Clinics & Services
The following clinics are run and appointments can be made in the usual way:
These are run by a Doctor and a Community Health Midwife every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00 - 2.30pm and a separate clinic is run by the midwife from 1.30-3.00pm on the same day. We operate a shared-care system with the Consultants at Forth Valley Royal Hospital which gives pregnant women the convenience of receiving most of their ante-natal care at the Surgery, with only occasional visits to the hospital for scans etc.
We have a programme which covers all the necessary checks and immunisations from the ages of eight weeks to five years. All children registered for this programme receive mailed appointments when a check or immunisation is due. To register your child, please enquire at reception.
See the Family Health under Further Information for the current recommended childhood vaccination schedule.
Well-Woman and Well-Man
Appointments can be arranged with the Practice Nurses on request for Well-Man and Well Woman checks. These clinics offer a health "MOT" check. They may involve answering a questionnaire, carrying out some simple checks to look for signs of preventable or treatable disease (for women this includes a cervical smear when necessary) and appropriate health advice.
This clinic is run by the Practice Nurse on Thursday mornings.
This clinic is run by the Practice Nurse on Wednesday afternoons.
Any of the Doctors will be happy to discuss all aspects of contraception during a regular surgery appointment. Dr Reid is available for the fitting of coils, implants and caps.
As a smoker, patients are at increased risk of several diseases including lung cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease, etc. If patients are interested in stopping smoking, a specialised service is provided at the Woodside Pharmacy for a one-to-one consultation. Please contact the Pharmacy for an apointment at which a patient's motivation to stop smoking will be assessed. Patients will be given helpful information to maximise their chance of stopping smoking and will be invited for useful follow-up visits to monitor their progress and give further prescriptions. We would encourage patients to carefully consider stopping smoking and make an appointment when the time is right for them.
The Practice can arrange for an interpreter to be present during a consultation if the patient requests this. This appointment must be booked in advance, and a double appointment would be required.
Primary Care Pharmacists
Primary Care Pharmacists work in the local community supporting GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
They are responsible for dealing with:
- Acute prescription requests.
- Queries about your regular medicines.
- Organising changes to your medication if you have been in hospital or seen at an out patient department.
- Monitoring repeat prescriptions.
In the future you may be able to have a face to face review about your medications.
Phlebotomy Facility (New Service)
We have recently introduced a phlebotomy service on a Thursday morning for Doune patients . In the afternoon the phlebotomist will be seeing patients from Dunblane Health Centre. Already this is being well used.
A phlebotomist is a person trained to take blood samples from a patient for clinical investigations and monitoring.