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 we’ve created a Registration form and New Patient Questionnaires that you can download. Complete these at your leisure, print them off and hand them in or post them to us.
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 from 1230pm on Wednesday 19th June for staff training. 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
On the 25th May Dr Russell will be cycling the Snow Roads Audax in aid of Medecins Sans Frontier’s work in Syria. This is a 300k Bike ride enduring a 2576m climb; the aim is to complete it within 20 hours! No mean feat! We wish her all the best. If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause please visit her Justgiving page.
Changes to Results and Advice sessions
In order to continually improve the services we offer we have changed the way we deal with Triage for urgent appointments and giving you test results. We hope these changes will improve your ability to get through on the phone and access urgent appointments when required. Read more about these changes.
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.
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! Our travel charges have changed recently. Read more about our Travel Medicine service. We are currently experiencing a high volume of travel related enquiries and ask that you submit your enquiry at least 12 weeks before you intend to travel.
Clinical Topics – Hayfever
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!
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 this summer?
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.
It can be difficult to know which of our clinicians can help you best. Sometimes a GP is not the best placed to help and many problems can be best treated by our Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses. We’d like to help you to get to see the correct person first time round so we’ve devised a Who’s who guide to our 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.