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Physio Self referrals     

Self referrals will now be handled by telephone.  The service is operated by the Musculoskeletal Assessment & Triage Service (MATS) which is hosted by NHS24 and the telephone number is: 0800 917 9390.

Physiotherapy self referral for patients under 16 years of age.  Please fill out the form bellow and post to the address on the form.

CHILDRENS PHYSIO

The NHS  Muscular/Skeletal information  website has lots of self help information and exercise videos that should help you manage your problem

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/muscle-bone-and-joints

Latest News

 

newAll Scots advised to take vitamin D says new health guidance

In Scotland, we only get enough of the right kind of sunlight for our bodies to make vitamin D in this way during roughly half the year (April to September), mostly between 11 am and 3 pm. This means some people are unlikely to get enough vitamin D from sunlight.

Scots should consider taking vitamin D supplements all-year round, but particularly in autumn and winter, according to new health advice.

The vitamin is crucial for the production of healthy bones and low levels can lead to rickets in children.

Topping up vitamin D levels could also help prevent multiple sclerosis which is particularly common in Scotland.

The government commissioned report recommends everyone age 5 years and above should consider taking a daily supplement of 10 micrograms vitamin D, particularly during the winter months (October – March).

Click the image for more information

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Ear Syringing  

We are committed to providing best practice and high quality medical care to our registered patients. Ear syringing is no longer considered to be the first line treatment for the clearing of ear wax and it is not a funded service within the NHS for General Practice.

Current guidelines are that ear drops should be used to soften the wax which will then enable the natural movement of the wax from the ear. We also suggest the use of ear wax removal systems such as the Otex wax removal systems. See the link below.

 https://www.otexear.com/range/express-combi-pack

This should be available from any pharmacy. The link provides help and information on use.

If this is not working we can offer syringing as a last resort  

Breast cancer: Menopausal hormone therapy risks 'bigger than thought' 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49508671

As you might be aware, there has been information regarding HRT highlighted by social media and in the national news. The information below may help you understand the risks and benefits taking these medications.

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MHRA HRT-patient-sheet-Sept 2019.pdf

 

Flu Vaccine

Its flu season again. The practice has vaccines in stock. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

Flu

Attend Anywhere Video Consultations

Where appropriate, you can have a consultation online via a video call. Video calling is as convenient as a phone call, with the added value of face-to-face communication. It can save you time and money, and brings your care closer to home/

Full user information can be found here Attend Anywhere

 CLICK THE ATTEND ANYWHERE LOGO TO ENTER THE WAITING ROOM

   Only do this if you have been given a video consultation appointment by a clinician.

 

 

 

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Gardening is good for you!

Did you know your doctor can now prescribe you gardening.

REAP are building and cultivating a new therapeutic organic food garden at Maryhill Medical Centre in Elgin. Gardening sessions with a variety of tasks take place twice a week. Patients can get a referral form from staff at the Medical Centre. If you’re not a patient at Maryhill, you can email the Grow Elgin Project Manager Alasdair Taylor at alasdair@reapscotland.org.uk and ask for joining instructions. The first session was 28th August 2017 and activities continue every week – do come join us!

If you would like to be referred to the REAP therapeutic garden. please fill out the form bellow and hand it into the practice.

REAP REFERRAL FORM

 

SPIRE

SPIRE

From May 2017 we will improve the way we use information from GP patient records. These changes will help to plan and improve health and care services in Scotland.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

 

 

Chronic Medication Service (CMS)

Are you on repeat regular medication ?

You may be a suitable candidate for the Chronic Medication Service (CMS).

How CMS works:- Your GP would issue you with a SERIAL prescription rather than a standard repeat prescription.

Serial prescriptions last for 24, 48 or 56 weeks and your Pharmacist will dispense it in instalments (either every 4 weeks, 8 weeks or longer, depending on your GP’s instructions). 

Having a serial prescription does not stop you making an appointment with your GP in the usual way. 

If you feel you are suitable please speak to your preferred community pharmacy who will discuss registration with you.

 

Further information can be found here

CMS Frequently asked Question

 

 

 

 
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