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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 for the Easter Public holidays on Friday 3rd and Monday 6th of April. 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
Jill has retired. Dr Bowman leaving us.
After serving the patients of St Andrews for 32 years Jill Logan has retired. Our GP team is changing too as Dr Bowman has decided to pursue other medical interests and will be leaving the practice at the end of March. We’re sure you would wish to join us in thanking them both for all of their hard work over the years and wish them all the best for the future.
We are pleased to welcome new additions to the nursing team. Kirsteen Anderson joined us in January as a Practice Nurse and Sophie Rutter will be joining us in the Spring.
New Repeat Prescription service online
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.
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.
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.
Plan. Prepare. Give it up……….
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.
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.
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.