ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS JOINING OUR TEAMS
We are pleased to tell you Grantown Medical Practice and Aviemore Medical Practice will shortly have a Scottish Ambulance Service Advanced Practitioner joining their teams.
This is a new initiative for GP Practices and the Scottish Ambulance Service to work together to provide ‘on the day’ care for GP patients as well as for ambulance emergencies. The Advanced Practitioner based in Grantown from the 3rd of February is Andy Lake, and the Advanced Practitioner based in Aviemore from Monday the 17th of February will be Lorraine Molloy. Both Andy and Lorriane will be working in the Practices two or three days each week and will also provide some cover in the Out of Hours Service.
What this means for our patients is that the Advanced Paramedic based in each Practice may be the clinician who attends when a home visit is requested. They will be dressed in green Scottish Ambulance Service uniform and driving an ambulance response car.
Andy and Lorraine will be working alongside the duty doctors in their respective Practices to prioritise calls according to clinical need, and they will also work with our nursing teams to manage patients in the Minor Injuries Units. Andy and Lorraine will also be available to assist if required by the Scottish Ambulance Service for Emergency calls.
We look forward to Andy and Lorraine joining our teams and developing the Advanced Practitioner roles within each Practice.
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Letters going out to teenagers..
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:
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 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 of our website by using the Our Practice menu at the top of the page.