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GP Shortage & Change to Routine Appointments
At present the practice has a shortage of GPs and while we are trying to address this we would appreciate your patience.

SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource)
The way information from GP patient records is used to help plan health and care services in Scotland is improving – to find out more about what this means for you, visit spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88.

Wasted Medicines
Wasted medicines cost NHS Forth Valley approximately £1.2 million every year. THINK before you order repeat medicines; CHECK what medicine you already have; ORDER only what you need.

Flu Clinics
Please telephone the Practice to make an appointment for your flu vaccination.

MJOG
To benefit from this new automated text messaging service please provide us with your mobile telephone number.

Missed Appointments
If you can't attend an appointment PLEASE CANCEL IT.

Patient Participation Group/Suggestions
Do you have any ideas or suggestions? If so, please contact reception or click on Contact Details above and follow the link.

Internet Appointments
Contact reception for details. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered via this service.

Order Repeat Prescriptions Online
Order via Internet Appointments. 

Telephone Numbers
Keep your contact details up to date by notifying the practice of any change of telephone numbers.

Welcome to Tillicoultry Medical practice

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PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLOSURE DATES

THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED on FRIDAY 14TH APRIL AND MONDAY 17TH APRIL. IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT MEDICAL ADVICE DURING THIS TIME PLEASE CONTACT NHS24 BY TELEPHONING 111

For appointments, prescriptions or enquiries please call
01259 750531

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Using the NHS Wisely
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SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource)
NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE  is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices. 

A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.

You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. To find out more go to spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88.

If you decide you would like to opt-out the form is available from reception.

NOROVIRUS
Norovirus causes diarrhoea and vomiting and is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It's also called the "winter vomiting bug" because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year. It can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days. You can normally look after yourself or your child at home. Try to avoid going to your GP, as norovirus can spread to others very easily. Call your GP or NHS 111 if you're concerned or need any advice.

For full details of the symptoms of Norovirus and what to do visit
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections/norovirus

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GP Shortage & Change to Routine Appointments
At present the practice has a shortage of GPs and while we are trying to address this we would appreciate your patience. This means there will be less routine appointments available and in addition to this these appointments can only be made up to 4 weeks in advance. A duty GP will be available via telephone to deal with any urgent on the day medical problems. We thank you for your patience during this difficult time and your support to the practice is appreciated. If you cannot keep your appointment please cancel it.
Almost a third of GP practices currently have a least one unfilled vacancy and unfortunately a significant number of GP training places remain unfilled across the country.

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Surgery Closures

Public Holidays 2017
Monday 02.01.17 & Tuesday 03.01.17
Good Friday 14.04.17 & Easter Monday 17.04.17
Monday 01.05.17
Monday 12.06.17 
Monday 04.09.17 
Monday 09.10.17
Monday 25.12.17 & Tuesday 26.12.17

CREATE 2016/17 (staff training) - doors close at 12.30pm
Wednesday 23.11.16
Thursday 16.02.17
Wednesday 29.03.17

Staff Meetings
The surgery will close from 12.30-1.00pm on the first Wednesday or Thursday of every month for staff meetings.

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Missed Appointments
If you cannot keep an appointment PLEASE CANCEL IT.

(Site updated 13/04/2017)
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