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The practice has been advised that some patients in Fife have received scam phone calls from companies claiming to be working on behalf on the NHS and that they have received a referral for the patient. These companies offer the patient the opportunity to buy electric stair lifts, specialist wheelchairs etc.
Neither the practice nor NHS Fife disclose personal health information about patients to commercial companies. If you have received a phone call from one of these companies, please call Ian Bease, Community Safety Officer on 01592 643355 ext 28166
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 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.
Going On Holiday?
Vaccinations 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?
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!
We offer a wide range of contraceptive options including full counselling and monitoring of all available methods. We can counsel you on and fit the IUS, IUD (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.
Concerned about Sexual health? Worried you may have a Sexually transmitted infection (STI)? Read about how to access local services.
Need some advice about treating conjunctivitis? Learn more here
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!