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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
 
The Practice will be CLOSED on the following public holidays over the festive period; all other week days will open as normal.
 
Monday 25th December 2017  - CLOSED
Tuesday 26th December 2017 - CLOSED
 
Monday 1st January 2018 - CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - CLOSED
 
Patients requiring medical attention will be dealt with, as normal, by NHS 24 on the days the Practice is closed by phoning NHS24 directly on 111
 
Wishing all patients a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!_____________________________________________________________________
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED IT'S GUIDANCE ON VITAMIN D - SEE LINK:
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NHS Scotland is conducting its biennial patient survey.  If you receive this survey through the post please complete and return it.  NHS Scotland values your opinion.

NHS SCOTLAND PATIENT SURVEY

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 FOR TICK ADVICE SEE:

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/activities/walking/check-for-ticks

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NHS HIGHLAND STRESS CONTROL COURSE

NHS Highland is running some free six week Stress Control Courses
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn some great and effective ways to control stress and common problems such as anxiety, low mood, panic, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem. If you would like to speak to someone about the Stress Control Course or to book your free place, please call the Fort William Health Centre on 01397 709830. Or, if you want, simply turn up for the first session and why not bring a friend or partner along and learn these great and effective techniques together?
You get lots of free helpful materials to take home including a CD, guides to help with stress and lots of handouts. The course will take place at KILMALLIE COMMUNITY CENTRE FROM 6pm to 7.30pm each:

2nd Course:
WEDNESDAY 25.10.17
WEDNESDAY 01.11.17
WEDNESDAY 08.11.17
WEDNESDAY 15.11.17
WEDNESDAY 22.11.17
WEDNESDAY 29.11.17
3rd Course:
WEDNESDAY 31.01.18
WEDNESDAY 07.02.18
WEDNESDAY 14.02.18
WEDNESDAY 21.02.18
WEDNESDAY 28.02.18
WEDNESDAY 07.03.18

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See the link below for information regarding how NHS Scotland will use information from GP patient records from May 2017.

SPIRE - Scottish Primary Care Information Resource

Connecting Carers Website

Musculosketel Advice and Triage Service

GP Training

TRAINING OF DOCTORS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS

diaryThe practice is an accredited practice for training medical students and doctors as General Practitioners.

Dr McArthur is the Educational Supervisor for GP Speciality Trainee (GPST) doctors in the practice. 

Dr Munro is in charge of training Foundation Year 2 doctors (FY2) as well as being the Deputy Trainer for medical students.

Dr Douglas is the Training Programme Advisor for all the GPST doctors in Lochaber.

The doctor may have a GP Trainee or a medical student present during consultations at the surgery or on home visits.   We understand that patients may not wish to discuss sensitive subjects in the presence of another doctor or medical student. Therefore, you will be informed accordingly when you report to the reception desk. Please inform the reception if you prefer to see the doctor alone. You don’t have to give a reason and the doctor will understand.

The GP may have a "doctor in training" or a medical student present during consultations at the surgery or on home visits.

We understand that patients may not wish to discuss sensitive subjects in the presence of another doctor or medical student.

Therefore, you will be informed accordingly when you report to the reception desk. Please inform the reception if you prefer to see the doctor alone. You don’t have to give a reason and the doctor will understand.

Occasionally the doctors will ask patients for consent to record your consultation on video for training purposes. The video is reviewed, only by those directly involved in the supervision of that doctor, in order to observe and improve communications between doctor and patient. The practice adheres strictly to the national guidelines for consent, confidentiality and usage of such videos.

Your consultation can only be recorded with your written consent beforehand and you will be asked for your written consent again after the consultation to make sure you are still happy for it to be used. Again the doctors concerned will understand if you change your mind and decide you want it to be erased. Video recordings are an important means of improving doctors skills but we understand and respect your rights, without question, to refuse anything which you might find intrusive to your own health care which remains our foremost priority.

Click on the links below for further information

Video Consultations - Patient Information Leaflet

Video Consultations - Patient Consent Form

GMC - the Regulatory body for all stages of doctors' training and professional development in the UK.



 
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