Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self-referrals to.
Community Listening Service
Many of us find it helpful to talk, particularly during stressful events at home or work, or after a bereavement or loss. Telling your story uninterrupted and judgment-free could help you to sort through your emotions. You may then be able to rediscover your strength and find a way forward.
01382 423116 or text 07967771941 to make an appointment
Tayside Sexual & Reproductive Health Services
NHS Tayside Sexual Health & BBV Services aim to provide inclusive, friendly, confidential and high quality services for anyone who needs to access them. People tell us that our staff are kind and friendly and in surveys say that they would be happy to return and would recommend the service to a friend.
01382 425542 (9am - 12 noon)
Podiatry (Foot Functions)
Referral to the service can be made by SELF-REFERRAL GP / Practice Nurse / Community Nurse / Healthcare Professional . All referrals are triaged by a Podiatrist and allocated as Soon, Urgent or Routine. This is determined from the information received on the referral. Priority is given to urgent and soon referrals. We aim to see urgent referrals within 5 working days and soon referrals within 1-8 weeks.
Home visits – Physiotherapy
You can refer yourself for a home visit, using the self-referral forms below. Home visits are generally only available to individuals who cannot, as a result of their condition, attend an outpatient appointment.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Nurse
My name is Ruth. I’m a registered mental health nurse based in your GP surgery offering mental health and wellbeing advice and support. After chatting with you I may be able to offer suggestions on ways to improve your wellbeing, which can be affected by lots of different things! If you are over 16 contact the Practice to arrange an appointment.
Three Speech Therapists, based in the Health Centre, assess, diagnose and treat all disorders of communication. They work with the clients but also with relatives, carers and a wide range of professionals. They operate an open referral system so anyone may refer themselves or their child. Or this may be done by a GP, Health Visitor or Nurse if preferred.
PKAVS – Supporting Young Carers
Young Carers are children and young people aged between 8-16 years old who provide care or assistance to a family member of any age, due to disability, mental health issues, chronic/terminal illness or problems relating to alcohol or substance misuse.
Trauma Counselling Line Scotland
A free telephone and video counselling service for adults who experienced abuse in childhood.
We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Helpline
The helpline is operated by the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) and is provided by fully trained call operators, nurses and physiotherapists. This service can help by: finding out if you need to see a doctor, providing key information and advice to help with your problem, referring you to a physiotherapist or podiatrist if you need it.
Breathing Space – Feeling Low, Anxious or Stressed?
Breathing Space was launched in 2002 to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service became a national phone line in 2004.Breathing Space complements the work of other phone lines and agencies which are endeavouring to reduce suicide rates in Scotland.
0800 83 85 87
Penumbra – Mental Health
We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices.We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems.Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.
Scotland’s Financial Health Service
Working together with various stakeholders from the financial advice and support sector, the Scottish Government has developed this website to provide a one stop shop for those who have money problems or are seeking general help with their financial worries. We are an impartial website and do not provide advice directly but our aim is to signpost those in need to the most appropriate area of support, ranging from debt solutions, borrowing, managing your money or general welfare concerns.
Care equipment and adapting your home
If you’re elderly, disabled or have a long term health condition and want help to live safely and independently in your home, using equipment, technology or making adaptations to your home may be a good option for you. This could include: getting equipment, like shower rails, adapting your home by installing a ramp or widening the doors, using everyday technology like computers or tablets to keep in touch with friends and family, or do your shopping online. Care Information Scotland can advise
0800 011 3200
Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment
Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have.When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.
Book your Midwife appointment online
Your first main appointment is your booking appointment (booking visit) with your midwife normally between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you've just found out that you're pregnant, get the best start for you and your baby by making an appointment with a midwife Most Health Boards in Scotland allow patients to book directly without seeing your Doctor, if your Health Board area is not shown, then contact the Practice for further advice.
Request transport to your Healthcare Appointment
Patient Transport Service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.
0300 123 1236
My Diabetes My Way
The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.