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Services available from the Practice

We provide medical care for all our patients when they are unwell.  In addition to this we provide the following servies:

  • Contraceptive Services

  • Maternity Services

  • Routine Immunisation of children

  • Travel Immunisations

  • Cervical Smears

  • Minor Surgery

  • Smoking Cessation advice

We also participate in the following local initiatives:

  • Methadone substitution programme for patients with drug abuse problems

  • Flu immunisation programme for the elderly and at risk

  • Regular monitoring by blood and urine tests for patients on a wide range of medications for arthritis and bowel problems

  • Annual reviews for patients with chronic disease

  • Annual reviews for patients who are carers

  • More specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

  • Alcohol Misuse

Non NHS Services

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Some services provided fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc)

  • Insurance claim forms

  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad

  • Private sick notes

  • Vaccination certificates

Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about appointment availability and applicable charges.

Please note we are an approved centre for the following:

  • HSE Professional Diving Medicals

  • Department of Transport Medicals for Seafarers (ENG)

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Industry UK (previously UKOOA)

 

Bowel Screening

Bowel cancer (or colorectal cancer) is a major public health problem in Scotland. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme commenced a phased roll out in June 2007 and by December 2009 all NHS Boards in Scotland were participating in the Programme. All men and women aged 50-74 years are invited to participate and be screened every two years.

Eligible men and women are posted a guaiac-based faecal occult blood test kit (FOBT) which should be completed at home. This involves collecting 2 samples from each of 3 separate bowel movements. The kit is returned in a pre paid envelope to the central screening centre in Dundee and tested for hidden traces of blood in the stool. Individuals who have a positive FOBT result are referred to their local hospital for assessment and, where appropriate, offered a colonoscopy as the first line of investigation.

Detailed information about the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme can be found in the Bowel Screening Manual.

Further information including a helpful DVD is contained below. If you have any further queries please feel free to contact the Lorn Medical Centre on 01631 563175 or come by to collect a leaflet from the front desk.

http://www.healthscotland.com/topics/health/screening/bowel.aspx

 

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