NHS MINOR AILMENT SERVICE
If you fall into one of the categories below you are eligible to register for Minor Ailments:
When you are registered for the minor ailments service your pharmacist can give you medicine for a minor illness or complaint, if they think you need it. You will not have to pay for this.
You will be able to get advice and free treatment (if you need it) from your pharmacist for problems such as:
Acne, Athletes Foot, Backache, Cold Sores, Cough, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Earache, Eczema, Allergies, Haemorrhoids (Piles), Hay Fever, Headache, Head Lice, Indigestion, Mouth Ulcers, Pain, Nasal Congestion, Period Pain, Thrush, Sore Throat, Warts, Threadworms, Verrucae.
Your pharmacist, like your doctor, can only give out certain medicines and products. You may not get the medicine or product you would normally buy.
If your pharmacist feels it is better for you to see your GP, they may refer you directly or ask you to make an appointment at your surgery.
Register at any pharmacy.
Action on Hearing
Are you deaf or hard of hearing? Do you wear a NHS hearing aid? Come to our free local drop-in to find out about:
- Fitting new batteries and tubing (we are unable to re-tube OPEN FIT aids).
- Caring for and getting used to your hearing aids.
- The different services that can help you.
- Information on equipment that can help you.
- On-hand help and support from different services.
Please contact the Information Line on: 0808 808 0123 or visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
It has come to our attention that some patients in Tayside have recently received telephone calls from an unknown source querying the medication they are currently prescribed. The patients are informed that if they do not share this information with the caller, their medication will cease.
Please be assured that NHS Tayside will never ask you for such information and your medication will not be stopped.
If you have any suspicions around a phone call you have received please contact us directly so we can notify NHS Tayside, as they may be able to establish a pattern, and we would also suggest that you report this to the Police.
Do you have any used postage stamps at home? We are collecting stamps to raise money for donkey sanctuaries. Please hand them into Reception or pop into the box in the waiting area. Thank you kindly.
May we remind our patients that GP appointments are 10 minutes long. If you have more than one problem or would like a longer discussion then please let us know when making your appointment.
The Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the following dates:
Monday 25th December
Tuesday 26th December
Monday 1st January 2018
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
If you require medical attention on these dates, please call NHS 24 on 111.
May we take this opportunity to wish all of our patients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!