Welcome to Strathmore Surgery Online
At Strathmore surgery in Blairgowrie the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
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Self Care for Patients
Many of us have a cold, sore throat or other minor illness during the winter months and some of us will have flu. The most common winter illnesses will usually get better without the need to see a doctor. Please use the following link to read the latest self care guidance from the BMA. Please also see the booklets under "Further Information" on how to "Get Well Without Antibiotics" available to download in either English or Polish.
Seasonal Flu Vaccines 2016
Flu vaccines will soon be available for all eligible patients.
Patients are asked to make an appointment for one of our flu clinics which will run at the end of October.
Who should have the vaccine?
All patients aged 65 years and over.
Anyone with one of the following health conditions:
Asthma, bronchitis or emphysema
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic Heart Disease,
Chronic Renal Disease,
Chronic Liver Disease
Also eligible for the vaccine are:
The PPV vaccine is recommended for many of the same people who receive an annual flu vaccination and other selected groups of people at higher risk of developing complications from pneumococcal infection.
Unlike the flu vaccine which is given every year, the pneumococcal vaccine is only usually given once. The Scottish Government provides pneumococcal immunisation for all people aged 65 years and over. For those aged under 65, GPs may at their own discretion provide immunisation for people with the following serious medical conditions:
- Problems with the spleen either because the spleen has been removed or does not work properly, e.g. sickle cell disorder and coeliac disease.
- Chronic lung disease including chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
- Serious heart conditions.
- Severe kidney disease.
- Long-term liver disease.
- Diabetes requiring medication.
- Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment eg HIV, chemotherapy for cancer, or long-term oral steroids for conditions such as asthma.
- Cochlear implants.
- Individuals with cerebrospinal fluid leaks.
- Children under five years of age who have previously had invasive pneumococcal disease such as meningitis or bacteraemia.
Shingles Vaccines 2016
If you are aged between 70 and 79 you may be eligible for the shingles vaccine this year.
You only need to have this vaccine once so if you have been vaccinated in a previous year you do not need to have it again. If you are unsure please ask the doctor or the practice nurse.
Please click on the link below to check your eligibility or download the shingles leaflet for full information.
Text Message Appointment Reminder and Recall System
The surgery is in the process of setting up a text message appointment reminder and recall service. If you would like to join up for this service please complete a form at the reception desk or by using the link of the right hand side of this screen under Further Information.
Please note that this service is only for patients aged 16 years and over.
The surgery does not offer a reply facility.
Text messages and emails are generated using a secure facility however the practice will not transmit any information which would enable the individual patient to be identified. The practice does not share mobile phone or email contact details with any external organisation.
Please can we remind patients that we require 48 hrs notice when requesting repeat prescriptions. This does not include weekends as the surgery is shut. A prescription requested on a Friday or Saturday will not be actioned by the surgery until Monday and may not be ready for collection/sent to chemist until the Tuesday.
If you are a new patient registering with the practice and need to order your medication, you will need to provide us with an up to date list of all your medication including strength and dose and give as at least 48 hours to issue your prescription. You may need to contact your previous GP to check all the medication you are being prescribed.
Please make sure that your pick up point is correct before submitting your repeat prescription request.
(Site updated 21/09/2016)