As you may know, we are a GP training practice which means we have new doctors starting and leaving every 6-12 months.
In August, we said goodbye & good luck to Dr Laniyi Ogunsanya, and in turn we welcomed Dr Ili Suhaimi to the team. Dr Suhaimi will be with the practice until February 2017. In October we also welcomed back Dr Alia Javaid from maternity leave. Dr Javaid will be with the practice until March 2017.
We still currently have two of our GP partners on maternity leave. Dr Fiona Maxwell will return in January, Dr Joyce Braaksma is currently covering her clinics. Additionally, Dr Katie Mitchell will return in February and Dr Fiona Gregor is covering this period.
November 7th, 2016
September Weekend Holiday
The September weekend is upon us and the Health Centre will be closed on Monday the 26th September. We will re-open Tuesday 27th September.
Please remember to order your medication in plenty of time so as not to run out during this period. If you do find yourself short, your local emergency pharmacies open on the holiday Monday are Boots High Street Dumbarton 11:00am – 3:00pm (Tel: 763907) & Boots Main Street Alexandria 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Tel: 752606).
If you require medical attention that cannot wait until we re-open on Tuesday the 27th, please contact NHS 24 on 111. If you are in need of urgent medical attention dial 999.
Have a great weekend!
September 19th, 2016
Comings and goings… bear with us.
The next few months will see a few changes with the Doctors we have available for you. This is due to maternity leave and being a training practice for GPs. Currently we have one of our partner GPs – Dr Maxwell on maternity leave following the birth of her twins Eilidh and Ruaridh late last year. Dr Maxwell will be returning to us late December. We also have Dr Javaid on Maternity leave at the moment after the birth of her second baby boy and we look forward to her returning in November. And finally we will be saying goodbye for a while as Dr Mitchell begins her Maternity leave at the end of June, GOOD LUCK! Dr Fiona Gregor will cover for Dr Mitchell during this time.
We would also like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Laniyi on completion of his GP training. We hope he will continue to locum for us in the future. Dr Braaksma will also continue to Locum for us for the rest of this year. We will be introducing a new Registrar in August.
August 12th, 2016
Minor Illness appointments with our Practice Nurse
Gillian, our lead nurse is a practitioner in her own right and as such she can see patients and prescribe if required for minor Illness including: urinary tract infection, cough, sore throat, asthma flare, chest infection, bites, rashes, allergies, conjunctivitis and sinusitis. She can also deal with requests for contraception or hormone replacement therapy along with providing chronic disease care. Gillian is available for appointments Monday – Thursday.
August 12th, 2016
15 Minute GP Appointments
When you have an appointment to see one of our own GPs, you will now be given a 15 minute time slot instead of the previous 10 minutes.
Some of you may remember a survey we ran a few months back, asking your opinion on changing from 10 to 15 minutes appointments. The results were very positive for 15 minutes, so we’ve made the change.
Sometimes when you come to see the GP you may have a few problems to discuss and individual cases can be more complex, and may require a little more time. We hope that 15 minutes will give that little extra time to allow your consultation to feel less rushed, which we hope will provide better patient care. It may also mean the doctor is less likely to be running late!
August 12th, 2016