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.
Isolation Note for employer - 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
Anticipatory care planning conversation explained in a short video - Use this link to watch the video.
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:
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 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.
ONLY IF YOU FEEL UNWELL SHOULD YOU CONTACT THE SURGERY.
SICK NOTES WILL NOT BE ISSUED - PATIENTS SHOULD SELF-CERTIFY FOR THESE DAYS. Please go to 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note where you can complete this if a Note is required for employer.
IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS.
Please call the Practice DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY - if the practice is closed call 111
Have you returned from foreign travel especially High Risk Area 14 days before onset of symptoms?
Have you had contact with confirmed case?
Definition of contact is defined as: Click here for more information https://www.nhsinform.scot
- living in the same household
- direct contact with the case or their body fluids or their laboratory specimens, or in the same room of a healthcare setting when an aerosol generating procedure is undertaken on the case
- within 2 metres of the case in any other setting not listed above, for any length of time.
Fever, fatigue and dry cough are the main symptoms in the early stage of illness.
'If you have concerns about your eye(s) or vision you should phone your normal optometry practice as a first step
(link to http://www.plm- optometrists.co.uk/documents/20200325_Optom_Practice_Availability_GG.pdf) 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, then this will be arranged for you. This will normally be at an optometry practice but, only if absolutely necessary, hospital consultations can also be organised.
As from 7th April emergency eye appointments in the community are only available from a limited number of practices. These have the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to reduce the infection risk for both patients and practitioner'
The link will be updated regularly so that patients will be able to access the optometrist that are available.
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BOOKING ROUTINE GP APPOINTMENTS
After feedback from patients we are changing when routine GP appointments become available.
Mondays after 2pm we will release appointments for Monday (all day), Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday morning the following week
Wednesday after 2pm we will release appointments for Wednesday afternoon, Thursday (all day) and Friday (all day) the following week
Patients can call at anytime after they are released to make the appointments. We just ask everyone to avoid 8.30 - 10am each day to allow us to deal with emergency calls.
Appointments are bookable up to 9 days in advance for GPs.
Appointments with Nurse or Health Care Assistant
Appointments with a Nurse or Health Care Assistant can be booked at least 1 month in advance