Screening for 8 week old babies is carried out in the surgery by Dr Auld or Dr Mahon. These appointments are sent out by the Health Board and are between 11:00am and 12:00 noon on Monday mornings.
These tests are an important method of preventing cancer. There is a recall system, which will invite women to attend for a cervical smear test. These recalls are sent out by the Health Board.
Routine immunisation of children, is done by the NHS Immunisation Team. Reminders are sent out to parents by the Health Board. Telephone 01382 432111 for all Child Health Immunisation appointment queries or changes.
WHEN TO IMMUNISE:
Two months’ old
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib). Pneumococcal infection. Meningitis B
Three months’ old
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
Four months’ old
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib). Meningitis B. Pneumococcal infection
Around 12 months
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib). Meningitis C
Around 13 months’ old
Measles, mumps and rubella. Pneumococcal infection & Meningitis B
3 years and 4 months or soon after
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio. Measles, mumps and rubella
Girls aged 12 to 13 years
Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus. types 16 and 18
13 to 18 years’ old
Diphtheria, tetanus, polio
Community Nursing Team
The Community Nursing Team provide care at home for our housebound patients, including chronic disease management. There is a night service to cover out of hours care.
Tel: 01738 473317
Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions.
Fitness to Work Certificates
If you have been unwell for more than 7 days you will need to come and discuss certification with a GP. You will need to be seen in person to satisfy the regulations of certification.
Please note that your GP cannot legally certify you retrospectively for a condition if you were not seen at the time by any medical practitioner.
A certificate to cover any in-patient period should be issued by your consultant before you are discharged.
It is unnecessary to obtain a Fitness for Work Certificate from your doctor until you have been absent from work for more than 7 days. This period of sickness is covered by a Self Certificate, which should be available from your employer; alternatively you can link to the HMRC website where you can print a copy of the form Employees Statement of Sickness form (SC2). We also have a supply of these certificates at reception.
If a signed certificate is requested to cover the first 7 days of illness, then a private certificate can be issued, there may be a charge for this service.
We offer these checks to help identify risk factors for heart disease and other common causes of ill health. Please telephone to arrange an appointment to suit.
If you have not been seen at the surgery for three years (or one year for those over 75) you can request a check up appointment.
Health Visiting Team
Trained nurses with special responsibilitiy for all pre-five year old children, special needs children and vunerable clients of all ages. They provide health education and public health advice within the practice and in the community; child welfare; antenatal care and health promotion.
Tel: 01738 445173
Maternity Services are offered in the antenatal and postnatal period, together with the midwives from the Perth Royal Infirmary.
Please speak to the receptionist and explain what is required. She will make an appointment for you to see the doctor. Fees are payable for these examinations, click here for current price list.
Minor surgical procedures can be carried out under local anaesthetic in the surgery. The doctor will arrange this after a normal consultation.
You are able to check your own Blood Pressure (BP), height and weight on the machines situated in Waiting Area 5.
This will help you to look after your own health better, come in anytime and weigh yourself or take your own BP. The machine prints off a reading which can be handed in at reception if you would the result added to your medical record.
Specific Risk Immunisations
For health care workers and others at occupational risk.
Immunisation is given every year in the autumn, to patients who are at specific risk, patients who are over 65 years of age, and patients in residential homes and sheltered housing and those with reduced immunity to infection, diabetes, heart, chest or kidney disease and Health care workers.
Patients with certain conditions; e.g. immunosuppression can have a pneumococcal vaccination once every 5 years. Patients who are over 65 years of age receive pneumococcal vaccination once.
Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, please ask our practice nurse for details. A travel form is available to download, fill in the form and hand it in to reception. You will be given an appointment with the nurse. Immunisations should be given at least six weeks prior to travel in order to provide effective immunity.