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What is GDPR?

GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018. GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 which the practice already complies with but strengthens many of it’s principle.

You can find more information on the further information tab under the heading 'GDPR'. We have all of this information displayed in the patient notice board in the practice. If you have any questions then please speak to the Practice Manager.

New Physiotherapist service - We now have two Specialist Physiotherapists based at Pathhead Medical Centre. They can be booked as an alternative to an appointment with the GP, for people with a muscle, bone or joint problem. There is no need to see the GP first.

Contact reception and they will ask you a few questions to make sure you are allocated an appointment with the most appropriate person.

MEDICATION IMPROVEMENTS - the practice is now running some prescribing improvement projects to ensure that you receive the safest and most cost-effective medications for your conditions. You will receive a letter directly if you are affected by any of these changes.

PRESCRIPTION CHANGES FROM APRIL 2017 - all prescription requests will now take 4 working days to process. Any urgent requests must go to the duty doctor.

Clinics & Services

Within the surgery opening hours, the practice provides essential on-going treatment and care to registered patients and temporary residents who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, terminally ill or suffering from chronic disease.  The practice takes into account their specific needs and offers consultation, further treatment and where appropriate referral.  Immediate necessary treatment is also provided for any accident or emergency within the practice area.

The practice provides the following additional services:doctor_baby_girl

  • Cervical Screening
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Vaccinations and Immunisations
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Maternity Services
  • Wart Clinic (monthly)

Further Services Provided by the Practice are:

  • INR, Lithium and Rheumatology Monitoring
  • Minor Surgery – a range of excisions, cautery & injections
  • Contraception - Nexplanon and Coil fitting
  • Minor Injuries
  • Care for Drug Users
  • Immunisations (influenza & childhood)

Preventative Care

New Patient Appointments

These appointments are recommended for all new patients and consistofgeneral health screening ansyringed advice on any past or present areas of concern, e.g. blood pressure, smoking cessation etc.  Appointments are usually with the practice nurse however if you are on regular medication you should make an initial appointment with a GP.

Promoting Good Health

We run screening programmes with regular reviews with the practice nurse, or in some cases a doctor, and all patients with on going health conditions should receive regular correspondence inviting them to attend for checks.

Travel Advice

We can give up to date advice for those travelling abroad.  A telephone consultation with the nurse is often the most convenient for initial advice.  Please let us know at least 6 weeks before departure where possible.  Please arrange an appointment with the practice nurse at reception.

 
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