Helping you get the right care, at the right time
'We'll keep you right' highlights the range of services available to help people access the right care at the right time, and where to go if you are not sure which service to access.
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We'll keep you right on NHS Inform
The way we access urgent care has changed. To protect us and the NHS, it’s important you know how to get the right care, in the right place.
- Annual flu immunisation programme for the elderly and those at risk
- Regular monitoring for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis
- Regular comprehensive reviews of patients with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, epilepsy, mental health problems, thyroid problems and COPD
- IUCD fits and checks
- Nexplanon Fits and Removals
- Minor Injuries. The health centre has a small accident department for minor injuries. There is also an outpatient department for some specialist clinics.
- Healthy Eating. A healthy diet doesn’t need to be a boring one. Why not speak to your doctor/nurse or pick up some of our information leaflets so you can enjoy a healthier diet.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
If you have a problem that affects your neck, back, bones, joints or muscles and are not under 16 years of age, reception staff can now book you directly into the physiotherapy deptartment (Note, at present, due to COVID 19 restrictions, these will be a telephone appointments with a physiotherapist).
We know that taking care of your health involves more than just medicine. Social Prescribing can provide support for more than medical issues. Your local Social Prescriber will spend time with you exploring what matters to you and help you to identify activities and/or local support which could improve your health and wellbeing. You can consider the benefits of participating in them, and we will assist and support you to plan your next steps.
Your social prescriber can help you with a range of issues, including:
- Social isolation
- Emotional wellbeing
- Healthy lifestyle choices
- Getting out and about
- Life changing events such as birth, retirement and bereavement
- Long term health conditions
- Loss of confidence/purpose
- Poor health linked to housing or housing conditions or
- Struggling with financial issues
- Accessing work, training, or volunteering
Social prescribing is available for everyone. For more information, contact Voluntary Action Angus on 01307 466113 or the practice reception.