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As many of you will know Dr Mairi-Anne Miller is expecting a baby in April and will be going off on maternity leave from 10th March. I’m sure everyone will join us in wishing her all the best and look forward to her return in mid December.

Whilst Dr Miller is off we have secured the services of two of our regular locum doctors to cover most of her sessions. Dr Hannah Williams will be covering from 12th April to 14th August and Dr Dorothy McDonald from 21st August to 15th December.

We are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the practice team. Practice nurse Leigh Thomson, who joined the team in November, will be working on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and our new medical receptionist Janice Barnett who joined the reception team at the end of January.   

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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Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE)

SPIRE has been developed to help doctors, the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland and researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices. They will use it to help all NHS patients in Scotland. So information from your medical records – and those of millions of other people in Scotland – will help medical professionals to improve the quality of care for all patients, plan services, develop new treatments, find out about side-effects and respond to major epidemics.


SPIRE moves information electronically and securely, from GP practice records to NHS National Services (NSS). They will then use SPIRE and other IT systems to give better information to the NHS in Scotland, and to approved researchers.

The doctors at this practice have agreed to let SPIRE use patient information and we want to assure patients that tight security checks are in place to keep your information safe.


How SPIRE protects your privacy
• if researchers need to identify you, they will ask your permission
• the Scottish Government will not be able to see your personal information
• personal information will not be sold to make money
• it uses only selected and coded parts of the health record, not the whole record
• staff and researchers are carefully trained and are only allowed to use the least    information they need for each project. Only a small number of authorised staff can find out who the information is about
• researchers from outside NHSScotland must be independently approved


For more information and answers to your questions, please also see:

http://www.spire.scot/your-questions-answered/

Choosing not to take part in SPIRE
If you do not want your health information to be used, please fill in this form Opt out form and return it to the practice.

When you have done that, NSS will not get any personal information from the practice's health records. You can choose not to take part, or you can change your mind and take part at any time. Your choice will not affect the care you get from your GP practice or hospital.

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Shingles Vaccines 2016 / 2017 

If you are aged between 70 and 79 you may be eligible for the shingles vaccine this year.

You only need to have this vaccine once so if you have been vaccinated in a previous year you do not need to have it again. If you are unsure please ask the doctor or the practice nurse.

Please click on the link below to check your eligibility or download the shingles leaflet for full information.

http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/shingles.aspx

Shingles leaflet coverShingles Leaflet


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 by using the link of the right hand side of this screen under Further Information.

Please note that this service is only for patients aged 16 years and over.

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.


Prescription Requests

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 27/03/2017)
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