ADVICE & LINKS
ALCOHOL OR DRUGS INFORMATION
Details on any aspect of the above can be found at
The following site is extremely useful for arthritis sufferers
Comprehensive information about asthma can be accessed at
CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Detailed information on this topic can be found at the Edinburgh Renal Unit website
For on-line Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, have a look at
For general information on depression and its treatments, try the following links
Recently been diagnosed with diabetes? Have a look at
If you suffer from Epilepsy you may find information on the following web sites that is relevant to your condition and which is regularly updated.
Both Epilepsy Scotland and Epilepsy Action produce a range of leaflets for people with epilepsy.
We often get asked to give advice on general health improvement. People sometimes feel it is worth getting an annual 'MOT' with the doctor. Whilst this can sometimes be worthwhile in older people (what constitites 'older' is obviously debatable, but anyone over 75 should count themselves among these!). An appointment with one of the practice team for a BP check and general health advice would be worthwhile. For younger people, routine examinations are often unnecessary, but if you feel you have a specific issue please don't hesitate to come and discuss it. For general healthy living advice, see the following web sites.
If you suffer from Hypertension, the following web-sites are useful sources of patient fact sheets and diet sheets, including 'Understanding Hypertension'.
LIVER and GUT DISEASE
If you suffer from liver and gut disease, try this link
This is web site managed by Dr Rutherford, who used to be with the Practice. It has a wealth of useful information.
PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Cardiovascular disease is a major killer in the UK, causing heart attacks and strokes, as well as other effects on the circulation. We know more about the causes of these diseases now, and much of the work is aimed at preventing them rather than treating them after they have occured. There are several risk factors which we take into account, and theses are: Age, Diabetes, Smoking Status, Family History, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels. Some of these factors are modifiable and if you are over the age of 45, it might be worth you making an appointment with one of the Practice team to have your risk assessed and to discuss a personal action plan if necessary. If you require more information please click on the link below.
If you are about to travel abroad, a very useful and easy to navigate site is
The UK National Database of GP Websites
Monday - Friday 8:30-6:00. An additional evening session from 6:00-8:15 takes place one evening per week. Call 01334 476840 to book an appointment. Find out more about booking an appointment
Results of tests such as blood, urine and x-rays are available by telephone from noon to 12.45 pm daily, when one of the practice nurses will take your call. More detailed advice can usually be obtained by making an appointment with the nurse. Between 3.00pm and 5.00pm our reception staff can give out results, but may ask you to phone back later if it is not a satisfactory/normal result. For all results, please call 465635.
Are you a student?
Have you registered with a doctor? If your surname begins with a letter between A and God, then you can register as a patient at our practice (for surnames Goe to M, call Blackfriars on 477477, and for N to Z, call Strathcairn on 473441). You never know when you might need a doctor!