Welcome to Loch Leven Health Centre
Loch Leven Health Centre is home to two GP practices, Orwell Medical practice and St Serf's Medical practice, and a large team of allied healthcare professionals. Together we provide primary care medical services to the people of Kinross-shire. We hope that you will find the information about our services useful. Quick links to our on-line services are at the foot of this page.
News - October 2014
The autumn seems to have come round quickly again and we have therefore made plans for the annual flu campaign. As in previous years, the flu clinics will be on Saturday mornings, with additional clinics on a Monday. The dates are:-
| Monday 6th October || 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. |
Saturday 1st November
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 15th November
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 29th November
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Appointments may now be booked with reception. Please do not wait for a letter to be sent to you inviting you to make an appointment. If you are eligible you may make your appointment now. Clinicians will visit the residential and nursing homes as usual to administer the vaccination.
We would encourage all those in the following groups to come for a flu injection:-
Those aged 65 and over by 31st March 2015 (Born on or before 31st March 1950)
Those aged 6 months or over in a clinical ‘At Risk’ Groups
Chronic respiratory disease and asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous hospital admissions. COPD including chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Chronic heart disease
Chronic kidney disease: kidney failure or transplant, nephritic syndrome
Chronic liver disease: cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis
Chronic neurological disease
Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
Long stay residential
Those living in long stay residential care homes or other long stay care facilities
Unpaid Carers and young carers
Those who, without payment, provide help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.
Young carers are those under 18 who carry out significant caring tasks and assume a level of responsibility for another person which would normally be taken by an adult.
Please note that patients who do not fall into these categories or who have no other clinical reason for receiving the flu vaccination will not be given the vaccination.
Childhood Flu Programme
The childhood flu vaccination programme is being extended to include all children aged between 2 and 11 years old. GP practices are responsible for vaccinating children aged 2 to 5 years old and we will be running clinics during the week to administer the nasal flu vaccine. Please contact reception to make an appointment at our clinics on Tuesday 7th October and Tuesday 21st October. Children at primary school will receive the vaccine at school.
Patients who have just become 65, or will be 65 by 31st March 2015, will also be offered the pneumovax vaccination. This vaccination is generally only required once and may be given at the same time as the flu vaccination.
The Shingles vaccine will be offered to those in the following age groups:- those aged 70 on 1st September 2014 i.e. those born between 2nd September 1943 and 1st September 1944 and those aged 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014 i.e. those born between 2nd September 1934 and 1st September 1936. This vaccine can be administered at the same time as the flu vaccination so a separate appointment is not required. Appointments can be made at the Flu Clinics listed above.
Orwell Medical practice
Dr McCracken and Dr Osborne are delighted to announce that Dr Kirsten McInnes, who joined them in 2012 as a GP Retainer, is now a partner in the practice. Dr McInnes starts her maternity leave in October and we look forward to her return in spring 2015. Dr Donna McLeod will working in the practice over the next 6 months to cover Dr McInnes' maternity leave.
Compliments and Complaints
We are always keen to hear from patients about the services that we provide. It is gratifying to hear when things go well, but we accept that sometimes we could improve. We therefore encourage comments or suggestions which will enable us to identify problems and correct them. Complaints, concerns or comments can be discussed with any clinician or member of staff at the Health Centre or they can be sent in writing to the practice manager. Further information is available in the Policies section of the website.
(Site updated 01/10/2014)