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National Screening tests

The NHS offers a number of screening tests aimed either at detecting precancerous conditions [cervical smear test] or very early cancers [breast screening and bowel screening]
We strongly advise our patients to take up these tests. They are all by invitation and a letter will be sent to those who are eligible. 

If you have lost your invitation or think you have been missed out or have missed an appointment, you can still have your tests. Please speak to reception, the practice nurse or the doctor.  For replacement of bowel screening kits you can phone  0800 0121 833

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Practice Closures

Please contact NHS 24 if you need urgent medical attention.  Telephone number 111

The Practice is closed on the following days for Staff Training:


Wednesday 7th November 2018 1pm to 6 pm

 

Please contact NHS 24 if you need urgent medical attention.  Telephone number 111

Practice  Christmas and New Year Closures

The practice is closed on the following dates:

25th of December 2018

26th of December 2018

The practce will  re-open on Thursday 27th of December 2018 at 8 am.

01st of January 2019

02nd of January 2019

The practce will  re-open on Thursday 3rd  of January 2019 at 8 am.

For Medical Emergencies

please call NHS on Telephone number 111.  

FLU CLINICS 2018

If you are aged over 65 or under 65 and in the 'AT RISK' Group and not yet had your flu vaccination, please ask reception to book an appointment for you.  You can book your appointment with our Practice Nurse or our Health Care Assistant

The Children's Flu clinic is by appointment only aged 2-5 year olds(not at school)

Wednesday 14th November  12 noon to 1.30 pm

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

From 1st of December we will no longer be able to take repeat prescriptions over the phone.  You can order your prescriptions as follows:

Online www.durhamroadmedicalgroup.co.uk

Drop Repeat slip into surgery

Contact your regular  pharmacy to order by phone (Many pharmacies are happy to take prescription orders over the phone if you register with them)

Welcome to Durham Road Medical Group

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Our Practice Welcomes New NHS Patients

 

Durham Road Medical Group Recent and Pending Changes

Medical Staff

Nurse Practitioner

Durham Road would like to welcome Maureen Gallanagh to our Practice Team.  Maureen will have clinics on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Male Doctor availability: 

We are aware that for some men an all female practice is not ideal as there may be times when they specifically wish to consult a male doctor.  Dr. Randolph MacGregor has a surgery each week with appointments available to book in advance or on the day of clinic which is usually a  Tuesday and a Friday.

 

Nursing/Healthcare Assistant

Linzi Dourley is now undertaking health care assistant duties.  Laura Smith is now undertaking health care assistant duties. 

Important information re  screening tests

Breast screening : Women patients of Durham Road Medical group between the ages of 50 and 70 will have been invited last year for their 3 yearly breast screening mammogram. This is important and if you were unable to attend when invited, or have turned 50 since, you can still arrange a screening appointment  by contacting the number below. Women over 70 are still encouraged to attend for screening, although they will not receive an invitation automatically but will need to arrange this for themselves. To request a breast screening appointment please phone 0131 537 7410. 

Bowel Screening: From the age of 50 to 74 years all patients are invited every 2 years to participate in the the national bowel screening programme. Again we consider this a very important test and encourage all patients to take part. There is more information available on the test at www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk or by phoning the Bowel Screening Centre Helpline on  0800 0121 833. Patients over 74 can still be screened but will need to arrange this directly by phoning the above number. The same number can also be used to obtain a new screening kit if you have lost yours. The GPs and practice nurses are happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Cervical Screening: All women between the ages of 25 and 49 are invited for cervical screening[ "smear test"] every three years. All women between the ages of 50 and 64 are invited for cervical screening[ "smear test"] every 5 years.  Letters are sent out from a centralised Scottish database, but the testing is carried out at the surgery, usually by our very expereienced practice nurses. If you get a letter, or if you think you are overdue a smear test, please phone the surgery and book an appointment. If you are uncertain we can check if you are due one or not. Even if you have had the HPV vaccine you do need to have smear tests, as the vaccines only cover some of the viruses that can cause cervical cancers.

Durham Road Medical Group Online We hope that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. We are still developing the website, so please let us know if there glaring errors, or if you have suggestions!

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The website allows you to order repeat prescriptions on line.order a repeat prescription .

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. 

(Site updated 08/11/2018)
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