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- AUCHTERMUCHTY HEALTH CENTRE
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8:00am - 6:00pm
12 Carswell Wynd
Fife, KY14 7AW
- STRATHMIGLO SURGERY
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3:45pm – 5:15pm
Strathmiglo KY14 7QA
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Welcome to Auchtermuchty Medical Practice
The Practice covers most of the western part of the Howe of Fife with the Health Centre located in Auchtermuchty.
Click here for a detailed map of the area.
Our aim is to provide you with general medical services based on the traditional values of family medicine. To do this, the doctors work together with a team of other Healthcare Specialists who will look after you.
We hope this wesite will give you the
information that you require about the
services provided by our Primary Health
Should I get the
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
NEXT FLU CLINIC WILL BE ON SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2018 0900-1300
Preparations for the forthcoming Flu Immunisation Campaign are well underway. The logistics of organising our Saturday clinic rely on many factors, including ensuring we have appropriate levels of both Clinical and Administrative Staff available on a specific day.
In order to ensure there is little disruption to the working week at an already busy period of the year, it is necessary to ask staff to work an additional day over the weekend. Fortunately our Staff understand the benefits to holding the clinic over the weekend, and we would hope that this is appreciated by those attending the clinic.
We continually review the way in which we run our Flu Immunisation Clinic and take on board feedback given to us by Patients and Staff.
We looked at all the suggestions we were given by Patients, unfortunately many of the suggestions have been tried unsuccessfully in the past. However, we continually review the way we run our Flu Immunisation Clinic and continue to look at ways to improve the service for both Patients and Staff alike.
It was fed back to us that parking and access was an issue during previous campaigns. Whilst we can do little to “police” this, we were delighted that last year a number of Patients considered some of our practical suggestions. We would ask that these suggestions were considered again this year in order to minimise disruption.
- Consider walking down to the clinic if local and physically able
- Consider car sharing if you are unable to walk to the Practice
- Consider asking a family member to drop off and pick up
- Consider the time you attend the clinic – staggering attendance will reduce any “bottlenecking “ at Reception and reduce waiting time
As with previous years, it is our intention to minimise the waiting time for each Patient attending the Clinic.
Last year we offered Patients the option of completing their consent form prior to attendance at the Flu Immunisation Clinic. This directly reduced waiting time and reduced congestion at the Reception Desk. Please note however, congestion at the desk will be increased at the beginning of the clinic due to the volumes of Patients already queuing at the door prior to the Clinic commencing. Whilst we would actively discourage Patients from coming down to the Practice prior to 09:00, and would suggest staggering attendance, we would ask for your patience at these busy periods.
- From the 1st September you will be able to collect a consent form for completion from Auchtermuchty Health Centre & Strathmiglo Branch Surgery.
- You will be able to download the consent form from our website www.auchtermuchtymedical.co.uk
- Copies of the consent form will also be available from Rowlands Pharmacy, Auchtermuchty & Lomond Pharmacy, Falkland.
- Completed consent forms MUST be taken to the clinic, failure to bring the form along on the day of the clinic will result in a further form requiring completion which may increase any wait time.
Of course, as with previous years you will still be able to complete the consent form on attendance at the Flu Clinic, however please be aware that this may increase any wait time.
We respectfully request that everyone who is entitled to receive the Flu Immunisation attends this clinic where possible.
Please be advised that if you are unable to attend the clinic, Reception Staff are unable to book appointments after this date. Since the Practice only receives a finite number of immunisations each year, those in clinical priority groups will be offered their immunisations first.
Only on completion of these groups of Patients will staff be able to book appointments for anyone else. The impact of this may result in “low risk” groups being immunised towards the end of the campaign.
Unlike in previous years, we DO NOT intend to offer the Shingles Immunisation at the Flu Immunisation Clinic.
Over the past few years the criteria for those entitled to the Immunisation has become more clinically complex. As such we will be offering those entitled to the Shingles Immunisation an alternative appointment at a later date.
If you are unsure if you are entitled to any of the immunisations, please ask a member of reception staff.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our Flu Immunisation Clinic.
Should I get the Flu Vaccination?
For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
The flu vaccine is offered free to people who are at risk, to protect them from catching flu and developing serious complications.
It is recommended that you have a flu jab if you:
- are 65 years old or over
- are pregnant (see below)
- have a serious medical condition (see below)
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility (not including prisons, young offender institutions or university halls of residence)
- are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- are a frontline health or social care worker (see below)
If you are the parent of a child who is over six months old and has a long-term condition on the list below, speak to your GP about the flu vaccine. Your child's condition may get worse if they catch flu.
It is recommended that all pregnant women should have the flu vaccine, whatever stage of pregnancy they're in.
This is because there is good evidence that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu, particularly from the H1N1 strain.
Studies have shown that the flu vaccine can be safely and effectively given during any trimester of pregnancy. The vaccine does not carry risks for either the mother or baby. In fact, studies have shown that mothers who have had the vaccine while pregnant pass some protection to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.
People with medical conditions
The flu vaccine is offered free to anyone who is over six months of age and has one of the following medical conditions:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological disease, such as a stroke, TIA or post-polio syndrome
- a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV, or treatments that suppress the immune system such as chemotherapy
If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be able to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP about this.
Frontline health or social care workers
Employers are responsible for ensuring that arrangements are in place for frontline healthcare staff to have the flu vaccine.
Outbreaks of flu can occur in health and social care settings, and staff, patients and residents are at risk of infection.
Frontline health and social care staff should protect themselves by having the flu vaccine to prevent the spread of flu to colleagues and other members of the community.
If you care for someone who is elderly or disabled, speak to your GP about getting vaccinated against seasonal flu. You should also ensure that the person you care for has the flu jab.
From September 1 2013, a new annual nasal spray flu vaccine will be offered to all children aged two and three years as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.
It will also be offered to children aged 2-18 with long-term health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease.
Children aged six months to 2 years with long-term health conditions aren't able to have the nasal spray and will get the injected flu vaccine instead.
Who should not have the flu vaccination?
You should not have the flu vaccine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a flu vaccine or one of its ingredients. This happens very rarely.
If you have had a confirmed very serious (anaphylactic) reaction to egg, have an egg allergy with uncontrolled asthma or another type of allergy to egg, your GP may decide that you should be vaccinated with an egg-free vaccine. One such vaccine is available for this flu season (called Preflucel, manufactured by Baxter Healthcare).
If no egg-free vaccine is available, your GP will identify a suitable vaccine with a low egg (ovalbumin) content.
Depending on the severity of your egg allergy, your GP may decide to refer you to a specialist for vaccination in hospital.
If you are ill with a fever, do not have your flu jab until you have recovered.
AUCHTERMUCHTY HEALTH CENTRE
We will be holding OUR Flu Clinic on:
Saturday 27th October 2018
9.00 am til 1.00 pm
For people who match the following criteria:
Patients who suffer from the following:
Chronic Heart Disease
Chronic Renal Disease
Chronic Respiratory Disease (including Asthma)
Chronic Liver Disease
Chronic Neurological Disease
Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
BMI over 40
Patients living in long-stay care/residential homes
Patients who are 65 or over
Carer for the elderly or disabled
We regret that if you do not fall into one of the above categories you will not be eligible and therefore we will be unable to immunise you.
There is a form that everyone is required to fill out prior to immunisations. Please download here.
Should you require details of primary medical services, please contact:
Primary Care Department
Tel: 01592 226423
Fax: 01592 714240