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Please be aware that we are working with limited staff due to CoVid 19, and there may be delays when dealing with your enquires either in person or via the phone.  Prescription requests will take 4 working days to be processed.

Please be patient, we are trying our best to help you, during a very challenging time - thank you.

If you have COVID symptoms and require a test, you will find details of how to do so on the Inform website, or you can book by calling 0800 028 2816

 

PLEASE NOTE FROM 6TH APRIL 2020 DOUGLAS MEDICAL CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGES. ALL DOUGLAS MEDICAL CENTRE PATIENTS WILL BE DIRECTED TO WALLACETOWN HEALTH CENTRE.

Open Access Morning GP Surgery Cancelled

In accordance with NHS Tayside advice regarding coronavirus, there will be no open access surgery for the foreseeable future.

There will only be booked appointments in both surgeries and you will be asked when booking an appointment the reason for your appointment request.

This is to ensure that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus does not come in to surgery and potentially spread the virus to other patients and staff.

Also we may be able to advise you of another service which may suit your needs better than a visit to the GP.

It may be possible to have a video consultation with the GP or Nurse. This must be pre arranged however. Please call the surgery as normal and if this it is decided your call is suitable for a video consultation, please click open the Near Me Video Consultations tab and follow the instructions.

Annual Review Appointments

Your annual chronic disease review may postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. If you have any acute issues in the meantime, please contact your surgery to arrange an appointment.

We are now only sending ONE invite for chronic disease annual reviews . If you do not attend this invite, you will not be recalled for a further year.

Patients who fail to attend 

Due to the dramatic increase in non attended GP and Nurse appointments, Family Medical Group have now implemented the following policy;

If you fail to attend 3 appointments within a 6 month period, you will be removed from our practice list.

Following the first and second non attended appointment, we will send you a letter.

Should a third non attendance occur during the 6 month period, you will then receive a letter advising you that you have been removed from our list. This letter will include details of how to register with another GP practice.

You will have 8 days from the date of the third letter before you are removed.

It is very unfortunate that we have had to implement these measures, but in todays climate where the demand for appointments is ever increasing, patients who book then fail to attend appointments are delaying the opportunity for others to see a health professional.

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Scottish Bowel Screening Service

This is a very important service as bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland.

The service is open to any man or woman aged between 50-74years.

You should automatically be sent a testing kit every 2 years around the time of your birthday. If this does not happen please call 0800 0121 833 to request a kit.

Full details of the Service can be found by clicking the link below.

www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk/

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Opening Times

To see our opening times and what to do when we are closed please click the link below.

" Opening Hours"

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Personal Details

Please ensure that you keep your personal details up to date with us including any changes of address or mobile phone number to ensure we can contact you when required.

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Some services provided fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

Private work is not mandatory and undertaken at the discretion of the GP

Our reception staff will be happy to advise if you require an appointment with the GP or Practice Nurse and any applicable charges.

A list of charges is shown below -

Fees for Services NOT Covered by the National Health Service 

 

Service

Approx Fee

Simple Certificate/Letter of fact

 

£20

Holiday – information faxed overseas and invoiced to patient

 

£30

Holiday Cancellation/ Insurance Claim

£30

Fitness to Fly

 

£30

HGV/PSV medical examination and certificate for licence

 

£120

Medical requiring home visit for housebound patient

£170

Certificate of fitness to drive – elderly drivers

 

£120

Pre-employment medical examination – standard

 

£120

Mental Incapacity Certificate –  without examination

                                          -   with examination

£65

£120

Photocopying – personal

- legal or via organisation

 

10p per page Max:   £10

35p per page + postage

Max: £50

Court exemption on medical grounds – personal (not jury duty)

- solicitor

£20

From £80

Supportive letter (Council, Citizens Advice, etc.) – simple (few lines)

-          more comprehensive

£20

£30

Suitability for child care (record search)

 

£30

Solicitor Reports

 

From £80 (£120 for 2 pages etc)

OHSAS Reports for Employers + All employers

 

From £80 (£120 for 2 pages etc)

Reports requested by insurance companies – full report

                                                                     - simple report

        - supplementary report

£120

£70

£50

Firearms Licence

From £30– see procedure

Welfare Guardianship

£65 no medical/£120 with medical

Community Service Reports (private sick lines) – patient

                                                                              - Criminal Justice

£20

£40

 

 
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