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Currently 20% of GP appointments could be dealt with by another healthcare professional 

Know who to turn to helps you get the right medical assistance when you're ill, injured or have a long term condition.

NHS Inform provides helpful information on a wide range of services.

First Aid provides help on some of the most common injuries that need emergency treatment in the UK and information about how to deal with them.

Reception- for any queries about your hospital appointment or investigation results you should first contact the hospital.

If you need further help after asking the hospital, please speak to our receptionists

Health care assistants -  can provide new patient assessments, blood and urine sampling, weight monitoring, suture removal and some wound care.

In addition our HCAs can provide COPD screening, hypertension, mental health and diabetic reviews including diabetic foot screening and blood glucose monitoring education  

Nurse - you can see our nurses for all Chronic Disease Management : Diabetes, Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, Atrial fibrillation, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Asthma. In addition we offer  Contraception including emergency contraception, cervical screening tests and vaccinations 

Remember that for minor ailments we run a nurse–led Minor Illness service – if you think this would be appropriate, please ask the Receptionist.

Community Midwives - for all pregnancy advice & support call 01307 475255

Health Visitors - provide professional care, support and advice to antenatal women, pre-school children and their families. Contact our team on 01307 468888

Pharmacy - remember your pharmacy can deal with a wide range of minor illnesses, emergency contraception, smoking cessation, ear syringing kits for home use, & provides a Minor Ailment Service

Dentist- for all conditions involving your mouth or teeth. Emergency dental care out of hours contact NHS 24 free on 111.

Optician -There have been significant changes to primary eye care since the 2006 General Ophthalmic Services Act Scotland. All people in Scotland are now entitled to a free eye check every 2 years.

In addition, optometrists are now offering a free NHS service to see patients with acute/new eye problems for assessment and further management as appropriate. This means that you can refer yourself, or your GP can refer you if appropriate, for various eye problems. This is a new and developing scheme which was introduced to make better use of community optometrists, who have significant expertise and sophisticated equipment, to deal with more eye problems in the community. Phone your local optometrist or check with the practice if you have an eye problem which you think may be dealt with by your optometrist who can also refer you directly to an ophthalmologist if required.

Physiotherapist  adults with muscle or joint problems can self refer to Physiotherapy 

Podiatry - you can self refer to the podiatry service at Whitehills Hospital. Please ask at reception for a referral form 

Sickness Certificate- Visit  Been Off Work  for further information

Sexual Health - Clinics are run in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee or Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath 

Local Self-Help Groups
Pain Association Scotland Self-Management Course
A 5 week course aimed at supporting people to better manage their chronic pain.
Next Course starts
 
Angus Long Terms Conditions Group runs a support group one Friday afternoon / month in Academy Medical Centre to which all are welcome - for details & enrolement contact reception or our Patient Participation Group 
Arthritis Forum
An interactive meeting to give people living with any type of arthritis access to ongoing education and  a chance to meet others in a similar position
 
Diabetes Forums
An interactive meeting to give people living with any type of diabetes access to ongoing education and  a chance to meet others in a similar position
 
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