AFTERNOON CLOSURE - 14/11/2018
All GP practices in B&S will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th November for staff training. From 1pm our colleagues from the local Out of Hours Team will be in place to look after everyone. As always, when we are closed please call 999 for emergency assistance or 111 for all non-emergencies.
We will be open as usual again on Thursday 15th November.
FLU CLINICS 2018
We will be running our drop in clinics again this year at the following times:
Wednesday 24th October - 14:00-17:45
Wednesday 31st October - 14:00-17:45
Wednesday 7th November - 14:00- 17:45
All eligible patients are very welcome to drop in during any of the 3 clinics for their flu vaccine. Everyone who is eligible will be getting a letter in the next couple of weeks. If you are unable to attend any of the clinics please give us a call and we will organise an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants.
For anybody who would the flu vaccine but does not fall into one of the at risk categories most Community Pharmacists are now providing this privately. In B&S both Boots in Aviemore and Lloyds in Grantown can provide private flu vaccines.
For further information on the flu vaccine and why it is so important please see the link below:
Letters going out to teenagers..
Over the next couple of weeks we will be sending letters to all our teenagers (13-18) asking them to confirm their contact details. Many teenagers book their own appointments but often still have only their parents contact details on their records. This can cause issues with regards confidentiality, if anyone has any concerns about this please feel free to give us a call.
Further information is available from the link below:
Changes to Cryotherapy Clinics
The team at Aviemore Medical Practice have been reviewing the provision of a Liquid Nitrogen (cryotherapy) clinic. We have decided that from the 1st of July we will no longer provide an open access clinic for the freezing of warts and verrucas. This is because most warts and verrucas will go away on their own without any need for treatment. If you actively want to get rid of warts and verrucas there are very effective treatments available from your local pharmacist, some of which can be provided for free under the minor ailments scheme. We will still be running some cryotherapy clinics for the treatment of certain skin lesions, However, you will need to see a GP to get booked into this clinic.
If you have any concerns about this please feel free to give us a call and ask for some telephone advice from the GP team.
Data Protection Notice
Aviemore Medical Practice has a legal responsibility to make all patients aware of what personal data we hold, how we store it and what it is used for.
We also need to make all patients aware of their legal rights in relation to their personal data.
To obtain a copy of our full Data Protection Notice, which details all of the above, please feel free to ask at reception for a paper copy or visit the Practice Policies section at the bottom of our website to download a copy.
New Online Services available from 1st June 2018!
Our upgraded service is linked to our patient records system and is called 'VisionOnline'.
- The system allows patients to request repeat prescriptions with up to date prescription information from your patient record.
- Patients can also book and cancel their appointments online.
- These are both additional services, patients will still be able to book appointments by phone and order prescriptions by handing in a repeat re-order slip at the surgery.
To register for Vision Online, please print and complete our Registration Form for Online Services. Once completed, please bring this form to the Health Centre, along with a valid form of photographic identification such as a passport or a driving licence. If at all possible please do this between 9am & 5pm. You will then be given your Registration Letter with details of how to create your secure online account with Patient Services. Paper copies are also available from the surgery reception desk.
National Shortage - Hep A and B vaccine
There is currently a national shortage of both Hep A and Hep B vaccines - this can affect some patients travelling to certain areas. For more info please see the Travel Clinic part of the website.