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 - November 2015
PKAVS - Carer's Hub
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. They can help with financial matters, respite care, home care services, support for young carers or just provide someone to chat to. They have recently relaunched their website and have tried to bring together all the information which carer's might need on one site. 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. Information on all their events and activities can be found on their website.
The Saturday flu clinics for this year have all now taken place. If you have not yet had the flu injection and are eligible for it, please contact Reception. Those in the following groups are eligible:-
Those aged 65 and over on 31st March 2016 (Born on or before 31st March 1951)
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.
Clinicians will visit the residential and nursing homes as usual to administer the vaccination.
Children’s Nasal Flu
We will again be offering the nasal flu vaccination to all pre-school children aged 2-5. Dates for the clinics are as follows:-
Monday 23rd November - FULL
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Friday 4th December
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The shingles vaccine is available to those patients in the following age groups:-
- 70 year olds (born between 2 September 1944 and 1st September 1945 inclusive)
- 78 year olds (born between 2 September 1936 and 1st September 1937 inclusive)
This vaccine can be administered at the same time as the flu vaccination. Please telephone Reception now to make your appointment.
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 17/11/2015)