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** IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR PATIENTS**

COVID 19

If you have a new, persistent cough and/or a fever, and/or loss of taste or smell please do not come to the Health Centre, call NHS 24 on 111.

If you have any queries about COVID19, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

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The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops.  This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid19. The following rules still apply in General Practice:

  1. Wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  2. Physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms
  3. Contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
  4. Wearing of PPE by staff
  5. Screening of all patients for COVID 19 symptoms

Please support Comrie Medical Centre by complying with this guidance

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Up-to-date information about COVID19 can be found:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Vaccine information found:

www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

Please see guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. The guide helps find out if you need to self-isolate and for how long. It also gives advice on what your household and extended household should do.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-infection 

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** Requests to see/speak to a doctor are triaged to ensure you are seen by the most appropriate healthcare professional. If you need a face to face appointment the doctor will arrange a suitable time with you **

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** GET IN TOUCH **

 

Email address: tay.comrie@nhs.scot

Prescription queries: tay.comrieprescriptions@nhs.scot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacists

Ms Tracey Kime-Warren

She works here one day a week and helps us with all sorts of matters relating to prescribing.

Community Midwives

Community midwives attend ladies at home or in clinics and run classes for antenatal and post-natal care. They act as a link between the hospital midwifery service and our practice. They are available on Fridays by appointment.

If you wish to contact a midwife about any problems please use the following numbers:

For NEW BOOKERS please telephone 01738 473494.

For URGENT matters please telephone 01738 473425. This is staffed 24 hours a day and is the labour ward main line at Perth Royal Infirmary.

For NON-URGENT matters please telephone 01738 473406 and leave a message. This is an answering machine and the midwife will call you back.

If your baby has a FEEDING problem please telephone 01738 473436 and leave a message. This is staffed 24 hours a day by the Red Team postnatal ward at Perth Royal Infirmary.

Community Nurses

These Community Nurses provide nursing care to those patients at home who are housebound and unable to attend the surgery. They are very experienced and give nursing advice to the Doctors and patients. You can contact them directly by telephoning the Medical Centre on Comrie 670283

What they do; The District Nurse is a specialist in homecare nursing who works with your Doctor and other services in order to provide the most effective high standard of care for patients. The following are examples of the types of care District Nurses provide:

  • Assessment of health needs and promotion of independence
  • Wound assessment and care
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Symptom management
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Prescribe & administer medications & treatments where appropriate
  • Post operative care
  • Health Promotion/advice
  • Continence advice
  • General support and advice regarding other services
  • Referral to other services

Am I housebound?

Please remember that the District Nursing service is first and foremost a service for people who are housebound. You are not housebound if you are able to leave your home with minimal assistance e.g. assisted/unassisted visits to the doctor, dentist, hairdresser, supermarket. There are some circumstances in which it may be more appropriate for you to receive care in your own home. The District Nurse will be able to discuss this with you.

Mrs Lorraine Dickinson

District Nurse

Health Visitors

Karen Aitken
The members of the Health Visiting team are registered nurses who have extra training in public health and family health with particular emphasis on child development. They see all new babies at home once discharged from the midwife and maintain regular contact until school age and beyond. Their direct telephone number is 01764 655535.

Attached Staff

Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy department based in Crieff works on an appointment system.  You can now fill out a self-referral form without coming to see your GP.  Once you have filled out the paperwork we will pass it onto Physiotherapy and they will send you an appointment in the post.

Podiatrist/Foot Care

Another service we are able to offer within Comrie Medical Centre is that of the Podiatrist once a week. Patient appointments are made direct through the Podiatry department in Perth Royal Infirmary.  We have self referral forms for this service too.  Please ask at Reception if you would like a copy.

Community Psychiatric Nurses(CPN)

Provide specialist advice to patients in their own homes. They can be contacted at the Kings Centre in Crieff on 657120.

 
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