BABY AND CHILD SERVICES
Child Health Surveillance
The GPs and the health visitors co-operate
closely to provide a full child health surveillance programme. This is held every Thursday afternoon between 2.00 and 3.00pm, and is by appointment only.
(formerly known as the well baby
This is a combined clinic for both
practices and is held every Monday
morning 09.30am - 12 noon. The health visitor will offer advice, support and information
on baby/child health, family health and other issues related to personal and community
Immunisations are carried out either
by the health visitors or the GPs by appointment only.
WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES
The practice provides a full range
of services. Appointments can be made at reception.
All of the doctors,
and practice nurses provide a full range of contraceptive services including
Antenatal And Maternity
All the doctors see antenatal patients
during normal surgeries and the midwives also hold clinics in the Medical Centre on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Antenatal care is shared between your GP and midwife,
ensuring continuity of care before and after the birth of your baby.
These may be carried out at the women's
health clinic or during surgery time (please book a double appointment). A three-yearly
routine recall system operates in Tayside for women aged 20 - 60.
CLINICS AND OTHER SERVICES
The practice has a strong commitment
to preventative medicine and to that end we run a series of health promotion clinics.
Our highly-trained practice nurses run these. A doctor is
available if required.
The following clinics are run by
the practice nurses who provide patients with a review of their condition and
offer advice and support. Appointments for these clinics can be made via reception:
blood pressure/heart disease prevention
menopause clinic (incorporated within
the well-woman clinic)
well-woman (with and without cervical
Full health screening: cervical smears,
breast examination, family planning service, menopause and general health advice.
The National Breast Screening Service operates in Tayside and offers women between
ages 50 and 65 mammography every three years. The screening unit visits the Health
Centre at regular intervals.
Lifestyle For Men
Full health check: blood pressure,
cholesterol check, urine test, diet, smoking and alcohol advice and tetanus immunisation.
The doctors perform minor
surgery eg injections of joints, nail surgery, biopsy of skin lumps/moles, cyrocautery
of warts etc.
Flu And Pneumococcal Immunisation
For under 65s in an 'at risk' category
and for over 65s.
We offer a range of advice and immunisations
relating to holiday travel. This service is supported by a direct modem link
that gives up-to-the-minute advice on health and travel matters. Please ask for a form at reception if you would like to use this service.
Blood Pressure We suggest
a five-yearly blood pressure check for those over the age of 20.
Cervical Screening A three-yearly
cervical smear test is advised for most women aged 20 - 60. Women in this age
group will normally be offered cervical screening as a matter of routine.
Breast Screening Women between
the ages of 50 and 64 are routinely offered breast screening. Women over the age
of 64 may also request this screening if they wish.
Remember: if you keep active, watch
your weight, don't smoke, drink only in moderation and don't worry too much, then
you might not need us at all!
We offer a range of private medical
services. Current fees are displayed at reception. These services are outside the normal general medical services eg special
examinations, provision of reports for employers or insurers etc.