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Surgery Times

Out Of Hours And What To Do When The Practice Is Closed

The medical centre telephone is diverted to NHS 24 at 6.00pm each weekday evening and from 6.00pm on a Friday evening to 8.00am on Monday morning.

If you are ill and need medical care during the out-of-hours period when the surgery is closed, call NHS 24 direct on 111.
An experienced NHS 24 nurse will assess your symptoms and provide advice to help you look after yourself at home. If you need further assessment or treatment, either from a GP or at a local hospital, NHS 24's nurse will arrange this for you.

In order to carry out an accurate assessment, you will be asked for the following information: name, address, phone number, GP's name and any medication you may be taking.

During normal daytime surgery hours, you should still contact the Red Practice for urgent medical help or a routine appointment.

Accidents And Injuries

In the event of an injury or accident you should go directly to Crieff Hospital who will then contact the duty doctor.

Disabled Access

There are ample parking spaces for disabled drivers at Crieff Medical Centre. There are automatic doors for access to the centre and there is a level access to the reception area and to all consulting suites. with a lift to the upper floor. The Medical Centre has wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities. We have comfortable easy chairs in the waiting room and our reception desk has a lowered area for wheelchair access.

SUMMARY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PRACTICE

General medical services - provided by all the partners.

Maternity medical services - provided by all the partners.

Contraceptive services - provided by all the partners.

Child health surveillance - provided by all the partners and the health visitors.

IUCD/implant services - these are available.

Anticoagulant monitoring - provided by all the partners and Tayside Anticoagulant Service.

Near patient testing - provided by all the partners.

Health promotion clinics - run by the practice nurses and the health visitors, and supported by the doctors.

Minor surgery - performed by the doctors.

Advice on immunisation

It is very important that all babies and children are fully immunised.

Illnesses such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are, thankfully, rare now because of recent immunisation policies.

Whooping cough (pertussis) causes a very distressing illness with severe prolonged coughing and it is strongly recommended that all babies have this vaccination along with their other baby injections (there are very few contra-indications). If you have any worries or queries about any aspect of your child’s immunisations please feel free to discuss them with your doctor, the practice nurse or the health visitor.

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