The Medical Centre 7 Hill Place Arbroath, DD11 1ADTel: 01241 431144
The practice provides a comprehensive service including the following:
The practice runs a recall system to monitor patients with chronic disease or who are on certain types of medication. When you register with the practice, if you fall into this category you will automatically be sent a letter once a year inviting you for review with either a practice nurse, phlebotomist or doctor.
Please keep this appointment as an annual review is a very good way of ensuring your continuing good health and gives you a chance to discuss any health concerns you may have with the doctor or nurse at the time.
The appointment will vary from 10 minutes to 40 minutes depending on the type of monitoring being done and can include a blood pressure check, weight check, and smoking advice (if applicable). It may also include a blood test and you could be asked to bring a urine sample.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
The practice runs an all-day annual flu clinic where, if eligible, you can receive your annual influenza vaccination and if appropriate the pneumococcal vaccination.
Next clinic - Wednesday 21st November 1.30pm to 6.00pm
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
Front-line health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2018, you do qualify.
If you're pregnant, you're advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you've reached.
That's because there's strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.
If you're pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because:
It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy from conception onwards. Talk to your GP, midwife or pharmacist if you want more information.
Read more about the flu jab in pregnancy.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.
Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.
The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above.
If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP or pharmacist about this.
The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab.
Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.
Children aged between 2 and 5 (who are not yet at school) will receive their vaccination at their GP surgery. Children attending school will receive the vaccination through their schools vaccination program.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
NHS Tayside offer a self-referral service, which means you can make an appointment to see a physiotherapist without having to see your GP first.
Self-referral is becoming more widely practised and it's particularly popular for people with long-term conditions who know what treatment they need.
The benefits of self-referral include:
If you feel you may benefit from this service, please contact the freephone number above to discuss your particular requirments.
Do you wear an NHS hearing-aid?
A new FREE drop-in re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service is available throughout Tayside with drop-in clinics being held at lots of locations in Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
Volunteers trained by the Audiology Department can supply and fit new batteries, and re-tube non-dome or slim tube hearing aids. Unfortunately volunteers are unable to re-tube open fit aids – thin wire with tip in ear.
Some of the Action of Hearing Loss Volunteers are continuing to support this service.
Please note - the client’s yellow book must be provided to receive batteries.
For your nearest drop-in clinic please read on....
Here are the drop-in locations for re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service:
Broughty Ferry Library, Queen Street - Drop-in clinics run every SECOND Monday of every month between 10am – noon (except public holidays)
Drop-in clinics run every LAST Friday of every month between 1.30 - 4pm
Central Library, The Wellgate Centre, Dundee - Drop-in clinics run every LAST Thursday of every month between 10am - 12 noon
Lochee Library 47- 49 High Street - Drop-in clinics run
Every SECOND Wednesday of every month between 2 - 4pm
Ninewells Hospital – Health Shop (main concourse)
1.30 - 3.30pm
battery replacement only
re-tubing & battery replacement
Tayside Deaf Hub, Brown Street, Dundee - Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Deaflinks Charity Shop, Wellgate Centre, Dundee - Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm
Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath weekly on Thursdays between 2.30 - 4.30pm
Links Health Centre, Montrose weekly on Mondays between 10am - 12 noon
Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar weekly on Tuesdays between 10am - 12 noon and Thursdays 2 - 4pm
Here are the drop-in locations in Perth & Kinross for
re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service:
Vision PK, 14 New Row, Perth - Drop-in clinics every FIRST Wednesday of every month between 10am - noon
Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital - Drop-in clinics running every LAST Wednesday of every month between 2-4pm
Auchterarder Library, Chapel Wynd, Auchterarder – Drop-in clinics run
Every SECOND Thursday of every month between10am – 12 noon
Crieff Community Hospital - Drop-in clinics run
Every FIRST Wednesday of every month between 1.30 – 3.30pm
Kinross-shire Day Centre, 64 High Street, Kinross - Drop-in clinics run
Every FIRST Monday of every month between 11am – 12 noon
Willowbank Sheltered Housing, Dunkeld - Drop-in clinics run
Every THIRD Thursday of every other month between 10am – 12 noon
Starting on Thursday, 17 May, then 19th July, 20th September, 15th November
For more information please contact:
Audiology Department, Kings Cross Health & Community Care Centre Clepington Road, Dundee DD3 8EA
Tel: 01382 596965 or TEXT to 07833046858
Mon – Fri 9am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm
If you require this information in a different format please let the dept know.
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