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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 don 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 Thursday 25th & Friday 26th December and Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd January 2015. 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
We are seeking a Practice Nurse
We are currently looking for a Practice Nurse to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity. Read our advert for more information.
New Repeat Prescription service online
We have changed our online Repeat Prescription service to make it easier to use. There is no longer any need to type in the drugs which you require every time. 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.
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.
NHS 24 – Dial 111
From 29th April you will be able to call NHS 24 on their new free phone number simply dy dialling 111.
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.
Flu’ Vaccinations 2014/15
We invite all eligible patients yet to have their annual Flu’ Vaccine to make an appointment with our Practice Nurse. The new Shingles vaccine is still available to anyone aged 70, 78 or 79 and can be given at the same time.
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.
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.
Plan. Prepare. Give it up……….
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.
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.