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ROAD WORKS!

There are road works from Thursday 23 February for approximately one week with three-way temporary traffic lights at the junction of Damfield Road and Annfield Road.  Please allow a few extra minutes to your travel time to ensure you are not late for your appointment - thank you!

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!

Are you new to the area or looking to change Practice?  We would be happy to help you.  Have a look at the new patients tab at the top of this page on how to register online or speak to the reception staff.

 

NORTH OF SCOTLAND BREAST SCREENING SERVICE

All eligible woman aged between 50 and 70 who are registered with our practice will be invited for breast screening between Thursday 8th December until Thursday 9th February 2017 at the Highland Breast Centre next to Raigmore Hospital.

 

FLU VACCINE

If you are entitled to a flu vaccination it is not too late to get it, please contact the surgery and make an appointment.

 

ARE YOU LIVING WITH SECONDARY BREAST CANCER?

Breast Cancer Care Scotland understand that a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer can be devastating, but they are here for you. They offer a space to talk openly about what is on your mind to help you live with your diagnosis.

Join their information day on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at Centre for Health Science, Inverness.

For more information call on 0345 077 1893 or email secondaryservices@breastcancercare.org.uk

 

VICTIM SUPPORT

Have you been affected by crime? Victim Support Scotland can help you. They provide free and independent information and support to people affected by crime, across Scotland.

Helpline: 0345 603 9213       Local Service: 01463 258834

Here for people that are affected by crime. www.victimsupportsco.org.uk

 

LETS GET ON WITH IT TOGETHER

Living Better with a long-term condition

"self management gives you more control over your condition, allowing you to be in the driving seat"

Why not join one of the support groups

First Monday of month - Trinity Church Hall (2.00-4.00pm)
Last Tuesday of month - Hilton Church Hall (1.30-3.30pm)
Last Thursday of month - Smithton Church (12.00-2.00pm)

All ages welcome!, Share experiences and chat over a friendly cup of tea, take part in games and activities, pick up useful tips and ideas.

Transport available, to find out more contact Roy
(01667) 455620  lgowitroy@highlandtsi.org.uk

 

 

COMBAT STRESS

Are you a veteran or reservist and worried about your mental health? Combat Stress can help.

There 24-hour free and confidential Helpline is here for veterans, serving military personnel and their families.

Call them on 0800 138 1619, text us on 07537 404 719 or email helpline@combatstress.org.uk

 

CROSS REACH  - COUNSELLING SERVICES

Counselling provides the chance to explore feelings and experiences in a safe and confidential environment with someone who is trained to listen carefully to you.

This service also offers counselling for children and young people, this gives them a confidential space to share their thoughts and feelings without judgement.

Please get in touch:

inverness.counselling@crossreach.org.uk

Or Tel: 01463 718069

 

ANTIBIOTICS DON'T WORK FOR MOST COLDS, COUGHS AND SORE THROATS

Rather than asking for an antibiotic, ask your Pharmacist about effective treatments to relieve your cold, cough or sore throat.  For more information see leaflet below -

Patient leaflet.pdf

or visit - www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk 

 

LIVING WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS AND LOOKING FOR SUPPORT?

Marie Curie are there for you and your family with the information and support every step of the way.

When you've been told that you are ill, and that you may not get better, how you choose to live the life you have becomes more important than ever. Marie Curie can help you and your loved ones find the information and support you need to get the most from the time you have.  

Call the Marie Curie Support Line

0800 090 2309

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

 

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

Due to the number of patients failing to attend appointments, it may be that you are not able to see the Doctor/Nurse on the day that you wish to. In an attempt to try and resolve this, the Surgery has developed the following policy -

If you repeatedly fail to attend appointments you may be removed from this practice list and required to find an alternative doctor.

If you cannot attend your appointments for any reason please let us know as soon as possible, giving at least 24 hours notice. We can then offer the appointment to someone else.

If you are late for an appointment, we cannot guarantee that you will be seen - This will be a decision made by the doctor/nurse your appointment is with. Please do not book an appointment if you now you might struggle to arrive on time.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

EYE PROBLEMS

 If you have any problem with your eyes, you should see an Optician first rather than making an appointment with one of the Doctors. The Opticians are able to give you a more thorough eye examination and they also have specialised equipment to examine your eyes in more detail. If you need medical treatment for an eye condition, the optician may refer you to the eye clinic at the hospital. The optician will tell you and your doctor about this.

Opticians are often open in the evenings and over weekends, which means you would be seen and treated sooner.

Remember that if you are a UK resident, you can get a free NHS eye

examination in Scotland. This is not just to test your sight – it’s a thorough examination to:

  • check the health of your eyes

  • find any eye problems before they become more serious

  • look for signs of other health problems.

You can get your eyes examined free of charge by any Optician who provides NHS services. For further details -

http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/321813/0103426.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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