Welcometo the latest web edition of the newsletter. The aim of this newsletter is
to keep you up to date with changes and events at the Practices and to provide you
with helpful, up-to-date information and advice. We are interested in your views
on the services we provide and on topics you would like to see covered on the website
and in the newsletter, so please feel free to contact us.
Dr Eilis McKeachnie joins Dr Rigg & Seagrave as a Partner in January 2018. We are
looking forward to Eilis joining us and meeting her new patients. Dr Paul Stephen
unfortunately leaves us at the end of January 2018, we wish him well in his future
NHS 24 can be called Free on 111
Telephone consultations are offered in extended hours.
Our Practices are assisting in the training and teaching of final year medical students
and you may therefore be asked if you mind a student being present during your consultation.
You will always be asked for permission before any such consultation and if you prefer,
they will not be present.
Training for Staff
Both Practices will be closed from 1pm - 6pm on Wednesday 7th March 2018, for staff
training. The doors and telephones will reopen at 8am on Thursday 8th March 2018.
Most of our local pharmacies provide a prescription pick up service. If you feel
you would benefit from this service, please inform one of the reception staff.
Friday 30th March 2018
Monday 2nd April 2018
Monday 7th May 2018
Text Messaging Communication
The Practice will soon be able to send you a text message to remind you to book your
annual recalls. You can receive information by text message on your mobile phone
regarding your healthcare.
What you need to do?
If you would like your practice to contact you via the text messaging service please
make sure that we have a current mobile number for yourself or any family/household
Consent is implied if we have a registered mobile number for you, If you do not wish
to receive these communications please contact the surgery who will update your records.
On the 7th March 2017, the national campaign will launch to inform the public about
SPIRE and to make everyone in Scotland of the way we are improving how we use information
from GP patient records. It is important that all patients are made aware of the
changes so that they are clear on the benefits and their choice in terms of opting
SPIRE is a new service that will be used to help NHSScotland and the Scottish Government
plan for and improve Scotland’s health and care needs – to find out what this means
for you visit spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88
The way information from GP patient records is used to help plan health and care
services in Scotland is improving – to find out more about what this means for you,
visit spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88