Welcome to Tillicoultry Medical practice
For appointments, prescriptions or enquiries please call 01259 750531
The surgery will be closed on Monday 10 October 2016.
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.
Flu Clinics 2016
These will be held at the Practice on:
Wednesday 19 October 8.30am-5.30pm
for patients with surname beginning A-M
Thursday 3 November 8.30am-5.30pm
for patients with surname beginning N-Z
If you have given us your mobile telephone number you will be sent a reminder text message with the clinic dates if you do not wish to have the flu vaccine please indicate this by responding no on the message or contact the Practice in October and let the Receptionist know you do not wish to have the vaccination. There will be no letters sent out from the Practice.
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.
Pre-school Flu Vaccinations will be held on:
Tuesday 25 October between 3.30 - 6.00pm
Pre-school children will be offered flu immunisation through their GP Practice (children must be aged 2 or over on 1 September 2016 to be eligible). All primary school children will also be offered the vaccine at school.
MJOG (Automated Text Messaging Service)
We now have the facility to send information to patients by text. If you would like to receive messages and reminders in this way please provide us with your mobile phone number.
A Change to Repeat Prescription Ordering
To minimise the risk of errors, we no longer accept voicemail requests for prescriptions. You can order your repeat prescription by registering with Patient Access, please ask at reception for details. You can still order by telephone from 9.00am-12noon, by returning your prescription ordering slip to the practice between 8.00am & 6.00pm Monday to Friday or through your pharmacist (ask your pharmacist for details).
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 Sarah McCallum, Dr Faye Porter and Dr Martin Slattery working as GP Registrars in the practice.
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
If you feel that you have ideas and suggestions to put to the practice 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
To order a prescription online, 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. You will only be prescribed what you doctor has authorised on the up-to-date medical record kept by the practice.
Public Holidays 2016
Friday 01.01.16 & Monday 04.01.16
Good Friday 25.03.16 & Easter Monday 28.03.16
Monday 26.12.16 & Tuesday 27.12.16
Monday 02.01.17 & Tuesday 03.01.17
CREATE 2016/17 (staff training) doors close at 12.30pm
The surgery will close from 12.30-1.00pm on the first Wednesday of every month for staff meetings.
If you cannot keep an appointment PLEASE CANCEL IT.
(Site updated 06/10/2016)