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Practice Information

Farewell

Dr Ian Mathewson will retire from the practice at the end of May.  Ian has served the community for many years and will be very much missed by us all. He leaves with our best wishes for a happy retirement.

We have a message book at reception for patients to write any notes of thanks or best wishes.

Online Appointment Booking

You can book appointments online at any time – Register for online services

Online Prescriptions

pipeland-prescriptionsWhy not use Online Services to order your repeat medicines? Register for online services

In the News

Spire

NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information held in GP patient records.  The information will be used to help plan and deliver health services across Scotland and for research.  GP practices will also be able to use the data for audit and to assist with the planning of services delivered by the practice.

Pipeland Medical Practice is supportive of this work and is satisfied that data collection will be carried out in a safe and secure manner.

You do have the right to opt out of your data being collated by completing the opt out form and returning it to the practice.  If you subsequently change your mind and wish to opt in, please advise the practice in writing.

For further information please check the SPIRE website or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88.

Express Groups

Express Groups provide support in a variety of settings for adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties.  Further information about the groups can be found here.

Carers Support Group

The Dementia/Alzheimers Support Group meets in St Andrews Community Hospital on the 3rd Friday of every month at 10.30am.

Clinical Topics

Going On Holiday?

pipeland-travelVaccinations and medical advice, prior to travel, are as important as packing the right clothes or remembering your passport! Read more – Travel Advice

Time to stop smoking?

For help to stop smoking contact the practice or the local NHS Smoking Clinic on 0800 0326672.

Hayfever

Also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, Hayfever, is a common condition which effects many people in the Spring and Summer months. Sufferers respond to different pollens which determines exactly when symptoms may be at their worst. Many people manage their symptoms entirely appropriately using over the counter products like antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops. However, it is important to ensure that you’re using your nasal spray correctly. If the pharmacy products don’t seem to be helping, or your symptoms include wheeze or cough, it’s important to make an appointment with one of the clinicians to discuss things further. If you already receive Repeat Prescriptions for your Hayfever it’s important to order them before your symptoms usually begin so as not to be caught out!

Contraception

pipeland-pillWe offer a wide range of contraceptive options including full counselling and monitoring of all available methods. We can counsel you on and fit the IUSIUD (Coils) and the Implant. Book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.

Telephone Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Living Life is a telephone service for people suffering from low mood, depression or symptoms of anxiety. They provide self help coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Call their free confidential phone line on 0800 3289655 Monday to Friday 13:00-21:00.

Sexual Health

pipeland-coupleConcerned about Sexual health? Worried you may have a Sexually transmitted infection (STI)? Read about how to access local services.

Conjunctivitis

Need some advice about treating conjunctivitis? Learn more here

Warfarin information

Do you take Warfarin and need to know more about it?  You can find out about your medication on this video made by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.  The video was filmed in St Andrews so you may see a familiar face or two!