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 - March 2015
National No Smoking Day - 11th March
Many people choose to use National No Smoking Day as the day they decide to give up smoking. There are lots of sources of support for anyone wishing to do this and the clinicians at the Health Centre will be happy to discuss the options for both support and mediacation. To make an appointment, please telephone Reception on 01577 862112 and make an appointment with a GP or nurse. The pharmacists in Kinross and Milnathort also offer smoking cessation support and patients can self-refer to them.
Further information is available on the National No Smoking Day webiste and also on the NHS Inform website.
Salt Awareness Week
16th - 22nd March is Salt Awareness Week. Our bodies need a little bit of salt to survive, but the amount we eat is far more than we require. Evidence has shown that regularly eating too much salt puts us at increased risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the main cause of strokes and a major cause of heart attacks and heart failures, the most common causes of death and illness in the world.
The focus of Salt Awareness Week is children and the importance of ensuring that they start life with a low salt diet as evidence suggests that eating habits early in life can influence eating patterns later in life.
Current guidelines suggest that we should eat no more than 6g of salt per day, less for children. But many are consuming a third more than that. Over 75% of the salt in our diet comes from processed foods so reading the packing on foods is vital to ensure that products low in salt are chosen.
More information is available on the following website: Consensus Action on Salt and Health.
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 25/03/2015)