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Loch Leven Health CentreMuirsKinross, KY13 8FPTel: 01577 862112
You can make appointments with the Nurses for:
Cervical Smears All women from 20-61 are strongly advised to have a cervical smear every three years. This important test will be carried out by one of our female Practice Nurses and should preferably be carried out mid-cycle. A national recall system reminds patients to make an appointment. This may be made at Reception. Patients are notified by post of the result.
The practice runs recall systems for all these clinics. Patients will be reviewed by the practice nurses and a recall date set. This will generally be for one year, but reviews may be more frequent if clinically necessary. A recall letter will be sent to patients reminding them to make an appointment. A tear off slip is attached to the letter, and patients may return this to us if they do not wish to attend the clinic. However, attendance at the clinics is encouraged and enables the nurses to monitor conditions and provide help and advice to patients.
Family Planning Advice is given by consultation with a doctor or our specially trained nurses at a routine appointment. Advice on contraception is available and appointments for coil or implanon fittings can be arranged at the Health Centre. Recall systems are operated to remind patients to have their contraceptive device checked or replaced.
Flu Vaccinations An influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, those with diabetes, those who are resident in nursing homes or rest homes, those who are carers and all patients over 65. Saturday clinics are held each autumn. Home visits can be arranged for those who are housebound.
Minor Injuries Practice Nurses deal with a wide range of minor injuries including:
Please note that we do not operate a walk-in service and appointments must be booked with Reception.
Appointments are available on the day and may be booked with Reception.
Blood Tests Daily phlebotomy clinics are run by our Health Care Assistants. These clinics are in the morning and the blood samples are collected at 1 p.m. and taken to the laboratory at PRI for analysis. Appointments for blood tests may be made at Reception. The test must have been requested by a GP, nurse or hospital clinician and the Health Care Assistants will not do a blood test in the absence of such a request. Results of blood tests are usually available within 2 working days.
Hypertension Reviews Patients with high blood pressure are encouraged to attend annual review appointments with the Health Care Assistants. Blood pressure will be checked and advice on healthy eating, smoking and drinking is available. A recall system is run to remind patients to attend the clinic.
New Patient Medicals New patients are encouraged to come and see one of our Health Care Assistants on registration. This gives us an opportunity to collect information on any current medical conditions, medication, allergies and relevant family history prior to the patient's medical notes arriving from their previous practice. It is also helpful if this is done in advance of any appointment with another clinician as it provides them with information they may need during the consultation.
Minor Surgery Some doctors perform minor operations including the removal of various skin lumps, cysts, moles and the freezing of warts and verrucae. Initial consultation is by routine appointment with a GP and a further appointment is arranged at the Health Centre for the procedure.
Our Senior Nurses are experienced in triage (the assessment of patients needs and directing them to the appropriate treatment area of General Practice) and also in the treatment of “minor illnesses”.
They can deal with a wide variety of conditions which may include sore eyes, ears and throats, hay fever, insect bites or stings, and the provision of emergency contraception and condoms. As Nurse Prescribers they can prescribe appropriate medication.
The nurses run a “minor illness” clinic each morning and afternoon and are also available to give telephone advice. Appointments on the day are always available
To access this service, call the Health Centre and select Option 1. You will be connected to one of our Triage Assistants who will discuss your condition with you and make an appointment where necessary.
It is necessary for the Receptionists to ask for very brief details of your problem so that they can either offer an appointment with a Senior Nures or offer a GP appointment if that would be more appropriate. Our Reception staff are bound by the same strict rules of confidentiality as the doctors and other clinical staff.
The Health Visiting Team is available daily. You can leave a message on their voicemail and they will return your call. Through the triage system you may be offered a telephone appointment for advice from a Health Visitor.
Midwives - 01577 866421
The midwifery team is available daily. You can leave a message on their voicemail and they will return your call. If you cannot contact them directly our Reception team can book you into an afternoon clinic.
The practice pharmacists will be happy to answer medication queries from patients.
The Health Centre has two Physiotherapists. A referral form from your Doctor or nurse is required to access the service.
Members of Perth and Kinross Social Work Services work in the Health. This is a Day Centre project which aims to provide support and a variety of therapeutic services designed to enable people in a community setting to manage the effects of mental health problems and to promote independent living. Their activities include confidential support groups, assertion training, anxiety management groups, counselling, advice and information on self-help techniques, education in living skills and recreational activities.
The pharmacist is trained to give advice for everyday illnesses from stomach upsets to coughs colds and sore throats. There are pharmacists in Kinross and Milnathort and one is always open during surgery hours.
This is a 24 hour health advice and information service, staffed by nurses and professional advisers. Information leaflets on NHS 24 are available in the waiting room.
Test results are usually available within 3-4 days. If your doctor has asked you to telephone for results, please do so after 3 p.m. when the telephone lines are generally quieter. It is usually possible to obtain this information from Reception, or you may be invited to come and see the doctor to discuss the result.
Please do not ask anyone to phone for results on your behalf as we maintain strict rules around patient confidentiality.
None of the GPs have private patients. If you are a member of a private scheme please inform your doctor so that appropriate referral arrangements can be made.
Some services provided by the GPs fall outside the NHS and therefore fees are charged. The include medical examinations for insurance, HGV, PSV, and pre-employment checks.
Fees are also charged for some travel vaccinations, insurance forms, passport applications, private sick notes etc. A list of charges is noted below:
Medical examination including HGV
£90 - £120
Pre-employment form e.g. police
Gliding medical examination for LAPL
Private prescriptions e.g. for travel abroad
Yellow Fever duplicate Certificate
Holiday cancellation forms
£20 - £30
£20 - £30
£15 - £50
Private Consultation—in surgery
Private Consultation—at home
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