Clinical Topics

Sun Health

Whether you are heading abroad or staying at home over the Summer we all need to be aware of looking after ourselves in the sun. This is especially true for children. Read more about sunburn, sunscreens, skin cancers, Vitamin D and protecting yourself.

Heart Failure Support Group

Come along to the NHS Fife Heart Disease Managed Clinical Network’s group to find out about living well with Heart Failure.  Starting on 10th January 2019, they meet on the second Thursday of every month, 10am-12pm at:

Kirkcaldy Methodist Church
95D St Clair Street
Kirkcaldy
For further information email fife-uhb.vascularmcns@nhs.net
or call 01592 226736 for details.

Hayfever

Also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, Hayfever, is a common condition which effects many people in the Spring and Summer months.

Many people manage their symptoms entirely appropriately using over the counter products like antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops. If the pharmacy products don’t seem to be helping, or your symptoms include wheeze or cough, please make an appointment. If you receive Repeat Prescriptions for your Hayfever order them before your symptoms usually begin so as not to be caught out!

Going On Holiday?

pipeland-travelVaccinations and medical advice, prior to travel, are as important as packing the right clothes or remembering your passport! Read more – Travel Advice

Practice Information

New Members of the Nursing Team

We are delighted to welcome Sharon McLellan, Nurse Practitioner and Tara Mclean, Practice Nurse to our Nursing Team.

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…

MJog Messenger App

You may have already have had an invitation to download the Messenger App from MJog so that the Practice can send appointment reminders and other healthcare messages in a more interactive way than the basic text we currently use.

MJog Messenger is a mobile messaging app which provides simple secure and free communication of health information between the Practice and you.

To get the MJog Messenger app click the button below

Get MJog Messenger

If however you choose not to install the App you will continue to receive basic SMS text messages from the Practice as you do currently.

Pipeland is now a parkrun Practice!

Pipeland is proud to be associated with and support the St Andrews parkrun.  This is a free weekly 5km timed run in Craigtoun Country Park at 9:30am every Saturday.  For more information click here.

On the 1st of June members of the Pipeland team joined the RCGP “Pledge to parkrun” along with 2,000 other GPs nationwide.

In the News

GP Pressure: Numbers Show First Sustained Drop for 50 Years

The NHS is seeing the first sustained fall in GP numbers in the UK for 50 years, the BBC can reveal.

An analysis by the Nuffield Trust think tank for the BBC shows the number of GPs per 100,000 people has fallen from nearly 65 in 2014 to 60 last year.  Read more…

Help Renew General Practice

General Practice is the frontline of the NHS, playing a crucial role in providing care to patients, in the heart of communities across Scotland.

But General Practice is under huge strain and urgently requires further investment if GPs are to continue to provide high-quality patient care that’s fit for the future.

That’s why RCGP Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to increase the level of overall spending on general practice to 11% of the Scottish NHS budget.  How you can help…