Flu’ Vaccinations 2018/19
The 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.
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.
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.
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?
Vaccinations and medical advice, prior to travel, are as important as packing the right clothes or remembering your passport! Read more – Travel Advice
The Practice will be closed on Monday 1st October for a Public Holiday.
If you need urgent medical care on Monday 1st October, 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.
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…
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.
Joining Up Care
A series of consultation workshops will be run over the next few weeks to outline how Health and Social Care in Fife can be improved. The workshops will cover
- Community Health and Wellbeing Hubs
- Out of Hours Urgent Care Redesign
- Community Hospital and Intermediate Care Bed Redesign
Dates of the meetings can be found here.