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The practice offers both open access and booked surgeries, for details please refer to our consulting times.
If you cannot keep your appointment for one of the clinics, please let us know as soon as possible. We will then be able to offer this appointment time to another person.
Women requiring emergency contraception should phone to speak to the duty doctor.
Patients who are housebound or too ill to come to the surgery should telephone between 8.30am and 10:00am to request a home visit. Please provide our staff with as much information so the doctors can prioritise their visits. Please remember it may not always be possible to see your usual doctor.
Please ring 01807 580219 at all times. After hours your call will, automatically, be diverted to NHS 24. They will note your details and you will be able to speak to a nurse who will help you either with advice or appropriate referral. If it is necessary to see a doctor, NHS 24 will contact the doctor on the duty rota.
Emergencies - dial 999 and also phone your doctor
We recommend that patients living in rural areas keep a note of their postcode or six-figure grid reference to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service in finding their address urgently. It would also be helpful to give instructions on accessing more remote addresses.
You can contact NHS24 on 0845 4 24 24 24 or www.nhs24.com
The practice is fully dispensing and provides a pharmaceutical service for all its patients. We request that you provide 2 working days notice for repeat prescription requests. This is because we cannot hold all items in stock and have to order them from our supplier. Except for treatment prescribed by the doctor at the time, we cannot usually dispense prescriptions immediately. This is for your safety, to allow us to ensure we are able to comply with relevant control methods for dispensing drugs.Please allow 48 hours notice before collection.
Our reception staff may where appropriate give out test results from your doctor. Please phone the health centre between 10am and 12am.
If you need to speak to your doctor, please telephone the receptionist. She will be able to advise you if your doctor is available and the best time to speak to him. Please telephone at 8:45 am if possible.
Tomintoul Medical Centre provide the following services:
Ann McLennan offers acupuncture treatment.
If you are attending a hospital appointment and need ambulance transport on medical grounds, please ask the receptionist to arrange this for you. Please arrange this in plenty of time and at least 3 days prior to your appointment.
The midwife holds clinics on Wednesday afternoons. Appointments are arranged with the midwife.
All asthma patients are reviewed regularly by the doctor.
The Health Visiting Team hold a clinic every Wednesday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The health visitor can advise and help mothers with their child's progress until school age. She is available for advice and it is an opportunity to discuss childcare issues and weight baby if required.
The GP or Health Visitor does baby immunisations. Pre-school immunisations are given along with the pre-school assessment by the health visitor when the child reaches their fourth birthday.
All doctors provide family planning services during routine consulting hours. You need to see your doctor for review every year.
Patients are called by their doctor and seen for review
This is available following referral from your doctor.
Children are seen on an appointment basis by the GP/Health Visitor on Wednesday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm for developmental and physical checks. This can include a top to toe physical examination, a hearing test and developmental review.
The doctors review all diabetic patients on a regular basis.
The Dietician holds clinics at the health centre following referral by your doctor.
Employment medicals are arranged on an appointment basis. This service is offered outwith the NHS and a fee is payable.
Held in October, dates of open clinics will be posted throughout the medical centre and post office. This is available those aged sixty-five years and over along with those who normally have the flu vaccination given for other health reasons.
Patients taking HRT are reviewed by their doctor every 6 months.
The mental health team holds clinics in the medical centre when necessary.
Both doctors offer minor surgery. Please discuss this with your doctor.
All patients registering with the Health Centre are invited to attend a screening appointment with the doctor.
Appointments are arranged following referral from your doctor. The Podiatrist holds a clinic every other Wednesday.
Physiotherapist Ann McLennan MCSP SRP holds clinics on Tuesday and Thursday. Appointments are made following referral from your doctor.
The doctors offer a travel advice and vaccination service to all our patients. Please ring the surgery in the first instance to discuss your travel needs.
Patients taking Warfarin are monitored by their GP. Appointments for Warfarin blood tests are made with the community nurse.