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LATEST NEWS  - APRIL 2016


APPOINTMENT SYSTEM UPDATE



DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS


As of Monday 20th June 2016, we are operating a telephone triage system whereby you can speak directly to a doctor when calling the Practice.  If you telephone 01555 665522 between 08:30 and 10:30 and 14:30 and 16:30 and select OPTION 6 your call will be directed to one of the doctors on duty.


 


The doctor on duty will ask for clinical details and then agree the most appropriate care with you.  If your problem can be dealt with during the phone call, for example issuing a certificate regarding Fitness to Work, then it shall be.If a face to face consultation is required then it will be arranged.


 


Please try to avoid coming to the Practice to make an appointment during our opening hours.  You should, instead, phone as outlined above.


 


This system has proven to be successful in other practices of a similar size that have also faced access issues.


 


There are no changes to making an appointment with the Practice Nurse.


Appointments for the Treatment Room and for blood tests are now made by calling Lanark Health Centre on 01555 667150 from 8.30am.


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Clinics & Services

immunisationAll GP practices are contracted to provide ‘essential’ services, that is, basic treatment of ill people. The Lanark Doctors also provide the following ‘additional ‘ services;

  • Child Health Surveillance, together with the Health Visiting Team
  • Contraceptive Services
  • Maternity Services in the ante-natal and post-natal periods, together with the Community Midwifery Team and Wishaw General Hospital Maternity Unit.
  • Routine immunisation of children, together with the Health Visiting Team.
  • Immunisation for adults in relation to travel and travel advice.
  • Cervical Screening.
  • Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions.

Nurse Practitioner Clinics 

The Nurse Practitioner can treat the following conditions:
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhoea and vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • chest infections
  • urine infections
  • back pain
  • rashes
  • ear, nose and throat complaints
  • cough
  • asthma
  • flu-like symptoms. 

The Nurse Practitioner can prescribe and arrange hospital admissions in the same way as a GP.

Nurse Clinics

Physio_And_PatientThe Practice Nurses fulfill an advanced clinical role specialising in Chronic Disease Management. This includes regular nurse led clinics for Asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes (including group education), Hypertension and Stroke.

Appointments are also available for smears, smoking cessation, well woman/well man checks, contraceptive pill checks and lifestyle advice.

A travel clinic is available. Complex trips may require patients to attend elsewhere for advice and vaccination. The Practice Nurses can be contacted, during normal opening hours, on 01555 665522.

 Enhanced services

  • An annual flu immunization programme to protect the elderly and at risk.
  • Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease.
  • Annual comprehensive review for patients with diabetes (including appointments with the Dietician and Podiatrist).
  • Annual comprehensive review for patients with respiratory disease, including COPD and asthma.
  • Support service and annual comprehensive review for Carers.
  • Service  and annual comprehensive review for adults with learning disabilities.

Counselling

Psychological Problems
Patient-centered counseling is available to help people adjust to change, loss and emotional trauma. Referral can only be made by the GP.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse
A range of addiction services are available, by GP referral, with the Community Addiction Team and the Lanarkshire Drugs Service. The Lanark Doctors as a Practice, does not prescribe substitution therapy but will always refer appropriate patients to the Community Addiction Team. 

The Harm Reduction Service is also available via self referral.

 
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