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 - May 2016
Learning Oportunities for Unpaid Carers
PKAVS (Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Services) is based in the Gateway Centre, North Methven Street, Perth. They provide a range of services to carers in Perth and Kinross and have just released a PKAVS - Carers Learning Opportunities leaflet with information on a variety of courses run in conjunction with many partners in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. Courses cover topics such as finance, wills and powers of attorney, visual and hearing loss, how to get on-line, and managing challenging behaviour or changing relationships.
The leaflet has details of dates and times of courses and their location. All courses must be booked and the leaflet has the necessary contact details.
The PKAVS website has a lot of information for carers and is regularly updated with news of events. The website can be found at www.pkavscarershub.org.uk
PKAVS runs regular events for carers, such as the Kinross Hub which is on the 1st Monday of the month in St Pauls' Church Hall.
Now that we have hopefully seen the end of the snow for the winter and the nights are getting longer, it is a good opportunity to get out and about more to increase the amount of exercise we take.
Get out with the kids: As parents, you plat a vital role in shaping what your kids think about physical activity. Just making a few small changed can make a massive difference. Chasing your kids around the garden or park, or having a kick about is good for you and for them. Swimming is a fun way to get you and the kids fit. The easiest way to be active every day is to make is part of your daily routine, a bit like brushing your teeth, but more fun.
Walk more often: Try walking some of the way to and from your destination. You only need to get off the bus a couple of stops early. Over time that will make a real difference to your health and fitness. Why not go to the shops or park at lunchtime instead of staying at work? The walk will also make you feel more awake in the afternoon.
Leave the car: When you pop out to the local shop, why not walk instead of taking the car?
Take the stairs: If there is a lift or an escalator, try taking the stairs instead
Gardens and parks: Even planting flowers and growing vegetables can be good for you. Yes, even gardening counts as exercise. For those of us without one, or if green fingers aren't your thing, a walk through a park can be invigorating.
This month, 3 teams from the Health Centre are taking part in the Macmillan Cancer Move More Scotland Challenge. We will be counting our steps over an 8 week period and aiming to increase our activity levels. This is to get us fitter, but also to promote the Move More message from Macmillan. There is a growing evidence base supporting the role of physical activity during and after cancer treatment and Move More Scotland offers a range of opportunities to support anyone affected by cancer to become more physically active through a variety of local opportunities including, walking groups, community gardening, gentle movement classes and group activity classes. All Move More programmes are free and are specifically tailored to meet the needs of people living with and beyond cancer regardless of their age, gender or ability. More information is available on the Macmillan Cancer website:
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 03/05/2016)