The Family Doctors BBC2 Starts 11/01/2018
Scotland's GPs are at the frontline of cradle to grave healthcare. Every day over 90,000 people visit their GP but, as the number of consultations has risen three times faster than the number of GPs, it is a service under strain.
This three-part series goes behind the scenes at Elgin Health Centre, one of Scotland's busiest GP Practices, to reveal the reality of running a service with an acute shortage of GPs and ever more stretched resources.
Gardening is good for you!
Did you know your doctor can now prescribe you gardening.
REAP are building and cultivating a new therapeutic organic food garden at Maryhill Medical Centre in Elgin. Gardening sessions with a variety of tasks take place twice a week. Patients can get a referral form from staff at the Medical Centre. If you’re not a patient at Maryhill, you can email the Grow Elgin Project Manager Alasdair Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for joining instructions. The first session was 28th August 2017 and activities continue every week – do come join us!
If you would like to be referred to the REAP therapeutic garden. please fill out the form bellow and hand it into the practice.
REAP REFERRAL FORM
ANNUAL FLU IMMUNISATIONS
The annual flu vaccine helps protect against the strains of flu virus that are likely to be circulating each winter flu season, which lasts from October to March.
Who should get the flu vaccine immunisation?
Anyone with a health condition, people aged 65 or over, pregnant women are eligible for free flu immunisation
Please contact reception to arrange an appointment to have your flu jab.
Mental Health and Wellness Centre
A new mental health resource is available in Moray. If you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing mental distress or finding it hard to cope then contact the Mental Health and Wellness Centre.
The centre is located at 30-32 Batchen Street in Elgin. The contact number is 0844 625 1 625
More information about what the service can offer and opening times can be found by clicking the link below
From May 2017 we will improve the way we use information from GP patient records. These changes will help to plan and improve health and care services in Scotland.
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE
Scotland set to face major GP shortage by 2020
Chronic Medication Service (CMS)
Are you on repeat regular medication ?
You may be a suitable candidate for the Chronic Medication Service (CMS).
How CMS works:- Your GP would issue you with a SERIAL prescription rather than a standard repeat prescription.
Serial prescriptions last for 24, 48 or 56 weeks and your Pharmacist will dispense it in instalments (either every 4 weeks, 8 weeks or longer, depending on your GP’s instructions).
Having a serial prescription does not stop you making an appointment with your GP in the usual way.
If you feel you are suitable please speak to your preferred community pharmacy who will discuss registration with you.
Coming soon: Vision Online
Vision online will replace the current online prescription ordering system. Patient services works faster, is easy to use and works perfectly on smartphones and tablets as well as your computer.
Watch this space.