Welcome to Strathmore Surgery Online
At Strathmore surgery in Blairgowrie the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
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Self Care for Patients
Many of us have a cold, sore throat or other minor illness during the winter months and some of us will have flu. The most common winter illnesses will usually get better without the need to see a doctor. Please use the following link to read the latest self care guidance from the BMA. Please also see the booklets under "Further Information" on how to "Get Well Without Antibiotics" available to download in either English or Polish.
Flu vaccines are now available at the surgery. Please call to make an appointment with the practice nurse or health care assistant.
Vaccines will be given to patients aged 65 years and over or to patients in an at risk group. At risk groups include Asthma (on inhaled steroids), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Renal Disease, Being Very Overweight, Chronic Liver Disease and Carers. Anyone undergoing chemotherapy treatment should also get vaccinated.
Scottish Bowel Screening Programme
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme will invite all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. The programme has been rolled out across Scotland and is now available in all NHS Boards.
We encourage all eligible patients to complete this test. If you have received a kit in the past but have not sent it back a replacement will be sent to you from the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme over the coming months.
Further information can be found by going to www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk
Text Message Appointment Reminder and Recall System
The surgery is in the process of setting up a text message appointment reminder and recall service. If you would like to join up for this service please complete a form at the reception desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you consent to the practice contacting you by text message along with your name and your up to date mobile phone number.
The surgery does not offer a reply facility.
Text messages and emails are generated using a secure facility however the practice will not transmit any information which would enable the individual patient to be identified. The practice does not share mobile phone or email contact details with any external organisation.
Please can we remind patients that we require 48 hrs notice when requesting repeat prescriptions. This does not include weekends as the surgery is shut. A prescription requested on a Friday or Saturday will not be actioned by the surgery until Monday and may not be ready for collection/sent to chemist until the Tuesday.
If you are a new patient registering with the practice and need to order your medication, you will need to provide us with an up to date list of all your medication including strength and dose and give as at least 48 hours to issue your prescription. You may need to contact your previous GP to check all the medication you are being prescribed.
Please make sure that your pick up point is correct before submitting your repeat prescription request.
(Site updated 02/02/2016)