Welcome to Tillicoultry Medical practice
For appointments, prescriptions or enquiries please call 01259 750531
Flu Clinics 2014
This year you will not receive a letter from the surgery. If you usually receive a letter and fall into the criteria (see below) please attend the surgery on one of the following dates. If you do not want the vaccination please inform our receptiontists on 750531.
Surname A-M - Thursday 9 October 2014
Surname M-Z - Wednesday 29 October 2014
The surgery will be open from 8.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-5.30pm
If you are unable to attend on any of the above dates please contact the surgery for further information. Refreshments will be provided with all donations to charity.
Criteria: age over 65; pregnant; chronic medical conditions including chronic respiratory, heart, kidney or liver disease, chronic neurological conditions; diabetes; immunosuppression; residents in long stay care facilities; carers; healthcare workers.
Children's Flu Immunisations 2014
Pre-school children will be offered flu immunisation through their GP Practice (children must be aged 2 or over on 1 September 2014 to be eligible). If your child is a patient there is no need to make an appointment just come along on
Tuesday 21 October 2014 3.00pm-6.00pm
All primary school children will also be offered the vaccine this year at school.
We are an approved GP training practice, which means that we may have a GP Registrar attached to the practice for several months at a time. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors with at least 2 years experience of working in hospitals and who wish to specialise in general practice.
We are pleased to have Dr Alison Hunter and Dr Faye Porter working as GP Registrars in the practice from 2014-2015.
From time to time individual GPs or a GP Registrar may wish to video some consultations for training and education purposes. Your consent will always be requested both before and after such videoing, and further information will be provided at the time. Your participation in these consultations is much appreciated, but entirely optional.
Patient Participation Group
We are interested in trying to change our appointment system and realise that you are the people who experience it on a daily basis. If you feel that you have ideas and suggestions to put towards this change and can do so constructively then we invite you to meet with us to improve our service to you. Interested patients should give their name to reception staff and, depending on numbers, we will be in contact at some point over the next few months.
Ordering Prescriptions Online
At the moment patients’ can order their repeat prescriptions using our website. We now have a superior system for ordering your repeat prescription and this requires less effort. In the first instance all you have to do is obtain a pin number from reception at the surgery to access this, this system is accessed online. If you cannot attend the surgery contact us and we will arrange to have this posted to you. We are hoping to phase out the current system by December 2014. The new online system is more user friendly. You will only be prescribed what you doctor has authorised on the up-to-date medical record kept by the practice.
Donate Unwanted/Unused Medicines
Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa
We are now registered with Inter Care, a charity that recycles medicines and supplies medical aid to Africa. If you have any unwanted or unused medicines at home these can be returned to the medical practice. Intercare can accept items that have at least 15 months to their expiry and are in their original packaging in complete blister strips. They cannot accept controlled drugs (these should be returned to the dispensing pharmacy).
Inter Care will collect the medicines from us and their team will check and sort them before they are shipped to clinics in Africa. For further information on the work of Inter Care please visit their website by clicking the link above.
"This year Inter Care has sent nearly £700,000 worth of surplus medical supplies to 125 clinics in Africa. We rely upon the kind support of family grants, donations and fundraising activities to treat people who would otherwise not have access to medical treatment. Please donate today and make this possible."
Letter of thanks from Nzama Health Centre, Malawi
Public Holidays 2014
Good Friday 18.04.14 & Easter Monday 21.04.14, Monday 05.05.14, Monday 09.06.14, Monday 01.09.14, Monday 13.10.14, Thursday 25.12.14 & Friday 26.12.14.
Public Holidays 2015
Thursday 01.01.15 & Friday 02.01.15.
CREATE 2014/15 (staff Training) doors close at 12.30pm
Wednesday 21.5.14, Thursday 26.6.14, Tuesday 23.9.14, Thursday 23.10.14, Wednesday 26.11.14, Thursday 19.2.15 and Tuesday 17.3.15.
The surgery will close from 12.30-1.00pm on the first Wednesday of every month for staff meetings.
In August 221 appointments were made and not kept! If you cannot keep an appointment PLEASE CANCEL IT.
(Site updated 24/09/2014)