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Drs Fulton, Reed, Campbell, Ferguson
Newton Port
Haddington
East Lothian
EH41 3NF

Tel: 01620 825497

 

email:  Clinical.s76103@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk 

Open 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday


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FLU CLINIC 2017

The flu vaccines have arrived. We are expecting a flu epidemic this winter.

We are offering a Flu Clinic on Sat 14th October 9am-12noon.

Ad hoc appointments also available with the Practice Nurse  throughout the week

Please book your appointment now if you are:

  • Aged >65 yrs
  • <65 yrs in a clinical risk group (check with your GP if you are unsure)
  • Children aged 2-5yrs who are not at school (2 years old from 1 September 2017)

New Patient Registrations

With all the housing development in East Lothian, the 3 Haddington practices are working with the health board to develop our service to cope with an increase of up to 3000 patients in the next five years. The NewtonPort  surgery hosts 3 separate GP practices (Orchard Tyne and Lammermuir).

From September 2017 each practice will be registering new patients by weekly rotation. This is to ensure each practice grows at a similar rate. A notice will be displayed at reception to advise which practice is registering each week. Please advice reception if you have a specific practice you wish to register with outwith the registering practice that week.

Medicines in Scotland: What’s the right treatment for me?

NHS Scotland has produced a short video to support the document 'Medicines in Scotland what's the right tratment for me?'

You can view the video by following the links on

www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/medicinebooklet.aspx

 

Information From GP Records

 

NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records.

 

SPIRE moves information electronically and securely, from GP practice records to NHS National Services (NSS).  They will then us SPIRE and other IT systems to give better information to the NHS in Scotland and to approved researchers.

 

If you do not want your health information shared please collect form to opt out at Reception. 

Prescription Phone Line Closing 1st August 2017

Due to concerns regarding prescribing safety the Practice will no longer accept telephone prescription requests from 1st August 2017.

You can request your local chemist to order your prescriptions on your behalf (you have to register with the chemist for this service); you can also request your prescriptions by using our very convenient online prescription service; by post or in person.

 

Let’s nip cervical cancer in the bud

Women across Scotland are being urged to ‘nip cervical cancer in the bud’ by going for their smeartests.NHS Health Scotland andtheScottishGovernment have launched a drive to get women talkingabout cervical screening, and raise awareness of its benefits.
 
The campaign will target those aged 25-35 in Scotland, as cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women of this age group. Statisticshighlight between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, one in three women (33 per cent) aged 25-35 didn’t go for their smear when invited.
 
A short film has been created to challenge the reasons women give for not attending their smear, focusing on a close-up of a flower which resembles a vulva.
 
With six women being diagnosed with cervical cancer every week in Scotland, the film urges viewers to ‘nip cervical cancer in the bud’, by not ignoring their next smear invite or contacting their GP practice if they missed their last smear.
 
A smear test can detect cells that could turn into cancer. The five minute test is the best way to protect women from the disease and helps save around 5,000 lives a year in the UK.
 
All women in Scotland aged 25 to 49 are offered a smear test every three years while those aged 50
to 64 are invited every five years.
 
For more information on cervical screening, visit getcheckedearly.org/cervical-cancer

MMR POST OUTBREAK

 

You will have seen in the press about the recent Measles outbreak in Lothian.    

We are pleased to announce an immunisation program for all those not previously immunised.  The MMR (Measles Mumps Rubella) vaccination is our best protection against Measles and is now available free from the surgery.

Please contact reception to see if you are eligible for this.

TRAVEL CLINIC AND YELLOW FEVER CENTRE

As of 1st May 2016 Orchard Medical Practice will be opening our Orchard Travel Clinic. Our practice nurse is now offering a full range of travel services and immunisations to our patients as well as patients from other practices. As this is a non NHS service a £25 travel consultation charge will apply. Please see the relevant section of our website for more information. Download our travel risk assessment form.

We are now an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

Hearty Exercise. Cardiac and pulmonary rehab.

Rest of Life Programme: If you have suffered from any heart or lung problems in the past you can be referred to a tailored exercise programme with a fully qualified caridac rehab and fotenss instructor. this is a free class and safe exercise for those wanting to get back to some form of exercise. See your GP or nurse and we can refer you for this service. Classes held all over East Lothian.

 

Repeat Prescriptions

Please be advised that due to the increased number of prescriptions now generated it will be 72 hours before a prescription can be collected from the chemist. Please try to remember to order your prescriptions in time.

 

Why not try our online repeat prescription request service. It is very easy and convenient. Prescriptions can be requested from your home PC, tablet or smart phone; even when the practice is shut !


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