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Health Centre Closing - Wednesday 19th November

We are closed for staff training from 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday 19th November.

In the event of a medical emergency, please dial 111 and you will be connected to NHS24 and the Tayside Primary Care Emergency Service.

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 2014

Vaccination Programmes

Flu Vaccination

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.  The remaning dates are:-

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:-

Over 65s

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

Diabetes

Immunosuppression

Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

Pregnant women

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.  Children at primary school will receive the vaccine at school.

 Pneumococcal Vaccination

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. 

 Shingles 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 04/11/2014)
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