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Clinics & Services

These are the services that this practice provides under the General Medical Contract.

Alcohol Misuse

Problems to do with the misuse of alcohol are very common and we offer patients who have a problem with alcohol the opportunity to discuss their problem and the help and support to try and overcome it.

Ante Natal Clinics

These are held Wednesdays from 2pm - 3.30pm.

Anti-Coagulation Monitoring

The practice offers a monitoring service for patients who take Warfarin.

Asthma

Our nurse has special asthma training and offers assessment and review appointments. You will be invited to attend for assessment or review, but if you are interested in attending and have not received an invitation, then please ask at reception.

Baby Clinics

Mondays 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

Cervical Smears

These important screening tests for early changes associated with cervical cancer are recommended for all women age 25 to 49 every 5 years, and for women aged 50 to 64 every 3 years.  They are normally carried out by our practice nurse; the best time to take a smear is midway between periods.

Children

Babies and children under 5 can be seen at the weekly clinic run by the health visitor for developmental checks. All our doctors perform routine childhood immunisations.

Chiropody Clinics

NHS Clinics: Enquiries to 01463 723250, self referral forms are available at reception.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 5pm.

Private Clinics: Private consultations can be arranged by phoning 01381 620 615.

Tuesdays 1.30pm - 5.30pm.

Contraception

All of our doctors provide contraceptive services. In addition, Dr. Shona Forth and Dr Sally Martin fit IUCDs (coils) and can also insert the Implanon contraceptive device.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Our nurse offers assessment and review appointments for all patients with this condition. You will be invited to attend for assessment or review, but if you are interested in attending and have not received an invitation, then please ask at reception.

Dermatology

Dr Iain Forth has a special interest and a Diploma in Dermatology.

Diabetes

All of our doctors and our practice nurse offer appointments for assessment and review of this condition. Patients who suffer from diabetes receive regular invitations to attend for review and assessment. In addition we share the care of some of our diabetic patients with Raigmore Hospital.

Epilepsy

Regular review appointments with your own doctor are offered to patients who suffer from this condition.

Gynaecology Services

We offer cervical screening tests (smears) and contraception advice.

Hypertension 

Review appointments with our practice nurse are offered to all patients with this condition, as well as regular review appointments with our doctors.

Hypothyroidism

Regular review appointments with your own doctor are offered to patients who suffer from this condition.

Influenza & Pneumococcal Vaccinations

These vaccinations are recommended for patients over the age of 65 and any patient who is at risk because of a chronic illness. The practice runs an influenza vaccination campaign from October to March, every winter. The Pneumococcal vaccination can be given at any time of the year.

Ischaemic Heart Disease

Review appointments are regularly offered to patients who have this condition.

Maternity Care

We have a longstanding interest and involvement in maternity care in this practice. All of our doctors, the health visitor and attached community midwives provide a full range of maternity services.

Mental Health Problems

Mental health problems are very common and we offer patients the opportunity to discuss problems as early as possible. We are able to offer support here in the practice and advice on other services available locally.

Minor Injury Service

The doctors or practice nurse will see patients who have suffered a minor injury. If possible we will treat your injury here in the surgery, including injuries that require simple suturing. If the injury is more complicated then we will make you comfortable and refer you to the Accident & Emergency department at Raigmore Hospital.

Minor Surgery

Procedures such as incision of abscesses, removal of skin lesions, injection of joints and wart treatment are carried out in the practice. All our doctors are on the Health Board’s Minor Surgery List.

Multiple Sclerosis

Our doctors have a special interest in patients who suffer from this condition. We offer regular review and support here in the practice and advice on other support services available locally.

Near-Patient Testing

This is a service required by patients who need regular review and blood tests done because of the medication that they are taking. We offer this service here in the practice.

Physiotherapy Clinics

Self referral: to make an appointment call 0800 917 9390 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. For advice and self care information that can help muscle and joint problems please visit www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk

To change or cancel an existing appointment please call 0800 0288 388.

Clinics: allday Wednesday

Sexual Health

There are worrying increases in sexually transmitted infections for people of all ages in the UK. Younger women are at particular risk of Chlamydia, which can cause infertility yet may show no symptoms. HIV/AIDS now affects more heterosexuals than gay men, and continues to spread. We offer free condoms and advice and review to anyone who considers themselves at risk.

Smoking Cessation Advice

Frances Hobson, Health Care Assistant, provides smoking cessation advice and an appointment with her can be booked by phoning the surgery. All our doctors and our practice nurses will also help and support patients who are motivated to stop smoking. As well as counselling and support we can provide Nicotine Replacement Therapy as well as a range of self-help leaflets or refer you to the NHS Highland Smoking Cessation Adviser.

Stroke/Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs)

Regular review appointments are offered to all patients with this condition.

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