We run a wide range of clinics at the practice, most of which are nurse-led. We are keen to promote health education and preventive medicine. Our clinics include:
All antenatal care of pregnant ladies is provided by the midwifery team based in Arbroath (contact number 01241 822 537). Regular clinics are held in the Outpatient Suite in Parkview on Monday and Thursday mornings.
All new (booking) and review appointments can be made by contacting the midwifery department in Arbroath through the telephone number detailed above.
The Asthma/COPD appointments are held by our specialist Nurses who are responsible for respiratory care and who can refer you to one of our doctors if necessary.
If you are a known asthma or COPD patient, you should receive an annual recall letter to review your asthma/COPD. If you have not been reviewed in the past 12 months, please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
You should also make an appointment with one of our respiratory nurses if:
Cervical smears help prevent cancer of the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 25 to 35. A smear is the best way to protect yourself from the disease. Your smear test can pick up changes to your cells which, if left untreated, could turn into cancer. All women in Scotland aged 25 to 49 are invited for a smear test every 3 years, while women aged 50 to 64 are invited every 5 years.
For further information see the Introduction to cervical screening from NHS Inform.
Appointments for your child's immunisations will be sent to you direct from the Child Health Team who are based in Dundee. It is important that you attend for these appointments at the allocated time as these immunisations need to be given at specific times in your child's development (8, 12 and 16 weeks, 1 year and pre-school).
If you have any queries or need to rearrange your child's immunisation appointment - please contact the immunisation team on 01382 432 111.
Following on from the birth of your baby, you will be sent an appointment for a postnatal appointment and child health surveillance. The appointment will be scheduled for approximately 6 weeks post birth and is with one of our GPs. At the appointment, the GP will check how mum is doing as well as checking growth and development of baby.
Contraceptive care including long active reversible contraception (LARC), Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and also pregnancy testing are provided in the surgery during surgery hours. These services are offered through pre-booked appointments which can be arranged through contacting reception on 01241 859 888.
The Web Project is based in the practice every Tuesday between 3pm and 5pm. This is a drop-in service which is available to patients between the ages of 12 and 25 years. The Web project can give general advice as well as access to STI testing, pregnancy testing and the c-card service which gives information on accessing free condoms.
Our influenza vaccination clinics run in the autumn of each year (usually starting in October). They are for patients in the flu "at risk" groups and also patients aged 65 and over. Details are announced on our news page and on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for:
An annual flu vaccine nasal spray is also now offered to healthy children aged two, three and four years old, and to children in school years one and two.
You should have the flu vaccination every year so you stay protected, as the viruses that cause flu change every year. For more information on who should have the flu vaccine, please visit the Immunisation Scotland website.
We are able to carry out minor surgical procedures in the practice. All procedures are carried out by an experienced GP with the assistance of a Health Care Assistant.
Procedures we can do in practice include:
Before any minor surgery procedure, patients must book a review appointment with one of our GPs who carry out this work - please make sure you inform the receptionist when booking an appointment. Within your review appointment, the GP will carry out an assessment to check suitability for minor surgery in practice. The GP would then advise if any follow up is required and the process for this.
Don't forget our Nurse Practitioners can manage and prescribe for: