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Welcome to Anstruther Medical Practice

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.


TEXT messaging service now in place. Please confirm your correct mobile number with the practice and we can keep you updated.

This service enables us to send patients confirmation and reminders for appointments booked.

We are also going to use this for advising when vaccines such as Flu are available and recalling patients who attend for medication and health reviews such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD etc 

Text messages will only be sent for the delivery and administration of health and care services. They will not be used for marketing/third-party services.

You can of course Opt Out of this service if you wish. Please notify the practice and we can update your records.


Isolation Note for employer - 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note   Sick Notes will not be issued by GP. 

Face Mask Exemption - https://www.transport.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/transport-transition-plan/advice-on-how-to-travel-safely/

Anticipatory care planning conversation explained in a short video - Use this link to watch the video.

http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/our_work/coronavirus_covid-19/care_planning_conversations.aspx


   Image    Click here to join -  'NEAR ME' VIDEO CONSULTATIONS

Due to the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, we are not offering any routine face-to-face appointments at the surgery. We will attempt to manage your health concerns as best we can over the telephone. However, in some situations, additional information may be gained from a video consultation. You may be asked to use the NHS-approved video conferencing application 'Near Me' for a follow-on consultation. Please see the information below, which provides details of this service and how to dial in:

Attend Anywhere Patient InstructionsNear Me also known as Attend Anywhere       About Near Me (click to view)


OPTITIAN

ADVICE TO PATIENTS:

If you have concerns about your eye(s) or vision you should phone your normal practice (details below) as a first step. If it does not offer telephone

support (or if calls are not transferred to another practice) then phone the closest local practice that does. You will then be given further help and

advice from an optometrist. If it is then decided that an emergency appointment is required, the optometrist will arrange this for you at the

nearest available location.


DENTAL

Accessing dental treatment during the coronavirus pandemic

If you have a dental problem you should, in the first instance always telephone the dental practice that you normally attend. If you are not registered with any dental practice then your nearest dental practice will still be able to help.  Do not contact your GP, they cannot provide dental treatment. Fife Dental Advice Line on 01592 226 555 (Open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm)


PODIATRY

NHS Fife Podiatry Service are still operating, however, we are only providing treatment for patients who require critical care to reduce the risk of hospital admission. Only patients with ulceration and spreading infection are currently being seen.

Although we are reviewing all referrals made to our service, you may not be offered an assessment at this time.

Podiatrists are available to offer advice and education via telephone or video consultations to support you if you are being impacted by your condition.

When we are able to reopen some clinics, it is likely to be at a much reduced capacity due to social distancing guidelines and additional infection control procedures. This is also likely to be for the most serious wounds and conditions.

For further information or self help leaflets visit NHS Fife website and at:        https://www.nhsfife.org    Search for NHS Fife Podiatry and click on publications.

 Please note NHS Fife Podiatry cannot provide individual clinical advice on social media sites.


NO PRE BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL APPOINTMENTS REQUESTS ARE NOW TAKEN ON THE DAY ONLY.  THESE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS.  THE CLINICIAN WILL DECIDE IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN ONCE THEY HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU.

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT BY THE CLINICIAN.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW COUGH AND/OR FEVER PLEASE CALL 111.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO INFORM YOUR GP.  SELF-ISOLATE FOR AT LEAST 14 DAYS OR IF STILL NOT RESOLVED AT THIS POINT, UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER YOUR SYMPTOMS SETTLE.  SEE NHS INFORM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS 

Please call the 111  DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY

 

Have you had contact with confirmed case?               Click here for more information  https://www.nhsinform.scot

Fever, fatigue, dry cough, change to taste and/or smell are the main symptoms in the early stage of illness.

If you have any of these call 111 NOT your GP.

 

 

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