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About Us

The Practice

The practice is one of the largest in Tayside with approximately 11,000 patients. There is a full complement of practice and attached community health staff. The practice is fully computerised including an integrated computerised appointment system. The practice offers a wide range of services to patients. Chronic disease management clinics are held regularly for diabetic, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthmatic patients. A full range of Health Promotion clinics is available including cervical cytology,full range of contraceptive services, immunisation, smoking cessation and travel health clinics. Pulmonary Rehabilitation classes are run by our Respiratory Liaison Nurse in the surgery & we offer a Refer 2 Exercise programme in conjunction with the local Leisure Centre is available.

We are currently in transition to our new model of care & new innovative holistic ways of working to improve our patient access & experience. Watch our New model of Care for further information & important dates.

There are no stairs or steps within the surgery and the doors are wide enough to admit a wheelchair. We have disabled toilet facilities.

While we do not allow pets in the surgery, we are happy to welcome guide dogs for those patients who are visually impaired.

Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, which opened in April 2005, has brought together new and existing services within one purpose built centre. This includes a 11 Bed GP Ward, 4 Palliative Care beds, 20 Medicine for the Elderly beds and a Minor Injuries Unit. We look after our own patients in the GP and Palliative Care Wards, and share responsibility for the other services on a rotational basis with the other practices in town. Out–of–Hours cover is by NHS 24.

Carers

A carer is anyone of any age who cares for or supports someone who because of frailty, illness or disability cannot manage at home without help. The carer does not need to live with the person and they are unpaid. We as a practice recognise and value our carers. We rely on their expertise and knowledge to assist us in delivering good care. We work closely with Angus Carers, the local Carer Centre and part of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers network, and can refer you to them for support in your caring role, or for more information, see their website:Angus Carers

Carers Self-Referral form

Medical Research

The practice is sometimes asked to assist in research projects conducted by local Universities and Hospitals and occasionally other institutions. We vet these carefully to ensure they are safe and worthwhile studies. All have been approved by the Tayside Committee on Medical Ethics. It is your choice whether to join or decline any study. Your decision will not influence the care you receive from us in any way.



 
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