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CLINICS & SERVICES PROVIDED BY KIRSTY PAWSEY, THE PRACTICE NURSE

The Practice Nurse is available for chronic disease reviews (Asthma, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Stroke & TIA, Chronic Kidney Disease, Epilepsy, Obesity, Sexual Health, Smears, drug reviews, immunisations & vaccinations.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY HEATHER FRASER,THE HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

The Health Care Assistant is available for ear syringing, wound dressing, ECGs, suture/stitch removal, new patient medicals, blood pressure checks including the 24 hr BP Monitor, weight checks, tick removal, urea breath testing, drawing blood for various testing and urinalysis.

    ASTHMA / COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

·        Symptom(s) monitoring

·        Lung function tests

·        Smoking cessation advice

·        Medication review

·        Inhaler technique check

 

    DIABETES

·        Symptom(s) monitoring

·        Smoking cessation, dietary & lifestyle advice

·        Blood pressure & weight monitoring

·        Blood & urine tests

·        Medication review

·        Shared care with Raigmore Hospital’s Diabetic Clinic & related services 

"My Diabetes My Way" is an interactive website which offers all sorts of information, advice and support
my diabetes my way

    CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

    includes STROKE, HYPERTENSION, HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA

·        Symptom(s) monitoring

·        Smoking cessation, dietary & lifestyle advice

·        Blood pressure & weight monitoring

·        Blood  & urine tests

·        Medication review

 

WELL PERSON CLINIC

Please advise the receptionist of the appointment type you require.

·                    Cervical smear (for women)

·                    Smoking cessation, dietary & lifestyle advice

·                    Blood pressure & weight monitoring

·                    Blood and urine tests

 

SERVICES PROVIDED BY DEBBIE GRIFFITHS, THE HEALTH VISITOR

A health visitor will usually visit you for the first time around 10 days after your baby is born. After that, you will see your health visitor at the child health clinic, although you can ask to see them at any time. If you’re on your own or struggling, your health visitor will probably come to see whether you need any help.

A health visitor is a qualified nurse who has had extra training. Part of their role is to help families avoid illness and stay healthy, especially families with babies and young children. Health visitors are part of a team that offers screening and developmental checks as part of the Healthy Child Programme.

Talk to your health visitor or a member of your team if you feel anxious, depressed or worried. They can give you advice and suggest where to find help. They may also be able to put you in touch with groups where you can meet other mothers.

Your health visitor can visit you at home or you can see them at your GP surgery (by appointment), depending on where they’re based. Your health visitor will make sure you’ve got their phone number.

Child health clinics

Child health clinics are run by health visitors and doctors. They offer regular health and development reviews and vaccinations. You can talk about any problems to do with your child, but if your child is ill and is likely to need treatment, go to your GP. Some run mother and baby, parent and toddler, breastfeeding and peer support groups.

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CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME

Recently, new immunisation have been added to this programme.  For more information please click on each vaccination which will take you to the Immunisation Scotland Website.  Please make an appointment with the Kirsty Pawsey, the Practice Nurse for injections.

Routine immunisations (up to age 18)

The vaccines listed here make up the Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme. (and non-routine immunisations).

DTaP/IPV

Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and polio.

DTaP/IPV/Hib

Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).

Hib/MenC

Protects against Hib and meningitis C infections - two of the causes of meningitis and septicaemia.

HPV

Protects against the two types of HPV that can cause 70% of the cases of cervical cancer.

 

MenC

Protects against meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal serogroup C bacteria.

MMR

The safest and most effective way to protect your child against measles, mumps and rubella.
 

Pneumococcal

Helps protect against one of the most common causes of meningitis, and other conditions such as severe ear infections and pneumonia.

Rotavirus

Protects against rotavirus, an infection that causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting in babies and young children.

Td/IPV

Completes the five-dose course that provides complete protection against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

 

Non-routine immunisations (all ages)

BCG

Protects against tuberculosis (TB) and usually offered to babies at birth.
 

Flu

Protects people over 65, or who have a long term medical condition, against flu.

Travel vaccines

Immunisation advice for people going abroad.  Pre-travel questions are available on this website, please complete and submit to GP.  The GP will then be able to tell you what vaccinations, if any, you might require for your trip.

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CONTRACEPTION

We are no longer able to provide these forms of contraception in the surgery:

·                    Subdermal contraceptive implant e.g. Implanon®

·                    Intra-uterine contraceptive devices / system e.g. Mirena®

·                    Diaphragms / caps

 

If you require fitting or removal of the above, please contact:

Highland Sexual Health Department

Raigmore Hospital

Inverness

Tel. 01463 704202

We continue to provide regular & emergency contraceptive pills, injectable contraceptives e.g. Depo-Provera®, condoms & spermicidal contraceptives.  You can make an appointment with a GP or the Practice Nurse for these services.

 

OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY COMMUNITY NURSES, MIDWIFE, HEALTH VISITOR, PHYSIOTHERAPIST, PODIATRIST AND SMOKE CESSATION ADVISOR

The COMMUNITY/DISTRICT NURSES

Please print this information leaflet on services provided by the district/Community Nurses

Patient booklet - District Nurses

 

The MIDWIFE

Congratulations on Your Pregnancy Leaflet

ANTE NATAL CLINIC

Mondays, 2 – 4.30 pm, by appointment

·                    Antenatal care

o       4-weekly until 32nd week

o       2-weekly until 36th week

o       weekly until birth of baby

 

POST NATAL CARE

·                    Immediate postnatal

o       Midwife & Health Visitor (HV) visit

o       GP visit if birth complications, or if requested by Midwife or HV

·                    6 weeks postnatal

o       GP appointment for Mum

o       HV visit for Mum (post-natal depression assessment) & Baby (developmental check)

 

CHILD HEALTH CLINIC

Run by Debbie Griffiths, the Health Visitor with GP support.  

Debbie can be contacted on 01463 783403 or 07788387563 (mob) on Monday - Friday between 9am and 5pm.

She holds clinics the1st Wednesday of the Month between 2.00 – 3.00 pm, by appointment

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC

Access via GP referral

Run by Physiotherapist, by appointment (administrator’s tel. no. 01463 782343)

On Fridays

 

SMOKE CESSATION ADVICE

If you would like advice or help to stop smoking please contact either -

Donal Bolger at the Great Glen Pharmacy also provides "Drop In" Smoke Cessation advice and support which is NHS funded (free).

or Susan Anderson, Smoke Cessation Advisor, Mobile: 07771666803 to arrange an appointment.

Other advice available from Smokeline on 0800 84 84 84

NHS Highland Smoke-Free Service on 08457573077 or www.smokefreehighland.co.uk

 

PODIATRY

Self referral forms can be downloaded from this site or collected at the surgery - self referral form

Though we endeavour to make sure that the information provided on this web site is reliable and accurate, Drumnadrochit Medical Practice cannot accept responsibility for any detriment caused by its use. Browsing this web site for medical information, although useful, is not a substitute for consulting with your doctor. Patients should not hesitate to contact us for advice regarding health matters that they are concerned about.