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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We would like to reassure you all at this difficult time that we are still open and seeing patients who require medical intervention and help. The current Coronavirus pandemic has meant that we have had to change how we work to protect all our patients, doctors, nurses and all other members of the practice team.
If you feel you need to be seen or speak to a doctor or nurse please call the surgery on 01250 872552. All patients who require medical help will be telephoned by a clinician and those patients who do need to be seen and have no symptoms of the virus will be allocated an appointment. Many problems and queries can be dealt with over the telephone and this is the preferred option at the moment especially as the government has asked everyone to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. We urge all patients to follow the government advice, it is the only way we will slow down the spread of the virus.
The inner doors are locked at the surgery and only patients with allocated appointments are permitted to enter the building. All patients will be asked if they have any symptoms of COVID19 before they enter the building and will be required to wash their hands on entering and leaving the building. Please wear a mask or some kind of face covering to your appointment if you have one.
Prescriptions and samples can still be handed in but now just leave them in the box in front foyer. You can also pick up new sample bottles, condoms and forms for self certification from here.
Please can all patients order their prescription in the normal manner, either online, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by handing in their slip to the pharmacy or surgery. As always we will accept phone calls from patients who are housebound and unable to use the online methods. Please can you make sure you order only what you need and do not stock pile medication. This will only create shortages and prevent those who need medication from getting it.
We ask all patients who do have symptoms of the virus such as a new continuous dry cough, a high fever or loss of smell and taste to stay at home for 7 days or until 2 days after your fever has gone. All members of your household will need to isolate for 14 days or longer if they also catch the virus. If you feel very unwell please do not call the surgery but phone NHS24 on 111. They will be able to arrange an appointment for you to be assessed at one of the drive through assessment centres at Perth Royal Infirmary or Kings Cross Hospital in Dundee. You will need to attend in your own car or have someone drive you. If you are a passenger please sit in the back seat with the window open. If they feel you are very unwell they will arrange to admit you to hospital.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid19 everyone in Scotland over the age of 5 years can now be tested. Please click on the link below and follow the instructions.
EXEMPTION CARD for those not who cannot wear a face covering
The use of face coverings is now mandatory in Scotland in shops and on public transport. Disability Equity Scotland have developed an exemption card which can be printed for use by those who may not be able to wear a face covering for health reasons. There is no requirement to obtain evidence in the form of a letter from a doctor that you are exempt.
Please see the link to the Disability Equity Scotland website for more information and the printable posters / exemption cards.
Employment and other queries
If you have any queries regarding your employment or any other queries to do with the virus please go to www.nhsinform.scot. If you need to self isolate there is a self isolation form you can complete to send to your employer. I’m sure that you can understand that the doctors and staff at the surgery are under great strain at the moment and cannot deal with all these enquiries.
(Site updated 04/08/2020)