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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Whether you are heading abroad or staying at home over the Summer we all need to be aware of looking after ourselves in the sun. This is especially true for children. Read more about sunburn, sunscreens, skin cancers, Vitamin D and protecting yourself.
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?
Also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, Hayfever, is a common condition which effects many people in the Spring and Summer months. Sufferers respond to different pollens which determines exactly when symptoms may be at their worst. Many people manage their symptoms entirely appropriately using over the counter products like antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops. However, it is important to ensure hat you’re using your nasal spray correctly. If the pharmacy products don’t seem to be helping, or your symptoms include wheeze or cough, it’s important to make an appointment with one of the clinicians to discuss things further. If you already receive Repeat Prescriptions for your Hayfever it’s important to order them before your symptoms usually begin so as not to be caught out!
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.
Need to lose Weight?
Need to lose some weight? Use this healthy weight calculator to assess your weight. Not sure where to start your exercise programme? Why not join in with a local exercise initiative? If you’d like to discuss your weight, diet or exercise needs further please make an appointment with one of the nursing team.
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.