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PRACTICE CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING

Friday, 25th January 2019 from 1pm until 6pm

The Practice will be closed , except for emergencies, on the above date to allow staff training to take place.  We will open again as normal on Monday, 28th January 2019 at 8:00am.

FLU VACCINATIONS:

Please telephone the Practice on 01334 651201, choose option 1, to make an appointment for a flu vaccination.

New: Text Message Appointment Confirmations and Reminders. If this service would be helpful for you, check we hold an up-to-date mobile telephone number with reception.

CONTACT DETAILS: 01334 651201

PRESS OPTION 1 FOR APPOINTMENTS

PRESS OPTION 2 FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS (ANSWER MACHINE)

PRESS OPTION 3 FOR RESULTS LINE (OPEN BETWEEN 12:30PM AND 1:30PM ONLY)

PRESS OPTION 4 FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES

MEDICINE WASTAGE

Wasted medicines cost NHS Fife £2.1 million last year which could be used to fund other health services in Fife.  If you think you are receiving medicine that you do not need/want, please complete a Medicine Waste Form and return it to the Practice.  Our Pharmacists will check and delete any medication you no longer require.

Thank you.

Medicine Wastage Form

INR (anticoagulant) clinics

Warfarin is a medicine taken in tablet form to thin your blood, which can help prevent blood clots. If your doctor prescribes you Warfarin tablets it is important to have a regular blood test to ensure its effects are optimised and safe – this test is called an INR (International Normalised Ratio).

The frequency of blood testing depends on each INR result. Usually testing will be necessary every few weeks but may vary and sometimes blood may need testing every few days.

We have a dedicated clinic that is held every Wednesday and Friday morning, where a fingertip blood test is taken. The sample is then immediately tested using a small device called a CoaguChek System. The result takes less than one minute to process and the trained clinical staff will use a software programme to give rapid, accurate results that means the patient can be guided on the dose of Warfarin they should continue on the same day. This information will also be recorded in your medical record.

You will also be told when your next blood test is due; your next appointment may be booked at the same time.

If you attend the INR Clinic please remember to bring your 'yellow book' with you when you come to the clinic.

INR bloods taken at the Treatment Room

Bloods taken at Treatment Room are sent to the Haematology Laboratory at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy for testing as there is no facility there to carry out the test.

To ensure that your results are available we ask that you telephone the practice at 5.00pm on the next working day.

If your results are abnormal we will be informed of this by the Haematology Laboratory and will in turn we will contact you by telephone.

When given your result, you will be advised on any required alterations to your Warfarin dosing and when your next blood test is due. Please make this appointment with the receptionist.

Do not alter your Warfarin dose unless instructed to do so by the practice

Patients newly prescribed Warfarin

It is important that you contact the practice at 5.00pm on the day of your blood test until your INR is stable. Once stabilised results are available the next working day.

 
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