Clinical Topics

Get to the bottom of Bowel Cancer

The National Bowel Screening Programme offers a simple screening test to everyone aged 50-74. One in twenty of us over 50 years of age will get bowel cancer at some point in our lives. Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. If bowel cancer is detected early enough there is a 90% chance of treating it successfully. Don’t delay take the test today.

If you have questions about the test, or require a replacement test kit you can contact the Bowel Screening Helpline on 0800 0121 833 or email bowelscreening.tayside@nhs.net.

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

Sexual Health

pipeland-coupleConcerned about Sexual health? Worried you may have a Sexually transmitted infection (STI)? Read about how to access local services.

Telephone Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Living Life is a telephone service for people suffering from low mood, depression or symptoms of anxiety. They provide self help coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Call their free confidential phone line on 0800 3289655 Monday to Friday 13:00-21:00.

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!

Practice Information

Practice Closures

Spring Bank Holiday

The Practice will be closed on Monday 7th May for a Public Holiday.

If you need urgent medical care on Monday 7th May, please call 111 for NHS24.

Please ensure you order your regular medication in good time so you don’t run out over the holiday period.

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…

Register with us

To make things easier for you to register download a New Patient Registration Form and New Patient Questionnaire. Complete these at your leisure, print them off and hand them in to us bringing with you a suitable form of ID.

Consent Survey

In order to comply with Data Protection legislation, the practice is updating our records regarding consent to contact patients by text message or email. The message is from NHS No Reply. If you receive a text or email from this, please reply to us following the instructions in the message. We will then update your records accordingly.

In the News

New Recommendations on Vitamin D

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. Vitamin D can be bought at your local pharmacy. Find out more…