Flu’ Vaccinations 2018/19
The Practice is holding an additional and final drop in clinic for patients who are eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination on Saturday the 17th of November, 9:00-11:30. If you have been unable to make it to any of the drop in clinics and are eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination, please contact the Practice on 01334 476840 to arrange an appointment.
Read more about seasonal vaccinations.
Coughs, Colds and Sore throats.
It’s the time of year for coughs, colds and sore throats. These illnesses can generally be treated at home without the need to see a GP. If though your symptoms are prolonged, you suffer from other chronic health conditions or you are worried, please call for advice.
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Recommendations on taking Vitamin D in Winter
The most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey shows that a proportion of the UK population has low Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is essential to keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Only a small number of foods provide Vitamin D so the latest guidelines suggest that many of us would benefit from taking 10 micrograms of Vitamin D daily between October and March. This can be bought from your local pharmacy. To find out more about this ask your pharmacist or read here.
Practice Privacy Notice
In accordance with General Data Protection Regulations the practice has drawn up a Privacy Notice which outlines the type of data we hold, how we use it and your rights under the legislation.
Extended Hours Surgeries
Struggling to find the time to see a GP? Did you know we operate “Extended Hours” Surgeries before 08:30 and after 17:30? Read more…
In the News
Out of Hours Service under threat
You may be aware that the local out of hours service may be discontinued, with patients having to travel to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for urgent medical care when their own GP surgery is closed. The doctors at Pipeland Medical Practice are very concerned about this and would urge you to sign the petition against the closure if you share these concerns.