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Flu Vaccination Programme 2019/20

We still have flu vaccinations available although our weekend clinics are over.

If you are eligible for an NHS flu vaccination, no need to wait to be invited - please call the surgery to book your appointment!

www.flufacts.scot.

 


Christmas & New Year Public Holidays -

In line with the rest of NHS Highland, the practice will be closed on-

  • Wednesday 25th December, 2019
  • Thursday 26th December, 2019
  • Wednesday 1st January, 2020
  • Thursday 2nd January, 2020

If you are unwell and cannot wait until the practice re-opens please phone the Out of Hours service on 111. You will be asked for information about your health and condition and will be advised on the most appropriate course of action.

For a life threatening emergency please phone 999 and speak to the ambulance service, chest pains/shortness of breath would be considered an emergency


Wednesday Practice Meetings - 2-2.30pm

Tweeddale Medical Practice is closed every Wednesday from 2-2.30pm.  If you have a life-threatening emergency please hang up and dial 999.  Otherwise please call back after 2.30pm.

 

Training of Doctors

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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