Welcome to St Fillan's Medical Centre
Drs Hiles, Greening, Gorajala & Flowers
FLU CLINICS 2014
We will be commencing this years Seasonal Flu Clinic with a session on Saturday 11 October. If you would like to receive your vaccination on this date please either contact the surgery or use the On-Line Services to book your appointment.
We expect the clinic to be busy, so we ask that you do not arrive more than 5 minutse before your appointment time. We would also ask that those who are able to arrive on foot do so, to allow those with mobility needs access to the car park.
For children aged 2, 3 or 4yrs old as at the 1 September 2014 who are not already in an "at risk" group are eligible to receive the Flu Nasal Spray. If you would like your child to receive this, please book an appointment with the receptionist. Clinics for this age group will be held on a dedicated date and time.
If this clinic is not suitable, we will be holding another session in November. Please look out on the website or within the surgery for future dates.
Are you eligible to attend for your Flu Vaccination?
Common Questions about the Flu Vaccination
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE HEALTH AUTHORITY WILL NOT BE SENDING INVITATION LETTERS TO PATIENTS THIS YEAR. IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU ARE IN ONE OF THE GROUPS ELIGIBLE FOR THE VACCINATION THAT YOU BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT.
STOP SMOKING CLINIC FROM SEPTEMBER 2014
We are now able to offer a further Stop Smoking service for patients wanting help and support. This clinic will now be held with a Stop Smoking Advisor on a Monday. Leaflets are available within the surgery. If you are interested in attending the clinic, please contact the surgery.
The Practice Nurse is still available if you wish to see her in respect of stopping smoking or any other health clinics the surgery offers.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Code of Conduct - Click on this link to open up the document
St Fillans Medical Centre is a Training practice
DOCTORS DUTIES - A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOUR GP
TO CARE WE NEED TO SHARE
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE! If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please either pick up a leaflet from the surgery or visit the website:- www.nhs.uk/caredata
PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who took part in our patient survey in November 2013. A summary of the results is available by clicking on the 'Survey Report' icon on the right of the website. The action plan resulting from the survey can be accessed by clicking on 'Patient Survey Action Plan'.
EXTENDED HOURS OPENINGS
We are no longer open on Saturday mornings but we are able to offer a limited number of mid-week evening appointments.
Currently, these surgeries are on a Wednesday, running from 6:30pm. They are specifically for working patients unable to attend during the day. Please do not request evening appointments if you are able to attend during the day.
You can book your appointments online. Learn More
PATIENT REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
The surgery currently runs a regular Patient Representative Group to listen to and address patients' suggestions on the running of the practice. We would like to invite patients to be part of this group, either by attending quarterly meetings, or by joining a the St Fillan's virtual group and corresponding by email. Anyone interested, please contact the practice manager. The minutes from the latest meeting are available by clicking on the 'Patient Group' icon on the right of the website.
Patients who are new to the surgery are asked if they would like to be involved in the Group. We also have posters in the main reception area and each time we publish a practice Newsletter, quarterly, we ask for volunteers. We struggle with the 20-30 age group and have started to ask parents who attend the Child Health Clinics if they are interested in joining the Group.
There is a pharmacy now on-site and is independant from the surgery. The pharmacy is open until 10pm every night. The creation of an on-site pharmacy was a patient petition led initiative and has been a long term ambition for the practice since the move to St Fillans was planned over 10 years ago.
The practice has no financial interest in the success of this venture, merely accepting ground rent in accordance with the district valuer's estimation. St Fillans Medical Centre does not direct any patients to any individual pharmacy. The patient’s choice of their pharmacist is their own.
CHANGE FOR LIFE
Find out whether you’re drinking more than is good for you the NHS's Change for Life site
(Site updated 17/09/2014)