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We would like to inform our patients and colleagues that Dr Massie has decided the time has come for him to hang up his stethoscope and retire after 35 years in Tweeddale!

 

Dr Massie will officially retire from medicine on Friday, 28th September 2018 although his last working day will be a few weeks before this.

 

A time of very mixed emotions for us in the practice – we are delighted for him personally to start the next chapter in life but he will, of course, be very much missed.



 

Please note that the GP will not usually issue you with a fit/sick note unless you have been off work for more than 7 days. For the first 7 days your employer should be able to provide you with a 'self certificate'.

https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave

We have recently reviewed our process for “sick lines” – now known as Fit Notes.

If a Fit Note is to be issued, it is important that it is done in a proper appointment so that the GP can carry out a full assessment of your care.

If you think you may need another Fit Note, please book a follow-up appointment with your usual GP. This can be either a bookable telephone appointment or a face-to-face appointment in the surgery. Please phone in advance.

 


Support if you are suffering from sight loss can be found at:

See the link below for the Highland Hospice Bereavement Support Service:

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED IT'S GUIDANCE ON VITAMIN D - SEE LINK:

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


FOR TICK ADVICE SEE:

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

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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

Patient Transport

If you require assistance with travelling to health and/or social care appointments, the following information may be helpful for you.

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) – Patient Transport

To be eligible, you must:

  • require assistance from skilled ambulance staff e.g. require access to oxygen whilst travelling
  • have a medical condition that would prevent you from travelling to hospital by any other means
  • have a medical condition that might put you at risk from harm if you were to travel independently
  • have treatment with side effects that requires support from skilled ambulance staff.

Tel: 0300 123 1236

Hard of hearing, deaf or speech impaired, contact the Service through Text Relay: 18001-0300 123 1236

http://www.scottishambulance.com/ (choose the What We Do option from top menu)

Lochaber Transport Advice and Booking Service (LTABS)

Provides an information service, to offer advice and assistance on appropriate transport options for groups or individuals within the Lochaber area. LTABS can help to make transport arrangements for:

  • Hospital/Medical Appointments
  • Health & Social Care Appointments
  • Community Groups and Individuals
  • Transport Advice
  • Assistance with Journey Planning
  • Information
  • Group and Individual Transport Advice
  • Booking Service

Tel: 01397 701022

http://www.lochabertransport.org.uk/ (Transport in Lochaber on the right-side menu)

Traveline Scotland

Provides impartial public transport journey planning and timetables.

  • Plan a journey between any two locations in Scotland
  • Download free smartphone app
  • Open 24 hours every day

Tel: 0871 200 22 33

www.travelinescotland.com

Help with NHS Health Costs

http://www.gov.scot (search for Health Costs)

Tel: 0845 850 1166



 
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