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THE SURGERY DOORS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

THE PRACTICE IS OPERATIONAL AND WE ARE OPERATING A TRIAGE SYSTEM, PLEASE TELEPHONE FIRST.  SHOULD YOU REQUIRE A PRESCRIPTION WE CAN ARRANGE FOR THIS TO GO TO A CHEMIST, PLEASE ALLOW MORE THAN 48HRS DUE TO THE HIGHT DEMAND AT THIS TIME. 


 

WUHAN NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

If you have returned from Wuhan, Hubei province or mainland China or travelled from Italy in the last 14 days or you have been in contact with a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus please do not come into the surgery please telephone first on  221976 or outwith surgery hours call NHS 24 on 111.  General information can be found at  https://www.nhsinform.scot/ or you can call the Novel Coronavirus Helpline number on 0800 028 2816.

Other useful links are available for patients with long term health conditions below:

British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk/

Diabetes uk  https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

Asthma uk https://www.asthma.org.uk/

Chest Heart Stroke Scotland https://www.chss.org.uk/

British Lung Foundation  https://www.blf.org.uk/

Should I see the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner?  Nurse Practitioners are highly trained specialist nurses who have completed further education and training so that they can provide advanced nursing care and prescribe medication.  They can provide treatment and advice for many of the problems that traditionally you saw your Dr about in the past.  If you are unsure if they can deal with your problem please ask at Reception.

Comments & Complaints

stockxpertcom_id20808191_size0We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.

However, we are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.

To pursue a complaint please contact the practice manager and she will deal with your concerns appropriately. Further written information is available on the complaints procedure from reception.

We are continually striving to improve our service. Any helpful suggestions would be much appreciated and a suggestion box is located in the patient waiting area.

Complaining to NHS Tayside

We hope that if you have a problem that patients will make use of our practice complaints procedure. We believe this will give us the best chance of putting right whatever has gone wrong and an opportunity to improve our practice. This does not effect your rights to approach NHS Tayside, if you feel you cannot raise your complaint with the practice or you are dissatisfied with the results of the investigation you may wish to contact NHS Tayside complaints officer who will assist in any way they can and are available to facilitate meetings between both parties. NHS Tayside cannot assume responsibility for either the circumstances leading to the complaint or for the resolution of the complaint as this rests solely with the GP practice. NHS Tayside has a seperate complaints and advice team which can be contacted as detailed below:-

Complaints Manager

NHS Tayside

Complaints and Advice Team

Level 7 Ninewells Hospital

Dundee

DD1 9SY

Freephone: 0800 027 5507 

 

The Health Service Ombudsman

The Health Service Ombudsman has published a booklet that describes the ‘six principles for remedy’ in relation to complaints handling and involves:

  1. Getting it right
  2. Being customer focused
  3. Being open and accountable
  4. Acting fairly and proportionately
  5. Putting things right
  6. Seeking continuous improvements

If however complainants have exhaused the local resolution stage of the complaints procedure and should they remain unsatisfied with the outcome they have the right to contact the Scottish Public Service Ombudsman.
Tel: 0800 377 7330  Web site http://www.spso.org.uk/

Write: SPSO Freepost EH641 Edinburgh EH3 0BR.

 
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