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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

JOINING THE PRACTICE

steth_book1We have a Registration Pack available at Reception and our Receptionists will assist you with anything you are unsure about. It would be most helpful for you to have your medical card with you. New patients are always offered an appointment with the Doctor, for an initial health assessment as well as an explanation of the services we provide.

You will be registered with the Practice, rather than an individual Doctor but you can choose to see one particular Doctor if you wish, although it may mean a longer wait for an appointment.

All new patients are required to provide 2 forms of identification at registration, one to be photographic identification such as passport or driving licence and another proof of current address such as a utility bill.  Photocopies are not acceptable.

PRACTICE AREA

The area we cover includes Fort William, Caol, Inverlochy, Claggan, Lochyside, Banavie and Corpach. It extends to Glenfinnan to the West, Loch Lochy to the North, Roy Bridge and Fersit to the East, and the Ballachulish Bridge to the South.

 
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