These are available for those on long-term treatment. A system for obtaining your next prescription has been designed to reduce the risk of error and to allow the surgery phone lines to be accessible for urgent calls.
Those on Repeat Prescriptions will have received their prescription together with a slip of paper attached which should be kept in a safe place.
This slip lists the drugs available "on repeat". Please tick against drugs required and send it to the surgery either by hand (a special collection box is beside reception) or by post.
If you use a particular chemist regularly they will be prepared to retain your slip on your behalf and you may then phone the chemist to arrange for your repeat prescription and they will forward the request to the Surgery. This Service will always require at least 48 hrs notice.
Repeat Prescription requests will no longer be accepted by telephone to the surgery.
Repeat slips arriving direct at the Surgery must be received at the very latest by 10am on the day before you wish to collect them. We will then arrange for the prescription to be taken to your chosen chemist where you can collect the medicines after 48 hours.
Patients on repeat prescriptions will be asked to visit the Surgery for review after a certain period - usually 3 or 6 months - and will be asked to make an appointment when the next prescription is due.
Ante-natal Care : Patients who are pregnant can now book in directly with the local midwife in the Belford maternity Unit. We are happy to see expectant mothers in the surgery but we no longer have an ante-natal clinic due to restructuring of midwife rotas etc.
Every woman attempting to get pregnant should be taking Folic Acid tablets(400mcg) and ensure that she is immune to German Measles (Rubella) before conception (your doctor or Practice Nurse will advise).
It is local Practice for all first babies to be born in Inverness. About 1 in 4 of our pregnant mothers deliver in the local Belford unit supervised by our local midwives.
Well Woman Check up : Please book a double appointment with the Doctor of your choice.
Well Man Clinics: Cardiovascular Study: In 1988/89 726 men aged 20 to 50 were given an examination and tests in an attempt to provide information and health education concerning heart disease, a major problem in the Highlands. This was repeated between 1997-1999 for some 500 men who attended the original study and results of this survey were published in a major medical journal , the British Journal Of General Practice (Sept edition 2002).
If you wish to have a well man check please make a double appointment with your doctor.
Diabetic Clinic: is provided three times per month basis by Dr. McGlynn and Diabetic Specialist Nurse Heather Clarke. Patients will be sent for review regularly and in addition appointments can be made on request.
Asthma Clinic: An Asthma Clinic is run by our practice nurse Donna MacPhee. However if this does not suit, please make a double appointment during an ordinary surgery. Most patients will be recalled to make an appointment to an ordinary surgery when their Repeat Prescription is due.
Baby Clinic: are held on a Thursday morning where in conjunction with the Health Visitor we are happy to see any pre-school children. The Clinic runs on appointments . Childhood vaccinations from 9.30a.m. to 12.00am We will see a child who is unwell, also see children for child health surveillance.
Immunisations are available in ordinary surgeries but you may wish to bring pre-school children to the Baby Clinic on a Thursday morning as mentioned above. We are pleased that the immunisation levels are high in our Practice and this should protect the Community from infectious disease.
Immunisations for Overseas Travel
This is now available in the Practice for all destinations. Please visit about eight weeks before departure and make an appointment to see the doctor or see the practice nurse who will advise. Immunisation requiring Certification incur a cost and tablets for Malaria Prevention are obtainable direct from a chemist. Check our web links page "fit for travel" web address.
|Cervical Cytology/Smear Tests
These are usually performed by the Practice Nurse or by one of the Doctors. Our computerised recall system prompts us to send for you every three years for this and for some patients more frequently. We will write telling you when your next smear test is due and results are sent direct from the laboratory within three weeks of the smear test. If you have not heard within six weeks please contact the Surgery.
Various minor surgical problems are dealt within the practice and your doctor will discuss which minor operations we are happy to deal with etc.
The Practice Nurse works from the Treatment Room where she sees patients with minor injuries and for dressings, blood tests and is happy to help with other problems; it is usually possible to see her directly on request. The Practice is fully equipped for us to provide day to day care in modern General Practice
Dr.Tangney has an interest in Paediatrics and Cardiovascular disease. Also was a former medical advisor to Marine Harvest.
Dr Feeney has an interest in Homeopathy, Hypnosis, Family Planning and Women's Health issues.
Dr Macmillan has an interest in minor surgery and works in Belford Hospital A/e dept most Wednesdays.
Dr McGlynn has an interest in Diabetes care and is our clinical lead for diabetes care in the practice.
Dr Hemm has an interest in Women's Health and Family Planning.
Dr Patrick Byrne is a Rural General Physician and works in our practice most Wednesdays.
Dr Finlay Wild has an interest in sports medicine.
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals for insurance purposes and also pre-employment and driving license examinations by special appointment.
Please telephone the surgery for an appointment and enquire of the charges for these examinations.