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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Nationally, the Know Who To Turn To website has been produced by the NHS to help you get the right medical assistance when you're ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.
We have added some extra Montrose details to further inform our patients:
All GP practices are contracted to provide "Essential Services", that is, treatment of ill people, these include:
General management of medical conditions, health promotion advice, referral for other services, care for temporary residents, emergency care if appropriate.
We also provide the a number of "Additional Services" and "Enhanced Services" which are described below.
- 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, asthma, 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.
- Smoking cessation - We are keen to give all our patients who smoke as much help as possible to stop. Please ask at reception or at any consultation for information and support.
- 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.
This is for patients who are due an annual asthma review. You can use our online form to submit your review to us, or alternatively drop into the surgery and we can provide you with a paper form to complete.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse as well.
The doctor can also refer patients to psychiatric, psychology, counselling, alcohol problem and dietetic clinics, which are held at the Links Health Centre.
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.