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.

Community Listening Service

Often life can be a struggle and we carry things anxiously which adversely affect our health and well being.  Bereavement, relationship breakdown, stress at work, difficult diagnosis, adjusting to being less active and independent, caring for a loved one – these are just some of the things we may struggle with.  So from the 7th of May, once a week, we are able to offer a Listening Service, where patients can spend up to 50 minutes with someone who is a trained and skilled Listener, who will listen to whatever you need to bring.
There are two appointments available for booking each Tuesday afternoon, so if you would like to use this service you can make an appointment at Reception for the Listening Service.

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.

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…

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.