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Welcome to the website for Strathcairn Medical Practice, St Andrews. We aim to offer the best service possible and hope that the information contained within this site helps you to understand the various services available. If you require further information please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice. Find us.
Strathcairn Medical Practice
Strathcairn & Feddinch Medical Practices are merging to form PIPELAND MEDICAL PRACTICE on 1st April 2016. Click here for more info.
Register with us
To make things easier for you to register download a New Patient Registration Form and New Patient Questionnaire. Complete these at your leisure, print them off and hand them in to us bringing with you a suitable form of ID.
Flu’ Vaccinations 2015/16
Flu clinic day is not that far away – Monday 5th October. See the Seasonal Vaccination page for more details.
Online appointment booking
You can book appointments online 24/7. Read more about this service here.
Extended Hours Surgeries
Struggling to find the time to see a GP? Did you know we operate “Extended Hours” Surgeries before 0800 and after 1800? Read more.
Are you a student?
Undergraduate students from St Andrews University are requested to register with a St Andrews Medical Practice based on their surname. We register students with surnames from N to Z. Read more about our services for students. If you are planning a trip abroad during the term why not visit our travel pages for more advice? Have you changed address? Let us know about your change of details using our online form.
If you are on regular medication you can use our new online service to order your medicines. To allow you to do this you must first create an account if you do not already have one to book appointments online. Alternatively you may continue to order your Repeat Prescriptions using the slip that you received with your last prescription. We regret that for reasons of safety Repeat Prescription requests cannot be taken over the phone. Read more about your Repeat Prescription options.
Are you a carer?
Do you look after someone who is ill, Frail, Disabled or Mentally ill? If so, you are a carer and we would like to support you. Please download and complete the Carers Identification form and hand or send it to reception.
The practice will be closed on Monday 5th October for routine work. Emergency cover will be provided by NHS 24 in the usual fashion. We will be offering a drop in Flu vaccine clinic on this day for eligible patients; pleae check back nearer the time for further details. Read a full list of closures for the coming year here.
In the News
New GPs join our team.
We’d like to welcome Dr Anthony Hagger who has joined the team as a partner and Dr Katrina Dunbar as a GP Specialist Trainee. We are sure you will welcome them both to the practice. Please feel free to make appointments to see either of them now.
Get to the bottom of Bowel Cancer
The National Bowel Screening Programme offers a simple screening test to everyone aged 50-74. One in twenty of us over 50 years of age will get bowel cancer at some point in our lives. Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. If bowel cancer is detected early enough there is a 90% chance of treating it successfully. Don’t delay take the test today.
Tried the online prescription service yet?
We have changed our online Repeat Prescription service simply login securely and click on the items you need. To enable you to do this you need to apply for an account if you don’t already have one for booking appointments. These online services can be accessed from mobile devices. Download the Patient Access App on IOS or Android.
Attention all Freshers!
Are you a Fresher? Welcome to St Andrews! We wish you well with your studies. We would like to make sure access to health care is as easy for you as possible. Please take the time to explore our site and learn about the services we offer. Read more about our services for students here.
Coughs, Colds and Sore throats.
At this time of year many of us suffer from minor illnesses which can be prolonged and cause inconvenience. However, most of these illnesses don’t need specific treatments requiring you to see a GP. For guidance on treating coughs, colds and sore throats follow our 6 step self help guide. Why don’t we prescribe antibiotics for colds? – Read, Getting Better without antibiotics.
If your symptoms are prolonged, you suffer from other chronic health conditions or you are worried you should call during our morning triage time to discuss your symptoms with a Nurse Practitioner or Doctor.
We believe that necessary vaccinations and appropriate medical advice, prior to travel, are as fundamental a part of your holiday preparation as packing the right clothes or remembering your passport! Read more about our Travel Medicine service.
Time to stop smoking?
Clinical Topics – Sexual Health
Concerned about Sexual health? Worried you may have a Sexually transmitted infection (STI)? Read about how to access local services.
The practice offers a wide range of contraceptive options including full counselling and monitoring of all available methods. We can perform counselling and fitting of IUS IUD (Coils) and the Contraceptive Implant. Make an appointment to discuss your contraceptive needs with one of our Practice Nurses.
Pregnant – what next?
Antenatal care has changed. To begin your antenatal care please make an initial appointment with our community midwife rather than your GP. Read our Antenatal leaflet for more information. If you are concerned about being pregnant you should see a GP in the usual fashion. The website Ready, Steady, Baby! and the Royal College of General Practitioner’s Emma’s Diary are valuable on-line sources of information for Pregnancy and beyond.
Living Life is a telephone service for people suffering from low mood, depression or symptoms of anxiety. They provide self help coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Call their free confidential phone line on 0800 328 9655 Monday to Friday 1300-2100.