CORONA VIRUS - Feb 2020
Our current advice is that for those who have been in China, the Far East or any affected area, (affected countries will evolve), or have been in contact with anyone from these areas within 14 days of developing a respiratory infection, particularly with cough or breathlessness and/or developed a temperature (above 38 degrees centigrade), then please contact the practice, or NHS 24 (111) for advice in the first instance.
Please do not book a face to face appointment in these circumstances, or come to the Practice. For further information log onto the NHS Inform website https://www.nhsinform.scot
or call the NHS24 dedicated Wuhan Coronavirus Helpline on 0800 028 2816.
Additional information can also be found here:
The way we deal with repeat prescription requests has changed
AS OF MONDAY 30th September 2019 we are only able to send Repeat Prescriptions to;
- Rowland’s in Newport
- Rowlands in Tayport
- Leuchars Pharmacy
- Lomond Pharmacy
Patients will still be able to collect their paper prescription from the surgery, and take to a pharmacy of their choice; but the following pharmacies will no longer be collecting from the practice:
- Rowland’s (Tayport)
- Rowland’s (Cupar)
- Lloyds (Cupar)
- Boots (St Andrews)
- Morrison’s (St Andrews.)
This is to improve patient safety and reduce repeat prescription errors.
Access Therapies Fife provides information to help you to deal with mental health problems and to access a range of local services
Access Therapies Fife is part of Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership’s Psychology Service
Joining up Care
The Fife Health and Social Care Partnership are working on reviewing and transforming a number of aspects of the delivery of local health care. The three main areas include the Out of Hours Service, Community Hospital Beds, and the development of local Community Hubs.There is currently a public consultation in progress until the 8th October 2018. We would strongly encourage our patients and local population to consider the proposals carefully and send in their views and feedback to the consultation at:
01383 199/01592 226 859
One area of potential controversy is that the current Out of Hours proposals do not include a base in the East of Fife albeit they do significantly increase the home visiting capacity of a future service and we fully anticipate that the option to access Kingscross in the Out of Hours period will remain.
Non-the-less, your views are crucial and we would be grateful if you would share them through the contacts given above.