All GP practices are contracted to provide "essential services", that is, basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following "additional services":
- Child health surveillance, together with the health visiting team
- Contraceptive services. IUCD/IUD and Implant insertion
- Maternity services in the antenatal and postnatal period together with the community midwives
- Routine immunisation of children, together with the health visiting team
- Cervical screening
We also hold contracts with Tayside Health Board* for the following 'enhanced services'
- An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and those "at risk"
- A methadone substitution programme for patients with drug abuse problems, in collaboration with the Tayside drug problem service
- Minor surgery eg injection of joints, nail surgery, biopsy of skin lumps/moles etc
- Coils and contraception implants
As part of the General Medical Services Contract the practice also offers a range of chronic disease monitoring programmes which include heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, mental health, stroke disease and cancer care.
(*Tayside Health Board can be contacted at: Tayside NHS Board, NHS Tayside Headquarters, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY. Tel: 01382 660111)
Smoking: We are keen to give all our patients who smoke as much help as possible to stop. Please ask at reception or at any consultation for information and support.
Exercise: Even the smallest effort can improve your quality of life and make you feel healthier and livelier. As walking is a very good exercise which most people are able to do, and don't need special equipment for, then why not get started on your fitness campaign. Simply start by walking for 15 or 20 minutes at a brisk enough pace to get your heart beating faster, three times a week regularly. When you can easily walk for an hour you are ready to move on to swimming, cycling or running!
Healthy eating: A healthy diet doesn't need to be a boring one. Health experts tell us we are all eating too much fat, salt etc, but what exactly does this mean? Why not speak to your doctor/nurse or pick up some of our information leaflets so you can enjoy a healthier diet?
Self -Weigh Facility
Monday 09.30 - 11.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 16.30
Friday 09.30 - 11.30
Immunisations are routinely carried out, by the Immunisation Team. Please contact your health visitor if you have queries about the immunisation programme.
For immunisation appointment queries or to re-schedule an appointment please call 01382 432 111
The practice provides a full range of contraceptive services including coil fitting and emergency contraception. Please ask reception to direct you to the GP with the most appropriate skills and knowledge.
Antenatal & Maternity Services
Antenatal care is mostly provided by your midwife in their clinics. These clinics are held in the medical centre.
Women's Health Clinic
The National Breast Screening Service operates in Tayside and offers women between the age of 50 and 70 mammography every three years. The screening unit visits the centre at regular intervals.
From 6 June 2016 the eligible age range for cervical screening and frequency of screening changed in Scotland.
The eligible age range is now: 25 - 64 years and 70 for women on a non-routine follow up.
Women aged 25 - 49 will be called routinely every 3 years and those aged 50 and over will be called every 5 years. Women already in the screening programme under the age of 25 will continue to be included in the eligible cohort for screening.
We offer a range of private medical services. Current fees are displayed at reception and on the waiting room notice board. These services are outside the usual range of general medical services and include such things as special examinations, provision of reports for employers or insurers, counter signature of passports etc.
This is a 20-bed hospital that opened in 1995. There is a 20-bed ward accessed by the general practitioners for the acute care of their own patients. The hospital has physiotherapy, x-ray and occupational therapy departments and a day care area. The minor injuries unit is located immediately to the left upon entering the hospital. Those patients who have suffered accidents or injuries should attend here between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday (9.00am to 9.00pm Saturday and Sunday or if requested out of hours by NHS 24.