There are Community Health Nurses attached to the Practice. The Nurses hold a Treatment Room Clinic, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and as demand requires in Doune at 9.00am - 10.00am for procedures such as wound dressing, suturing removal and injections etc. Please contact reception at Doune to make an appointment. The Nurses will attend to all nursing requirements of patients confined to their homes and are also closely involved with the palliative care of terminally ill patients.
The Community Health Nurses can be contacted directly at the Surgery on weekdays by telephoning the following numbers:-
- Doune Community Health Nurses - 01786 841256
The Health Visitor provides family support, antenatal and post-natal care. She can give advice on health care, especially to expectant mothers, small children and the elderly.
The Health Visitor can be contacted directly at the Surgery on weekdays by telephoning 01786 842451.
The Chiropodist runs a clinic on a Friday as appointed by the Community Chiropodist. Appointments are by referral from the Doctors.
The Physiotherapist runs a clinic on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.30 - 5pm. Appointments are by referral from the Doctors (no longer by self referral).
Community Pharmacist/Supplementary Prescriber
Campbell Shimmins, BSc MRPHARMS-SP is our local pharmacist who also provides a Smoking Cessation Advice Service as well as other services. Please contact the Pharmacy for details.
Stirling Locality Pharmacist Facilitator
The Stirling Locality Pharmacist Facilitator visits the practice on a regular basis to give advice and support to the Practice on medication and prescribing issues.
NHS Minor Ailment Service At Your Community Pharmacy
The above service is for people who meet the appropriate criteria. This means that if your pharmacist thinks you need it, they can give you a medicine for a minor illness or complaint without you having to pay for it. It will save you making an appointment with your GP simply to get a prescription for a minor complaint. The Pharmacy First Service is another service provided by the Pharmacy. For further information ask at reception or at the Woodside Pharmacy.
Sexual Health Advice including contraceptive services
Please telephone 01324 673554. The triage nurse will make you an appointment. If you wish a family planning appointment please call 2 days before you wish to be seen and an appointment will be arranged at your nearest location.
There is a drop in session for under 21s from 3.30 -5.30pm on a Tuesday at Stirling Community Hospital.
There are three Practice Nurses, based in Doune. Linda Keay holds clinics Monday to Wednesday mornings, Silvy Deuchar is available all day on Thursdays and Lynne Bryce is available on a Wednesday afternoon.
Their duties include giving travel advice/immunisation, ear syringing, flu vaccination, cervical smears and phlebotomy (blood sampling). They share responsibility for carrying out health checks through running various clinics that include - Chronic Heart Disease, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Diabetes, Asthma & COPD, Ischaemic Heart Disease and the Child Immunisation Programme.
When making your appointment with the Practice Nurse for Travel Immunisation/ Advice, please complete a Travel Health Form, available from Reception or online from the practice website - www.dounehealthcentre.co.uk
Our Practice Manager, Mrs Pamela Littlefield, is responsible for the financial management of the Practice and is involved in the business development. Pamela is able to help with any non-medical or administrative aspects of your health or treatment and will be pleased to receive any suggestions for improving our services.
Mairi McGrandles is responsible for the daily supervision of the non-medical staff within the Practice and assists in the general smooth running of the Practice.
The Receptionist/Administrator’s job is to take all messages on behalf of the Doctors and help in the day-to-day running of the Practice, so that the Doctors can spend as much time seeing patients as possible. They may need to ask you for further details if you telephone, this is to ensure that the Doctors can assess the urgency of your request. Please be assured that they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors.