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Pharmacy Festive Opening Times

Pharmacy Festive Opening

Drop-in Flu Clinic

Our next Drop-in Flu Clinic will be Thursday 15 November 2018 between 2pm and 6.30pm.  No appointment is necessary - just pop in and have your annual flu immunisation.

Closure of list to new patients

As from 22 October 2018 all Forfar GP practices' lists will be closed.  Any new patients seeking to register with a GP in the area should make contact with Practitioner Services Division by one of the methods listed below in the first instance.
The contact details are:
Telephone: 0845 300 1654
Patients can write to:
Practitioner Services
Bridgeview
1 North Esplanade West
Aberdeen
AB11 5QF
Patients will need to provide their name, address and date of birth for themselves, and any family/household members, as they will be kept together. 
Practitioner Services will inform each patient/family which GP practice they are being allocated to so they can approach that nominated GP practice to register.  Practitioner Services will also notify the GP practice to let them know which patients to expect.
It should be noted that this arrangement is for unregistered patients only and patients currently registered with a Forfar GP practice who wish to change will only be actioned subject to exceptional circumstances. 

Dr Urwin patients - Team 4

As Dr Urwin is leaving the practice on 13 August 2018 his patients will be redistributed to the the remaining 3 GP teams.  Therefore from Monday 30 July 2018,  any Team 4 patient   will be informed which team they have been allocated to the next time they contact the practice.

Chronic Pain Self Management Course
If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact your GP or alternatively email if you would like to receive direct email updates from regarding forum topics and dates email achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net

Vitamin D new recommendations

Media Release regarding Flu

Shingles Eligibility

Check if you are eligible for the Shingles Vaccine this year by clicking on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/645301/Shingles_interactive_2017to18.pdf

Social Prescribing at Academy Medical Centre - Community Development Worker,

Ashley McGregor from Voluntary Action Angus has been working in Academy Medical Centre, Forfar since July 2016.  Ashley is a community Development Worker who has taken referrals from Healthcare staff in the practice to offer individual, one to one advice and provide any non-medical support they may benefit from.  This is available for anyone who could benefit, including people who's health is affected by social and environmental issues which cannot be dealt with by only a medical response, which can be called Social Prescribing.
For more information contact Ashley at Academy Medical Centre on 01307 462316 or at Voluntary Action Angus on 01307 466113.  Or you can email at Ashley@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk."

Local Group Presents GP Practice with Equipment and Cheque

 

Changes to Ear Syringing Service

Please note with immediate effect GP Partners have made a decision that the Practice will no longer provide an ear syringing service. Patients should now self manage ear wax problems by self-administering Almond Oil Drops or purchasing the ear syringing kits from local pharmacies or supermarket

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION...

Unfortunately due to practice GP recruitment difficulties and increasing workloads the GPs are no longer able to accept patient referrals from Hospital consultants for the following follow up appointments:-

COMPLEX DRESSINGS

SUTURE REMOVAL

HEP B IMMUNISATION OF BABIES

The GPs have written to the appropriate consultants in the following departments informing them of their decisions:-

PLASTIC SURGERY

DERMATOLOGY

GENERAL SURGERY

PAEDIATRICS

These departments should make the necesary arrangements for you to return to either their own department or arrange for treatment locally at whitehills Community Hospiital

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but we no longer have the capacity to arrange appointments for this.

Your PPG News..... 

DECEMBER  IS.....

1st WORLD AIDS DAY

ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH...www.alcoholawarenessweek.com 

See our leaflets on the above subjects on the desk in the foyer.  Pick up a measuring glass that is available to help you regulate how much you put in your glass.

APPG notes Nov 2018

Appg Notes Nov 2018

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