Clinical Topics

Flu’ Vaccinations 2018/19

Flu vaccinationIf you will be 65 or over by the 31st of March 2019, or have a health condition listed below, are pregnant or are an unpaid carer, you are eligible for the seasonal flu vaccination:-

Respiratory disease including Asthma (requiring Steroid Inhalers) and COPD, Heart Disease, Renal Disease, Liver Disease, Neurological Disease including Stroke, TIA and MS, Diabetes or immunosuppression due to disease or treatment.

If you are eligible for the seasonal flu vaccination but have been unable to make it to any of the drop-in clinics, please contact the Practice on 01334 476840 to arrange an appointment.

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.

 

Step on Stress

NHS Fife Psychology Department is running local classes to help people to deal with stress. Local classes start late November.  For information about the venue and dates click here.

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.

 

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.

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.