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In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
We do most of the antenatal care, like blood tests, blood pressure and checking growth, at Kemnay Clinic (Fyfe Park) unless there’s a special reason for you to be seen at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. All the scans are done in Aberdeen - routine ones are done at 14 weeks and then again at 20 weeks.
This clinic is to help people who have asthma or any chest disease to get the best treatment and as few symptoms as possible. We have recently changed our recall systems and patients with more severe asthma will continue to be recalled annually. For those patients at the milder end of the spectrum we will monitor your prescription use and if this suggests your condition is worsening, we will still offer you a review at the clinic. Patients in the following groups will continue to be recalled:
Please bring your inhalers with you (and peak flow meter if you have one) when you attend. The clinic is run by Hannah Huntly.
We would like every adult to get a blood pressure check every 3 – 5 years. So, if you haven't had your blood pressure checked for some time, we will be very happy to do it. If you are already on treatment for blood pressure, we'll invite you in to have this checked every year.
The Chiropodist gives treatment under the NHS only to those who meet the qualifying criteria. Clinics are held at Fyfe Park and appointments are made following referral from a Doctor or Nurse. The chiropodist also visits housebound patients.
General contraceptive advice and contraceptive pill checks can be arranged by appointment. Regular contraceptive injections can also be arranged with any of the practice nurses. We offer services for IUD and implant fitting and this can be arranged following discussion with a GP. Emergency contraception is always available at any time. If you need it, come to see us straight away and tell the receptionist that you need to see a doctor or nurse as quickly as possible. The chemist can also supply emergency contraception over the counter at no charge.
3-yearly smear tests are recommended for all women between the ages of 25 and 64. You should be automatically notified when you need a smear. Smears are usually done by one of our practice nurses. Your result will be sent automatically to your home address within 4-6 weeks of having your smear. If you have not heard of the result within 6 weeks please contact the surgery.
Susan Murray is our specialist diabetes nurse who looks after patients with diabetes. If you've got diabetes we want to see you at least once a year to make sure that your blood sugar is well controlled and that you avoid any problems from diabetes. There is a Community Dietician who offers dietary advice.
We have a dietician who comes once a month to do a clinic at Fyfe Park. She can give advice on all dietary matters including special diets for specific medical conditions, weight reducing and healthy eating diets. If you want to see her speak first to one of the doctors or nurses.
If you are taking anticonvulsant medicines for epilepsy we’d like to review you annually (either in person or on the telephone). To check that your treatment suits you, to find out how you are feeling and tackle any concerns you may have. This review is usually carried out by one of the doctors.
Patients with heart conditions need regular reviews to make sure they have no new symptoms, to check drugs and give advice on keeping a healthy heart. We have recently changed the review system to minimise the number of times you have to attend the surgery. Patients are asked to see Carol, the nursing technician, for blood tests and various other measurements.
The results will then come back to Susan who will review all the information. If the patient highlights any problems or if the results require further discussion, you will be called in for a clinic appointment. If all information is satisfactory, then no further action will be required and recall will be re-set for the appropriate period of time. This clinic is run by Susan Murray.
To help maintain quick access to the right person for your problem, we have regular minor illness clinics run by our Practice Nurse. She can attend to 'less serious' problems (such as ear infections, coughs, sinusitis or cystitis) and can organise prescriptions to treat these conditions if indicated.
Some minor surgical procedures can be performed at the surgery following consultation with a doctor, but you may need to be referred to Inverurie Health Centre for other procedures.
As soon as you have booked your holiday, you can use the link below to complete a travel risk questionnaire (one for each person travelling) and send it to us online. You need to do this at least 6 weeks prior to travel as some immunisations need to be given 4 weeks before travel and we do need adequate time to arrange your vaccination regime and organise suitable appointments. If your travel needs are very complex or you are travelling for a period of more than 8 weeks, it may be necessary for you to attend a specialist travel clinic in Aberdeen.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge as well as an administration charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. You will be told before you get any immunisations if you have to pay for them and how much is payable. Payment will be due prior to immunisation.
If your travel plans are related to employment, then it is advisable that you contact your employers' Occupational Health Service to arrange.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations in the links below - just click to open the continent you are travelling to, then click again to select the country and you will be able to access all you need to know for safe travel.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and the nurse will make contact with you prior to giving any immunisations. If you prefer, this questionnaire can be printed off (or a blank collected from reception), completed and handed into reception. To help us get your requirements accurate, please note the area of the country you are travelling to - just write this into the 'Country' box.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Any patient who is eligible for the flu vaccination and may have missed the clinics in 2020, can now attend KEMNAY PHARMACY to be vaccinated.
NHS Eligible Groups:
· Aged over 60 years
· Aged over 18 years and in an “at risk” group*
· Unpaid carer
· NHS or social care worker providing patient care
For more information or to find out if you are eligible please visit the NHS inform website https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/flu-vaccine
The pneumococcal vaccine protects at risk patients from pneumococcal infection. Pneumococcus is a bacteria that can cause serious illness such as pneumonia and meningitis.
At risk patients include young children under 2 years old and people over 65 years as they have a higher risk of becoming unwell with pneumococcal infection. Older people are more likely to suffer long term health problems following pneumococcal infection.
One dose protects against pneumococcal infection and re-immunisation is not recommended except in special circumstances. It can be given at the same time as your flu immunisation.
The vaccine is recommended for all people aged 65 years and over. Children under 2 years of age are offered the vaccine as part of routine childhood immunisation. The following people with serious medical problems are also advised to get the vaccine:
Contact the surgery for further advice if you think you may be eligible for the vaccination.
The 2020-21 shingles programme will commence shortly.
Please look back later for further updates.
Ask one of the health visitors about any of these groups:
For antenatal and new mums.
For babies and toddlers, for advice. Support for positive parenting, behaviour management, cooking and budgeting skills working at times with Community Learning, Social Work and Education professionals.
Covers aspects of childcare/health advice. A series of 5 sessions covering first aid, resuscitation and accident prevention for under fives, management of minor illness, weaning, sleep and play and development.
Aimed at parents and carers of under 5’s.
All immunisations for children under 5 years old.
Infant massage classes.
Includes PEEP and "You Make a Difference"
Toddler taming, basic health cooking skills, shopping for food on a budget.
There are two different types of services available which you can refer yourself to:
If you find you are having problems managing everyday activities because of illness, injury or disability and you would like some treatment and advice to help you manage again, call 01467 672718.
If you feel some equipment or an adaption to your home could help you cope with your disability or illness call 0845 345 6791.
Our physiotherapy department is at Inverurie Hospital. If you would like treatment or advice for conditions like backache, muscle or ligament sprains or strains, please feel free to contact them by telephoning the non-emergency help service on 0800 917 9390. You do not need to be seen by a doctor to access this service.
The Speech and Language Therapists see both adults and children with communication difficulties. They also see patients with certain feeding and swallowing problems. Patients are seen at Fyfe Park Clinic, in schools or at home. Appointments are made following referral from a GP or Nurse.
Health worries? Skin problems – acne? Diet – are you eating properly? Worried about your weight? Are you getting enough exercise? Contraception – don’t leave it till it’s too late. Pregnant? Don’t just sit and worry. Emergency Contraception – you have 72 hours after sex to get this. We can help with lots of problems. You are not on your own – sharing a problem is always a good start. We are here to listen, not to tell, so come and talk to a doctor or nurse. To make an appointment you can phone us on 01467 642289 or visit the practice. We are available Monday – Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
We no longer have a dedicated Well Woman Clinic time, but appointments can still be arranged with a GP or nurse for all procedures. We offer advice and treatment on hormone replacement therapy, the menopause, period and continence problems, cervical screening, breast awareness, post-natal checks, implants and coil insertion.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FIREARMS CERTIFICATE ADMINISTRATION CHANGED ON THE 1ST APRIL 2016 AND THE FEE IS NOW £37 PAYABLE BY THE PATIENT.
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Before you leave hospital, you may be given a 'discharge' letter about your illness or operation and any treatment needed. If you have been asked to hand a letter into the surgery please do so as soon as reasonably possible so that we can arrange any care needed. We will also give you a leaflet so that you know who to contact should you have any concerns or queries.