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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Patient Notice - Retirement of Dr Karalyn McNeill
After 33 years at Strathmore Surgery, Dr Karalyn McNeill has decided to retire at the end of September this year.
I am sure that all our patients will join the whole surgery team in wishing Dr McNeill a long and very happy retirement. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
Reallocation of Dr McNeill's Patients
We recognise a change of GP can be unsettling but we are confident that our new GP when appointed will be a great asset and provide our patients with the highest standard of care.
Patients at Strathmore are registered with the practice, not individual GPs and as you know are free to see any GP of their choice. For administrative purposes only patients are assigned to a GP but patients choose who they want to see and therefore it would be extremely difficult to identify patients that choose to see Dr McNeill. As a consequence we are not able to notify individual patients of Dr McNeill's impending retirement.
Dr McNeill's usual patients will be reassigned to one of the GP partners for administrative purposes.
We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this transitional period.
If you have any queries in this regard please speak to the Practice Manager who will do her best to reassure you and answer any questions you may have.
Foreign Travel - Further information, advice and immunisations
If you are travelling abroad this summer please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for travel advice and details about which immunisations are needed for your destination.
If needed please collect a pre travel form from reception or fill out the online form (available to download from the clinic and services section of the website) and make an appointment to see the nurse at least six weeks before travelling to ensure that all the appropriate immunisations etc. can be given without problems.
If you are travelling within the next 6 weeks you will be directed to the nearest travel clinic.
Please note there will be a charge for certain vaccines not covered under the NHS. These include Rabies, Japanese B Encephalitis, Hepatitis B and H1N1* (*for those patients not in an at risk category).
You will pay £15 for a private prescription + £20 for administering the vaccines.
You will also have to pay the pharmacy for the cost of the vaccine. All malaria tablets are out-with the NHS and you may have to pay for a private prescription.
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 30/07/2015)