Patient services and clinics


New Information - Clinics

The Practice is changing the way we manage Patients with long term conditions.  If you attend any of the following clinics please be aware of the changes being made.

  1. DIABETES
  2. STROKE
  3. CARDIAC
  4. BLOOD PRESSURE - HYPERTENSION OR KIDNEY DISEASE

In your birthday month, please make an appointment with our Health Care Assistant to have BLOODS, BLOOD PRESSURE, WEIGHT and URINE measured.

During this appointment you will be advised of your next step which may be a telephone call or appointment with the Nurse to discuss any problems you are having.

Appointments for these clinics will no longer be sent out.  Please make an appointment annually for your birthday month. If you have already been seen this year (2018) please attend in your birthday month next year.

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Ante-natal

Glover Street
Thursdays 2pm to 4pm. Run by and appointments made by Community Midwives.

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Child health screening

Glover Street
Dr Foster on Wednesday mornings 0900 to 1130. Appointments arranged through Child Health Office at Drumhar.

Methven
This is run By Dr Sneddon and Health Visitors on the first and third Thursday mornings of each month.

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Child immunisations

Glover Street
Child immunisations are carried out in the Child Community Immunisation Clinic at Drumhar and appointments will be sent out from Child Health.

Methven
A baby immunisation clinic is run on Thursday mornings by appointment.


Minor surgery & wart clinic

Glover Street
Fortnightly on Fridays 3pm to 4.30pm. Run by Dr Matthews and Practice Nurses.

Methven
By appointment at the Glover Street Surgery.


Diabetic Clinics at Perth

Our Practice Nurses run Diabetic Clinics at various times and you can make an appointment through reception.  You will be asked to make an appointment to have your diabetic bloods checked about a week prior to this appointment.  Dr Riches sees Diabetic patients on a Tuesday morning and the practice nurses will book an appointment for you at this clinic when you need one.

The following clinics are also run by our Practice Nurses:  Asthma, Cardiovascular and COPD and you can book an appointment through reception when requested to do so.


Asthma clinic

Glover Street
Thursdays 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Run by Carol Smith.

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Cardiac clinic

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COPD clinic

Glover Street
Tuesdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Run by Kay Angus.

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Contraceptive clinic

Pill, Coil, other barrier methods and advice on sterilisation. You may consult any of the doctors for advice and for your regular check-up.

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Cervical smear tests

These can be carried out within a normal surgery appointment by the doctor or nurse of your choice and are also available as part of a Well-Woman check-up. You will receive a recall letter to prompt you to make an appointment.

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Blood pressure tests

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Holiday immunisations

Patients travelling abroad should pick up a travel form from reception.  You will then be advised whether you need to see one of our nurses to arrange necessary immunisations or for general health care advice. Hepatits A, Typhoid, Diptheria, tetanus and polio are stocked by the surgery and will be administered without a charge. Certain vaccinations cannot be provided by the NHS and if you require any such vaccines we ask that you make arrangements through a private travel clinic or a local pharmacy. This includes anti-malaria drugs. 

We cannot provide travel advice or immunisations if they are required for working abroad. This should be arranged through occupational health or private travel clinics.

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Hospital Blood Requests

Please be aware that due to the ever-increasing number of these requests we are no longer able to carry out blood tests in the practice which have been requested by hospital departments. Our Practice Nurses are employed by the GPs to undertake work on their behalf and the rise in requests from secondary care is having an impact on our ability to provide these services for our patients.

Such requests have always been the responsibility of the hospital department wishing the tests to be carried out however we have in the past accommodated these requests where we can but this is no longer possible. Community based clinics are being developed to deal with this workload but in the meantime arrangements should be made by the requesting hospital department for tests to be carried out and you should not be asked to attend your GP Practice.

Please do not hesitate to speak to reception if you have any questions.

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Health promotion

Health promotion advice is available on a variety of matters including Well-Man, Well-Woman, Weight Control, Asthma and Smoking Cessation.

Further details can be obtained from reception staff.

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Smoking cessation

Support to stop smoking is available through your local Community Pharmacy.

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New patient medicals

Any patient over 16 years old who joins the practice will be offered an appointment with one of our nurses for a new patient examination. This is a condition of registration with the practice.

If the patient is on several repeat medications or has a medical condition, they are requested to make an appointment with the doctor for registration.

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Insurance & Employment medicals

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  1. VICTORIA PRACTICE, GLOVER STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
    Main reception - 01738 639748
    Prescriptions - 01738 625542
    District nurses - 01738 442379
    Health visitors - 01738 445949
    Fax - 01738 635133
  2. DENSIDE SURGERY, METHVEN
    Main reception - 01738 840289
    Prescriptions - 01738 840700
    District nurses - 01738 840251
    Health visitors - 01738 445949
    Fax - 01738 840113
  3. SURGERY TIMES

    Victoria Practice, Glover Street

    Denside Surgery, Methven
  4. OUT OF HOURS
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    DIAL 111
    Please only use this service for problems that cannot wait until the next working day.
  5. SERIOUS EMERGENCIES
    DIAL 999 for ambulance
  6. PATIENT TRANSPORT SERVICE
    0131 446 2760
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    To cancel a transport request call;
    0131 446 2852
    between 9:00am and 5:00pm
    Monday to Friday

Glover Street Medical Centre, 133 Glover Street, PERTH, PH2 OJB