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Staff Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist to join our team, to provide high quality professional administrative services to patients, doctors and health service colleagues.  This is a part-time role for 2 days per week.  Further information can be found on our vacancies page.  

The Practice will be closed for a public holiday on:

  • Monday 23 September 2019
  • Friday 18 October 2019  

The Practice will be closed to routine appointments from 1pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 1 October 2019
  • Tuesday 3 December 2019

For urgent matters please ring the doorbell or follow the recorded phone instruction when you call. For emergencies always call 999 and for all general health enquiries please call NHS24 on 111 (free from landlines and mobile phones in the UK).

The Practice will be closed completely from 1pm for protected learning time activities (PLT) on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 30 October 2019 (PLT)
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019 (PLT)

For emergencies always call 999 and for all general health enquiries please call NHS24 on 111 (free from landlines and mobile phones in the UK).

Ear Care

We will no longer be offering ear syringing at the surgery. Ear Syringing can cause complications such as ear infections, perforation of the ear drum & tinnitus (persistent noise). Advice for self-care including ear drops and bulb syringing can be found on our website and in the reception waiting area.   If you are still experiencing problems after 3 weeks or more of following this advice, you will need to make an appointment with the GP to discuss.

Travel Advice and Vaccinations 

It is important to get the right advice about any travel vaccinations to reduce your risk of catching a serious illness whilst abroad. Unfortunately, due to pressure on appointments for medically important issues, we are not able to give this service the time that it needs, so we have made a decision that we are no longer able to offer travel advice. However, there are services available at any pharmacy offering travel services or a private travel clinic, where adventurous travellers can get the advice and vaccinations that they need. You should contact the travel clinic or pharmacy at least 8 weeks before you are due to travel. Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. Further information can be found here

Text (SMS) Messages

Fortrose Medical Practice offers text message service to patients. Text messages are used for appointment reminders and routine requests from Clinicians. Please ensure you keep your mobile number up-to-date with the Surgery, and contact us with any future changes.

Physiotherapist Appointments

We have a dedicated Physio in Practice every Monday and Wednesday. This service is a specialist service to diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions of the spine, arms, hands and legs. Patients are no longer required to self-refer but can now book directly (via the reception team) for conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Neck and shoulder pain, Low back & hip pain, Sciatica, Wrist & hand pain, Knee & ankle pain and Ligament & muscle injuries.

Practice Privacy Notice

A copy of our updated Practice Privacy Notice can be found on our Policies page

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