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Christmas and New Year Closing

The Health Centre will be closed on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th December and Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd January.  In the event of medical emergency which cannot wait until we re-open, please contact NHS24 and the Fife Primary Care Emergency Service on 111.

Welcome to Loch Leven Health Centre

Loch Leven Health Centre is home to two GP practices, Orwell Medical practice and St Serf's Medical practice, and a large team of allied healthcare professionals.  Together we provide primary care medical services to the people of Kinross-shire.  We hope that you will find the information about our services useful.  Quick links to our on-line services are at the foot of this page. 


Christmas Closing

We will be closed on the following days:

Wednesday 25th December 2019 

Thursday 26th December 2019

and

Wednesday 1st January 2020

Thursday 2nd January 2020

If you have and urgent medical problem, which cannot wait until the Health Centre re-opens, please contact NHS24 on 111.

If your medication will run out over the Christmas and New Year period, please submit your repeat request by: Wednesday 18th December.

NHS Tayside Referral Times

NHS Tayside publishes waiting times for both out patient and in patient referrals.  This information can be found on the NHS Tayside website.

NHS Tayside Referral Information

Please note this information is in relation to routine referrals only and is a general guide and not an accurate prediction for how long you may wait.  The GPs at the practice are unable to influence the waiting times and can only ask for a referral to be reviewed if a patient's clinical condition changes.  We would ask all patients to check NHS Tayside's website for an indication of waiting times before contacting their GP again.

Out of Hours Service

When the Health Centre is closed in the evenings and at weekends, emergency cover is provided by the Fife Primary Care Emergency Service. Patients who need urgent medical attention Out of Hours may be given advice, be directed to one of the Out of Hours Centres, or a house visit may be arranged. In early April we were notified by the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership that they were about to make some changes to their Out of Hours services. From 9th April 2018, the Out of Hours Centre at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline, and the Centres in Glenrothes and St Andrews will be closed from midnight to 8:00 a.m. 7 days a week. The Out of Hours Centre at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy will be open throughout the night. The Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy was chosen because of its central location in Fife, and its proximity to Accident and Emergency, specialist services and wards for admission. Patients can opt to attend the Primary Care Emergency Centre in Perth if that would be more convenient than attending Kirkcaldy.

NHS inform – for everyday questions about health

Finding the right health and care information can make a real difference to how people manage their wellbeing. Making information accessible, quality assured and up to date helps people to make positive choices.

NHS inform (www.nhsinform.scot) is Scotland's dedicated resource offering up-to-date facts on health, services and campaigns. It also has a wealth of information available online, over the telephone or via webchat:

  • tests and treatments
  • illnesses and conditions
  • injuries
  • healthy living (including stopping smoking, screening and keeping active)
  • care, support and health rights

One of the many great features of the new website is that people can personalise the information that's relevant to them using the 'Info for Me' tool.  Of course, there is always the option to talk to the health information team by telephone or using webchat.

Want to try the new service? Visit: www.nhsinform.scot or call: 0800 22 44 88

Compliments and Complaints

We are always keen to hear from patients about the services that we provide.  It is gratifying to hear when things go well, but we accept that sometimes we could improve.  We therefore encourage comments or suggestions which will enable us to identify problems and correct them.  Complaints, concerns or comments can be discussed with any clinician or member of staff at the Health Centre or they can be sent in writing to the practice manager.  Further information is available in the Policies section of the website.  

(Site updated 02/12/2019)
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