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The Strathmore SurgeryJessie StreetBlairgowrie, PH10 6BTTel: (01250) 872552
While many of us are eager to receive this Covid vaccine as soon as possible, we are asking that everyone is patient so that we can deliver this complex programme as effectively as possible. This will be in waves, starting with those aged 80 plus from January 2021 onwards and working down the age groups towards spring and early summer.
You will be contacted directly when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please wait until you are before attempting to make an appointment or turning up at the practice.
For general information about the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery visit, NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine
Please make sure that your pick up point is correct before submitting your request.
Repeat prescriptions can be be ordered by:
Patients must allow at least two working days for processing (this does not include weekends as the surgery is shut). This is to allow time for the doctors to check patient's medicines.
The community pharmacy will also require two working days to process prescriptions. Patients are asked to please make sure that they place their requests in plenty time so they do not run out of medication.
If you are going on holiday and need to order your medication early or need an extra supply please let us know at the time of ordering.
From January 2019 patients will be able to register for our new online services. This service will allow you to:• Order your repeat and acute prescriptions by linking directly into your clinical record making it easy to chose the correct medication and dose• View a summary of your medication history and allergies• View appointments that you have booked with the doctor or nurse• Book and cancel appointments onlinePlease ask at reception for an application form or download here Online Services Application Form You will need to bring along two forms of identification along with your registration form to register for this service, one being picture ID i.e. passport, drivers license or bus pass and a recent utility bill with your name and address on it. Once we get your information entered into the system, you will be sent an email or given a letter with the information codes that you require to set up your account. You are allowed 28 days to set your account up, if you should be out with these days, come back to reception and the receptionist will reset your account.This service will replace the current system of ordering prescriptions via our website which will cease to be available from 1st October 2019.Please note this service is only for patients aged over 16 years.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS
Prescribing of hypnotics and anxiolytics (benzodiazepines).
These are medicines which are highly addictive and open to abuse. The UK medicines regulatory body, the MHRA, advises that doctors should avoid long-term prescribing of this type of medicine which includes the following examples:
These medicines will no longer routinely be started by the practice.
Prescriptions for these medicines:
If you are already taking any of the above medicines then you may be invited to the practice for a review with your doctor to discuss a plan to step down/stop the medicine. As part of treatment with these medicines the practice will carry out random urine testing. If you would like more information please discuss with your doctor.