Chronic Disease Management
If you suffer from any of the following conditions - asthma, COPD, diabetes, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, hypertension or thyroid problems you will be required to attend an annual review during your birthday month. We will not send any letters to invite you in for this, so it would be helpful if patients could keep this in mind and book an appointment as soon as possible for during their birthday month. On occasions you may be required to attend more frequently, if this is the case the practice nurse or GP will advise you.
Pitlochry Community Hospital
The doctors at Atholl Medical Centre also look after in-patients at Pitlochry Community Hospital and patients attending the Minor Injuries Unit from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Various outpatient clinics are held by consultants from Perth Royal Infirmary including:
- Medical for elderly,
- Diabetic Screening,
- Physiotherapy Helper,
- Speech & Language Therapy,
- Audiology (adult & child),
- Clinical Psychiatrist,
- Community Psychiatric Nurse,
- Mental Health,
- Citizens Advice Drop-in.
Please check with reception at Pitlochry Community Hospital (01796 472052) for confirmation times and dates of these clinics.
Podiatry & Physiotherapy Self Referrals
If you wish to make a self-referral to the Podiatry Dept you can download the form here:
Once completed it can be handed in to the Practice and it will be forwarded to the appropriate dept.
If you wish to make a self-referral to the Physiotherapy Dept please call 0800 917 9390 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). For advice, information and assessment of muscle and joint problems visit www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk
Medical Student Training
Dr Anthony and Dr McCoy are tutors for the University of Dundee and regularly have medical students attached to the practice for teaching. When this is so, reception staff will inform you when a student is present and ask you if you have any objections to a student being present during your consultation. Patients are advised that they need not have a student present if they so prefer and should let reception know accordingly.
CLICK HERE for information on your rights as a Carer and details of advice and support available
Non-NHS Examinations, reports and letters
Please note that you may be charged a fee for certain non-NHS examinations, reports and letters - eg some insurance forms, special medicals for driving licences etc, in accordance with BMA recommendations. Please check at reception. Payment is accepted by cheque or cash but not by credit card.
Perth and Kinross Credit Union
Perth and Kinross Credit Union opened its door to the public on the 7th April 2014. You can join them in promoting regular saving and providing low cost loans for the community. If you live or work in Perth and Kinross then you can become a member. Check them out at www.pkcu.org.uk, visit at 282 High Street, Perth or telephone 01738 624872 for more information and to get an application form.
Parking / Disabled Access
There are disabled parking spaces to the right of the entrance to the surgery and a number of other parking spaces to the left of the entrance. Please do not use the services/staff car park at the rear of the building.
Access for patients in wheelchairs is by the main entrance.
There is an overflow car park adjacent to the Balhousie Care Home (left at the mini roundabout).
If patients require transport to hospital and are eligible for the patient hospital transport service they should telephone 0300 123 1236 to organise this. Unfortunately we cannot do this on behalf of patients, the call handlers go through a series of questions to work out eligibility and organise accordingly.
If patients require the voluntary hospital car service, they should telephone the surgery to get the co-ordinators number. Patients then need to phone the co-ordinator direct and give the appropriate details.
Please give the organisers of either of these services as much notice as possible for your travel requirements.
Mobile Phones & 'Ice'
Almost everyone carries a mobile phone with names and numbers stored in its memory, but nobody (other than ourselves) knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.
If we were to be involved in an Accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence the ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) campaign.
The concept of ICE is now very popular. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As mobile phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during an emergency under the name ICE. For more than one contact simply enter ICE1, ICE2 etc. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.
Physical inactivity has been recognised as a significant risk factor for many chronic diseases. Yet, in Scotland, 6 out of 10 men and 7 out of 10 women are inactive and putting their health at risk because they do not recognise its importance or relevance to their lives.
Click to download an informative document promoting healthy lives (.pdf)