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.
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Online appointment booking
You can now 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 Online Repeat Prescritpion ordering service. Alternatively you may order your Repeat Prescriptions using the computer slip that you received from the pharmacist with your last prescription. We regret that 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 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd of January. Emergency cover will be provided by NHS 24 in the usual fashion. Read a full list of closures for the coming year here.
In the News
The practice would like to apologise to everyone who was inconvenienced in any way during our recent Flu Vaccine day. We realise that we made some mistakes. There were too many people invited in the morning and this meant you may have had to wait longer than we would have liked. We are sorry. We have reviewed our procedures in preparation for next year and you have our assurances that this will not happen again. Please accept our apologies.
Practice Nurse Helen has begun her Maternity leave. We wish her and her family all the best. While she is away we are pleased to announce that Practice Nurse Katie Robson will be joining the team.
Text Message Reminders
In an effort to make things easier for you we are now sending text reminders about Surgery appointments to all patients for whom we have a mobile number. We are endeavouring to update mobile numbers for all patients. Please let us have your current number through our Change of details form. Please feel free to give us feedback about this service or unsubscribe from receiving reminders.
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 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.
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.
Flu / Shingles Vaccinations 2013/14
We invite all eligible patients who have not yet received their Flu Vaccine to make an appointment with a member of our nursing team at their convenience. The nursing team are also able to administer the new Nasal Flu Vaccine to children aged 2 and 3 on 1st September 2013 and the new Shingles vaccine to anyone aged 70 or 79. Please telephone to check your eligibility and make an appointment.
Want to stop smoking?
Take 30 – Get Active!
Walking is an excellent natural exercise that can help you stay healthy and live longer. It can help control your weight, keep you happy, provide a healthy way to enjoy time with friends and family and help you learn more about your local area. Why don’t you Take 30 ?
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.