NEW PATIENT REGISTRATION
As part of the registration process, new patients will be asked to complete a registration form and a health questionnaire. Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. New babies should be registered with a doctor as soon as possible after leaving hospital. New patients who specify registration with a named GP will wherever possible be accommodated. Patients are requested to notify the surgery as soon as possible of any changes to name and/or address.

BABY CLINIC
This clinic is held on Thursday afternoon from 1.00 - 2:30pm, when the Health Visitor is available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Childhood immunisations are also undertaken at this clinic for which appointments can be made through the receptionists.

PAEDIATRIC SURVEILLANCE
A routine baby development check is due at the age of 8 weeks and is carried out by one of the doctors with the Health Visitors' help. Appointments are sent to you when examinations are due.

MINOR SURGERY/ WART CLINIC
Minor surgery procedures can be arranged by special appointment through your own doctor. A clinic is run to treat warts with liquid nitrogen and your doctor will refer you to this when appropriate.

ANTENATAL CARE
This is normally undertaken by the Community Midwife, during normal consulting hours. Please remember the six-week postnatal check, again by normal appointment.

CONTRACEPTIVE ADVICE
The practice offers a full range of contraceptive services, including the pill, cap and coil fitting and injections. Emergency contraceptive advice can be given at routine or emergency appointments.

NURSE-LED MINOR ILLNESS CLINIC
A minor illness clinic is run each day for patients who do not require to be seen by a doctor for example sore throats, earache, cough, skin rash. If necessary appropriate patients will be referred to a GP. All appointments are made on the same day and are not pre-bookable.

TRAVEL IMMUNISATION
Advice on immunisations for travel abroad can be obtained from the Practice Nurses by completing a form which is available from reception. Please allow at least eight weeks before you are due to travel. A fee may be payable for some vaccinations and for requests that need processing in less than 5 days.

 

DIABETIC CLINIC
This is held by one of the Practice Nurses for the care of non-insulin dependent diabetics. Initial referral is from your doctor and appointments may be made at Reception.

ASTHMA CLINIC
This is held by one of the Practice Nurses to support patients with asthma and educate them how to manage their condition. Appointments may be made at Reception.

HEART CLINIC
This is also held by one of the Practice Nurses to check cholesterol, measure blood pressure and provide lifestyle advice to patients who have undergone heart surgery, or suffered a heart attack. Patients will normally be referred to the clinic and sent a letter inviting them to attend.

WELL PERSON CHECKS
These are carried out in the nurses' rooms every day and appointments can be made without seeing a doctor. The aim is to promote better health and screen for certain conditions. For women due cervical screening an invitation will be sent out for a smear test. All female patients may self refer however by simply making an appointment through reception. The results of smear tests are sent out within 4 weeks by letter.

OTHER SPECIALIST CLINICS
A number of other specialist clinics are held in the practice. They include:
  • Dietetic Clinic - monthly
  • Podiatry Clinic - weekly
  • Counselling - twice a week
  • Psychology - weekly
  • Midwife - weekly
  • Smoking Cessation - weekly
  • Health Check Clinic - weekly
Access to all these services is by referral from your doctor. If referred, appointments to see the midwife or the dietitian may be made at reception.

NON NHS EXAMINATIONS

Appointments may be made for special examinations such as HGV licences, pre-employment etc. A special appointment will be required and a fee will be charged for this service. Examinations for insurance companies will also be undertaken at the request and expense of the company concerned.

COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

The following complementary medical services are also offered within the surgery:
  • Acupuncture
    A daily acupuncture clinic is provided by Dr. Wilson, Dr Trewavas & Dr Hussain as an NHS service for practice patients, please ask at reception for further information.

ACUPUNCTURE

Sharon Doherty is a Registered General Nurse who has worked within the NHS for the past 20 years. She joined the British Medical Acupuncture Society in August 2003 after completing the acupuncture training programme, and has been practising acupuncture since then. She is also a member of the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Nursing Complimentary Therapy forum.

Sharon is available for acupuncture at New Park Medical Practice on a Tuesday morning between 11-1pm. Appointments last approx 30 mins and cost 25 per session, with an average of 5 - 8 sessions. Acupuncture can be used to help a variety of conditions including headaches, muscle and joint pain, gynaecological problems and sciatica to name a few.

Please call Sharon Doherty on 07742 012 881 for further information or to arrange an appointment.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Julie Osborne, BSc (Hons) MNIMH, is a qualified western medical herbalist offering caring treatment in a well equipped health centre. Treatment is designed to heal holistically and is tailored to individual needs, helping clients to obtain optimum health.

Julie is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the NHS Alternative and Complementary Health database.

Julie is passionate about Herbalism and Craniosacral Therapy and believes that in order to treat an illness and regain both body and mind need to be in balance. She sees herbs as a gentle help and support to increase the body's own capacity to heal itself. The gentle healing effect of herbal medicine is suitable for people of all ages. Herbal medicine serves to promote health as well as restoring balance within the body.

Please visit http://www.herbalista.co.uk for more details.


SOCIAL WORK SERVICES

Fife Council Social Work Department have a team of Home Care Managers, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers are based in New City House, 1 Edgar Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7ED. They provide services for members of the practice and work very closely with the doctors and nurses. Enquiries about any of the services they offer may be made by phoning 01383 609111.


FLU VACCINATION
Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for patients aged over 65. It is also recommended for those with Chronic Respiratory Disease, Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic Neurological Disease, Diabetes, Immunosuppression, Carers and those in long term stay. Please contact the reception staff in October for details of vaccination clinics.

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