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**NHS Inform - for advice and information on common illness and complaints please go the the website nhs inform https://www.nhsinform.scot/ **


The practice will closed on Monday 30th September and will re-open on Tuesday 1st October at 7:00am (note 24 hour appointments cannot be booked until the phone lines go over at 8:30am)
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We offer a new Patient Access Service which allows patients to book appointments online and order repeat prescriptions.  To Register to use the system, please collect your unique Pin Number and Information Leaflet at reception.  More information is available at Online Services tab below.


We are increasingly contacting patients via text. Please make sure we have your mobile number.


Welcome to the Ashfield Medical Practice Website

Through this website we hope to improve our services to all our patients and enable you to find the information required at the click of a mouse.You can download registration forms, cancel existing appointments, change your name and address and much more.

You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information leaflets as well as keep up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.

We are always looking to improve our services so please leave some feedback on our contact page.  We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website a better portal for all your online needs.

 

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BREAST SCREENING

The Scottish Breast Screening Programme invites all women between 50 and 70 for breast screening approximately every three years - although this may be earlier due to changes in the screening department. Invitations are not sent to people over the age of seventy, but you remain at risk of developing breast cancer and are still welcome to attend.

The practice has been allocated October 2019 for Breast Screening for our patients.

Please see the link below for more information;

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening

You may also find it helpful to;

  • Contact the NHS Inform helpline on 0800 22 44 88 ( the helpline also provides an interpreting service)
  • Talk to your friends and family who have already attended

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TRAINING

We are delighted to announce that Sister Fiona Bennet is training as an Advanced Nurse Practioner. This is a two year programme and will require her to shadow the GP's in their consultations.  We hope you will support her in her training.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2019

The surgery will be closed on the following dates:

Tuesday      1st of January

Wednesday  2nd of January

Friday         19th of April

Monday       22nd of April

Monday       6th of May

Monday       27th of May

Monday       15th of July

Monday       30th of September

Wednesday  25th of December

Thursday     26th of December

For all emergencies please call NHS24 111


TEXT ALERT REMINDER SERVICE 

Would you like to be included in the following services?

  • Text Messages to your mobile phone 

We have the facility to use the above services to contact you. These may be used to notify you of, for example

  • Changes to your booked appointment
  • FREE appointment reminders
  • Cancelled clinics including GP, Nurse and Health Care Assistant
  • Other notifications the practice deem necessary to your health care provision

If you would like the GP Practice to contact you by this means please sign up by making sure we have your up to date Mobile Phone number. This can be done at reception by filling out an up to date contact form or by filling out a change of address form - Link on Change of Address Information page 4.

PLEASE NOTE 

If you agree to the GP Practice contacting you via test message to your mobile phone, the GP Practice agrees to adhere to the following:-

  1. The mobile phone number  will only be used by the GP Practice and will not be passed to any other parties. 
  2. No personal details will be included in the message to identify you.

 


NEW REGISTRAR

We welcome Dr L. McNeil who will be with us for a year until August 2020.


HOUSE OF CARE APPROACH TO ANNUAL REVIEW

The practice are introducing a new model of delivering annual reviews to patients with chronic disease.  This model has been introduced across the UK and involves a two appointment process.  Measurements will be gathered by our Health Care Assistant and the results will be sent to the patient before the second appointment with the Nurse.  We will role this approach out over the next year commencing with our diabetic patients.  Please note you will be invited to attend for this new style of annual review by letter as we have done in the past.  More information on this approach can be found at:

Care and support planning

BOWEL SCREENING

All men and women aged 50–74 are invited for bowel screening. Bowel screening involves taking a simple test at home every two years.

We strongly encourage you to take this simple test. In Scotland the screening programme will prevent at least 150 deaths from bowel cancer each year

For more info, go to

http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/Screening/bowel

 If you mislay your bowel screening kit please call 0800 0121 833 to order a new kit. 


 PATIENT CONTACT DETAILS

We are looking at ways of improving keeping in touch with our patients.  As a result we are collecting patient mobile phone numbers and email addresses.  This will allow us to send reminders of letters via these methods in the future.

Please get in touch either by phone or the contact us link on this site, with your details.

 


  

(Site updated 04/09/2019)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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