Clinical Topics

Could you save a life?

CPR is a skill many of us can learn and it may just save a life.  This video can teach you how you can help in an emergency.

Flu’ Vaccinations 2018/19

Flu vaccinationThe practice will hold drop in clinics for patients who are eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination on the following dates;

Saturday 20th October, 9:00-11:30

Saturday 27th October, 9:00-11:30

Saturday 3rd November, 9:00-11:30

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.

For guidance on treating coughs and colds read our handy hints. Why don’t we prescribe antibiotics for colds? – read Getting Better without antibiotics.

 

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.

 

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

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.

Attention all Freshers!

Are you a Fresher? Welcome to St Andrews! We wish you well with your studies. We would like to make sure access to health care is as easy for you as possible. Please take the time to explore our site and learn about the services we offer. Read more about our services for students here

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.

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.